Archive for December, 2010

Friday Free-for-All: Your Favorite Christmas Song

Only one week until Christmas. WOW! So tell me. Do you have all of your decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, and party planning done yet? Maybe the better question is do you still have all of your hair or has the stress of the season caused you to pull it all out?

OK, I know you would never get stressed. I’m talking to the other readers. You are the picture of holiday peace. Right?

Well, of course we all know it’s [...]

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Need therapy? Come on in!

Today, I’m pleased to present you with something different for This & That Thursday. Author Jeannie Campbell, a.k.a.: The Character Therapist, shares her Fiction Therapy Session How-To, originally written for Christian Fiction Online Magazine. These tips are geared towards writing a therapy session in your fictional story, but can also be applied towards other fictional scenes.

Learn more about Jeannie at the end of this post, but for now, enjoy this therapy session (and to think it’s not costing you a [...]

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Wednesday Word of the Week: The Barren Mother

The Barren Mother

by Catrina Bradley

“He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.”
- Psalm 113:9

For many years I read Psalm 113:9 as a promise to be taken literally, and I waited on the Lord to fill my home with more children. My daughter wanted a little half-brother or -sister, too!

However, over the last 10 years or so, this Word has served to alternately confuse, anger, and [...]

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Writing for Women

Women’s Markets

Let’s face it. Women make up the majority of magazine buyers and readers. That’s why the market for writing for women are virtually endless.

If you’re a woman, or a man with good insight into how women think and act, and want to break in to this market and write about the slew of issues that women face today, there are many opportunities for you. Here are a few to try. Some are Christian publications [...]

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Meet FaithWriters Member Lauren Bombardier

Lauren Bombardier has been a FaithWriters member since 2005 and I had the privilege of meeting her at the very first FaithWriters conference. She currently lives in Washington where she attends college and is working towards her bachelor’s degree.

Join me in getting to know Lauren.

LYNDA: Thanks for being with us today, Lauren. Tell us a little about yourself and your Christian testimony.

LAUREN: Well, I’ve lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the last six years (Really? Only [...]

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Lunch with an Author or Three

If you’re a writer, chances are you’re also an avid reader, which means you probably have a few favorite authors. So tell me on this Free-for-All Friday…

If you could have lunch with three authors, either past or present, who would they be?

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The Most Viewed Articles on FaithWriters

Did you know that if you click on the “What’s New” tab on FaithWriters, you’ll find a link to the most read FaithWriters articles? Here are the top 3:

DANGERS OF PRINCE HALL FREEMASONRY (Cult category) by Mike Ramey – viewed more than 18,000 times

TEEN DATING SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY (Teen category) by Dan Blankenship – viewed more than 17,900 times

MY MEEKNESS…IS NOT WEAKNESS (Men category) by Mike Ramey – viewed more than 14,000 [...]

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More Than Potpourri

More Than Potpourri

by Patty Wysong

My teenage son walked in the door and asked what smelled so good.  Knowing this child of mine, I told him his sister had made a birthday cake, thinking that would make him lick his chops, but his response surprised me.  “Oh.  I thought I smelled something fruity, maybe peachy.”   He was less then happy when I told him that was just the liquid potpourri and there were no peaches [...]

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Creating Characters of Faith

At the 2009  FaithWriters conference, one of the speakers we were privileged to have with us was Linore Rose Burkard, multi-published author of historical romance. More specifically, Regency Romance. Her tagline is “Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul.”

I initially posted this recap of her workshop Writing Characters of Faith on my blog, but because it was so good, I wanted to share it here. Linore has plenty of expertise in creating Christian characters! This workshop not only covered [...]

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Meet FaithWriters 2009 Page Turner Runner Up, Shelley Ledfors

FaithWriters member Shelley Ledfors describes herself as: Wife.. Mom. Grandma. Writer. Photographer. Teacher of one (home school). Owner of crazy Bull Terriers. (Or is that crazy Bull Terrier owner? ) Perpetual home-improver. Wanna-be traveler. Another word we can definitely add to that list is Writer. Join me as Shelley shares more about those self-given “titles” and gives us a glimpse into her writing life.

LYNDA: Tell us a little about yourself and your Christian testimony.

SHELLEY: My parents accepted [...]

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