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ACFW’s National Conference – Benefits

If you’re still considering attending the ACFW Conference this year in San Antonio, TX add this to your consideration: As part of your registration cost, you have the opportunity to sign up for slots to meet with agents and editors! … Continue reading

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LISTENING: It’s Almost Like Being There (Giveaway)

By: The ACFW Leadership Team Writers write. And research. And ponder. And listen. We listen in on conversations so we can write authentic-sounding dialogue. We listen to podcasts about marketing and to interviews to incorporate historical accuracy in our stories. … Continue reading

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The Conference Portfolio, Part 2

By Lynne Pleau In yesterday’s post, I discussed the benefits of carrying an old-school, hardbound portfolio to conferences. In this post, I’ll talk about what that portfolio should look like and what it should contain. The job of a writing … Continue reading

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The Conference Portfolio, Part 1

By Lynne Pleau Are the days of the hardbound portfolio gone? Cool on-line portfolios make a lot of sense, but are they the only option for face-to-face meetings with editors during a conference? Carrying a portfolio is a great way … Continue reading

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Learning More

By Melinda Eye Cooper Last fall, I made an important decision about work. Not about my full-time accounting job where my paycheck comes from. But about the work I know God has called me to do. Writing. My first memory … Continue reading

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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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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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