Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday Tips and Teaching: Submitting to magazines

As a freelance writer, my goal is to always have at least five to ten stories or articles out for consideration at any given time. This should not be a problem since at this moment I have at least seventy articles and stories sitting idle in my computer.

Many of these pieces are former FaithWriters Challenge entries. A couple days ago, someone asked me if we’re allowed to publish our entries elsewhere after [...]

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August Member Shoutouts!

It’s that time again…time to applaud, give high-fives, and rejoice with our fellow FaithWriters members for their successes and accomplishments. Join me in congratulating the following members for achieving great things during the month of August:

ORLANDO JAVIEN JR., whose book, God Made Me Pick Up Underwear is a finalist in the ReadersChoice.com competition in the Christian Living category. Winners will be announced on September 1st. CONGRATS!!

LAURIE GLASS, who self-published her book, Journey to Freedom from Eating Disorders. GO [...]

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Friday Free for All: Blog Sharing

So you’ve heard of Time Sharing? Well, today I thought it would be fun to do a little Blog Sharing. I know many of you have blogs (or if not a blog, at least a website) that you would like to share. It’s always exciting to get more “followers” and “hits.” Let’s face it: it’s nice to be popular! So let’s help each other out!

In the comment section, tell us about your blog – it’s name, its purpose [...]

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Thursday This and That: Benefits of Being a Gold Member

Maybe you’ve only recently signed up as a FaithWriters member and are just beginning to feel your way around the site. Maybe you wonder what all this talk is about Silver, Gold, and Platinum membership.

Today, I’m going to go over the benefits of the GOLD membership. By upgrading one step to the Gold level, you are also guaranteed to take your personal writing ability to the next level.

First, I’ll list the FREE features everyone has when they join. [...]

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Wednesday Word: Trust and Obey

Troubleshooting my Christian Walk

By Jim Canter

We sang a song in church when I was a kid that I thought was so corny. The music style seemed like an old Barbeshop tune, and the words didn’t seem to have the loftiness of other hymns. It wasn’t until recently that I took the time to take a close look at the words.

It was then that I realized how complicated I was making my life [...]

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Tuesday Tips and Teaching: Writing Christian Articles – 10 Tips to Get You Started

Writing Christian Articles
(10 Ideas to Get You Started)
by Everest Alexander

Writing Christian articles can be a bit challenging to say the least.

There’s the fear of not being well-versed in scripture or not having a proper grasp on Christian Doctrine, as well as the notion of all the good ideas being already taken.

Well, here’s some good news for you.

I’ve compiled a list of fresh ideas, hot off the press for you to consider and presented them here in this [...]

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Meet FaithWriters Member, Sara Harricharan

Sara Harricharan is a creative young woman with a passion for writing. She has written nearly 200 poems, over 150 short stories, two complete novel manuscripts-with a third one in the works. Her talent shines in mystery writing, sci-fi stories and fantasy novels. Those of us who had the pleasure of meetingĀ  Sara at the FaithWriters conference would describe her as a total sweetheart who is rarely seen without a smile on her face. Join [...]

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A Writer’s Meme

OK…here’s how this works.

1. Copy and paste the following to the comments and replace my answers with your own.

2. If you have a blog, copy and paste these questions and your answers to your blog.

3. Challenge your readers to do the same on their blog.

If you don’t have a blog, skip #’s 2 & 3!

All of this week’s questions have to do with writing (hence, the [...]

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Thursday This and That: Dealing with Writer’s Block

Has this ever happened to you?

Here are a few quotes on writer’s block:

“The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”
(William Goldman)

“Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write.”
(Paul Rudnick)

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Wednesday Word of the Week: God, as Our GPS

God, as Our GPS

By Andrea Bush

I was given a GPS (Global Positioning System) for my birthday. After spending some time trying to get into the hard plastic packaging, I finally had my GPS in hand! I turned it on and the first thing it showed me was the state (South Carolina) where I was. I was a bit amazed that this little black box knew where it and [...]

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