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ACFW Conference  // Posts tagged as "ACFW Conference"

01 Oct Posted by in Writing Life | 2 comments

What Led Me to ACFW

What Led Me to ACFW

When I started writing, people advised me to join a writers’ group. I thought why get together with writers and talk about writing, when I can just write. After two years of going it alone, I’d gotten 102 rejections and one POD book published. When the book released, I learned what Print On Demand publishing […]

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Conference – Oh My!

Conference – Oh My!

Hey y’all, Many of us are preparing to head to Dallas to stay in an ultra fancy hotel for the annual American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. If not this year, possibly some day in the future. So many writers show up with their hopes and dreams. A few go home with a contract. Some go home […]

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Conference Follow Through

Conference Follow Through

Did an agent or an editor request a query, proposal, or—be still my heart—your full manuscript at the conference you attended recently? Did you send what they requested? The second question may sound odd. But I hear the stats once: 7 out of 10 writers who received requests at conferences don’t follow through.  Why? Beats […]

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03 Oct Posted by in Inspiration, Meetings | Comments

Time For God

Time For God

Time for God Our annual ACFW conference came and went. It was my first, and pretty awesome. Though, I learned a lot from workshops, I learned more from meeting with friends—old and new. What I took away from the conference that affected my life most was the peace from prayer.

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29 Sep Posted by in Conferences, News | 3 comments

ACFW Takeaway

I sing ACFW praises every chance I get. What an awesome organization. What an awesome conference. Put together by an awesome God. This year, I met Lynn Coleman, founder of ACFW. We chatted about how she wanted to start a Christian writing group to support and uplift one another, with no competition or jealousy. Like […]

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12 Sep Posted by in Inspiration | 5 comments

Staying Home from the “Ball”

We all know the story- Cinderella attends the fancy ball at the palace in a coach that was formerly a pumpkin. She dances with the prince- they fall in love- they live happily ever after. Oh- except for the whole glass slipper episode. But was it really that easy? In the Rodgers and Hammerstein version […]

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My Conference List

This is for the newbies attending their first ACFW conference in less than a month. I’ve compiled a list of things to take, things to remember, and things to calm nerves. Things to take to conference:      1.     One Sheet: On as many finished projects as you have.      2.     Proposal: The editor or agent may never […]

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Do I Need An Agent?

Do I Need An Agent?

The question every writer must ask themselves. Recently I was in the hallowed position of having one or not. My choice. After reading up on the subject, I decided that since I was contracted with Heartsong Presents I didn’t need an agent. HP contracts are pretty standard and having an agent wouldn’t do me much […]

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Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

The first several times I attended ACFW, I was determined to wring every penny’s worth out of my conference experience. Every kernel of knowledge, every opening to network, every opportunity to pitch. And I exhausted myself. In 2008, I rode to Minneapolis with Linda and vowed to do different. I searched out times to rest […]

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11 Jul Posted by in Workshops | 5 comments

Preparing for Conference

Preparing for Conference

On Saturday, we began our special meetings for the preparation to the ACFW conference in Saint Louis, Missouri this September.

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