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So You Attended a Conference…Now What? (Part 1)

As many of you know, two weeks ago I attended BRMCWC. It was definitely a God thing. Between our house’s continual troubles this spring and our little one’s pending arrival in August, we needed the chips to fall in place so to speak. And one by one, whether financial or work related, God opened doors.… Continue reading So You Attended a Conference…Now What? (Part 1)

Monday's Motivation

Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Last week, we spent the morning finding a healthy balance between accepting criticism and withstanding it. Before we continue into this week, if you haven’t checked out part 1 of this series, visit the page here. It is so important that we as writers accept criticism from the right sources and know when to listen.… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 1)

Confidence, it’s not something you’ll see talked about much in the writing world. It’s mostly the opposite. You’ll find posts about self-doubt, rejection, and writer’s block—issues we’ve talked about here, here, and here. But confidence is a very real remedy to many of these problems, and it’s not addressed often enough. Why? Well, sometimes writers… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (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

Monday's Motivation

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