Archive for May, 2012

Member Shout-Outs for May

Let’s give a cheer for these FaithWriters’ members for their accomplishments!

JOY BACH‘s devotional, “Labels,” was published in the April issue of Shabbach. SUPER!

KEN GRANT‘s first novel, So Great A Salvation, has been published and is available for purchase. WONDERFUL!

BELLA ROSSITER‘s book, Pride Kills – Forgiveness Heals, has been published and is available for purchase. GREAT!

LeANN RUSSEL‘s book, Obesity Among Us/ Taking the Journey To End, has been published and is available for purchase. YAY!

TRACEY BROWN‘s devotional, “Taking the High Road,” [...]

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Best of the Best Contenders – Halfway Through!

Click here, here, and here for the the last few weeks’ featured BoB contenders!

It’s time to feature a few more of the contenders for Best of the Best. The first place entry from each of the 36 Writing Challenge topics between July 2011 and June 2012 are all in contention. Only one, however, will be selected as THE Best of the Best, and awarded $300. Second place will receive $100, and third place $75.

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Writer’s Rejection

Writer’s Rejection

by Megan DiMaria

Rejection is an ugly word, especially to a writer. But we need to keep it in perspective.

To help you put rejection into perspective, I’d like to discuss my shoes.

Photo via http://www.sxc.hu/profile/squidonius

I have a pair of lovely leather shoes. I really like my shoes. They are stylish, look good with many types of clothing, and are comfortable to wear for many hours. I love, love, love my shoes.

A few months ago, I noticed [...]

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Writing Challenge Book News – And A Poll

Just a note to all FaithWriters members who get the private messenger service through the site (separate from the message boards PM): a message was sent last week with information on a poll we are asking you to respond to. Please check out that message – and vote in the poll – and leave a comment there if you wish. The information gathered in this poll has the potential to lead to many writing jobs for FaithWriters members. Thanks!

One of [...]

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BoB Contenders – Part Three

Click here for the first four contenders, and here for the next four.

One of the most popular parts of FaithWriters is the Writing Challenge, and one of the most eagerly awaited days in the FaithWriters’ year is July 1, when the winner of the Writing Challenge Best of the Best is announced.

The first place entry from each of the 36 Writing Challenge topics between July 2011 and June 2012 are all in contention. Only one, however, will [...]

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Get Started As A Freelance Writer

GET STARTED AS A FREELANCE WRITER

By Edie Melson

Many writers I met with at the Blue Ridge conference expressed an interest in getting started as freelance writers. With the economy as it is, lots are feeling the need for additional or even primary income. With some hard work and diligence, freelance writing could be the answer you’re looking for.

Freelance writing isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It takes hard work—and a certain amount of a daredevil attitude. BUT, if [...]

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A Life Story

Many novel writers create mini-biographies (or longer than that) of their characters. We should at least know the background of our characters, to help give them depth and to understand why they act the way they do (it doesn’t necessarily need to be in the book, of course).

The story of someone’s life can be quite fascinating – and can, like our fictional characters, help us understand how people turned out how they did – why they took certain actions.

My son [...]

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More Best of the Best contenders!

Click here for the first four contenders

One of the most popular parts of FaithWriters is the Writing Challenge, and one of the most eagerly awaited days in the FaithWriters’ year is July 1, when the winner of the Writing Challenge Best of the Best is announced.

The first place entry from each of the 36 Writing Challenge topics between July 2011 and June 2012 are all in contention. Only one, however, will be selected as THE Best of the [...]

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The Truth In Fiction

The Truth in Fiction
by Mona Hodgson

Many of my closest friends are liars. But they might prefer the title storyteller extraordinaire. Tale-weavers. And whether the literary yarn they spin is set in an actual place or based upon real life events and historical characters, they are authors of fiction. I am too. And as novelists, we have chosen to write fiction, not fact. But even so, is the story we weave truly and completely made up?

Not the best stories. All [...]

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Those Inopportune Times

A steering wheel is certainly not my favorite writing desk, but a couple years ago, it seemed to be my most common one.

Don’t worry—you wouldn’t find me writing the great American novel as I drive along the interstate at 60 plus miles per hour. I don’t even jot down notes as I motor along a heavily trafficked street at a snail’s pace. I am a bad enough driver without distractions like that. No need to endanger the population any more [...]

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