Archive for February, 2011

Meet FaithWriters Member, Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps is a young FaithWriters member, who is definitely making huge strides as a writer. Not only has she placed many times in the FaithWriters Challenge, she recently won first place in the Wow-Women on Writing flash fiction contest. Join me as I talk to Rachel about her writing, her family, and her goals for the bright future ahead of her. 


LYNDA: Tell us a little about yourself and your Christian background.


About me:
• I am a Texas girl through and through. Born in Dallas […]


Let’s Get Mushy and Talk about Love and Romance


Last week, in celebration of Superbowl Sunday, we asked about your favorite sports-themed movies.

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, let’s talk love and romance.

Chime in with your favorite romance books or movies.

Some titles to get us started- Books: Gone with the Wind, Redeeming Love, Song of Solomon, Movies: Titanic, The Notebook, An Officer and a Gentleman…

Your turn!


Promoting Members with the FaithWriters Member Article Showcase

NOTICE:  On Thursday, February 10  at 12:00 Midnight CST  (Friday the 11th actually at 1:00 am EST), we will be upgrading the forums on FaithWriters. The message boards will be down for a while during this time of maintenance. Please pray for a smooth upgrade.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post…

We love to promote our members!

Did you know that FaithWriters has a Member Article Showcase? Each Monday, a different article or story written by a FaithWriters Platinum 500 member is featured […]

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Where’s the Romance?

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13


Okay, women…fess up. How many times have you asked your husband this question? Yes, there are probably a few of you out there whose husbands could be nominated for the Mister Romance award, but most of us need to prod our husbands along a little. I know I do!

A romantic gesture from the love of […]


Getting Published in a Highly Competitive World (part 2)

Today we get the pleasure of reading the last steps for getting published in a highly competitive world. Enjoy!

Getting Published in a Highly Competitive World (part 2)

by Mary Ellis

Read Part 1

#4 Submit your work. Send sample chapters with a synopsis to potential publishers, agents, or various contests within your type of writing (genre). Follow their guidelines to the letter. Do not submit the whole manuscript unless specifically asked for. The feedback that […]


Interview with Comedian, Timmy Boyle

 I am so excited to introduce you to this week’s interviewee. I first met Timmy Boyle at the FaithWriters conference last August. He provided entertainment one night and taught a class the next day. And he excelled at both. During his comedy act, he had everyone in stitches (figuratively, not literally) and in his workshop, he taught us a thing or two or ten on the ins and outs of humor writing. If you pastor a church, or are looking […]


Favorite Sports-Themed Movie


This weekend is Superbowl Sunday! Who are you cheering for? The Packers or the Steelers? I have to root for the Packers, since my sister-in-law is from Wisconsin and is a huge fan. Honestly, in general, I’m not a big football fan at all, so I don’t really care. But choosing sides is just more fun. 🙂

In honor of the Superbowl, here’s this week’s Free-for-All question:

What is your favorite “sports” movie?

If you need a few suggestions to […]


This and That…newsletter, conference info

The February newsletter has now been posted on the FaithWriters site. One of the highlights included is that this year we are offering the opportunity to register for the FaithWriters conference online! This will make signing up even easier and more convenient for you.

If you’ve attended the conference in the past, you know what a wonderful experience it is. If you’ve never attended, I strongly encourage you to consider it. You will walk away blessed, refreshed, and ready to use your writing talent as […]


Wednesday Word: The Power of Well Chosen Words

The Power of Well Chosen Words
by Birdie Courtright     

This afternoon I had the unfortunate task of disciplining my seven year old grandson over a name calling incident.

In the process of explaining the importance of selecting the right words, it occurred to me that as adults we often overlook the most gratifying use of language. Words like gracious, noble, honorable, trustworthy seem seldom used these days in our everyday conversations but what great character building […]


Getting Published in a Highly Competitive World

Getting Published in a Highly Competitive World

By Mary Ellis

CBA, CBD, ECPA bestselling author

Everyone who reads the newspaper or watches the evening news is amazed by the financial wealth a certain British novelist has amassed by creating a fantasy young boy and his school chums. After writing her first book in a coffee shop since she couldn’t afford to heat her apartment, she has gone on to become the richest writer in history. […]

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