Archive for July, 2015

As God Whispers

DON’T FORGET – The deadline to enter the Xulon raffle is TOMORROW, August 1, at noon ET. Enter!

As God Whispers

By louis gander

Don’t give me a brand new computer
to type all the words on my mind -
just give me an old scrap of paper
and maybe some words I can find -
to write with my old, stubby pencil,
a poem or two I think of,
to soften the hardest of hardened hearts -
and write a few words of God’s love.

And [...]

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Market Yourself BEFORE the Contract: Social Networking

Market Yourself BEFORE the Contract:
Social Networking

By Suzanne Hartmann

The quickest way to start building name recognition and let people know you are an author is to use social networking. It’s easy to join and to find friends, family, and other writers.

The first thing you need to do (after you set up your account and profile) is to get past the term “friend.” In the world of social networking, “friend” simply means a connection to someone. So to build your [...]

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Just One Week To Enter Xulon Raffle

August is just over a week away – which means you only have a few more days to enter to win a Xulon Press Bestseller Package (over $4,000 value). The deadline to get your name “in the hat” is August 1, 2015 at noon ET. And how do you enter this old fashioned raffle with a high tech twist?

The only requirement is that you must be a FaithWriters member – anything from a free silver member up to platinum. (You [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Runner-Up Cori Smelker!

Cori Smelker has been a member, moderator, supporter, and presenter for FaithWriters for many years – and this year, her writing talents have made her runner up for FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge Best of the Best. Join me (Joanne Sher) as I chat a bit with this delightful lady and learn more about her, her writing, her family, her winning piece, and more!

JOANNE: First of all, congratulation on your second place win! What was your reaction when you found out you [...]

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The First Deadly Sin of Writers

The First Deadly Sin of Writers
By Randy Ingermanson

If there’s anything that can wreck your writing career, I’d say it’s envy.

What do I mean by “envy?”

Envy is not merely wanting what somebody else has.  Envy is the feeling of resentment you get when wanting something somebody else has.  The problem is that the publishing world naturally breeds envy. Here’s why.

It’s just a fact that different writers get very different results from their writing. Most writers earn hundreds of dollars per year [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Winner Ann Grover!

It is my honor to introduce to you one of the most talented and dedicated members of the FaithWriters family: Ann Grover. Her decade at this site has blessed everyone who has read her writings, and her willingness to help others has also been a blessing. Arguably one of the strongest writers here (in my opinion, and that of the Challenge judges), she has been rewarded not once, but TWICE, for her body of work for the FaithWriters Writing Challenge [...]

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Tough Love For Writers

Tough Love for Writers
by Linda Yezak

Author C. Hope Clark wrote a tough-love piece for writers who are afraid of taking the step to becoming published authors. In her blog post, “On Being Tentative,” Hope writes:

This is all on you. We all like the pat on the back and the positive reinforcement. That’s human nature. But if you need someone petting you on the head every day to keep going, maybe this isn’t the job for you. There are too many others [...]


The Benefits of Platinum and Gold Membership

Did you know that 99% of all FaithWriters members are free (silver) members? We at FaithWriters are thrilled to be able to give writing help to everyone who “comes through our doors,” but many of the services we provide – both to writers and seekers of God – are not free.

For a small price, you can help support FaithWriters’ dual mission of equipping writers and spreading the Gospel (in over 230 countries!). And YOU get benefits as well!

While Silver membership [...]

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Congratulations to 2015′s Best of the Best!

In case you haven’t heard, FaithWriters has crowned its 2015 Writing Challenge Best of the Best winner and two runners up. And for the third time in the Best of the Best’s 11-year history, two of the spots have been won by the same person.

Congratulations – and be sure to read these three AMAZING entries!

1st Place ($300 prize): B’rikh hu by Ann Grover
2nd Place ($100 prize): Assegais and Shields by Corinne Smelker
3rd Place ($75 prize): In the Secret Place by [...]

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