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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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Leaving Harran

By JPC Allen God has a lot of nerve. I thought of this when my kids and I were rereading the story of Abraham and Sarah. Actually, they were still Abram and Sarai at this point because we were reading … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Clarity of Speech for those Pitching (Day 17)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 17 – Topic: Clarity of speech for those who are pitching projects to editors and agents Philippians 4: 13–I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Dear Lord, We are … Continue reading

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Self-Promotion: The Ugly, The Bad… and The Good?

By Michael Anthony Torres Thanks to Steve Laube for the questions that inspired this meditation. The increasing demand for self-promotion is arguably a by-product of the internet and the democratization of publicity. Surely, there are many more who could speak … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Conferees to Learn (Day 18)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 18 – Topic: For Conferees to grasp what is taught and grow from it James 1:5–But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously … Continue reading

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Battling the Self-Doubt Virus

By Laurel Blount When I was in college, the local water supply became contaminated with a particularly unpleasant parasite. Soon the infirmary was jammed with moaning students, all of us dealing with the tummy bug to end all tummy bugs. … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Mentor and Specialty Appointments (Day 19)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 19 – Topic: For Mentor and Specialty Appointments Topic: For mentor and specialty appointments Psalm 66:19-20–But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be … Continue reading

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