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Monthly Archives: September 2017

ACFW Conference Prayer: For our Conference Treasurer (Day 14)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 14 – 9/7/17 – PAM HILLMAN, CONFERENCE TREASURER Shout joyfully to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. Psalm 66:1-2 (HCSB) Dear Lord, … Continue reading

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Questions from a Young Writer

by Ann H. Gabhart Recently I was interviewed by a young high school girl with dreams of writing the same as I had many years ago at her age. Selena hoped I might reveal some magic path to being a … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Robin Miller, Conference Director (Day 15)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 15 – 9/6/17 –  ROBIN MILLER, CONFERENCE DIRECTOR Heavenly Father, we thank You for all the ways You’re working to ensure the conference goes smoothly. We lift up Robin Miller, Conference … Continue reading

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Hold the Dream Lightly

By Lorraine Beatty Dreams are funny things. They can sustain us, they can torment us or they can rip our hearts to shreds. But we can’t live without them. As writers we dream of that first contract or that perfect … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Genesis Finalists (Day 16)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 16 – 9/5/17 – FINALISTS IN THE GENESIS CONTEST Psalm 135:5-6 (NKJV) For I know that the Lord is great, And our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Attend a Writers Conference

By Patricia Bradley Are you wondering if you should attend the upcoming ACFW conference, or any conference, for that matter? Let me give you five reasons why you should. Meeting people who “get” you. Have you ever tried talking to … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Those Pitching Projects (Day 17)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 17 – 9/4/17 –  CLARITY OF SPEECH FOR THOSE PITCHING PROJECTS Heavenly Father, You know every word before it is on our tongue. Please give clarity of thought and speech to … Continue reading

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Even the “Big Dogs” Struggle

By C. Kevin Thompson I picked up a copy of Lee Child’s debut novel, The Killing Floor. It was his first Jack Reacher novel. Originally published in 1997, this edition (the fifth edition in 2012) is a mass paperback and … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Conferees (Day 18)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 18 – 9/3/17 – FOR CONFEREES TO GRASP WHAT IS TAUGHT AND TO GROW FROM IT “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Mentors and Specialty Appointments (Day 19)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 19 – 9/2/17 – FOR MENTORS AND SPECIALTY APPOINTMENTS Psalm 66: 19-20 – But God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his … Continue reading

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Consider Large Print

By Lynn Hobbs One of the first lessons I was taught in years of attending writing workshops was to identify your writing audience; female, male, or both? What age group? What genre? After deciding, it was stressed to continue with … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – Conference Veterans (Day 20)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 20 – 9/1/17 –  CONFERENCE VETERANS Abba Father, I lift up our “conference veterans.” Let this be a time of refreshing  and confirmation. As they visit with old friends and make new ones, … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2017

September 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Planting Hope by Brenda S. Anderson — Jess Beaumont is trying to get her separated parents together again by … Continue reading

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