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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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You Rose to the (50-word) Challenge!

The response to the 50-word challenge was great – the creativity definitely flowed, and more than a dozen folks contributed. But only one person will receive the $10 Amazon.com gift card. And the winner (as determined by Random.org) is:

Brenda K. Blakely

Congratulations, Brenda! Contact me at joanne (at) joannesher (dot) com with your email address, and I will send you your prize!

And now, for a special treat, here are several of the entries. I have selected one from each person who [...]

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Congratulations to the Writing Challenge Quarterly Cash Winners!

The FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge is on a break right now, with the last winners of the past quarter  – with a theme of the seven deadly sins and the three “good guys” – 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 My Nola by Melinda Melton (GLUTTONY challenge)
LEVEL 2 Popcorn Love [...]

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Getting Your Book Published – Two Contests, Two Chances

FaithWriters has two different contests this year where the prize will get your book published – one is open now, and another opens in just a few days.

First, of course, is the 9th Annual Page Turner Contest, which is focused on fiction this year. Any Platinum member (click here to upgrade) is eligible to enter the first chapter and a synopsis of their fiction manuscript with a Christian worldview in this contest by the October 31, 2015 deadline. The winner [...]

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FaithWriters Testimony Book II is Out!

Looking for inspiration? A great read? The testimonies of 50 different FaithWriters members? Look no further!

Trials and Triumphs II, Rooted and Grounded in Love, is now available for purchase through Xulon Press. This book features fifty personal and inspiring testimonies from FaithWriters members around the world. Longtime members like CD Swanson, Sheldon Bass, and Lynn Gipson. Former Page Turner finalists like Dannie Hawley and Kevin Ingram. AND several dozen more members of FaithWriters. Check out this page to see if [...]

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An Opportunity for Publication :)

It is almost time for the second Mixed Blessings book to release – with the theme of Classically Inspired – and even if you didn’t have an entry in this particular book, there is still one opportunity for your work to be in the next FaithWriters Writing Challenge anthology.

Writing Challenge Coordinator Deb Porter has put out a call for a “gap filler” entry for the book, due to the slight possibility of a copyright infringement issue on one of the [...]

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Some “Sinful” Writing Challenge Topics

Well, we are working our way through the FaithWriters Writing Challenge‘s first quarter of 2015, and the topics are certainly different from most of the ones we have had in the past. There’s a reason it’s called the Writing CHALLENGE.

The winners for Lust were announced yesterday, and entries for Gluttony are now available for view and comments. And, if you feel like writing an entry, the new topic is Greed. So stretch those writing muscles!

Not familiar with the challenge, or [...]

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The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest is Open!

It’s January, and it’s FaithWriters. You know what that means – right?

The ninth annual Page Turner Contest, sponsored by FaithWriters and Breath of Fresh Air Press, is accepting submissions! And this year, the focus is fiction. All Platinum 500 members are eligible to enter this fabulous contest, created just for you.

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 [...]

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