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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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The Newest Challenge Book is Out!

After a VERY long wait, we are pleased to say that the newest FaithWriters Writing Challenge anthology is now available for purchase!

The second in the Mixed Blessings series from Breath of Fresh Air Press, Classically Inspired, released this week and is available in paperback on Amazon.

This book features the writing of over 60 FaithWriters members who placed in the editor’s choice during the third quarter of 2011. Writers were challenged to write entries between 150 and 750 words with the [...]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Page Turner Winners!

After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the ninth annual FaithWriters.com//Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.

The 2015 Page Turner Writing Contest began during the first week of January, with the focus for the year being fiction manuscripts. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 42 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.

Entries comprised a book proposal, outlining the [...]

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Growing in your Writing: Try Platinum Membership

If you aren’t already, one great way to improve it is by becoming a FaithWriters Platinum member.

Only Platinum members are eligible to enter the Page Turner first chapter contest – whose prize is publication with Breath of Fresh Air Press, a cash prize, and more (winners for this year will be announced in a few weeks – the contest will start up again next in January).
Platinum members can receive up to three judge feedback reports per quarter on their Writing [...]

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November is For Writers

You know how it is National something or other (actually, MANY somethings or others) every single month of the year? Don’t believe me? Check out this fun list of monthlong, weeklong, and daylong celebrations. There is always something.

Well, looking over the list, it seems that November is for writers. Not only is it National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but it is ALSO Family Stories Month, National Memoir Writing Month, Picture Book Month,  and Picture Book Idea Month. Plus, [...]

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Page Turner Deadline TOMORROW

Writers are often procrastinators. If that’s you, and you have a fiction manuscript you’d like to enter in the Page Turner Contest, it’s time (past time, honestly ) to get a move on. Because at midnight on October 31 – that’s TOMORROW, folks – your chance will be gone – until 2017. (2016′s contest will be for non-fiction)

Maybe you’ve got a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your desk. Perhaps it’s something you wrote during NaNoWriMo [...]

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Writing Challenge – Writing AND Feedback

Have you jumped in to the Writing Challenge? We just started week four of the current quarter yesterday, and things are underway – including the ability to get ratings reports on your entries.

If you are a Platinum member  (click here to upgrade), you can receive up to three free judges’ ratings reports per quarter on any entry that does not place in the Editor’s Choice. Simply use the simple form to make the request between the time winners are announced [...]

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Using Every Moment

A steering wheel is certainly not my favorite writing desk, but lately, it seems to be my most common one.

Don’t worry—you won’t find me writing the great American novel as I drive along the interstate at 60 plus miles per hour. I don’t even jot down notes as I motor along a heavily trafficked street at a snail’s pace. I am a bad enough driver without distractions like that. No need to endanger the population any more than it already [...]

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When Change Affects Your Writing

When Change Affects Your Writing

By Delia Latham

After a recent move from California to Texas, my entire writing routine went out the window. Got turned on its head. Went on sabbatical. Took a long trip to Who-Knows-Where.

In other words, I wasn’t writing. I simply could not find the right “groove” to get going. I’m very much a creature of habit, and nothing around me fit into my habitual daily existence.

For instance:

My routine: I’m used to being an empty-nester with [...]

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The Unfair Advantage Christian Writers Have

The Unfair Advantage Christian Writers Have Over Unbelievers
(But Are Sadly Underutilizing)

By Pastor QT Nyathi

Picture two buses trying to negotiate a steep incline:

One is huffing and puffing thick plumes of grey-black smoke, barely moving. If anything, it looks as if it might roll back any second and put the lives of its passengers in jeopardy.

“Looks like this old lady’s having a hard time trying to climb this mountain,” says Rob.

“Yeah,” agreed the whiskered man seated next to him.

“But [...]

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