What to do with the new?

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By Julie Kay Everyone has been the “new kid.” At school or work. In church. New kid at ACFW. It’s exciting, right? Maybe for some. For me, being the new kid morphs into a triplex of thrills, spills, and anxiety as I maneuver unfamiliar territory. Growing up in the same town and going to the same school with the same …

How to Win at Writers’ Conferences

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By Deb Haggerty What is your goal when you go to a writers’ conference or convention? Is it to sell your latest book? Is it to learn more about your craft? Preparing yourself for the occasion is important. When teaching networking, my mantra was “Always keep in mind those to whom you can refer others.” You never know when someone …

Managing the Post-Conference Checklist

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By Kariss Lynch Right about now, many of you are chugging coffee, staying up late, and stressing out over your post-conference checklist. Many of you may have met new writing partners or received requests from agents and editors. And some of you are madly googling “How to Write a Proposal” or considering rewriting your entire manuscript because it no longer …

Conference Overload?

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by Shannon Moore Redmon The conference is almost over. Only one more day left. We’ve packed information into every cranny of our mind and our hearts love the new friendships forged, but a bit of anxiety starts to fester. How am I ever going to apply everything I’ve learned once I arrive home? From social media marketing to deep point …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For God’s Will for Conference (Day 1)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: That God’s Will be Accomplished at Conference Lord, It seems there have been many obstacles and roadblocks leading into this year’s conference. Some who are heartbroken in not being able to attend or having to cancel. Others who are dealing with illness or injury. At this moment, we ask you to prepare our hearts, and lean into …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Traveling Weather (Day 2)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Weather to Travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Father God, we ask for good weather as we travel to San Antonio. Please clear the skies for smooth drives and flights there and back, and may there be few delays to …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions (Day 3)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Dear Lord, We pray for those who have gone the extra mile and committed to attending the Early Bird and Post Conference sessions. We ask that You honor their hearts and the time they have given, that …

ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom for Executive Board (Day 4)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom in decision making for the ACFW Executive Board Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. Father God, source of all wisdom, you know what goes before and what comes behind. We ask your wisdom and discernment for the …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 5)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God 2 Corinthians 5:9-Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Dear Heavenly Father, As we move toward the hope of giving all glory to You, we ask that our time of worship may be pleasing to You. Show us how to celebrate our …

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Robin Miller (Day 6)

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Conference Director, Robin Miller Lord, We know your timing is always perfect, and today we come before you to pray for Robin. The challenges this year are bigger than ever, so first we pray for her health and her healing. She is your daughter and we ask that you hold her in the palm of  your …