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There are some pictures I still can’t look at without choking up, without mourning. Without forgetting Who is in control. But no matter what I remember, it’s still true. He is sovereign of our days and nights. Of our blessings and curses. Of good and evil. And we rejoice in all he has done over the last fourteen years. May we NEVER forget the reason for Patriot Day.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on [...]

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What Are You Saying?

What Are You Saying?
By Annagail Lynes

“Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10, NIV)

I hate talking on the phone.

I have to call people every day at work. I have to order their medication. I needed updated insurance information. Are they still on a certain medication? Do they need me to refill it?

I don’t mind doing podcasts, but I can’t talk in public without looking at someone, even if it is myself in the mirror.

The anxiety comes from [...]

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How an Author Handles Doubt

How Authors Handle Doubt
by Megan DiMaria

Some days it’s difficult to feel confident about your writing. Fears pop up like dandelions after the first spring rain.

Those worries and questions play on a loop in your brain:

*Is this good enough to be published?
*Does it make sense?
*Will anyone want to read it?
*Do I sound ridiculous?
*Am I wasting my time?
*Will I ever be pleased with this project?

And on and on and on . . .

I’m not the first writer to have these doubts. And I [...]

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Is Everything Worth Doing Worth Overdoing?

Is Everything Worth Doing Worth Overdoing?

By Shari Weigerstorfer

Is everything worth doing, worth overdoing? According to the Holy Spirit, apparently not.

We struggled over an article I was writing. I had written the basic concept. It was a revelation of relevance, a beautiful gem of wisdom. After I had finished the rough draft, the battle of the wills began:

I wanted another week to work on it. According to Him, it was finished.

I wanted it to be polished to perfection and [...]


Frequent the FaithWriters Forums

Have you spent much time at the FaithWriters Forums lately? If not (or even if you have),  there are several reasons you might want to drop by.

Be sure to read (or reread) the forums posting rules in the Welcome and Info for Using The Forums area before you get started. And stay in that part of the message boards to check out FaithWriters’ announcements, find answers to frequently asked questions, or learn more about the FaithWriters Celebration being planned for [...]

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A Couple Techniques to Help Your Writing Shine

There are a lot of different ways to take an idea and get it down on paper – and probably just as many to take a draft and help make it shine. Just search the Internet, and you will find articles on everything from tightening your writing to expanding it, from the use of repetition to ways to remove it. In other words, there is no right way to “fix” your piece.

But I’ve come across a few ideas that can [...]

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Have You Found Your Way to the Writing Zone?

Have You Found Your Way to the Writing Zone?

by Edie Melson

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call THE WRITING [...]

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Just One Week To Enter Xulon Raffle

August is just over a week away – which means you only have a few more days to enter 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 this old fashioned raffle with a high tech twist?

The only requirement is that you must be a FaithWriters member – anything from a free silver member up to platinum. (You [...]

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The First Deadly Sin of Writers

The First Deadly Sin of Writers
By Randy Ingermanson

If there’s anything that can wreck your writing career, I’d say it’s envy.

What do I mean by “envy?”

Envy is not merely wanting what somebody else has.  Envy is the feeling of resentment you get when wanting something somebody else has.  The problem is that the publishing world naturally breeds envy. Here’s why.

It’s just a fact that different writers get very different results from their writing. Most writers earn hundreds of dollars per year [...]

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Tough Love For Writers

Tough Love for Writers
by Linda Yezak

Author C. Hope Clark wrote a tough-love piece for writers who are afraid of taking the step to becoming published authors. In her blog post, “On Being Tentative,” Hope writes:

This is all on you. We all like the pat on the back and the positive reinforcement. That’s human nature. But if you need someone petting you on the head every day to keep going, maybe this isn’t the job for you. There are too many others [...]