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FaithWriters Gathering THIS WEEKEND – not too late

Are you ready to ignite your passion – your writing passion, that is? If you are within driving distance from McDonough, Georgia (or already have plans to show up), you won’t want to miss the FaithWriters Gathering – coming up this Friday, July 15 at 5pm through Saturday, July 16 at 9pm at First Baptist Church McDonough. It’s not too late to register.

What is the FaithWriters Gathering? It’s not another writers’ conference. You won’t be sitting listening to people speak [...]

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Congratulations to the 2016 Best of the Best

After twelve months of Writing Challenge topics and entries, we had our forty contenders for the 2016 Best of the Best awards.

The annual Best of the Best awards are announced July 1 each year, and the awards go to the three highest rated Editors’ Choice winners for the previous twelve months.

Congratulations to our three awesome winners:

1ST PLACE Salvo by Jan Ackerson
2ND PLACE Who Kissed the Teacup by Francy Judge
3RD PLACE Mortimer’s Plight by Donna Powers

The countdown [...]

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Congrats to Spring 2016 Writing Challenge Quarterly 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 fizzle [...]

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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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