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The Writing Challenge – Jump In!

Have you participated in the FaithWriters Writing Challenge lately? It’s a fabulous way to improve your writing , get used to writing to a deadline and word count, and even get some encouragement and feedback on your entries. Lots of FaithWriters have grown tremendously as writers by entering the Writing Challenge. So give it a try – or come on back!

This quarter, the topics are animal-related sayings, so there is A LOT of room for creativity! Feel free to let [...]

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NaNoWriMo – Give It A Try!

Hi, folks! Here’s a post, from an “expert,” on a writing challenge you may or may not have heard of. It starts a week from today. Several FWers have participated in the past, and will again this year. Might it be for you? Read on and find out!

NaNoWriMo – Give It A Try!
By Rick Higginson

 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us, and as a seven-time participant and winner, I’ve been asked to write a little something about the event.

The [...]

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Member Spotlight: Meet Pauline Brakebill!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a FaithWriters member spotlight – and it seems it’s time we change that. Read on to learn a bit about writer and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Pauline Brakebill.

JOANNE SHER: Hi, Pauline, and welcome to the FaithWriters blog. Tell us a bit about yourself.

PAULINE BRAKEBILL: I am a 76 year old mother of 6, grandma of 22, and great-grandmother to 1½. We have also foster–parented around 200 troubled youth. We raised one young [...]

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Novel Starts and Stops

Novel Starts and Stops
By Linda Yezak

I recently finished two novels written by two authors with timing trouble. One didn’t know where to start the story, and one didn’t know where to stop.

The first, written by a newbie, opened with the main character on a walk. During that walk, she reminisced over events that had just occurred. I’ve done that before–a paragraph or two devoted to action that occurred before the book’s “page 1.” I got dinged for it, too. When [...]

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How God Provides – a New Contest!

Every one of us can look back on our lives (some of us may not have to look back much at all!) and see ways the Lord has provide for us when we needed Him – often when we least expected it. And now, FaithWriters has given you a wonderful opportunity to share one of those incidents – and possibly win prizes in the process!

The newest Blog contest – How God Provides – is now open – and besides sharing [...]

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Have You Written (or Started Writing) A Page-Turner?

Have you had a novel idea in your head for years (or months? or days? or even minutes?), and just needed the motivation to get it started? Have a novel already written and not sure if it’s any good? How about one in progress that you’re looking to test?

If so, FaithWriters has just the contest for you – but you’re running out of time! The deadline for the FaithWriters Page Turner Contest – the biggest contest we run – is [...]

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Third Quarter 2013 Writing Challenge Cash Winners

It’s time to announce the FOUR cash winners from hundreds of entries in this past quarter of FaithWriters Writing Challenge.  Beginning this year, the highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over the entire ten-week quarter will receive a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter was the “Ex” quarter, with topics from exam to exotic to exhale. The entries across the board were wonderful and inspiring – but there can only be one winner (in each level, anyway!)

And now, without further ado, [...]

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Page Turner Deadline Approaching!

Can you believe it’s already the middle of September? That means fall is upon us (in the Western Hemisphere, anyway), Christmas can’t be far behind – and it’s almost time for the deadline for FaithWriters’ biggest annual contest. Yes, you have less than six weeks to polish up the first chapter and synopsis of your novel in progress and submit it to the Seventh Annual FaithWriters Page Turner Writing Contest. Don’t delay – entries will not be accepted after October [...]

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Christian Books Blog Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the latest FaithWriters blog contest, which benefitted the FaithWriters book store – and everyone who has a book for sale in it!

Entrants had to write a 750-words or less piece emphasizing the answer to two questions – Why should I purchase Christian books and Bibles at FaithWriters? and why should I sell my Christian book at FaithWriters?

And the winners are…

1st Place ($75 prize and publication of the piece on 100 Christian blogs)
The Little Reading Room
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Check out the September FaithWriters Magazine

Looking for some great reading from some talented FaithWriters? Be sure to check out the latest issue of FaithWriters magazine, fresh “off the presses.”

May I suggest you start with the magazine introduction from the lovely Deb Porter?  She talks (just a bit) about her trip to the US earlier this year, then introduces us to a delightful assortment of fiction, poetry, inspirational nonfiction, humor, and more.

From a humorous take on the classic “Tortoise and Hare” fable, to a reminder to  [...]

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