Kaleidoscope designs are vivid
paintings in motion. Dynamic. Active. Alive. The designs would be
pretty in one color, but add several more and the dimensionality
becomes fascinating, artistic and gorgeous.
American Christian Fiction
Writers of almost 2,000 connected people is a kaleidoscope. ACFW
educates and enriches the lives of those who engage in the passionate
pursuit of writing to share the specific soul-infused message God gave
when He knit us together in our mothers’ wombs. It’s yours alone, that
message, but nearly 2,000 others “get it” and help draw out the vivid
color that is uniquely yours. Deeper colors, more dimension and
morphing designs make the kaleidoscope a feast for the eyes.
The startling wonder in “ah ha”
moments feed the writer’s creative, curious soul. Like a child’s
cardboard toy with a view hole, you can be the only one to look through
and see the organic meshing of missions that tumble together in vivid
hues or you can bring someone into ACFW with you. Who around you has
never heard of this amazing group? Tell them.
ACFW is only an entity of
like-minded individuals. It cannot feel, inspire or touch another human
being. When you open up to share your meaningful experience with
another, the kaleidoscope spins into a new design. An active, alive and
fluid pattern with your essence—so much to see, so much to absorb, so
ACFW is here to develop the
skills, educate in the market and be a fellowship for writers of like
interests. But any marketing we do will only reach so far. Our members
have the ability to reach down deeper and share actively with those
ACFW may never reach on its own. That active sharing is what makes
depth a verb. Come and be. Go and share. Bring others to experience as
you join the kaleidoscope of color that is American Christian Fiction
Is September 17 ̶ 20 marked on
your calendar? Is it scheduled into your cell phone? Soon the American
Christian Fiction Writers Conference will be accepting registration.
You will have the opportunity to zoom into spectacular personal and
professional growth. Debbie Macomber is our esteemed keynote speaker,
while Donald Maass will teach our Early Bird session.
Have you attended the ACFW
conference or the Early Bird class that precedes it?
Here’s a taste of this year’s
Early Bird plan with Donald Maass.
WRITING THE BREAKOUT
NOVEL is a rigorous writing workshop designed to teach
working novelists new techniques to bring their fiction to the next
level. Participants should bring the manuscript of a completed novel or
work-in-progress. Familiarity with the basics of plot, character,
dialogue, and scene construction are presumed.
Grab your reader from beginning to end
Create unforgettable characters
Choose timeless, universal themes
Create a potent sense of time and place
Develop a dramatic storyline that sets your work apart from the
competition and much more!
Donald Maass, a top agent for fiction writers and author of Writing
the Breakout Novel, leads participants through practical
writing exercises that plumb depths of character, raise stakes both
public and personal, add plot layers, heighten sense of time and place,
strengthen point of view and voice, deepen themes, transform openings
and develop the brainstorming skills that produce consistently original
Donald Maass has helped many mid-list and genre authors transform their
careers. His twenty-five years of experience can help you too.
Classes Free to ACFW Members!
Too Shy to Pitch or Promote
June Jill Nelson GMCs
and MRUs: The muscles and the molecules of storytelling
July Meet the ACFW
Operating Board through one week mini-courses.
1 Cheryl Wyatt Plotstorming: Character-driven
Week 2 Pam Meyers Deep
Point of View
Week 3 Angie
Breidenbach Overcoming Your Pirates: Negatives that hold you
back from your goals.
Week 4 Margaret
Daley Using the Five Love Languages to Enrich Your Stories