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Monthly Archives: August 2018

ACFW Conference Prayer: Emcee Brandilyn Collins (Day 32)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 32 – TOPIC: BRANDILYN COLLINS AS SHE EMCEES Psalm 66:16 – Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. Father God, in … Continue reading

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What Do You Do in the Calm After the Storm?

By Glynn Young It’s the calm after the storm. For months, it’s been days and weeks of intense writing, rewriting, editing, re-editing, adding to, and subtracting from. I thought novel #4 would be a relative slam dunk, since large chunks … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Finances for Attendees (Day 33)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 33 – Topic: Finances for Those Attending Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Heavenly Father, You are the God who provides. Nothing is too hard for … Continue reading

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Surviving the Sophomore Slump

By Laurel Blount When I sold my debut novel A Family for the Farmer to Love Inspired in August of 2015, I was over the moon. I had finally stepped through the golden door of publication, and I felt sure … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Those Teaching Workshops (Day 34)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 34 – Topic: Those Teaching Workshops Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Heavenly Father, Thank you for the men and women who will be sharing their wisdom … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

by Shirley E. Gould When I was in elementary school, I learned a saying… Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words will never harm me. This childhood saying was meant to encourage kids to not allow what other … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: The Worship Band (Day 35)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 35 – Topic: The praise band as they practice and lead worship Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, we thank You for those You have … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Work Published—Successfully

By Susan A.J. Lyttek I teach writing classes to homeschooled youth most every year. For the most dedicated writers among them, they always have one question. “How do I get published?” Twenty or thirty years ago I could have told … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Those Teaching Tracks (Day 36)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 36 PRAYER – TOPIC: THOSE TEACHING TRACKS “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Gray Cells

By K.A. Neely I exercise my gray cells by writing cozy mysteries. Ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew book I have loved reading and watching mysteries. Having said that, writing one is completely different. I know every … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Those Unable to Attend (Day 37)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 37 PRAYER – TOPIC: Those Unable to Attend Conference Jeremiah 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give … Continue reading

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Writing From Your Scars

by Tara Johnson I was recently asked to give an aspiring writer my best piece of writing advice. I could have told her to study the craft, told her the best blogs to follow, or given her a checklist of … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Keynote Speaker Debbie Macomber (Day 38)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 38 PRAYER – TOPIC: Our Keynote Speaker, Debbie Macomber Jeremiah 1:9–Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: The Audio/Visual Team (Day 39)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 39 PRAYER – TOPIC: THE AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by … Continue reading

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Investing in Your Writing Career

By Carrie Stuart Parks When I embarked on this writing journey, one of the decisions I needed to make was how serious I was going to be. How much was I willing to invest and for what end result? I … Continue reading

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