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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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Share Your Writing

FaithWriters is probably best known for the Writing Challenge and the Page Turner contest. But did you know that there are lots of other places on the site to share your writing?

Are you feeling like your story, song, or play (or anything else) needs some feedback to make it its best, but you are not sure where to get it? Why don’t you try out the Critique Circle? Upgraded (Gold and Platinum) members are able to submit writing in any [...]

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A Writer’s Alphabet: Things Every Writer Needs to Know

A Writer’s Alphabet: Things Every Writer Needs to Know
by Edie Melson

Lately I’ve had a lot of folks ask me what it takes to become a writer.

The real answer takes hours, but today I decided to just boil it down to the basics.

I’ve done several of these ABC posts here on The Write Conversation and today I’m adding one more. I just can’t seem to help it, they’re so much fun to do.

The Writer’s Alphabet

A is for Adventure. The Writer’s life [...]

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Writing Challenge is Back – With Minor Changes

After few weeks’ break (did anyone go through withdrawals??), the FaithWriters Writing Challenge is back in action – with the first topic of 2016,RESOLUTION, announced yesterday.  And with the new topic, and new year, come a few changes, as announced by FW lady and Writing Challenge Coordinator Deb Porter.

The first change is that each challenge quarter will no longer have a theme. Topics will be chosen with care to provide loads of variety, as well as plenty of creative stretching [...]

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2016 Page Turner Open: Double the Fun!

FaithWriters and Breath of Fresh Air Press are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Page Turner Contest is officially open for entries – and this year we are celebrating in a very big way. For the first time, the door is open for both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts – with a winner and runner-up in BOTH categories!

If you are a member of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, you are invited to enter this very special contest created just for you. If [...]

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Merry Christmas from FaithWriters

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner Up Harriet Ford

See Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome’s interview here.

Harriet Ford is a writer and speaker, and FaithWriters member – and a runner up in the FaithWriters 2015 Page Turner contest. Read on to learn more about Harriet, her novel in progress, and get a peek at her sense of humor.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your Page Turner placing! Can you tell us a bit about how you found out? What was your reaction?

HARRIET FORD: I first discovered my Page [...]

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