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When Doubt Niggles

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

You know the feeling. You’re plugging along feeling like you’re doing okay, and then a disruptive thought pops forward from the back of your mind, haunting, accusing: This isn’t good enough. What were you thinking? The Bible …

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The Legend of the Movie Deal

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

If you’ve written a novel or memoir, chances are you’ve dreamed of it becoming a movie. It’s so visual, you think. So dramatic! It’s even better than [insert name of box office hit].

Hey, I agree …

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After the Conference

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

We’ve had a number of posts about how to get ready for a writing conference but having just landed home after attending the wonderful ACFW (American Christian fiction Writers) Conference in St. Louis, I thought now would …

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Reversing the Deadly Effects of Long-Term Sitting

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

A few years ago, I was shocked when a friend said, “Sitting is the new smoking.” What!? I spend my days…sitting. Once I land at my desk, I forget to move. It doesn’t even occur to …

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Reverse Fan Fiction: Fixing Harry Potter

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I came across this article on Yahoo yesterday, and I’m not sure what to think of this mom’s efforts to “fix” Harry Potter by writing a “reverse fan fiction” on fanfiction.net.

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/mom-rewriting-harry-potter-replace-witchcraft-christianity-221000371.html

I agree with her that …

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Goals and Long-Range Planning

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

I have a confession to make. Today’s blog is an update of a post I did last year at this time. I realized about midnight that the blog I had scheduled for today is too similar to …

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Awkward Moments

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

I’m headed out to the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in St. Louis. This is one of my favorite events every year, full of writers, editors, agents, and publicists. It’s such a valuable time, and lots of …

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Work From Home

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

A generation ago we’d see want ads that promised to provide work from home. Most were scams where you would supposedly make a near fortune “stuffing envelopes.” What they didn’t tell you in all of these scams …

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How Vivid Verbs Transform Your Writing

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Most writers who have been working at the craft for any length of time know that verb choice can make the difference between bland writing and standout writing. I recently read the novel Longbourne and loved …

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Making Conference Connections

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Many of you are gearing up to attend the ACFW (American  Christian Fiction Writers) Conference next week,and I’m sure some of you are nervous about the conference.

Will you be able to meet with that editor or …

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