Category: ACFW

  • NANOWRIMO

    NANOWRIMO

    What is so special about November for writers? NaNowriMo. NAtionalNOvelWRItingMOnth. It’s especially important for those of us who write short stories. The goal is to get 50,000 words written in a new story, hoping to craft a full-length novel. Novels nowadays are at least 75,000 words, so the November goal is more of an exercise…

  • Presumed Guilty by James Scott Bell

    So, a pastoral counseling session leads to an affair. A scene we have witnessed played out in the news and local churches too many times in real life. Ron, a strong pastor, with a commitment and platform toward getting pornography off the Internet and out of the minds of our citizenry finds himself arrested for…

  • Linda Rondeau – It Really IS A Wonderful Life

    Linda Rondeau – It Really IS A Wonderful Life

    Interview with Linda Rondeau Author Bio A native of Central New York, Linda Rondeau met and married Steve Rondeau, her best friend in life, and managed a career in human services before tackling professional writing. After thirty-four years of marriage, they have relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, leaving rural America to live in a city of…

  • testing new service

    testing new service

    Stephen King on writing

  • Listen by Rene Gutteridge – Book Review

    Listen by Rene Gutteridge – Book Review

    This is the first book I have read by Rene Gutteridge. I am sure it will not be the last! I bought this book at the recent ACFW Conference in Dallas. The back cover blurb reeled me in, and I couldn’t resist plunking down my credit card. The thought of private conversations becoming public on…

  • Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel by Michelle Lim

    Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel by Michelle Lim

    Michelle Lim Bio:    Michelle Lim is the author of the new book Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel. Also a romantic suspense author whose manuscripts have earned recognition in The Rattler Contest 2012, the Genesis Contest 2011, and the Frasier Contest in 2010. Michelle is the Brainstorm/Huddle Coach at My Book…

  • Intervention by Terri Blackstock – Book Review

    Intervention by Terri Blackstock – Book Review

    If you have ever read a Blackstock novel, you know what to expect – then again, maybe you don’t. The way that she approached and tackled – HEAD ON – the issue of drug abuse and dependency – and how it affects those who love the addicted person – is simply amazing. She left no…

  • Mind Over Madi by Lynda Lee Schab

    Mind Over Madi by Lynda Lee Schab

    My friend – Lynda Lee Schab – Answers Questions About Writing and Her Debut Novel, Mind Over Madi ON WRITING: When and how did you get interested in writing? I’ve always loved to read, which seems to be a precursor for all writers. I don’t remember exactly when I picked up a pen and started…

  • Steve Laube – Unexpected Friend

    Steve Laube – Unexpected Friend

    Unexpected Written by Michael Lee Joshua When I attended the conference, I had set my sights on learning some techniques – maybe even some things about the publishing industry itself. What I did not expect was to be touched. The speaker was a big guy and – in some ways – quite intimidating. He was…

  • LILLIAN DUNCAN – ACFW AUTHOR INTERVIEW – PURSUED

    1. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I’m from a small town in Ohio. We’re located about half-way between Columbus and Cleveland. When I say small I mean small. There’s one traffic light. I love living in a town where I know the names of the people I see on a regular basis, like the store owner,…