I will be going to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference in September. I’m all excited about it! As my readers of this blog may or may not know, I am an aspiring fiction writer.
I’ve got a story I’m working on writing, hoping to have a good strong draft ready by time for the conference. There are many like me. Three of us from Missouri are going to drive together over to Indianapolis.
I joined ACFW last October and bought the conference audios from last year. I’ve listened to them many times over now. What a wealth of information for a beginner like me! I also have gotten a lot out of the email groups that ACFW offers for free. It’s a great organization for aspiring Christian writers, no matter what your genre.
Now it’s the third and final day of the CSFF blog tour of Donita K. Paul’s book, The Vanishing Sculptor.
Mrs. Paul kindly supplied the answers to my questions of yesterday. Here they are:
1. Is The Vanishing Sculptor the beginning of another series?
Vanishing Sculptor is the first in The Chiril Chronicles. We’ve planned for three, and I’m working on The Wandering Artist now.
2. Do paladins (emissaries of God) live 1000 years?
Paladins do live for a 1,000 years or more. A Paladin is a champion of the people. On my world, they are mortal.
3. The market is in flux now, with Internet publishing gaining a foothold, and publishers cutting back on selections by unknown writers. Do you have advice for writers who have a Christian fantasy story they’d like to publish?
The last question is the hardest to answer, because it is hard to be positive. Breaking into the writing world is hard when the economy hasn’t tanked. Now it is even harder. But we have an all mighty God. Write the best story you can. Continue to hone your skills. Go to conferences to learn more and network. Join a professional organization like ACFW. Nothing is impossible with God. Read, read, read. Write, write, write, Pray, pray, pray.
Here are other participants in the blog tour. I put a “+” next to the ones that had entries on the topic when I was checking.
+ Rachel Briard
+ Amy Cruson
+ Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
+ Jeff Draper
+ Karina Fabian
Todd Michael Greene
+ Krystine Kercher
+ Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
+ John W. Otte
+ Chawna Schroeder
+ Rachel Starr Thomson
+ Robert Treskillard
+ Fred Warren
+ Dona Watson
+ Phyllis Wheeler
+ KM Wilsher