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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving

by Shirley E. Gould Today, on the fourth Thursday in November, we Christian Fiction Authors pause our writing to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. After all, we need a break from our keyboards from time to time. And it’s a chance to … Continue reading

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Beyond Writer’s Block

by Preston Shires A lot of people talk about writer’s block. To be honest, and I say this whispering, I really don’t know what they’re talking about. However, I do know that in order to write, one must have the … Continue reading

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From Disaster to Discovery

By Kathryn Haueisen Until I retired, most of my writing was work-related non-fiction. Critique groups, beta readers, and launch teams were all new concepts to me. I wrote my first novel without a critique group; didn’t yet know what a … Continue reading

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Dealing with Depression

by Elizabeth Musser I just launched my new novel, When I Close My Eyes, last week at the Atlanta History Center, a novel about mental illness and God’s grace. The novel opens with a hitman failing in his attempt to … Continue reading

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Tis the Season To Remember

by Gail Gaymer Martin As autumn passes, we remember our gratefulness as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Soon everyone’s mind turns to the next holiday, Christmas, as we again give thanks for the gift of the babe born in Bethlehem, our Savior, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Prayer

By Sarah Hamaker I’ve been thinking a lot about prayers and writing these past few years. I’ve always loved that ACFW has a prayer room staffed with volunteers during the conference, and I’ve taken advantage of both praying and volunteering. … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Authors Edit Their Manuscripts

By Glynn Young Editing has been much on mind lately, and I’m learning that editing requires more of my time and focus than drafting the original manuscript. I’m working on the fifth, and final, novel in a five-book series. This … Continue reading

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Skydiving – Shifting Our Writer Expectations

by Deborah Clack My stomach dropped, but my feet were still on the ground. Staring at a man who was four inches shorter than my five feet nine, all I could think to myself was, “This is not who I … Continue reading

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What if We Could Start Over?

by Frank DiBianca Are you a relatively new writer? What most new writers need isn’t learning to write perfect prose. Line or copy editors can easily fix those errors unless the language has been murdered. The problem is writing prose … Continue reading

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Write What You Know

By Lynn Hobbs Have you ever read a book that kept your attention? Was it informative? I have been fortunate enough to read many and I can assure you, they will remain in my library to be shared and reread … Continue reading

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Is it Faith or Is it Trust?

By Davalynn Spencer I am not the first person to realize that ninety-nine percent of the things I’ve worried about never happened. Nor am I the first to discover that God is never late. Oh, He’s really good at working … Continue reading

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To Enter or Not to Enter: The Author Life and Awards

by Kimberley Woodhouse Writers ask me all the time about the benefit of entering book award contests. This is a tough one to talk about, because a lot of the contests require the author to enter their own work. And … Continue reading

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Going For It

by JPC Allen I couldn’t have heard that right. Last December I was talking to author and editor Michelle L. Levigne at the Faith and Fellowship Book Festival in Etna, Ohio. Michelle is also the co-founder of Mt. Zion Ridge … Continue reading

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The Doctor Is … In

by Jamie Chavez You’ve been there, I know. Those moments of extreme manuscript fatigue. You just want to walk away. I get these emails. Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You: I will never finish this book. And it … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: November 2019

November 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Royally Yours by Betsy St. Amant, Ashley Clark, Liz Johnson, and Melissa Tagg — Tinsel, Vermont is known for … Continue reading

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