No cartoons this Saturday morning. After breakfast I was back in the Continuing Education class. This time I was able to stay for almost the entire morning session. I did have one appointment near the end.
Susan and Rachel talked about scenes and making them more powerful. I’ve learned to evaluate a scene for tension. You can’t seem to get enough good conflict or tension in fiction. The other thing was to write it between the quotes whenever possible. I’m going back through my manuscript and placing more action in the dialogue.
After another huge lunch, we were off to workshops and then the big events began.
Here is a couple pictures from the book signing.
The day concluded with the ACFW Annual Awards Banquet. It is always such fun to watch people being rewarded for their hard work. For your reading pleasure, I’m listing the ACFW book of the year award winners. Enjoy.
A Passion Most Pure Julie Lessman
Sweet Caroline Rachel Hauck
Long Contemporary Romance
Controlling Interest Elizabeth White
Symphony of Secrets Sharon Hinck
Long Historical (tie)
My Heart Remembers Kim Vogel Sawyer
I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires Cathy Gohlke
For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls Nancy Mehl
Stuck on You in A Connecticut Christmas anthology Rhonda Gibson
Short Contemporary Suspense
Broken Lullaby Pamela Tracy
Family Treasures Kathryn Springer
Family of the Heart Dorothy Clark
The Restorer’s Journey Sharon Hinck
Fossil Hunter John B. Olson
The Shape of Mercy Susan Meissner
The Big Picture Jenny B. Jones