Archive for July, 2014

Just Over Two Weeks To Enter Testimony Contest!

Do you have a salvation or perseverance through trials testimony that wasn’t published in FaithWriters’ first testimony book Trials and Triumphs? Are you a Gold or Platinum Member (or willing to become one)? Are you interested in getting your testimony published, and participating in royalties for sales? FaithWriters has an opportunity for you – but don’t wait too long. Time is running out!

Simply write your testimony (either of salvation or of keeping your faith during struggles) according to the contest [...]

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Defining Moments

Defining Moments

by Megan DiMaria

I’ve been thinking about defining moments lately. As an author, they populate my books. As a human being, they have shaped my character and my choices.

I’ve often heard good fiction characterized as real life without the boring parts. That’s very true, and both fiction and real life have defining moments.

Defining moments can be good as well as bad. The good — the day you know you’ve found “the one,” or the birth of a child. [...]

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Spoonerism Day

There’s a holiday for everything these days. But what writer would want to pass up one that honors accidental turns of phrase? Yes, July 22 is Spoonerism Day.

For those of you unsure, Spoonerisms are words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped. They are named after Reverend W. A. Spooner (1844-1930), who was Dean and Warden of New College in Oxford, England, and is reputed to have made these verbal slips frequently. Some classics of his reportedly include [...]

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Will You Still Be Fruitful in Your Success?

Will You Still Be Fruitful in Your Success?

By Marie Grossett

I’m not talking about material success, rather your attitude. When God opens the door to your ‘big break,’ will you still maintain or strive for the fruit of the Spirit to be manifested in your life?

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.’ Galatians 5:22

When we first start something – it could be a business, [...]

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Help, I’ve Been Hacked. Now What?

Help, I’ve Been Hacked. Now What?

By Edie Melson

Many of us have experienced the sinking feeling that comes with the realization that one (or more) of our social media profiles have been hacked. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but it can sure wreck an otherwise blissful day.

The easiest way to get hacked is to click on a link that contains a virus allowing hackers access to your accounts. When you click on the link, you may see a [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Runner-Up Gerald Shuler

Graham and his wife

First of all, have you seen the interview with our Best of the Best winner, Graham Insley? Check it out at the Challenge page – and learn about his winning entry A Horse’s Rear End, the benefits of a challenge buddy, and his love for FaithWriters (and his Aussie home). Don’t miss it.

And now, let’s move on to the interview at hand.

Gerald Shuler has been a member of FaithWriters since 2007. And this year, [...]

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Need a Contest to Enter?

FaithWriters has several contests going on this summer – ones for just about every type of Christian writing – from short to long, from fiction to nonfiction.

Let’s start with short writings. With the success of FaithWriters’ first testimony book (click here to see it and purchase), FaithWriters is planning to put out a second one. If you did not have your testimony in Trials and Triumphs, and you are a gold or platinum member, why not write it up for [...]

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New Challege Book -Mixed Blessings Simple Pleasures- Is Out!

At last! The long wait is over. The first of the new “Writing Challenge” books, Mixed Blessings Simple Pleasures, has been released, and what a book it is. With one hundred bite-sized stories, articles, and poems, by over fifty fantastic FaithWriters Challengeers including the talented Jan Ackerson, Kenn Allan, Teri Wilson, Beth LaBuff, Melanie Kerr, and a whole lot more, this makes a perfect bedside book or gift. There really is something for every Christian reader in a Mixed Blessings [...]

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Congrats to 2014′s Writing Challenge Best of the Best!

Out of the thousands of FaithWriters Writing Challenge entries submitted over the past year, only forty were first place Editors Choice winners and contenders for Best of the Best. And of those, only one entry – and writer – can be chosen and crowned the 2014 Best of the Best. That person wins a cool $300 in cash, and the proverbial BoB crown. Second and third place winners get $100 and $75, respectively.

FaithWriters has crowned its new Best of the [...]

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