Archive for January, 2014

Chicago FaithWriters Conference: Can You Make It?

FaithWriters’ Writing Conferences are always fun, educational, and spiritually fulfilling – and there’s the potential for one coming up this summer – but we need to hear from you!

photo by Lynda Schab

The next conference is tentatively scheduled for August 1- 2, 2014 at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Hilton. Because O’Hare is a hub, flights should be relatively inexpensive, and because the hotel is at the airport, there’s no need to rent a car.

The registration fee would be $129.00 and [...]

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FaithWriters: Coming Soon!

Right now, it seems, there is a lot of anticipation at the FaithWriters site. While several things (the Writing Challenge and the Page Turner Contest, for example) are up and running, there are quite a few things that many FW faithful are waiting for (maybe patiently, maybe not ).

One is the Testimony Book – which should be coming out  VERY soon. A few editing and scheduling issues have put the date this powerful book of FW member testimonies is [...]

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Ideas Are In the Air

Ideas Are In the Air

By Megan DiMaria

As a writer where do you come up with ideas? If you ask a seasoned writer, they’ll tell you that ideas are in the air.

Ideas are all around you. All you have to do is be observant. If you write fiction, look at the people around you, what quirks make you think, “What if that girl with the blue hair and nose ring was a closet Young Republican . . .?” What [...]

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Give AND Get Feedback: The Critique Circle

Did you know that FaithWriters has an area especially for folks who need an extra eye for their writing? The Critique Circle is a place where you can help others improve their writing, and have them help you too!

If you want your writing to be the best it can be, having “fresh eyes” look at it, and give feedback, is important, and almost always beneficial. People of many writing levels (from newbies to FW-approved editors to everything in between) provide [...]

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Created for Fellowship

Created for Fellowship
by Lynda Lee Schab

Everyone knows that writing is a solitary profession. Which is good and bad. Good, because we are left alone to get our work done. But the bad side of our solitary confinement is that there’s no one to hold us accountable. How nice it would be if the laundry pile would cry out “don’t touch me until that chapter is done!” instead of “wash me…wash me…wash me…”

Most writers enjoy being alone. Let’s face it: it’s [...]

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Free Reads for Reviews – Prizes for Readers!

Did you know that there are several books in the FaithWriters bookstore that you can read for free? All you need to do is promise to write an honest review of it when you are done reading, and it’s yours! There are some quality books over there. And now, FaithWriters has added an additional incentive to get you reading, and reviewing, the books of your fellow FWers!

Later this year, $250 in prizes will be awarded to readers in the Free [...]

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The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Open!

Do you havet a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your dresser? Have you had an idea for a desperately needed non-fiction book brewing in the back of your mind for years? This year just might be the year to do something with it – and FaithWriters has the motivator for you!

Yes, the eighth annual Page Turner writing contest (sponsored by FaithWriters.com, Finesse Writing and Editing Service, and Breath of Fresh Air Press) is now open, and this year, [...]

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Meet the Member: Robert Bernecker (Part 2 of 2)

Check out the first part of this interview here, where bestselling author Robert Bernecker discuses his life before writing, his role as a lay minister, and his book, Who’s Your Father?

JOANNE: What kind of marketing have you been doing for Who’s Your Father? How is it going?

ROBERT: For a new author faced with the question of how to get his or her first work successfully launched, marketing a book is a daunting task indeed. Fortunately, it is easier than ever [...]

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Meet the Member: Robert Bernecker (Part 1 of 2)

It’s tough to get a good book published – even tougher, it seems, to have one that does well in sales. But one of our FaithWriters member, Robert Bernecker, has done so. His current book, Who’s Your Father, was self-published, and is often the #1 selling book on Amazon in several categories. In this two-part interview, come learn more about Robert, his book, his background, and a bit about what it took for him to get his book on the [...]

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