Archive for December, 2015

Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Rachel Malcolm

See the interview with Page Turner winner Debbie Roome here, and other runner up Harriet Ford here.

Rachel Malcolm has been at FaithWriters for three years now – and now her novel has been named as a runner-up in the Page Turner contest! Read on to learn more about her writing, her family, and her other passions – plus some tips for  those of us who want to get serious about writing.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on placing [...]

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Merry Christmas from FaithWriters

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a [...]

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FW Gathering – We Want Your Input!

Have you heard about our plans for the FaithWriters Gathering this summer down in Georgia (the state – not the country )?  We are holding it July 15 and 16 in McDonough, Georgia – fellowship, fun, inspiration, and, of course, some writing stuff.

But this isn’t going to be just another writing conference.  Instead, we want you to have hands-on experience with the things you most want to learn or develop. But what are those things? THAT is what [...]

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Query Letter Mistakes to Avoid

Part of Suzanne Hartmann‘s Top Ten Query Mistakes Blog Series

Query Letter Mistakes to Avoid
by Suzanne Hartmann
Sending out letters scattershot

There are so many literary agencies out there that it can be tempting to send a generic letter out to bunches of agencies at the same time to see who shows interest in your book. The problem is that not every agency represents each subject and genre, so sending out a generic query letter to every agency under the sun is the [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner Up Harriet Ford

See Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome’s interview here.

Harriet Ford is a writer and speaker, and FaithWriters member – and a runner up in the FaithWriters 2015 Page Turner contest. Read on to learn more about Harriet, her novel in progress, and get a peek at her sense of humor.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your Page Turner placing! Can you tell us a bit about how you found out? What was your reaction?

HARRIET FORD: I first discovered my Page [...]

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Meet 2015 Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome!

Debbie Roome is no stranger to the Page Turner. This is her third time named as a finalist – but THIS time, her book Twisted Ribbons has taken the top prize. Read on as we hear about Debbie’s writing, her passions, and what inspires her.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your win! Can you tell us a bit about how you found out (I believe you were actually on vacation)? What was your reaction?

DEBBIE ROOME: I was visiting my [...]

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Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry

Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry

By Jennifer Woodley

There is a quirky quote I found pinned at eye level near the kettle in the kitchen. It reads ‘Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry’. Simple to read, however, not so simple to do. It reminds me of the wise words of Evelyn Underhill describing our current state of being. “Most of us live such fractured and fragmented lives that centeredness (wholly centering on one thing) is a foreign word to us. The moment we try to [...]

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The Newest Challenge Book is Out!

After a VERY long wait, we are pleased to say that the newest FaithWriters Writing Challenge anthology is now available for purchase!

The second in the Mixed Blessings series from Breath of Fresh Air Press, Classically Inspired, released this week and is available in paperback on Amazon.

This book features the writing of over 60 FaithWriters members who placed in the editor’s choice during the third quarter of 2011. Writers were challenged to write entries between 150 and 750 words with the [...]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Page Turner Winners!

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

The 2015 Page Turner Writing Contest began during the first week of January, with the focus for the year being fiction manuscripts. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 42 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.

Entries comprised a book proposal, outlining the [...]

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