Archive for December, 2012

Looking Back and Forward

Congratulations to Kerry Nenn, the winner of the surprise Christmas Contest: “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” She won $50 or a free one-year gold membership. Click here to read her winning entry, and the others. And what does Kerry have to say about her win?

“As a writer, I am excited about the experience. As a competitive individual, I am thrilled about winning. Most of all, as a Christian, I praise God for the opportunity and blessing He [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for December

Let’s give a hearty congratulations to the following FaithWriters members for their writing successes!

LEOLA OGLE‘s first novel, Like a Cedar In Lebanon, is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

RITA GARCIA‘s novel, Kaliedoscope Summer, is now available.

YVONNE BEVERLY BLAKE‘s collection of Christmas stories, A Box of Christmas Candy, is now available on Amazon and at Full Sail Books.

LIZZY AINSWORTH‘s new book, Dad and Me In PNG, was recently published by Creation House.

CHERYL ROGERS‘s new preteen/teen mystery, Lost in [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Dannie Hawley

Check out Page Turner Winner Leola Ogle’s interview here, and Runner-Up Beth Meuhlhausen’s here.

And now, it’s time to introduce you to our other Page Turner runner-up, the delightful Dannie Hawley. Read on to learn more about this amazing woman, her passions, her struggles, and her book!

JOANNE: When do you first remember developing a passion/love for writing?

DANNIE: Hmm, this is a rather embarrassing question, considering this post is being read by writers who have serious passions for writing. I wish I [...]

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Two thousand plus years ago…

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Beth Muehlhausen!

Check out Page Turner Winner Leola Ogle’s interview here!

And now it’s time to let you get to know Beth Muehlhausen, one of two runners-up in the 2012 Page Turner contest. Read on to learn more about this long-time FWer (and fellow Michigander), her book in progress, and her long-time passion for words.

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JOANNE: First of all, congratulations! When do you first remember developing a passion/love for writing?

BETH: In elementary school I was enthralled with words – magical symbols representing mysterious, faraway [...]

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Writing/Blogging Contests – Winners and Deadlines

We have winners!

The Gift and The Gospel blogging contest, supporting Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship, now has its winners. It was judged by the DeMoss Group, one of the largest public relations firms for Christian organizations. First through third place Platinum or Gold member winners receive cash prizes, and the winning Sliver member receive a free one-year gold membership.

Congratulations to the following FWers!

1st Place ($100 prize and posting on 100 Christian blogs) Haydee Emilou Ilagan Bound on Earth, [...]

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The Wright Path

These days, traveling across the country, or across the world, isn’t a monumental feat (unless you count the cost of airfare :::wink::) – and I imagine at least some of you are planning on flying somewhere for Christmas.

If so – or even if not – today might be a good day to be thankful for a couple people who made it possible.

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright had that first successful powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. [...]

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Creativity for Writers

CREATIVITY FOR WRITERS

by Gail Gaymer Martin

When I notice fellow authors winning prestigious writing awards and getting great reviews in Publishers Weekly and other influencing book review magazines, I realize what makes their work noticed. They think outside the box and take a chance on writing an unusual and meaningful novel. I then ask myself what can I do—what can you do—to bring you work to the light and set your book title on the Best Seller [...]

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Meet 2012 Page Turner Champion Leola Ogle!

I’m so excited to introduce you all to Leola Ogle, the 2012 winner of the FaithWriters Page Turner Writing Contest. Read on to find out more about her, the book she won with, and her passions.

JOANNE: When do you first remember developing a passion/love for writing?

LEOLA: I was very young, maybe nine or ten. I started writing novels, but would only complete 20 or 30 pages, all hand written back then. I’ve always been an avid reader, which has contributed [...]

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A Surprise Christmas Writing Contest

FaithWriters is sponsoring another writing contest – this one for Christmas, and based on the song/video “Where’s the Line to See Jesus” by Becky Kelley. All members can enter!

The contest is based on this music video and what it brings to mind and remembrance as you watch it. (Click on the blue link to view it)

The required word count is 500 or less, and the entry must be posted in the  appropriate area on the forums (click here to go [...]

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