Archive for April, 2012

Member Shout-Outs for April

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

CRAIG DRESSLER‘s short Christian historical novel, Standing Elk, is now available. CONGRATS!

A church in Arizona chose LILLIAN RHODES‘ book, When Youth Fades: Don’t Wither on the Vine – How To Celebrate Life after 60 for a nine week course in their Life and Character Study Curriculum. EXCITING!

NANNETTE TRON’s poem, Matt Like Lightening, was published in the Stars From The Hearts Poetry Book. SUPER!

FRANK CREED just signed [...]

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Meet – and Learn From – Author Deb Raney!

DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. After All, the newest book in her Hanover Falls Novels series, releases in May from Howard/Simon & Schuster. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas. They [...]

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Therapeutic Writing

Therapeutic Writing

By Jeannie Campbell, LMFT

Every novel is a part of you.

No, I don’t mean in some philosophical sense that they each hold a place in your heart. I mean literally. Pieces of you—quirks, pet peeves, life experiences—are in your novels.

An unforgettable cab driver you had while on vacation pops up in a city scene. A teacher you had in junior high reappears in your YA. Your own affinity for caramel popcorn becomes a charming addiction for a main [...]

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Celebrating “The Bard”

Some love him. Some hate him. Almost everyone has read (or seen a movie of) something he’s written. His plays have been performed more often than those of any other playwright.

And today is the anniversary of his birth – AND death (though his birth date is not absolutely certain). William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, was presumed born April 23, 1564 (he was baptized April 26, and apparently three days after birth was customary [...]

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FaithWriters University – Free Classes!

Did you know that FaithWriters offers 12 different, interactive, writing courses? These courses, on everything from writing basics to poetry to writing a literary response, can be helpful to anyone. And now, some of them are available – FOR FREE – to all FaithWriters members.

Since our  recent author interviews have encouraged study and growth, the folks at FaithWriters  have decided to implement this change. As of now, Silver members can get two of these courses, Writing Basics 1 and [...]

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An Interview with Award-Winning Fiction Author DiAnn Mills

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn’s first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books published.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader’s Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian [...]

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Firming Up That Sagging Middle

FIRMING UP THAT SAGGING MIDDLE
By Lynda Lee Schab

There’s a lot of sagging going on in my house.

My son is sixteen. And if you have a teenager, you probably know what the term “sagging” means. While we don’t allow him to wear his pants too low, it’s not uncommon to glimpse the band of his boxers above the “waist” of his jeans. It doesn’t help that he has no butt, but that’s a [...]

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A Day For Word Games

If you’re a writer (and if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you are), you most likely enjoy playing with words. After all, that IS what writing is about, isn’t it? Choosing and maneuvering and finagling the 26 letters in the English language into words, and those words into sentences, to paragraphs, to chapters, etc. etc.

It’s amazing how many different words can be made with the two dozen and two letters at our disposal. And, of course, putting them in sentences [...]

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Where The Past Meets The Present

Where the Past Meets the Present
By Terri Tiffany

I study my favorite authors’ works.

I’m one of those people who underline in the books I own, trying to find a pattern in the style to how the book comes together.

I’ve been doing that this week. And I’ve found something.

Much of what I admire in my writers is their depth of layers and where they take their characters.

Deep into their head.

Memories filled with details that mingle with their thoughts and actions in the [...]

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An Interview with Multi-Published Author Loree Lough

Author Loree Lough has nearly 4,000,000 (yes, that’s FOUR MILLION) copies of her books in circulation. She has had 88 books published, three novels optioned for movies, more books slated for release between now and 2013, 68 short stories, over 2,500 articles in print, and 9,000 letters from fans. How’s that for a resume’!

Needless to say, Loree Lough knows a little something about this writing thing. Join interviewer and FaithWriters member, Lynda Lee Schab, as she chats with Loree [...]

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