Archive for January, 2016

A Useful Branch

A little fiction from my own archives 🙂

A Useful Branch
By Joanne Sher

The white granules of sand burnt the bottoms of his feet. Increasing his pace to a trot, Kevin Small reached the water and knelt into the surf, a small tree branch gripped in his left hand. Slamming the makeshift spear into the water, he stared down at the end of the stick and smirked. A solid hit. He would have a real meal tonight.

Kevin soaked his feet in the […]

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Chase Your Dreams

Chase Your Dreams
By Megan DiMaria

Do you have an unfulfilled dream? Go for it!

No one will drop your life’s dream into your lap. You’ve got to work for it.

Since I was a little girl, I wanted be a published author.

I was too afraid to tell anyone my dream, so when the time came to go to college, I took the safe path and studied communications instead of creative writing.

It served me well, I worked in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing most of […]

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Share Your Writing

FaithWriters is probably best known for the Writing Challenge and the Page Turner contest. But did you know that there are lots of other places on the site to share your writing?

Are you feeling like your story, song, or play (or anything else) needs some feedback to make it its best, but you are not sure where to get it? Why don’t you try out the Critique Circle? Upgraded (Gold and Platinum) members are able to submit writing in any […]

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A Writer’s Alphabet: Things Every Writer Needs to Know

A Writer’s Alphabet: Things Every Writer Needs to Know
by Edie Melson

Lately I’ve had a lot of folks ask me what it takes to become a writer.

The real answer takes hours, but today I decided to just boil it down to the basics.

I’ve done several of these ABC posts here on The Write Conversation and today I’m adding one more. I just can’t seem to help it, they’re so much fun to do.

The Writer’s Alphabet

A is for Adventure. The Writer’s life […]

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Let God be God

Let God be God
By Toni Babcock

“By faith Abraham, when he was called…obeyed, and he went out, not knowing whither he went,” (Hebrews 11:8 KJV).

Envy, and its suspecting cousin suspicion, can present themselves in a reluctance to acknowledge the gifts and calling of another Christian. Take the astounding story of Bruce Olson, who embarked on a harrowing journey to reach a fierce tribal group called the Motilone. His adventure began when at nineteen years of age, he boarded a plane to […]

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Are You Really a Writer?

Are You Really A Writer?
By Suzanne Lieurance, the Working Writer’s Coach

People always ask me, “How do I tell if I’m really a writer?”

I tell them that’s an easy question to answer.

If you’re really a writer, you write.

But that’s not all real writers do.

Real writers also take joy in the writing process itself instead of simply wanting to have written something.

Someone who is really a writer loves the process of writing, even when the process is torturous, as it can be […]

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Writing Challenge is Back – With Minor Changes

After few weeks’ break (did anyone go through withdrawals??), the FaithWriters Writing Challenge is back in action – with the first topic of 2016,RESOLUTION, announced yesterday.  And with the new topic, and new year, come a few changes, as announced by FW lady and Writing Challenge Coordinator Deb Porter.

The first change is that each challenge quarter will no longer have a theme. Topics will be chosen with care to provide loads of variety, as well as plenty of creative stretching […]

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2016 Page Turner Open: Double the Fun!

FaithWriters and Breath of Fresh Air Press are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Page Turner Contest is officially open for entries – and this year we are celebrating in a very big way. For the first time, the door is open for both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts – with a winner and runner-up in BOTH categories!

If you are a member of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, you are invited to enter this very special contest created just for you. If […]

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Congratulations to Writing Challenge Quarterly Cash Winners

A HUGE congratulations to EVERYONE who entered the FaithWriters Writing Challenge this past quarter.  Just by submitting an entry, you are a winner. But some pieces rise even higher than that to place – while others go even higher than that.

And that is what the quarterly cash awards are meant to recognize. The highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over each entire ten-week quarter receives a $50 cash prize. This past quarter had a cooking theme – from fold to […]

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