Archive for July, 2011

FaithWriters’ Conference: The Book Table

The 2011 FaithWriters’ Conference is only four weeks away. That’s right – in 28 days, we’ll be gathering at the Holiday Inn in Livonia for fun, fellowship, food..oh, and some wonderful learning about the craft and business of writing.

Again, the basic details are below:

Nurturing the Whole Writer

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

Registration: $82 for FW Platinum Members

$92 for all others

Click here to register or for more information


Just Cartooning Around

Photo courtesy of sxc/Annalog85

Did you watch cartoons as a kid? Which were your favorites? Do you STILL watch them?

Well, today would have been the 101st birthday of William Hanna, one of the great television cartoonists. Along with his partner Joseph Barbera, they, and their studio, created the classic cartoon series Tom and Jerry, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, and more. They won seven Academy Awards and five Emmys.

Along with the books read […]


If Sheep Are Such Good Followers, How Come I Keep Getting Lost?


By Cori Smelker

“…and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” (John 10:4-5, NIV)

Sheep are known for following each other blindly, not seeing the inherent dangers that could maim and kill them. That’s why they need a shepherd so badly. And […]


Critique: A Part of Life


By Ada Nicholson Brownell

Critique appears to be the miracle cure for manuscript maladies these days. Yet, I often avoid it because the process involves pain.

Truth is, I can’t avoid critique.  It started with Mama.  In a home full of 10 people, two parents and eight children–but seven fiery redheads, you might understand why after one of my temper fits Mom would say, “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and […]


Meet Eliza Evans, BoB 2nd Place Winner

First, have you noticed the Writing Challenge is back in session? We started up again on Thursday, and the new topic is “War and Peace (not the book).” Be sure to get your writing muscles going. You could be the FIRST person to qualify for NEXT year’s Best of the Best.

And speaking of, gotta send another congratulations to Jim McWhinnie for being our 2011 Best of the Best. The lovely Lynda Schab interviewed him recently. If you’d like to hear […]


FaithWriters Conference – Exciting News

Can you believe the FaithWriters’ Conference is only five weeks away? And it’s certainly not too late to sign up. Here are the details:

Nurturing the Whole Writer

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

Registration: $82 for FW Platinum Members

$92 for all others

Click here  to register or for more information

You may have seen this news already in the newsletter or on the […]

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New Blogger – New Ideas?

In case you missed last Thursday’s posts, the lovely Lynda Schab has relinquished her duties here at the FaithWriters blog to concentrate on other things. As of this week, I, Joanne Sher, am the new FaithWriters blogger. Though I realize some of you know me, I thought I’d introduce myself a bit, then see if you’ll answer a question for me.

I’m a Southern California native, raised Jewish. I married my wonderful husband Marc, moved to Michigan, and came to Christ […]


Rubs Off


By Pam Ford Davis

Online media has one advantage over the hand-held newspaper; ink does not rub off onto your hands. Hate that when it happens! I have flipped through a newspaper or circular while riding in the car; at the conclusion, I see telltale signs of black ink on my hands and am afraid to touch anything. I search for a tissue or paper towel and rid myself of the offensive smudges.

Attitudes and behaviors […]


Literary Laryngitis


By Delia Latham

“I’m losing my voice,” my friend croaked, and I cringed in sympathy. What was left of her normally pleasant voice sounded painful at best.

“Maybe you shouldn’t be trying to talk,” I suggested. In all honesty, her croaking attempts at conversation grated on my nerves and set up an empathetic ache in my own throat. I handed her a notebook and pen. “Here, use this. Save your voice.”

Of course she didn’t listen. Her refusal to do […]


A Blessed Independence Day

Just a quick hi from your new blogger, Joanne Sher. 🙂

Wishing a special and blessed Independence Day to all you FWers in the US of A. God bless America.

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