Have you checked out the topics for the FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge the past few weeks? We are revisiting a theme from way back in 2007 – one that was extremely popular and a serious growth experience for many who participated back then (including yours truly!).

Welcome to the genre quarter, 2014!

We are in week three of the quarter – and the current challenge is to write for the science fiction and/or fantasy genre. Guidelines are just like any other time – a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 750, with a Christian worldview (See complete guidelines here), written new for the Writing Challenge, and only one entry per person. The current topic closes this coming Thursday at 11am ET, when a NEW genre will be announced. Don’t be afraid to try something new – it is the best way to stretch your writing muscles and possibly even find a new favorite genre to write in.

Go here to enter your story – and be sure to check out the entries from the previous week (and give out some coveted gold comment boxes). Right now, the entries live and available for comment are in the humor genre.

Also, to help out, FaithWriters regular and teacher extraordinaire Jan Ackerson will be posting a writing lesson on the FaithWriters message boards on the genre of the week on Saturday. Check out her lesson for fantasy here, and one for science fiction here. Watch for future lessons to correspond to future genres each Saturday.

Gold and Platinum members can enter the challenge every week if they want – silver members can try it out a total of four times. (Click here to upgrade)

Are you ready to try something new? Rise to the challenge!

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