Category Archives: ACFW Author

STORY TITLES FROM SCRIPTURE

Writers are asked all the time where they get ideas for their stories, or how do we come up with names for our characters. The answers to those questions vary from one author to the next. One time a lady … Continue reading

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Sharing A Brain

A number of years ago, I attended a writing workshop focused on injecting more emotion into the opening scene of a story. The leader of this workshop, DiAnn Mills, used an effective tool for teaching this writing skill—she tapped into … Continue reading

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STORY IDEAS?

As a writer, I am often asked, “Where do you get your ideas for stories?” The answer varies as much as the many stories that line the shelves of bookstores. I’ve stumbled across items in antique stores that set my … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ELAINE COOPER

I recently had the blessed opportunity to be a pre-reader for Elaine Cooper’s new book, BETHANY’S CALENDAR. The book is a timeline of events no parent ever wants to face–the journey she traveled with her daughter who was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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WHO IS THIS PERSON?

Who hasn’t read a book and encountered a character that seemed familiar—as if you’ve met that person before. A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about finding images—vintage photographs—to represent the characters in my historical fiction. Those pictures help me … Continue reading

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Thanks for joining my party!

Thank you for celebrating with me! Winning the Inspirational Readers Choice Award has been such a thrill, and sharing it with my readers is only right since my readers are the ones who made it possible. I have drawn three … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE WITH ME!!

Two weeks ago, I was honored—not to mention thrilled out of my socks!—to received notification my novella, Hope’s Dwelling Place, had won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Since I couldn’t be present when the winners were announced in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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WILL YOU TELL MY STORY?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is: “How do you come up with your characters?” My normal answer is “My characters have to speak to me before I can get to know them, and in order to … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS

Yesterday I compiled a list of all the names from those who left comments on my blog, those who responded through my webmail, those who LIKED my Facebook Author Page , and those who LIKED and SHARED the Facebook posts … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING…THREADS OF TIME

THREADS OF TIME is a seven-story collection of romantic novellas that span more than 150 years following the journeys of a quilt and the comfort it offers to the many hands through which it passes.  Authors: Constance Shilling Stevens (Connie … Continue reading

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