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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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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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Xulon Bestseller Package Raffle – One Month Left To Enter!

I don’t know about you, but I am finding it VERY hard to believe we are halfway through the year. Tomorrow is July 1. Truly!

Among other things, that means you only have one month left to enter the Xulon raffle to be eligible 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? Let me count the ways [...]

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Spring Writing Challenge Quarterly Cash Winners!

A HUGE congratulations to EVERYONE who entered the FaithWriters Writing Challenge this past quarter.  Just by submitting an entry, you are a winner (at least in my book! I haven’t gotten a single piece in yet this year). But some pieces rise even higher than that to place – while others go even higher than that.

And that is what the quarterly cash awards are meant to recognize. The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives [...]

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Writing Challenge: Best of the Best Contenders: Spring 2015

Just under TWO WEEKS before the Best of the Best winners and runners up are announced – can you believe it? And now is the time to review the last ten contenders (see the three previous quarters here, here, and here) – one of which was announced only yesterday!

Unfamiliar with Best of the Best? Each week, the top scoring entry overall in the FaithWriters writing challenge is eligible to be declared the Best of the Best winner. At the end [...]

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Why We Write

Eighty-six  years ago today, a baby girl was born in Germany. Thirteen years later, she received a diary for her birthday, and wrote in it regularly for two years. And she impacted the world in a way she never could have imagined.

Perhaps you already know who this girl is. How, for many (me included), hers is the first name that comes to mind when we think of Holocaust victims.  Anne Frank is in many ways the voice of the Holocaust [...]

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Writing Challenge Best of the Best Contenders: Winter 2015

And now for the third group of four Best of the Best contenders (check out the ten from Summer and Fall 2014 in previous posts)

Unfamiliar with Best of the Best? Each week, the top scoring entry overall in the FaithWriters writing challenge is eligible to be declared the Best of the Best winner. At the end of all four ten-week quarters, we have 40 potential pieces vying for the Best of the Best crown. And, on July 1 each year, [...]

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Writing Challenge Best of the Best Contenders-Summer 2014

Can you believe it has been almost a year since FaithWriters named 2014′s Writing Challenge Best of the Best? Well, we have made it through almost 40 weeks of FaithWriters Writing Challenge topics, and it is almost time to crown 2015′s BoB and two runners up.

Unfamiliar with Best of the Best? Each week, the top scoring entry overall in the FaithWriters writing challenge is eligible to be declared the Best of the Best winner. At the end of all four [...]

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Eight Ground Rules for Achieving Your Dreams

Eight Ground Rules for Achieving Your Dreams
by Megan DiMaria

Do you have a dream? A goal?

Is there a desire that has burned in your heart for years?

Or has a new vision popped into your mind?

Here’s the secret to staying motivated so you meet your goal:

Don’t wait until you accomplish your goal to be proud of yourself.

 Be proud of yourself every time you endeavor to reach your dream.
 
Be proud of every step you take to meet your goal.

Here are eight ground rules [...]

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