The Wait

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by Loretta Eidson The moment months of character building, plotting, and creativity end, anticipation builds. The novel is complete. With outstretched arms, take in a deep breath, shout for joy, and celebrate the success of a long writing journey. The sense of accomplishment feels grand. The next step is writing a lengthy synopsis and proposal. You tap away at the …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Agents at Conference (Day 30)

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ACFW Conference Prayer – Agents at the Conference Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You. ~ Psalm 143:8a We pray for the agents at this year’s conference. May they have time to listen to Your voice even amongst the busyness. They may feel pulled in every direction. Give them divine appointments for gaining clients …

ACFW’s National Conference – Benefits

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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! These appointments are perfect for creating face-to-face connections that will be imperative for your writing future! See our list of …

ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 30

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2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 30 – 8/22/17 – AGENTS AT THE CONFERENCE Psalm 143:8, The Living Bible: “Let me see your kindness to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for my prayers are sincere.” Beloved Lord God, thank You for this year’s ACFW Conference, for both the …

Conference Season Is Upon Us

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by Deb Haggerty ‘Tis Spring and the conference season is upon us. The advent of this time of the year brings both anticipation and dread to both attendees and faculty alike. Having been an attendee and having served on various faculties, I thought I’d give you some tips from “both sides of the aisle.” Attendees: 1. Be prepared. Know what …

Sending your Submission to an Agent

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by Tamela Hancock Murray Submitting your work to an agent can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. A few simple steps will help you gain confidence, regardless of your method. Unsolicited submission This is when you are querying several agents and you have no connection other than perhaps seeing their names on a list. I don’t recommend the …

Meet Deadlines with Simple Math

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by Tamela Hancock Murray During your publishing journey you may have the delightful problem of too many deadlines. You may have to ask yourself if you can accept another contract because you’re so busy. I’ve advised many clients about this over the years, taking them from panic to peace. Simple math can help. Determine time Look at all your contracts …