Archive for March, 2015

Congratulations to the Writing Challenge Quarterly Cash Winners!

The FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge is on a break right now, with the last winners of the past quarter  – with a theme of the seven deadly sins and the three “good guys” – announced just last week. And that means it’s time to announce the four winners of the quarterly level awards. The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives a $50 cash prize.

LEVEL 1 My Nola by Melinda Melton (GLUTTONY challenge)
LEVEL 2 Popcorn Love [...]

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Getting Your Book Published – Two Contests, Two Chances

FaithWriters has two different contests this year where the prize will get your book published – one is open now, and another opens in just a few days.

First, of course, is the 9th Annual Page Turner Contest, which is focused on fiction this year. Any Platinum member (click here to upgrade) is eligible to enter the first chapter and a synopsis of their fiction manuscript with a Christian worldview in this contest by the October 31, 2015 deadline. The winner [...]

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A Piece of Stained Glass

A Piece of Stained Glass
By Marlene Mesot

I don’t mind sharing myself with others, as in my writing, because this is how God can use me as a tool for His witness. Writing is a means of self expression, but when it is shared, it becomes universal. There is no greater example of how to write than the Holy Word of God. Even to those who do not believe its writings, the Bible is recognized as a great literary [...]

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Spring has Sprung!

Today is the first day of Spring – in the Northern Hemisphere, anyhow. (Fall starts tomorrow for our Southern Hemisphere friends) It means new life, Easter, Passover, spring break, spring cleaning, spring training. Lots of things like that – all starting up. It means thawing out, opening the windows for some fresh air, putting away the winter clothes (though here in Michigan, there’s no guarantee it’s quite time for that LOL), exercising outdoors, and all the fun things that come [...]

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Lots of Little Writing Tips

Many FaithWriters members are familiar with Jan Ackerson, one of the winningest Writing Challenge writers, an editor extraordinaire, and all-around excellent writer.

Have you checked out the lessons she teaches over on the FaithWriters forums? She covers everything from point of view to characterization to dealing with criticism, and much more. And this week’s lesson is not only full of wisdom for writers – but it is a lesson in brevity itself.

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Jan’s post shares bits of writing [...]

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Don’t Make Their Lives Easy

Don’t Make Their Lives Easy

By Gail Gaymer Martin

Too often authors make situations too easy for characters. They like the people they create, and just as they want happiness and success for their real life friends, they want the same for their characters. But a novel with easy to resolved problems is really a “why bother” story.

Real life piles problems on people every day, some easily solved and some not, so characters need to have similar lives. [...]

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Are You Working on a Page Turner?

Most writers feel like they have “a novel in them.” Some have even started writing it, while others just need a bit of a nudge to get those writing juices going. Well, FaithWriters just may have the nudge for you!

If you are a FaithWriters Platinum member, we have an amazing contest – with amazing prizes – that you can enter for free – and you have over seven months to prepare! Enter the Ninth Annual Page Turner Writing Contest, sponsored [...]

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Making Something Out of Nothing

Making Something Out of Nothing
By Delia Latham

Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

God put His “Seal of Approval” on creativity from the start.

He brought forth the earth and seas and sky and everything above, below and in between – out of “thin air,” as the saying goes. But it wasn’t magic. It was creation (the act of producing or causing to exist, according to Dictionary.com).

And it wasn’t easy. God needed rest after he’d [...]

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FaithWriters Testimony Book II is Out!

Looking for inspiration? A great read? The testimonies of 50 different FaithWriters members? Look no further!

Trials and Triumphs II, Rooted and Grounded in Love, is now available for purchase through Xulon Press. This book features fifty personal and inspiring testimonies from FaithWriters members around the world. Longtime members like CD Swanson, Sheldon Bass, and Lynn Gipson. Former Page Turner finalists like Dannie Hawley and Kevin Ingram. AND several dozen more members of FaithWriters. Check out this page to see if [...]

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