Archive for April, 2011

Growing in our craft

One of the main reasons to attend writing conferences is the teaching. Yesterday’s blog post covered the schedule for the FaithWriters conference this coming August. Sometime in the next few weeks, will talk about the awesome workshops that will allow us to soak up information to help us become better writers.

Of course, we all need to continue growing in our craft and honing the skill God gave us. So here’s today’s free-for-all question:

What is one area of your writing that you feel […]


FaithWriters Conference Line-up

Registrations are already coming in for the 2011 annual FaithWriters conference. Excitement is definitely building! 

Here is the conference schedule. As you’ll see, we have an incredible line-up! Next week we’ll go over the individual workshop descriptions. It’s gonna be good! We hope you can join us! 

Nurturing the Whole Writer

August 12 and 13, 2011—Holiday Inn, Livonia, MI


5:00 PM

Registration and Book Table available.

6:00 PM – Welcome, Information about Weekend and Opening Prayer – Scott Lindsay

6:15 PM – 6:55 – […]


It’s a Cling Thing


It’s a Cling Thing

By Brenda Kern

During a recent discussion with family members, my four-year-old nephew heard me say that I was a “strong woman.”

He perked up. “Really? Can you pick up furniture and stuff?”

It just so happened that I had lately done a lot of heavy lifting in preparation for carpet cleaning, so I confirmed that, yes, I could lift big things all by myself sometimes.

The following morning he greeted […]


Led Directly Here

For today’s Tuesday Tips and Teaching, I wanted to share this article written by FaithWriters member Seema Bagai. Seema explains why she loves and why it’s a blessing to her. She also lets us in on the benefits of upgrading to the Gold or Platinum level. Thanks to Seema for sharing her experience. While this isn’t the typical teaching article, it does provide a few good reasons to join FaithWriters, a wonderful site that teaches, encourages, and helps hone the […]

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Interview with Member and Award-Winning Writer, Lynn Diener

I am so thrilled to introduce you to FaithWriters member, Lynn Diener. I met Lynn at the very first FaithWriters conference and she’s such a sweetheart. (I’m doubly thrilled that she’ll be at this year’s conference!). Lynn is a wife, mom, and award-winning writer. Join me in learning a little more about her.

LYNDA: Tell us a little about yourself and your family.

LYNN: I’ve been married to my generally wonderful husband for 12 years now. He’s a perfectionist so it keeps him […]



According to, April is National Humor month. I guess that makes sense, seeing how April 1st was the day for pranks and jokes.

Research shows that laughter is good for you. Of course, the Bible has been telling us for years (Proverbs 17)

Some of the benefits of laughter include:

*Reduces stress

*Releases negative emotions

*Helps us Relax

*Total body workout

*Strengthens our immune system

*Lowers blood pressure

*Improves respiration


Conference Registration is now OPEN

As announced last week in the April newsletter, registration for the 2011 FaithWriters conference is now OPEN!

It really is one of the best values out there in the form of writing conferences.This year, we’re offering the convenience of registering and paying ONLINE.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be talking about the reasons you should attend this fabulous conference.  Just a few of those reasons include: valuable teaching, fellowship, encouragement, fun, and extra motivation to get out there and succeed in the gift […]


They Keep Popping Up!

They Keep Popping Up!

by Cori Smelker

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”  (NIV Study Bible. 2 Corinthians 10:5. Zondervan 1985.)

I work on the internet a lot, and nothing bugs me more than those pop-up ads, or even the pop-under ads. Something new is a pop-up ad that covers a page that I’m trying to read, and […]


Do You Have a Big “But?”


Last year, I took a course taught by multi-published author, Janice Thompson. The subject was supplementing your fiction habit with income. One of the assignments was to answer twenty questions regarding our writing journey so far and our goals for the future. These questions were awesome because they forced me to really take a look at myself and my writing habits, and in what direction I believe God was leading me. One of the questions really […]


March Member Shoutouts!

Time for another round of Member Shoutouts! Join with me in celebrating these members for the accomplishments and successes they achieved in March.

STEVEN WILSON. Steven’s two books in The Gifted series are available to read online. YAY!

COLIN NIELSEN. Asked by his pastor to devlop one-minute devotional “God Spots” for the radio. COOL!

DEBBIE DILLON. Debbie’s ebook, Keeper of the Past, is now available on Amazon. GO, DEBBIE!

JAN CHRISTIANSEN. Received a publishing offer from Written World Communications for her book, Wake Up Your Muse: 1001 […]

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