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ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 29

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 29 – 8/23/17 – PAID CRITIQUERS AS THEY WORK ON SUBMISSIONS “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal … Continue reading

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A Narrative Orphan Becomes a Favorite Child

By Glynn Young I’m writing a fiction series. Two books have been published. The fourth has been sitting in manuscript form, some 70,000 words, for quite some time. There was too big of a story gap between No. 2 and … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 30

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 30 – 8/22/17 – AGENTS AT THE CONFERENCE Psalm 143:8, The Living Bible: “Let me see your kindness to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 31

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 31 – 8/21/17 – Editors at the Conference Dear God, We lift our hands to honor You. Please watch over the editors as they prepare for the ACFW Conference. Give them … Continue reading

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When the Reader Tastes the Salty Sea Spray

By Leslie DeVooght Readers want to be transported and experience your characters’ world. Your setting should elicit an emotional response from your readers. To achieve this kind of intimacy with the place, a writer must visit the place. Setting isn’t … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 32

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 32 – 8/20/17 – BRANDILYN COLLINS AS SHE EMCEES “Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.” (Psalm 66:16). Father God, … Continue reading

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Creating a World

By Susan A.J. Lyttek One thing I love about writing speculative fiction is the opportunity to imitate my God and create worlds. There are entire books written about how to design your universe. Obviously, I cannot going that far in … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 33 – 8/19/17 – FINANCES FOR THOSE ATTENDING CONFERENCE  “My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens, too!” Psalm 121:2, TLB. Lord, You are our faithful God. … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned from a Tom Hanks Movie

By Tamara D. Fickas It’s no surprise to those who know me that I’m a huge Tom Hanks fan. This started with a little known sitcom from the late 70s called Bosom Buddies. At that time, Tom looked like a … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 34 – 8/18/17 – THOSE TEACHING WORKSHOPS Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? Dear Heavenly Father: Many writers have learned various lessons about this … Continue reading

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Learning from the Pro Writers without Stalking Them

By DiAnn Mills We all want to be called pro writers and to raise our status to bestselling. In our excitement, we follow the award-winning, best-selling writers whose success make us drool. Their books are read and reread, often with … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 35 – 8/17/17 – THE PRAISE BAND AS THEY PRACTICE AND LEAD WORSHIP Heaven Father, we thank You for the talent and willingness of the praise band to serve.  Bless them … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 days of Prayer: Day 36

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 36 – 8/16/17 – THOSE TEACHING CONTINUING EDUCATION Heavenly Father, please be with those who are teaching the continuing education classes during the conference. Grant them wisdom to impart Your truths … Continue reading

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Between You and SME: Resources for Fiction Writers

by Angela Arndt As a corporate trainer for an insurance company, I wrote the curriculum and trained new hires to ensure they used correct procedures. But my degree was in education, not computer programming. How could I teach them when … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 37 – 8/15/17 – ACFW MEMBERS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, … Continue reading

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