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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Am I a Real Writer?

By Christa MacDonald In the news recently an actor who had been on a successful TV show was seen working at a grocery store. Someone took a surreptitious picture of him and posted it online saying how surprised they were … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Casey Miller (Day 9)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 9 – Topic: Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Hebrews 4:16–Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to … Continue reading

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Three Boredom-Busting Tips

By Linda W. Yezak “The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself”—John Mortimer. If you follow Mortimer’s rule not to bore yourself, chances are good you won’t bore your reader either. … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Families We Leave at Home (Day 10)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 10 – Topic: The Families We Leave at Home Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but … Continue reading

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Conference Dos and Don’ts

By Patricia Bradley With ACFW Conference coming up, I’m sure you’ve seen all the blogs about what you should do and not do at the conference. You know, things like take a one-sheet for your work, not the whole manuscript, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Mourn With Those Who Mourn (Day 11)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 11 – Topic: That we mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15b– . . . and weep with those who weep. Dear Lord, Thank you for the opportunity we have to attend … Continue reading

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Introvert’s Conference Survival Guide

By Leslie DeVooght As we prepare for the ACFW conference, I wanted to share my tips for introverts attending for the first time. Two years ago, I attended my first Christian writers’ conference, and like many writers, I was scared … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice (Day 12)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 12 – That we rejoice with those who rejoice Romans 12:15a–Rejoice with those who rejoice . . . Dear Heavenly Father, So often we ask your blessings on our words, and many … Continue reading

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Achievable Believable Character Transformation

By Donna L.H. Smith Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Hotel Staff (Day 13)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 13 – Topic: Hotel staff I Corinthians 9: 19, 23–For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. I … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the ACFW Choir (Day 14)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 14 PRAYER – TOPIC: FOR THE ACFW CHOIR AS THEY PREPARE Psalm 66:1-2 – Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. … Continue reading

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If I Could Start Again Writing Christian Fiction

By H.L. Wegley A few months ago I was asked what I would do differently, as a novelist, if I could start again—a complete do-over. In answering this question, most of us would include starting to learn the craft at … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Robin Miller, Conference Director (Day 15)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 15 –  Topic: Robin Miller, conference director I Corinthians 15:58–Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain … Continue reading

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The Wonders of the Writing Desert

By Emily Conrad Bats whirled through the air as I left the shelter of our car to walk the short path to the overlook. In pre-dawn Joshua Tree National Park, the fluttering creatures were the only movement I spotted. In … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Genesis Contest Finalists (Day 16)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 16 – Topic: Finalists in the Genesis Contest Psalm 135:5-6–For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in … Continue reading

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