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Stay Tuned: Writer Celebration Next Summer!

If you have been hanging around the FaithWriters Forums or the FaithWriters Facebook group lately,  you probably know that there has been talk of some sort of in-person get-together of FaithWriters folks in the future. Well, it’s official. It will be happening!

While dates and details are not yet firmed up, the FaithWriters Writer Celebration/Gathering will be happening in July 2016 in McDonough, Georgia (about half an hour south of Atlanta). According to Deb Porter (the face of FaithWriters and so [...]

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Are You Working On Your Page Turner?

It’s already the middle of August. Can you believe it? Among other things, it means we are just a few months away from the deadline for this year’s Page Turner Contest.

Maybe you’ve got a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your wardrobe. Perhaps it’s something you wrote during NaNoWriMo last year. It could even be an idea that’s been brewing in the back of your mind for years. Whatever the stage of your novel, this contest may be [...]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Xulon Raffle!

After four months, we now have winners for the FaithWriters Xulon Raffle. Congratulations to the following members:

1st Place – Julia Clark wins a Xulon Best Seller Publishing Package courtesy of Xulon Press Publishing.
2nd place – Cinda Carter wins a Platinum membership upgrade courtesy of
3rd place – Geraldine Arbuckle wins a Gold membership upgrade courtesy of

Watch for an interview with Julia Clark on the blog soon!

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As God Whispers

DON’T FORGET – The deadline to enter the Xulon raffle is TOMORROW, August 1, at noon ET. Enter!

As God Whispers

By louis gander

Don’t give me a brand new computer
to type all the words on my mind -
just give me an old scrap of paper
and maybe some words I can find -
to write with my old, stubby pencil,
a poem or two I think of,
to soften the hardest of hardened hearts -
and write a few words of God’s love.

And [...]

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Market Yourself BEFORE the Contract: Social Networking

Market Yourself BEFORE the Contract:
Social Networking

By Suzanne Hartmann

The quickest way to start building name recognition and let people know you are an author is to use social networking. It’s easy to join and to find friends, family, and other writers.

The first thing you need to do (after you set up your account and profile) is to get past the term “friend.” In the world of social networking, “friend” simply means a connection to someone. So to build your [...]

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Congratulations to 2015′s Best of the Best!

In case you haven’t heard, FaithWriters has crowned its 2015 Writing Challenge Best of the Best winner and two runners up. And for the third time in the Best of the Best’s 11-year history, two of the spots have been won by the same person.

Congratulations – and be sure to read these three AMAZING entries!

1st Place ($300 prize): B’rikh hu by Ann Grover
2nd Place ($100 prize): Assegais and Shields by Corinne Smelker
3rd Place ($75 prize): In the Secret Place by [...]

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Xulon Bestseller Package Raffle – One Month Left To Enter!

I don’t know about you, but I am finding it VERY hard to believe we are halfway through the year. Tomorrow is July 1. Truly!

Among other things, that means you only have one month left to enter the Xulon raffle to be eligible to win a Xulon Press Bestseller Package (over $4,000 value). The deadline to get your name “in the hat” is August 1, 2015 at noon ET. And how do you enter? Let me count the ways [...]

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Spring Writing Challenge Quarterly Cash Winners!

A HUGE congratulations to EVERYONE who entered the FaithWriters Writing Challenge this past quarter.  Just by submitting an entry, you are a winner (at least in my book! I haven’t gotten a single piece in yet this year). But some pieces rise even higher than that to place – while others go even higher than that.

And that is what the quarterly cash awards are meant to recognize. The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives [...]

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Writing Challenge: Best of the Best Contenders: Spring 2015

Just under TWO WEEKS before the Best of the Best winners and runners up are announced – can you believe it? And now is the time to review the last ten contenders (see the three previous quarters here, here, and here) – one of which was announced only yesterday!

Unfamiliar with Best of the Best? Each week, the top scoring entry overall in the FaithWriters writing challenge is eligible to be declared the Best of the Best winner. At the end [...]

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Why We Write

Eighty-six  years ago today, a baby girl was born in Germany. Thirteen years later, she received a diary for her birthday, and wrote in it regularly for two years. And she impacted the world in a way she never could have imagined.

Perhaps you already know who this girl is. How, for many (me included), hers is the first name that comes to mind when we think of Holocaust victims.  Anne Frank is in many ways the voice of the Holocaust [...]

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