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A Stretchy Writing Challenge Quarter – Genre-ally Speaking :)

Have you checked out the topics for the FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge the past few weeks? We are revisiting a theme from way back in 2007 – one that was extremely popular and a serious growth experience for many who participated back then (including yours truly!).

Welcome to the genre quarter, 2014!

We are in week three of the quarter – and the current challenge is to write for the science fiction and/or fantasy genre. Guidelines are just like any other time – [...]

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12 Promises Writers MUST Make to Themselves to Fulfill Their Dreams

12 Promises Writers MUST Make to Themselves to Fulfill Their Dreams
by Edie Melson

The writing life isn’t an easy one. It’s one filled with joy, but also has its painful side. With any lifestyle that requires the courage to follow a dream, there are frequent roadblocks and obstacles.

Many of these are imposed from others. Just announce that you’re following your heart and people seem to come out of the woodwork to tell you why it can’t—and/or shouldn’t—be done. In addition to [...]

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Congratulations to Summer Quarter Writing Challenge Cash Winners!

The FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge is on a break right now, with the last winners of the Goes Together LIke” quarter 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: BEGINNERS – Saddle for Sale by Rachel Barrett (Pen and Paper Challenge)
Level 2: INTERMEDIATE – Dear Doctor C.E.O. by Diane Bowman (Pen and [...]

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Share Your Testimony

Every Christian has a testimony – many more than one. Whether it is how you were saved or how God was with you through circumstances, we all have a story to tell of God’s faithfulness, mercy, and grace. And as writers, putting it down on paper may be the most logical thing to do.

And FaithWriters is giving you the opportunity to not only write it down – but to share it with the world, get it in print, and participate [...]

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Conflict that LIfts the Bar

Conflict that Lifts the Bar
by Gail Gaymer Martin

Problems, crises and conflicts need solutions, but the conflict needs to be strong. It can’t be running out of wine at a party or disagreeing on what movie to see. You all know that arguments and disagreements aren’t worthy of being considered a conflict in fiction.

A conflict needs to involve a vital situation or issue needed for the main character to reach his goal. He needs enough money to pay the taxes and [...]

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Private Messenger now available to ALL members!

All members can now receive direct private messages from anyone interested in their writing through private messenger. If you had previously listed your email address in your profile, it should be removed now to reduce potential spam to your email address. Private messenger provides you with a level of privacy and security you did not have when posting your actual email address.
 
If you are a Silver member and have never been able to check your private messages, there may be [...]

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Win A Xulon Best Seller Package – Raffle

Have a book you have been considering self-publishing? FaithWriters has several ways you can be in the running to win a Xulon Bestseller Package (over $4,000 retail value!) – and the newest one just went live today!

For our newest contest we are holding an old fashioned raffle with a hi-tech touch. There is no purchase required and you could win a Xulon Publishing Package ($4,383.00 Retail Value) to be used for any type of Christian book you desire. All FaithWriters [...]

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Just Over Two Weeks To Enter Testimony Contest!

Do you have a salvation or perseverance through trials testimony that wasn’t published in FaithWriters’ first testimony book Trials and Triumphs? Are you a Gold or Platinum Member (or willing to become one)? Are you interested in getting your testimony published, and participating in royalties for sales? FaithWriters has an opportunity for you – but don’t wait too long. Time is running out!

Simply write your testimony (either of salvation or of keeping your faith during struggles) according to the contest [...]

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Need a Contest to Enter?

FaithWriters has several contests going on this summer – ones for just about every type of Christian writing – from short to long, from fiction to nonfiction.

Let’s start with short writings. With the success of FaithWriters’ first testimony book (click here to see it and purchase), FaithWriters is planning to put out a second one. If you did not have your testimony in Trials and Triumphs, and you are a gold or platinum member, why not write it up for [...]

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New Challege Book -Mixed Blessings Simple Pleasures- Is Out!

At last! The long wait is over. The first of the new “Writing Challenge” books, Mixed Blessings Simple Pleasures, has been released, and what a book it is. With one hundred bite-sized stories, articles, and poems, by over fifty fantastic FaithWriters Challengeers including the talented Jan Ackerson, Kenn Allan, Teri Wilson, Beth LaBuff, Melanie Kerr, and a whole lot more, this makes a perfect bedside book or gift. There really is something for every Christian reader in a Mixed Blessings [...]

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