Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday Tips and Teaching: Building Your Writing Platform

Building Your Writing Platform

By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

Your platform as a writer could make or break your chances of selling a book proposal or manuscript to a publishing house or even to an agent. Celebrities, movie stars, politicians, billionaires, and top models have ready-made platforms: their own fame and visibility (and the public’s insatiable curiosity)! They’re practically guaranteed instant publicity.

Regular folk, however, aren’t always able to attract or hold the [...]

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FW member, Laurie Glass, talks about her book, Freedom from Eating Disorders

FaithWriters member, Laurie Glass, has a heart for people who are hurting and especially for those who have eating disorders. Join me as I get to know more about Laurie and her book, Journey to Freedom from Eating Disorders, which has just been published.

LYNDA: Start by telling us a little about yourself.

LAURA: I’m a never been married, middle aged, single woman who lives alone in a small [...]

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Registration Now Open for the FaithWriters Down Under Conference

Good news! All of the details for the FaithWriters Down Under Conference have been worked out and registration is now open!

For those of you who live in Australia/New Zealand, here is your opportunity to connect with other FaithWriters members and attend helpful and practical workshops that will help take your writing to the next level.

Here are the details and links to check out.

WHEN: Saturday, October 9th, 2010

WHERE: Panthers’ World of Entertainment, Mulgoa [...]

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Wednesday Word: Over-exceeding Others’ Expectations

I Did it to Myself

by Cindee Snider Re

“Teach us to number our days . . . that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

“How are you feeling?” my husband asked.

“Not so good,” I admitted, “but I did it to myself.” Wisely, my husband didn’t say a word. He didn’t have to. We both knew I’d overcommitted and today’s pain was the price. Throughout [...]

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8 Simple Steps to Writing a Devotional

8 Simple Steps to Writing a Devotional

By Filoiann M.Wiedenhoff

I have put together 8 simple steps to writing a devotional and encourage you to practice, practice and practice some more, but as you do you will be blessed more than you can imagine or think. Over the years my greatest healing came through writing personal scripture devotionals that changed my life and it will change yours as you make the time [...]

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Meet Member Kim Russell

It’s time to meet another FaithWriters member! I had the pleasure of first meeting Kim at the FaithWriters conference. Since then, we’ve met for coffee to chat about writing and life. She is an amazing and interesting lady and I am thrilled to introduce you. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee or a tall glass of lemonade and get to know Kim (who writes under the pen name, Kathryn Randall).

LYNDA: Tell us about yourself and your Christian testimony. [...]

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Friday Free for All…Fun Facts

To start off our Friday Free for All with a bang, I thought I’d pose 10 questions for you to answer. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Copy and paste the questions into the comment box. I’ll start.

1. What is your middle name? Lee

2. What do you write? I write non-fiction, but my heart is in my fiction. I write mostly women’s fiction, but I also have a mystery and a YA I’m working on.

3. What three words [...]

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Last Chance to Register for the FaithWriters Conference!

In one week, FaithWriters members will start arriving in Detroit from all over the world to attend this year’s FaithWriters conference. This post is to remind you that IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

We’d love to have you join us for a wonderful and exciting weekend of learning, laughter, and lotsa hugs, too! You’ll attend workshops that will not only teach but challenge you to grow in your gift. You are guaranteed to leave less stressed, more refreshed, and tremendously blessed.

Many [...]

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Wednesday Word…Up a Lazy River

Wednesday Word of the Week…

Praying that this mid-week devotional refreshes, blesses, and speaks to your heart.

Read: Ezekiel 47:1-12

Up A Lazy River
by Pam Ford Davis

The heat is oppressive; families push air conditioners to the limit, and people of all ages rush to their favorite places to swim. How would you describe yourself at the lake, ocean, stream, or river a wader or swimmer? [...]

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What makes Christian Fiction “Christian”?

Today, I give you your first Tips and Teaching blog post. Every Tuesday, check back (or better yet, subscribe!) for a great article on writing that will inspire you, teach you, and help you hone your skill. I thought it would be appropriate to start with this article written by Delia Latham, a FaithWriters member and published author, about just what makes Christian fiction, “Christian.”

Writing the Line
by Delia Latham

What makes Christian fiction Christian?

If I [...]

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