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Become a Platinum Member: Improve or Your Money Back!

Just FYI – the FaithWriters Forums have been reorganized and streamlined. All your favorite forums are still there – just in groups under parent forums. LOTS less scrolling to get to where you need to – and remember, the fastest way to see posts you have yet to read is to click on view new posts near the top. Stop by!

There are lots of reasons already to become a FaithWriters Platinum member.

Only Platinum members are eligible to enter the Page [...]

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Writing Challenge Ratings Reports for Platinum Members

We are about to offer the best new tool we have offered in years to greatly improve your writing. Can you imagine how much you could improve your writing skill by receiving a review on your submission from the Writing Challenge judges?

Starting this next Writing Challenge quarter, which begins October 1, Platinum members can receive up to three rating reports per member a quarter on their entries. These reports come directly from the judges. They will clearly let you know [...]

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Summer 2015 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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Page Turner Deadline In a Month and a Half

Autumn (on this side of the world, anyway)  is nearly upon us. And for FaithWriters folks, that can mean only one thing – the deadline for the ninth annual Page Turner Contest is sneaking up on us. In a mere six and a half weeks, the opportunity to be considered for a publishing package for your fiction manuscript will be gone – for two years! (Next year’s contest will focus on nonfiction)

Maybe you’ve got a half-written manuscript gathering dust [...]

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Save the Date: July 15-16, 2016 – FW Writer Celebration!

Save the date! 15-16 July 2016.

Join us in McDonough, Georgia for the FaithWriters’ Celebration for Writers.

Thank you to the gracious people of First Baptist Church, McDonough, for so willingly hosting our gathering.

This is not going to be a heavy conference. In fact, we aren’t calling it a conference at all. This will be a place to fellowship with other writers, get hands on experience, write with likeminded people, get feedback, develop new skills, and have lots of fun.

If you are [...]

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Stay Tuned: Writer Celebration Next Summer!

If you have been hanging around the FaithWriters Forums or the FaithWriters Facebook group lately,  you probably know that there has been talk of some sort of in-person get-together of FaithWriters folks in the future. Well, it’s official. It will be happening!

While dates and details are not yet firmed up, the FaithWriters Writer Celebration/Gathering will be happening in July 2016 in McDonough, Georgia (about half an hour south of Atlanta). According to Deb Porter (the face of FaithWriters and so [...]

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Are You Working On Your Page Turner?

It’s already the middle of August. Can you believe it? Among other things, it means we are just a few months away from the deadline for this year’s Page Turner Contest.

Maybe you’ve got a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your wardrobe. Perhaps it’s something you wrote during NaNoWriMo last year. It could even be an idea that’s been brewing in the back of your mind for years. Whatever the stage of your novel, this contest may be [...]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Xulon Raffle!

After four months, we now have winners for the FaithWriters Xulon Raffle. Congratulations to the following members:

1st Place – Julia Clark wins a Xulon Best Seller Publishing Package courtesy of Xulon Press Publishing.
2nd place – Cinda Carter wins a Platinum membership upgrade courtesy of
3rd place – Geraldine Arbuckle wins a Gold membership upgrade courtesy of

Watch for an interview with Julia Clark on the blog soon!

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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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