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FaithWriters Gathering: Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

So, are you planning to attend the FaithWriters Gathering in McDonough, Georgia (outside Atlanta) this summer? It’s sure to be a fabulous time of fun, fellowship, and learning, and the price is incredibly reasonable considering all you will be getting.

Need some details? Here we go:

FaithWriters Gathering: Ignite Your Passion
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5pm to Saturday,July 16, 2016 at 9pm
First Baptist Church, McDonough, GA
Cost: $50 until May 31; $57 from June 1 on

The FaithWriters Gathering is not another [...]

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FaithWriters Going Mobile-Responsive – Pardon Our Dust :)

At the request of members, and to keep up with technology, FaithWriters will soon begin a gradual conversion to a mobile responsive site. Much of the hard work of individual page conversion has already been done on a duplicate site designed for development. We will gradually be replacing the current site pages with pages that will automatically re-size based on your viewing device.

This has been a very large and time consuming project due to the size of the site. As [...]

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Congrats to Winter 2016 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. 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 a $50 cash prize. This past quarter  had a variety of topics – from smear [...]

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FaithWriters Gathering Registration Open!

It has been a few years since FaithWriters folks have gathered in person – but that will be changing – and SOON!

In just five months, FaithWriters from across the US (and even around the world!) will be meeting in McDonough, Georgia for the Ignite Your Passion Writers’ Gathering – and registration is now open!

This year’s FaithWriters Gathering is not another writing conference, and it’s not quite a writing retreat. It’s fun, encouragement, fellowship, and hands on workshops. You will write.

WHERE: [...]

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Smother Them with Kisses (A Valentine devotional)

Smother Them With Kisses
By Pam Ford Davis

I just had a light bulb revelation. A thought shed light on a much-used expression, ‘Smother them with kisses.’ Okay, to smother is to leave one breathless. Hey, that was a hit song. [Jerry Lee Lewis, 1958]

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. I’m a hopeless romantic; will I smother my sweetie with kisses and shower him with love? Nah, the customary “Happy Valentine’s Day” will suffice.

Inwardly, all blossom when receiving outward expressions of love. The [...]

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Delicious Writing

The FaithWriters Writing challenge is well under way for 2016 – in fact, we are halfway through the first quarter. As you may have heard, this year’s challenge quarters are unthemed, which means the next topic could be just about anything. And this week, we are looking for something…well…delicious.

So, wanna jump in to this week’s challenge? If you are a platinum or gold member, you are more than welcome to write an entry, between 150 and 750 words, with a [...]

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Five Tips for Creating an Effective Newsletter

Five Tips for Creating an Effective Newsletter
By Dorothy Love

Staying in touch with our readers has never been more important than it is now, in these days of shrinking markets and expanding options for the way stories and other types of entertainment are delivered.  I’ve been doing some research on what makes a newsletter worth the time, effort and money it takes to develop, circulate, and maintain it. I studied the newsletters that arrive in my in-box almost daily and thought [...]

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How About Some Haiku?

Did you know that February, the shortest month of the year, is National Haiku Writing Month  (NaHaiWriMo) – a month celebrating the shortest poetry form? (I didn’t until two days ago ) The challenge is to write one haiku a day the entire month of February. Which means, since this post is going live on February 2, you are only a day behind!

I am sure most of you learned haiku in school – but, contrary [...]

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A Useful Branch

A little fiction from my own archives

A Useful Branch
By Joanne Sher

The white granules of sand burnt the bottoms of his feet. Increasing his pace to a trot, Kevin Small reached the water and knelt into the surf, a small tree branch gripped in his left hand. Slamming the makeshift spear into the water, he stared down at the end of the stick and smirked. A solid hit. He would have a real meal tonight.

Kevin soaked his feet in [...]

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Chase Your Dreams

Chase Your Dreams
By Megan DiMaria

Do you have an unfulfilled dream? Go for it!

No one will drop your life’s dream into your lap. You’ve got to work for it.

Since I was a little girl, I wanted be a published author.

I was too afraid to tell anyone my dream, so when the time came to go to college, I took the safe path and studied communications instead of creative writing.

It served me well, I worked in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing most of [...]

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