Archive for November, 2011

A Good Day To Be Born (and Mind Over Madi winner!)

Well, it’s time to pick a winner of our very own Lynda Lee Schab’s debut novel, Mind Over Madi. (Click here for the interview/info on the book) Thanks to all who entered (14 of you!). Using Random.org, I selected one winner. And that person is:

DEBBIE BUTTON!

DEBBIE, drop me an email (joannesher@faithwriters.net) with your snail mail address, and I’ll get it off to Lynda, who will send the book to YOU! (Didn’t win? You can still pick up a copy of [...]

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Member Shout-Outs: November

Check out this post to enter a drawing to win a copy of Mind Over Madi by Lynda Schab. Drawing will be November 30 – enter before November 29 at midnight ET!

It’s time to give a cheer for these awesome FaithWriters’ members and their writing accomplishments!

Shawn Lamb‘s first Christian historical fiction, The Hugeunot Sword, released earlier this month. Plus, he was invited to participate in the National Bible Bee and Family Discipleship Conference in Nashville, TN. CONGRATS!

Pam Ford Davis has [...]

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And The Greatest Of These Is Love

Check out this post to enter a drawing to win a copy of Mind Over Madi by Lynda Schab. Drawing will be November 30 (enter by midnight November 29)!

AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE
BY STACI STALLINGS

All writers know the faith it takes to put words on paper. They’ve seen the faith required to search for the right word, the right phrase, the right nugget of truth that will mark their work as top-notch. Ultimately, they [...]

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Twelve Steps For Sticking With Writing

Check out this post to enter a drawing to win a copy of Mind Over Madi by Lynda Schab. Drawing will be November 30 – enter before midnight on November 29!

TWELVE STEPS FOR STICKING WITH WRITING

BY PENNY ZELLER

I contemplated quitting early in my writing career. My reason? A rejection letter.

When I first began writing for publication over a decade ago, I started with articles in national and regional publications. One day, I received a request to [...]

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Mind over Madi – Includes Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be able to be a part of this special time in a fellow FWer’s life. Our own Lynda Lee Schab, former blogger here at the FW blog and FaithWriters’ worker extraordinaire, had her debut novel, Mind Over Madi, release from Oak Tara Publishing last week.

And Lynda has agreed to make a stop here for her month-long blog tour AND give away a copy of Mind Over Madi to one commenter. So here’s some info on her [...]

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Budding Young Author?

When I was a kid, I loved to read – and write. I wrote stories a lot in elementary school and junior high (yeah, that’s what they called it “back in the day.”).

I had no idea I was a “budding young author.” All I knew was that making up stories and writing them out was FUN. And I would have loved a community of like-minded kids to share my stories, and passion, with. Of course, personal computers and the internet [...]

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Characterization – Making Memorable Characters

CHARACTERIZATION – MAKING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS

By Ane Mulligan

What makes a fictional character believable?

It’s how real they are. Does the writing pull you, the reader, into the story enough for you to experience it? Do you feel like you’re part of it? That this character is your friend?

That comes a lot from deep POV. And to get deep, you have to know the character as well as yourself. What is your hero/heroine’s story motivation? That’s not as simple [...]

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Are You Stressed By the Writing Grind?

ARE YOU STRESSED BY THE WRITING GRIND?

By Janalyn Voigt

It’s a commodity in these days of high-speed connections, hurry sickness, and dinner on the run. We seldom think of it, but we need it to thrive. It’s jealously guarded by the few who find even a small piece of it. And it can restore your sanity, even change your life. What’s this amazing mystery substance?

Quiet.

When was the last time you unplugged for a day and took [...]

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For Those Who Serve

Today is Veterans Day in the United States

A huge thanks to all the men and women who have bravely fought for our, and others’, freedom, and those who continue to fight. Praying for them, their families, and the families of those who gave their life to keep others free.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV

Share a prayer of thanks for veterans, or a veteran story, in [...]

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Refreshing Your Creativity

REFRESHING YOUR CREATIVITY

by Megan DiMaria

As a creative person, do you ever feel the need to refresh your creativity? I sure do.

Writers can get overwhelmed trying to find a new way to communicate the ordinary and everyday moments that make up life. As Solomon said in the book of Ecclesiastes, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (verse 1:9)

Aargh! What’s a writer to [...]

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