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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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FaithWriters Updates/Goings Ons

Several things going on here at FaithWriters over the next few weeks – and I thought you might like to hear about some of them. If so – read on!

FaithWriters Writing Challenge

We are currently in the eighth week of the Fall Quarter of the challenge, which has focused on animal-related sayings/idioms. The current topic (with a deadline of 11am Thanksgiving morning ET) is Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. Get your entry in before the deadline – and watch for the next [...]

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Thanksgiving-Related Contest – Just Two Weeks to Enter!

How has God provided for you? How have you seen His provision in the lives of others?

If you have a story (and I’m sure we ALL do!), have we got a contest for you! But don’t delay – you only have two weeks to submit your entry!

The newest FaithWriters blogging contest, “How God Provides,” is an opportuntiy to share God’s provision with readers, benefit a wonderful Christian ministry, and maybe even win paid writing assignments.

Simply write an article of 750 [...]

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Where Do You Get Your Writing Ideas?

We’re halfway through the FaithWriters Writing Challenge‘s last quarter of 2013, about a third of the way through NaNoWriMo (and PiBoIdMo – which you probably know NOTHING about – but that I’m participating in!), and less than two months from the end of the year.  Oh – and the latest blogging contest ends in less than thre weeks. And sometimes around this time, our idea well starts to run dry.

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year on the horizon, it’s [...]


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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