Archive for November, 2010

There’s No WE in Writer

OK, so the title of this blog entry is not entirely true. There is a WE in Writer … it’s just that the letters are spaced apart a bit.

Kind of like we are as writers.

We all know that writing is a solitary profession. Which is good and bad. Good, because we are left alone to get our work done. And being left alone is essential, since normal people don’t quite get the whole [...]

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November Shoutouts!

It’s that time again…time to give credit where credit is due — to our FaithWriters members! Join with me in giving some cyber high-fives and shouts of congrats to the following members for their November accomplishments.

THOMAS MCGEE for getting an article published with Smashing Magazine, known as the 11th most popular blog in the world. Check it out here: HOW TO WIN YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION

LOLLIE HOFER, who has been asked to submit a weekly devotional for her church’s [...]

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‘Tis the Morn After Thanksgiving…

You know what day it is…BLACK FRIDAY. In fact, many of you are probably out right now, tackling people to the ground for that amazing deal. Me? I’d much rather be at home in my jammies, shopping from the comfort of my recliner.

Today I thought it would be fun to present you with a writing challenge. The challenge is to write a poem about holiday shopping. Your poem can rhyme or not, be silly or serious, long or [...]

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

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A Time of Thanksgiving

A Time of Thanksgiving
by Jerry Ousley

This is the day of feasting! My mouth can’t wait for a generous “chunk” of that succulent turkey, delicious ham, mashed potatoes and a sundry of wonderfully prepared vegetables. And then, just when you think you can’t eat another bite, your eyes fall on the table covered with deserts that make your mouth juices begin to flow. It’s fun.

But the celebration sometimes misses [...]

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Writing Books in a Series by Amanda Cabot

Writing Books in a Series

by Amanda Cabot

First there were sequels.  Then came trilogies.  Now quartets and even quintets are popping up.  It seems that everywhere you look, authors are creating series of books, and more and more publishers are asking for them.  If you’re thinking about joining the bandwagon, read on.  There are a few things to consider before you get started.

Type of Series

Did you know there’s more than one [...]

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Meet FaithWriters Member Michael Joshua

FaithWriters member, Michael Joshua is a husband, father, and grandfather. He says many of his stories are inspired by interactions with his grandchildren and Michael can’t think of a better way to remember the things they say and do than putting them into his stories. Join me as I talk with Michael about his family, his completed manuscript, and a few goals he’s set for himself.

LYNDA: Michael, tell us a little about yourself and your Christian testimony.

MICHAEL: I [...]

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Your Dream Magazine Acceptance

Today’s Free-for-All question:

If you could have your work published in any magazine, which one would you choose?

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Won’t You Meet Your Neighbors?

The United States may make up the majority of FaithWriters members, but there are plenty of other countries that make up the FaithWriters community. In fact, FaithWriters.com is proud to be represented by many countries around the world. Did you know that the FaithWriters Message Boards include individual forums for various countries/regions to make it easier to connect with other Christian writers in your area.

Here are the forums available in the NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR section of the boards:

AUSTRALIA/NEW [...]

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An Autumn Poem

Today, for the Wednesday Word of the Week, instead of a devotional, I came across this poem and thought it was lovely and fitting for this time of year. Let’s celebrate autumn and, more importantly, the God who created this beautiful season.

Autumn

October winds are blowing, leaves swirling
In our midst. Cooler nights are coming and winter will march in.

I can see the wood stoves burning by the glare on window panes. [...]

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