On the Road to Publication Be Sure to Pack A Lot of Patience!

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by Pamela S. Meyers I’ve always dreamed of writing a story set in my picturesque hometown, and God surely blessed me when I was given the opportunity to do so by Summerside Press. This past weekend I launched my novel Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the book of my heart. My first publishing contract came seventeen years after …

Conference Benefits

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by Dani Pettrey I’m often asked if the cost of attending a writing conference is worth it, particularly for the unpublished author. I can only speak from personal experience, but I have found writing conferences to be extremely worthwhile, especially in the following four areas: 1. Friendship: Attending a writing conference is a great way to meet likeminded folks, to …

ACFW REWIND: Developing the Real Life Substance

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(Editor’s Note: Today, ACFW re-runs a worthwhile post from the past, in this case from February, in what we call the ACFW rewind, which highlights previous posts that deserve a second look. ) by Michael Lee Joshua I “live” in Colorado. But I work in Wyoming. I do get home every other weekend (as long as weather permits). Being up …

Do You Know Your Audience?

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by Davalynn Spencer “I love your book,” she said, dark eyes sparkling with genuine appreciation. “I’m going to finish it tonight. I’m saving the last chapter until after the service.” “The service” was our church’s Christmas Eve celebration. The dark sparkling eyes belonged to our pastor’s wife. The pastor’s wife reads romance? My romance? This surprise encounter with a reader …