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2014  // Posts published in 2014

07 Nov Posted by in Meetings | Comments

November Meeting Announcement

November Meeting Announcement

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05 Oct Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Join us on Saturday the 11th to hear Ann Cooper McCauley!

Join us on Saturday the 11th to hear Ann Cooper McCauley!

The five natural senses ground a story, evoke emotions, create atmosphere, and make it memorable. While Christian writers desire their books to blossom with the natural senses, what can they do to make their inspirational story breathe and pulsate from page one? What‘s the power behind your story? Join us on Saturday the 11th to […]

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07 Sep Posted by in Meetings | Comments

God’s Bounty fills your table. Now what will you put on your plate?

This month VP Jenny Carlisle is talking to us about the bounty of opportunities available for authors. The time is now to move your writing forward, to see what the Lord would have you to do!

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01 Jun Posted by in Meetings | 3 comments

Where I Get My Characters: Quirks, Stalking and More

Where I Get My Characters: Quirks, Stalking and More

Barney Fife. Scarlett O’Hara. Inigo Montoya. Huckleberry Finn. Hannibal Lecter. Atticus Finch. Sherlock Holmes. Elphaba. Luke Skywalker. All great characters with vibrant and memorable personalities. All a complex mix of flaws, quirks, dreams and failures. Here’s the thing about finding characters…predictable characters are dull characters. I think most would agree that the above characters are […]

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06 May Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Marketing for Christian Writers With Linda Fulkerson, May 10th 1pm @ Pilgrims Rest

Marketing for Christian Writers With Linda Fulkerson, May 10th 1pm @ Pilgrims Rest

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When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

He got your attention, didn’t he? He got mine too. A long time ago, I wrote a book about a wild rocker with long dark hair. It was a romantic suspense and got several rejections. Shortly afterward, I went to a writers conference. The speaker said that whatever you read the most is probably what […]

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17 Mar Posted by in How-To Articles | Comments

Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

We have all been told that you need a social media platform in order to get the word out about our writing. So we blog, we Facebook, we tweet, we Pin, we Tumblr, we this and that until our head spins. Often I’m asked at meetings and in personal correspondence my opinion on what social […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Inspiration, Meetings | 4 comments

What ACFW Has Done for Me

What ACFW Has Done for Me

Visit that sweet spot in your imagination and picture the following: The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Pancho and Cisco. Can you picture Lucy without Ricky, Fred, or Ethel? Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Anne of Green Gables and Diana. Would the genius of Gilbert have been the same without Sullivan? And, where would Duck […]

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10 Jan Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Charting Your Course with Jenny Carlisle

Charting Your Course with Jenny Carlisle

Join us on January 11th to kick off you 2014 writing year on the right foot. — with Jenny McLeod Carlisle.

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