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Four Observations from an ACFW Conference Newbie

By Lauren Gail The 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee was my first ACFW conference. The amazing Frank E. Peretti and the awesome town of Nashville were two of the main reasons I was compelled to … Continue reading

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Post Conference Blues

By Dani Pettrey I’m excited to be guest posting today. It’s been a while since I’ve been on the blog and I’m really happy to be back. I gain so much insight and wisdom from the posts here and am … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do After Attending a Writers Conference

By Beth K. Vogt We writers talk a lot about how to prepare for a writers conference, don’t we? We discuss our elevator pitches and our one sheets and how to polish our manuscripts, all the while planning our travel … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2018

October 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Christmas to Remember by Julie Arduini, Valerie Comer, Janet W. Ferguson, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Deb Kastner, Elizabeth Maddrey, … Continue reading

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For Those of Us At Home

By Chandra Lynn Smith I sit at my desk on Tuesday morning, two days before the ACFW Conference begins. Many of you may be traveling today. This is the first year since 2012 I have missed the conference.  It’s funny, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: God’s Will Be Done (Day 1)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 1 – Topic: That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. As the conference approaches, LORD, we … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Safe Travel (Day 2)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer DAY 2 – Topic: Safe Travel with Good Weather Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Father God, we come … Continue reading

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Getting The Most From A Writers Conference

By Rachel Hauck I confess it took me awhile to get the hang of writers conferences. Why? Because I attended with the hope of networking with the best of the best or pitching a knock-their-socks-off story idea. My focus was … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 3 – Topic: Early Bird and Post-Conference Sessions Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Dear God: Thank You for making the Early Bird and Post-Conference sessions … Continue reading

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Got Conference Nerves? You’re Not Alone!

By Grace Hitchcock Three years ago, I attended my first writers conference and I cannot tell you how nervous I felt! Doubts flew through my head: I’m a poser. These men and women have so much more experience than me and … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom for Executive Board

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 4 – Topic: Wisdom in decision making for the Executive Board as they meet Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 6)

Day 6 – Topic: For Worship Pleasing to God  2 Corinthians 5:9 – Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Lord, as we meet each day for a time of … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Health for all Attendees (Day 7)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 7 – Topic: Health for all attending the conference Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Father God, we give thanks to You today for … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For a Smooth Registration (Day 8)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 8 – Topic: For a Smooth Registration Romans 8:28–And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according … 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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