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Chicago FaithWriters Conference: Can You Make It?

FaithWriters’ Writing Conferences are always fun, educational, and spiritually fulfilling – and there’s the potential for one coming up this summer – but we need to hear from you!

photo by Lynda Schab

The next conference is tentatively scheduled for August 1- 2, 2014 at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Hilton. Because O’Hare is a hub, flights should be relatively inexpensive, and because the hotel is at the airport, there’s no need to rent a car.

The registration fee would be $129.00 and [...]

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Give AND Get Feedback: The Critique Circle

Did you know that FaithWriters has an area especially for folks who need an extra eye for their writing? The Critique Circle is a place where you can help others improve their writing, and have them help you too!

If you want your writing to be the best it can be, having “fresh eyes” look at it, and give feedback, is important, and almost always beneficial. People of many writing levels (from newbies to FW-approved editors to everything in between) provide [...]

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Free Reads for Reviews – Prizes for Readers!

Did you know that there are several books in the FaithWriters bookstore that you can read for free? All you need to do is promise to write an honest review of it when you are done reading, and it’s yours! There are some quality books over there. And now, FaithWriters has added an additional incentive to get you reading, and reviewing, the books of your fellow FWers!

Later this year, $250 in prizes will be awarded to readers in the Free [...]

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The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Open!

Do you havet a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your dresser? Have you had an idea for a desperately needed non-fiction book brewing in the back of your mind for years? This year just might be the year to do something with it – and FaithWriters has the motivator for you!

Yes, the eighth annual Page Turner writing contest (sponsored by, Finesse Writing and Editing Service, and Breath of Fresh Air Press) is now open, and this year, [...]

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“Where’s the Line to See Jesus” Year Two Winners!

For the second year in a row, FaithWriters has run a blogging contest at Christmastime based on the YouTube video “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” by Becky Kelly. And again, the winning entries are wonderful.  In fact, ALL the entries are wonderful. Stop by the forums and check them out!

And now, without further ado, the winners for 2013!

First place ($50 prize or one-year gold membership):  A “Little Grace” in a Big World by Amy Crowe

Second place ($25 [...]

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Fourth 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.  The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter focused on animal-related sayings, with topics from the black sheep in the family to straight from the horse’s mouth. The entries across the board were wonderful and inspiring – but there can only be one winner (in each level, anyway!)

And now, [...]

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The Key to Writing Good Fiction—Put Your Reader to Sleep

The Key to Writing Good Fiction—Put Your Reader to Sleep

By Edie Melson

Yes, you read the title correctly. Put your reader to sleep.

Okay, maybe not completely to sleep, but at least allow them to dream. What does dreaming have to do with writing? Everything. The dream I’m referring to is the fictional dream. If you’ve never heard the term before, don’t worry. I guarantee you know what I’m talking about. I think author, John Gardner says it best.

“What counts in [...]

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Blog Contest Winners – and Another to Enter

It’s time to send a hearty congratulations to the winners of November’s FaithWriters Blog Contest, How God Provides.  With over two dozen entries, the hosting website and ministry,, had a tough time choosing winners, but here they are!

1st Place – How God Provides What Santa Cannot, by Penny R. Koontz as told to Harriett Ford (Harriett receives $150.00 in paid writing assignments from and her entry posted on 100 Christian blogs)

2nd Place – How God Provides Rest, by [...]

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Some Christmas Reading AND Writing

With December upon us, FaithWriters has some great ways for you to get in the REAL Christmas spirit – the spirit of remembering Christ’s birth. Whether you’re in the mood to write something, or just need a break and want to read some quality writing, FaithWriters is a great place to stop.

For the reader, be sure to check out the December issue of FaithWriters Magazine. With everything from a touching, humorous piece on the true message of Christmas, to lovely [...]

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Congrats to our 2013 Page Turner Champions!

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

The 2013 Page Turner Writing Contest began on January 1, with the focus for the year being fiction. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 47 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.

Entries comprised a synopsis, outlining the planned [...]

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