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Sensing the Right Setting (Part 1)

At ACFW, I attended a class led by Cara Putnam and Deborah Raney called “Write Like a Pro”. This class covered a lot of topics, but one in particular captured me–setting. Over the next few weeks, let’s focus on choosing the perfect place for our story. Setting–seems easy, right? Well, it’s a much deeper concept… Continue reading Sensing the Right Setting (Part 1)

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2016 Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

Some of the authors attending ACFW write a pre-conference blog. I thought it would help you learn more about me. We’ll continue in our writing series next week, but for today, here’s a fun post for you. Visit Laurie Tomlinson‘s website for the original blog. Name: Kailee Diaz Location: Northwest Ohio What you write/tagline/trademark: Christian Historical-Romance (mostly late 18th-early 19th… Continue reading 2016 Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

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Writing Conference: How to Handle Nerves

Are you nervous about a conference? Have no fears, you aren’t alone. As I’ve prepared, my nerves have gone from non-existence to intense. I’ve read every blog, searched the internet for advice, and tried to ease the worst of my worries. Those stubborn nerves only increased though. I’m a perfectionist and realizing I can’t control… Continue reading Writing Conference: How to Handle Nerves

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Writing Conference: Graphic Design for the One Sheet

Last week, we discussed some basic packing tips. This week, let’s create our one sheets. I started out by reading blogs from other authors and writers. With their suggestions, I began toying with Word. The following is how I ultimately formatted my sheet. If you’re anything like me, the initial idea of a one sheet… Continue reading Writing Conference: Graphic Design for the One Sheet