Archive for June, 2013

FaithWriters Conference starts TONIGHT!

And some folks arrived a bit early – and are graciously sharing their photos with us.

Workshop presenter/speed critiquer/awesome lady Cori Smelker with the lovely Leah Nichols.

If you’re in the Portland, OR area, it’s not too late to join the fun. Last-minute registration is ABSOLUTELY fine. Check out the conference page for details that may not be listed here.

2013 FAITHWRITERS CONFERENCE
Nurturing the Whole Writer
June 28-29th
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport

Cost: $85 for Platinum members; $95 for others

Cost includes Saturday morning [...]

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Next Blog Contest – Christian Books!

Now that the God Speaks Blog Contest Winners have been announced, it’s time to move on to the next contest – and this one can directly benefit FaithWriters AND its members (even if you don’t win!).

The latest contest, called “Christian Books,” aims to increase the use of the FaithWriters book store (http://ebooks.faithwriters.com/), both by authors and readers. Not only can you purchase books by FaithWriters members, but you can also buy  Christian books from Amazon through the site – and [...]

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Second Quarter 2013 Writing Challenge Cash Winners

It’s time to announce the FOUR cash winners from hundreds of entries in this past quarter of FaithWriters Writing Challenge.  Beginning this year, the highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over the entire ten-week quarter will receive a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter was the onomat0poeia quarter, with topics from splash to hum to whine. The entries across the board were wonderful and inspiring – but there can only be one winner (in each level, anyway!)

And now, without further ado, [...]

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The Last Set of Best of the Best Contenders!

In just a week and a half, we will KNOW who the FaithWriters Writing Challenge Best of the Best is for 2013. Have you checked out the contenders from the first, second, and third quarters? (If not, go ahead. I’ll wait )

Each first place Editors Choice winner of the writing challenge during the challenge year (which runs from July 2012 to June 2013) is eligible. On July 1, 2013, the first, second, and third place entries will be announced [...]

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A Writer Emerges

Congratulations to our God Speaks Blog Contest Winners!

First Place – The Colorful Voice of God by Retha Groenewald (winner of $150 in paid writing assignments from God Speaks and $500 in Biblical Library Upgrades)
Second Place -  The Voice by Sharon Balts (winner of $75 in paid writing assignments from God Speaks)
Third Place – The Whisper that Deafens the Mighty and Opens the Ears of the Seeker by Frankie Kemp (Winner of $25)
BEST SILVER — Equipping The Saints To Hear God’s [...]

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Where Do You Get Your Writing Ideas?

When you sit down to write, how do you figure out what your topic will be? Where do your ideas come from?

Sometimes, I have so many different ideas it’s a matter of trying to narrow my focus until I find the one that interests me most – at least at that moment. Other times, it’s a struggle to come up with even one good idea (or even a bad one!)

Whether you’re putting something together for the FaithWriters Writing Challenge, the [...]

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Third Quarter Contenders: Best of the Best

Check out the first quarter contenders here, and the second quarter contenders here.

Yesterday the LAST topic of the quarter, and the challenge year, went to the judges, and by this time next week, all the Best of the Best contenders will be known. Are YOU on the list?

Each first place Editors Choice winner of the writing challenge during the challenge year (which runs from July 2012 to June 2013) is eligible. On July 1, 2013, the first, second, and third [...]

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The Highest

The Highest
By Jody Day

Matthew 5:14a (NIV) You are the light of the world.

The word ‘inspiration’ always makes me take a slow, deep breath. My eyes close and a smile warms my face. The word always reminds me of the reason I became a writer.

I am a great fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series. The third novel, Anne of the Island, finds Anne and her young adult friends facing life’s challenges. Ruby Gillis is a [...]

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FaithWriters Portland, OR Conference – Not Too Late to Register!

The FaithWriters Conference in Portland, Oregon starts in just over two weeks – and it’s not too late to register, even this close.

The conference date is quickly approaching and the excitement is building. We want to shout out to all members and especially those who are within driving distance at this late date.

We would love to have you attend. If you have been thinking about it, just go for it. If you cannot afford the registration all in one payment,  email [...]

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Second Quarter Contenders: Best of the Best

Check out the first quarter contenders here.

We’re on the LAST topic of the challenge year, folks! Which means there’s only one more chance to be in contention for the FaithWriters Challenge Best of the Best.

Each first place Editors Choice winner of the writing challenge during the challenge year (which runs from July 2012 to June 2013) is eligible. On July 1, 2013, the first, second, and third place entries will be announced – First Place Best of the Best (or [...]

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