Archive for December, 2013

“Where’s the Line to See Jesus” Year Two Winners!

For the second year in a row, FaithWriters has run a blogging contest at Christmastime based on the YouTube video “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” by Becky Kelly. And again, the winning entries are wonderful.  In fact, ALL the entries are wonderful. Stop by the forums and check them out!

And now, without further ado, the winners for 2013!

First place ($50 prize or one-year gold membership):  A “Little Grace” in a Big World by Amy Crowe

Second place ($25 [...]

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Meet 2013 Page Turner Runner Up Jim McWhinnie!

(If you missed it, check out winner Theresa Santy’s interview here, and first runner up Kevin Ingram’s here)

The 2013 Fiction Page Turner winners and runners up were announced earlier this month, and I’ve spent December to get to know each of the three. Check out the link above for our the other two winners- and read on to learn more about runner up Jim McWhinnie, his manuscript The Mystic Realms of Shadow Fox, and more!

Joanne Sher: First of all, congratulations [...]

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Fourth 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.  The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter focused on animal-related sayings, with topics from the black sheep in the family to straight from the horse’s mouth. The entries across the board were wonderful and inspiring – but there can only be one winner (in each level, anyway!)

And now, [...]

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The Key to Writing Good Fiction—Put Your Reader to Sleep

The Key to Writing Good Fiction—Put Your Reader to Sleep

By Edie Melson

Yes, you read the title correctly. Put your reader to sleep.

Okay, maybe not completely to sleep, but at least allow them to dream. What does dreaming have to do with writing? Everything. The dream I’m referring to is the fictional dream. If you’ve never heard the term before, don’t worry. I guarantee you know what I’m talking about. I think author, John Gardner says it best.

“What counts in [...]

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Meet Kevin Ingram – 2013 Page Turner Runner Up

(If you missed it, check out winner Theresa Santy’s interview here)

The 2013 Fiction Page Turner winners and runners up were announced earlier this month, and I’m planning to take December to get to know each of the three. Check out the link above for our winner – and read on to learn more about runner up Kevin Ingram, his manuscript The Grimmest, and more!

Joanne Sher: First of all, congratulations on your honorable mention! Can you tell us a bit about [...]

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Blog Contest Winners – and Another to Enter

It’s time to send a hearty congratulations to the winners of November’s FaithWriters Blog Contest, How God Provides.  With over two dozen entries, the hosting website and ministry, www.howgodprovides.com, had a tough time choosing winners, but here they are!

1st Place – How God Provides What Santa Cannot, by Penny R. Koontz as told to Harriett Ford (Harriett receives $150.00 in paid writing assignments from www.howgodprovides.com and her entry posted on 100 Christian blogs)

2nd Place – How God Provides Rest, by [...]

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Meet Theresa Santy – 2013 Page Turner Winner

A bit over a week ago, the winners of the 2013 Fiction Page Turner Winners were announced (check out the announcement here). Over the next several weeks, watch the blog to learn a bit more about each of the winners and their manuscripts. The first interview, with Page Turner Champion Theresa Santy, is below. Come learn more about her writing journey, her winning manuscript At The Water’s Edge, and a very interesting hobby she has!

Joanne Sher: First of all, congratulations [...]

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Some Christmas Reading AND Writing

With December upon us, FaithWriters has some great ways for you to get in the REAL Christmas spirit – the spirit of remembering Christ’s birth. Whether you’re in the mood to write something, or just need a break and want to read some quality writing, FaithWriters is a great place to stop.

For the reader, be sure to check out the December issue of FaithWriters Magazine. With everything from a touching, humorous piece on the true message of Christmas, to lovely [...]

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Congrats to our 2013 Page Turner Champions!

After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the seventh annual FaithWriters.com/Finesse Writing and Editing Service/Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.

The 2013 Page Turner Writing Contest began on January 1, with the focus for the year being fiction. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 47 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.

Entries comprised a synopsis, outlining the planned [...]

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