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Jenny Carlisle  // Posts published by Jenny Carlisle

01 Apr Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Two Heads are Better than One

We all have a bad hair day now and then. What’s got you bumfuzzled? Has your plot come to a screeching halt? Have you finished a project, and can’t decide what to work on next? Are your characters just having a bad hair day? Come to the place where every one in the room “Gets […]

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25 Feb Posted by in Author News | 4 comments

All in our Places, with Bright Shiny Faces

All in our Places, with Bright Shiny Faces

  Looking for a diversion from the Weather Reports? What are our bright shiny faces up to? See if you can identify the members of our Chapter based on their latest news: 1. Working on the First Draft of a Long story, during much success with shorter romances. 2. Now tweeting about her own Quilt […]

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11 Feb Posted by in Meetings | Comments

February Meeting – Avoiding Rejection – Advice from a Romance Author

February Meeting – Avoiding Rejection – Advice from a Romance Author

Who better to give advice to the “love-lorn” than a successful author of Christian Romance?  That is, if we’re talking about your love for writing!  Come Hear Shannon Vannatter tell us how to avoid Rejections and Red Lines! Our February chapter meeting will be Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the White County Library […]

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27 Jan Posted by in Inspiration | 1 comment

Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!

Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!

A recent custom of writers is to adopt a word for the year. We usually do this by allowing God to plant that word in our hearts, and then studying His Word to determine how it affects our lives. This year, I felt that my word was “Proclaim”. I thought that this meant that I […]

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14 Jan Posted by in Contests, News | Comments

Is the Genesis contest the “Beginning” you need this year?

Is the Genesis contest the “Beginning” you need this year?

Do you have a completed manuscript that needs to be noticed by your peers? Want a little input on the first fifteen pages? Do you think this might be a real winner? Why not enter it in the ACFW Genesis contest? This is also a very good exercise in following directions! Here is the link […]

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06 Jan Posted by in Meetings | Comments

How to Make the New Year Bright

The First meeting of 2015 for American Christian Fiction Writers-Arkansas Chapter is coming up this Saturday! We will be meeting in the Pyeatt Building of the White County Library at 113 E. Pleasure in Searcy at 1:00 p.m. Come for fellowship with fellow writers. Chapter Treasurer Nichole Hall will present the program on the Chapter’s […]

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When I grow up, I want to be . . .

When I grow up, I want to be . . .

From the time I carried a book out to the front porch swing and escaped into my own world, I pictured myself providing that same pleasure for some other girl somewhere. Stories buzzed around in my head, impatient to be written down. Back then, my writing influences were more about the story than the author. […]

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Preparing to be Noticed

Preparing to be Noticed

I’m often inspired by getting my hands dirty. I’m not speaking figuratively here about discussing controversial topics, but literally worm dirt under the fingernails stuff. The task at hand today was cleaning up my irises in preparation for their short-lived exhibition next spring. After enjoying a few glorious weeks in April/May for three or four […]

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Truth is Stranger-but Fiction’s More Fun

Truth is Stranger-but Fiction’s More Fun

We’ve all heard the comment, and often I’ve agreed. Truth is stranger than fiction. The strange image attached to this blog is meant to illustrate this, and inspire you. We’ll get back to that later. Sometimes, if we recount something just the way it occurred, it may seem so outrageous that someone will think we […]

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Waiting to Launch

Waiting to Launch

I stand at the end of the road- Sunrise Point. My hang-glider is almost ready. I chose this mode of travel because it suits my purpose better than parachuting from an airplane. I’ll be sailing out over what is now familiar territory. I’ve talked to experts, befriended people who have been there, learned to identify […]

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