Archive for April, 2010

More Friday Funny Analogies

Here are a few more of the winning entries in the 1999 Washington Post “Bad Analogies” contest. Incidentally, to give credit where credit is due, I found this list on the Writing English blog by Judy Rose.

Again, hope these put a smile on your face on this Unfocused Friday!

Read the first 13 bad analogies

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland [...]

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Should Christians Write for Free?

This is the fourth Thursday of the month, so we’re taking a break from the Thursday Three to post the Thirsty Thursday article. I thought you might enjoy this piece that discusses whether or not you, as a Christian writer, should write for free. These are my own opinions and I welcome your thoughts and comments. Something to think about today.

Should You Write for Free?

By Lynda Schab

I know many writers who have no [...]

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Feedback Etiquette

Today, for What’s Happening Wednesday, I want to cover a FAQ that you may be wondering about, too. It’s regarding the feedback that you leave for others and that others leave for you. I suppose you could call this the Etiquette of Feedback.

The following guidelines were created by Deb Porter, Challenge Coordinator and FaithWriters Do-Everything Gal, and posted on the FaithWriters message boards. You can view all frequently asked questions HERE.

FAQ: Are There Guidelines for Leaving Feedback/Critique?

As a [...]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is  National Poetry Month!

So, in  celebration of poetry, your Tackle-It Tuesday assignment on this last Tuesday of the month, is to write a poem about poetry. It can be a Haiku, rhyming, sentimental, or humorous. Keep it under 50 words and make sure the actual topic of your poem is poetry. Clear as mud? Good! Now grab that poetry helmet and tackle it!

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Next Three BoB Contenders

Here are three more contenders for the 2010 Best of the Best Challenge entry to be awarded in July. Take a few minutes to read the winning entries and leave  notes of Congratulations to these talented writers!

BETH LABUFF – Married for over thirty years, Beth and her husband Tilman live on the high-desert plateau of northeastern Arizona. They have three grown children, two married, and two adorable grandchildren. With the graduation of their youngest from high school, Beth [...]

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Friday Funny Analogies

The following analogies are the winning entries in a 1999 Washington Post humor contest*. I think they’re a hoot! I’ve posted the first 13 today. Come back next Friday for a few more.

Hope these help to kick off your weekend with a good laugh. Enjoy!

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a ThighMaster.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a [...]

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Three things about YOU!

I thought it would be nice to get to know each other a little better. This week, for the Thursday Three, I’ll list three things about myself. Then you do the same. Try to be creative and list things that others might not already know about you.

1. I once met Mr. T. (had my picture taken with him, too) If you’re too young to remember Mr. T, you’ll probably be hearing about him soon, when the [...]

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Ways to Connect with Us

Many of you probably know about the various ways to connect online with FaithWriters, but many of you may not.

THE BLOG – Of course, if you’re reading this, you already know about our blog. The blog is not only informative, but we try to have some fun here, too! There are interactive posts (Tackle-it- Tuesdays and the Thursday Three). We throw parties for our members and celebrate their accomplishments. And Fridays are reserved for…well, nothing. On Unfocused Fridays, [...]

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A Creepy Dinner Out

You’re out to eat at your favorite restaurant. Just as you’re about to take your first bite, you see something move. It’s a bug! (Everyone take a moment to wrinkle your nose and say “ewwww……”).

So what would you do?

Put on your creative helmets and write a story of 100 words or less revolving around finding a bug in your delectable dish.

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And the BoB List Continues…

Here are the next two contenders for the 2010 Best of the Best crown. Isn’t it fun getting to know your fellow FaithWriters? Take a moment to read their winning entries and wish them well in this exciting contest!

MARIANE HOLBROOK – Mariane is a retired teacher, a musician and artist, as well as the author of two books: “Prisms Of The Heart” and “Humor Me.” She lives with her husband, who is a retired chemistry teacher on the [...]

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