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It Won’t Work Unless You Work It

It Won’t Work Unless You Work It
By Dorcas Graham

The thing about success is that it is a mystery to most of us. It is a risky thing to work at something for weeks, months or even years before seeing results.

In the beginning, everyone is your biggest supporter. Everyone likes a good success story; more than that, people just like new, including you. That fresh, clean smell of a brand, spanking new project is like euphoria unleashed. The air feels cleaner, [...]

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Rise to the (Writing) Challenge!

A new FaithWriters Writing Challenge quarter is upon us! The first topic, “Black Sheep of the Family,” was announced last Thursday – and you still have a few days to get an entry in. And there are nine more topics after that before our break.

The Writing Challenge is a great way to learn to write to a word count, a topic, and a deadline – and to get some feedback on your entries. Lots of people (myself included!) have grown [...]

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The Bible in English

If you walk into a Christian bookstore – or even do a search of “Bible” on Amazon – you will likely be astounded at the number of versions of God’s Word you have available to you. There have been more than 450 different translations of God’s Word into English over the years, and many of them are still available now. But did you know that it took 1,500 years for the entire Bible to be available in the English language?

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When Life Impedes Your Writing

When Life Impedes Your Writing
By Dorothy Love

This post originally ran over a year ago at Dorothy Love’s blog – but the advice is still very relevant and helpful!

I am way behind on my self-imposed blogging schedule. A  few weeks ago I took a tumble down the stairs here at home. No broken bones, but plenty of sore muscles and bruises. For a couple of days, even my hair hurt.  After many phone discussions with our dog boarders, my dogs had [...]

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Reading With Others

Have you ever been in a book club or reading group, or is high school English the last time you read and discussed a book with others?

Reading groups and book clubs are becoming more and more popular – whether in person or online. Personally, I love discussing books with others – what I like, what I don’t, what I learned. Getting others’ impressions on books is definitely a benefit. It can help your writing as well – seeing what works [...]

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Great Reads – for Free!

How would you like to read newer Christian releases that normally sell for up to $10 for FREE? Would you like to help new Christian authors get noticed and maybe discover the next best seller? If so,  then we’ve got an offer you can’t pass up.

If you are willing to place a review on Amazon.com and FaithWriters sites, the FaithWriters bookstore  has some Christian books you can read for FREE! Our Free Reads for Reviews program is an opportunity to [...]

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Are You Stuck in Haran?

Are You Stuck in Haran?
By Jennifer Slattery

A writer’s life is equivalent to white-knuckling a never-ending roller coaster, in the dark, without a seat-belt. Only, you never signed up for that ride, right? You chose the steady upward climb free of twists and turns, and after ten, fifteen, maybe even twenty years of spinning; you wonder if perhaps you’re on the wrong path. That still, soft Voice that called you into writing has faded behind a mess of rejection, disappointment and [...]

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The Quiet Times

The Quiet Times
By Marie Grossett

There are times in our lives when we yearn for quiet times. Especially with women where there is a busy household, we desire our ‘me’ times just to have some peace and calmness.

But there are also circumstances when we do not want any quiet times. If you are a writer you wil long to receive that phone call from an agent about a book deal. Maybe your house has been on the market for months. You [...]

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Ways To Help Readers Connect

Ways To Help Readers Connect
By Gail Gaymer Martin

Readers love stories that mean something to them. They may never experience the same event or problem, but they’ve had similar experiences or fears that those things might happen to them. It’s through the emotion authors bring to the characters that makes readers care. Caring creates an emotional connection. This is what you want.

What are some problems that we share with others? Family illnesses, a child’s illness or handicap, the lose of a [...]

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Remembering

Twelve years. Has it really been that long? That short?

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Even after a dozen years, 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 twelve years. May we NEVER forget [...]

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