ACFW Virginia Is Pleased to Announce Our 2023 Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Ruchti

When Your Career Feels Like the Reason David Wrote the Psalms

November 3rd
9:30 a.m.

As a writer, worshiper, and warrior, King David has unique insights to offer us when unruly word counts, persnikity proposals, unmanageable characters, impossible deadlines, and rude reviews make us feel like the psalms of lament were written with us in mind. How can David’s character and actions inform our responses on our writing journeys?

Hitting Delete Before Your Editor Does: The Joy (Seriously) of Self-Editing

November 4th
9:30 a.m.

Would you like to build a reputation as a writer whom editors consider easy to work with? Do you want to catch an editor’s attention with how little he has to do to ready your piece for publication? Are you willing to learn what it takes to nip-and-tuck your writing to afford it the best possible chance of garnering a contract? You’ll leave this fun (that’s right) workshop with practical tips and a new appreciation for the task of self-editing

About Cynthia

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels, novellas, devotions, and nonfiction, and through speaking for women’s events/retreats and writers’ conferences/workshops. She draws from 33 years of experience writing and producing the 15-minute daily radio broadcast, “The Heartbeat of the Home.” Her books have received recognition from RT Reviewers’ Choice, PW Starred Review, Selah Awards, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, Golden Scroll Awards, the Carol Award, two Christy Award finalists, and more. She serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers and is part of the worship team at her church. She’s also a senior literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and six grandchildren.

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I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5