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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Out of the thousands of FaithWriters Writing Challenge entries submitted over the past year, only forty were first place Editors Choice winners and contenders for Best of the Best. And of those, only one entry – and writer – can be chosen and crowned the 2014 Best of the Best. That person wins a cool $300 in cash, and the proverbial BoB crown. Second and third place winners get $100 and $75, respectively.
FaithWriters has crowned its new Best of the [...]
(I’m not generally one to toot my own horn – especially on this blog – but it looks like I have no choice :::blush::: )
The FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge is on a break right now, with the last winners of the “Evolution of Language” 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.
NOTE: These tips also work for individual critiques. Check out The Critique Circle at FaithWriters.
How to Get the Most Out of a Critique/Critique Group
By Suzanne Hartmann
1. Realize that your writing isn’t perfect.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. You have spent so much time and poured so much effort into your writing. You have read up on the craft of writing. You have revised and polished your work until it shines. What can [...]
Marketing your books can be scary, and difficult, for writers – perhaps especially Christian ones. Well, Sarah Bolme knows all about it. In fact, she wrote an award-winning book on the subject – a book that she is offering to FaithWriters’ members for a discount (click here for details).
Read on to learn about Sarah’s journey, her award-winning Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace (with a foreward by Sally Stuart), and marketing tips you can use now!
JOANNE SHER: [...]
FaithWriters has s new blogging contest going on right now, and winners can get paid writing assignments or a free one-year Gold membership. The current contest is for the Pocket Testament League, a 120+-year-old organization whose their main focus is leading people to a saving knowledge of Christ and equipping others to do the same.
To enter the contest, you need to write a 750-word-or-less promotional review of their site/ministry whose goal is to encourage readers to click on the links [...]
FaithWriters’ latest blogging contest, focused on The Set Apart Church, a new online non-denominational church without walls, is finished – and winners have been announced. Winners will receive recognition, the knowledge of blessing and ministering to those who might need a church like this, AND prizes.
And without further ado – congratulations to our winners – check out their entries in the FaithWriters forums!
First Place: Tear Down the Walls of the Church by Wayne Cook (wins two paid writing assignments from [...]
Have you had a chance to read Trials and Triumphs, FaithWriters’ first book of testimonies? Forty different FaithWriters members share their stories of salvation or God’s provision through trials. These testimonies will inspire and encourage you – and could help bring a lost brother or sister to faith – and, for a limited time, the book is free in the FaithWriters bookstore in exchange for a review. If you don’t have it already, head on over and get it for [...]
The FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge is on a break right now, with the last winners of the “End” 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.
And our winners for the first quarter of 2014 are:
Level 1: Beginners: Wrapped in Communion by Linda Buskirk (End Times Challenge)
Level 2: Intermediate: Tan Lines by Toni [...]
FaithWriters’ newest blogging contest is now under way – don’t miss your opportunity to help promote a Christian ministry, improve your writing skills, and maybe even win paid writing assignments!
The newest contest promotes Set Apart Church, an online non-denominational church meant to serve those who are unable to attend a local church for whatever reason. It includes weekly sermons, devotionals, and a place to share prayer requests. This is a relatively new ministry which we at FaithWriters hope to help. [...]