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Congrats to our Writing Challenge Quarterly Winners!

Well, we have finished up another year of the FaithWriters Writing Challenge. Congratulations to everyone who entered in 2019 – just submitting something is an accomplishment!

Some writers, however, rose to the top – and this post recognizes them for this past quarter, which ran from October to December. With nine topics and three levels, one post in each level earned a top rating each week. But which post for each level rated highest overall? That’s what this is about. Let’s […]

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Announcing our Writing Challenge Quarterly Winners!

Congratulations to these Challengeers – whose entries scored the highest for their levels for the entire Summer Quarter. Give the entries a read (click on the title) – you WILL be blessed!

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE:  Skies Open by Caryn Jacobs (Surprise Challenge)

 

ADVANCED: Declaration Dilemma by Arlene Baker (Clear as Mud Challenge)

 

MASTERS: The Weird World of Wigs by David Butler (Hair Challenge)

Congratulations, Caryn, Arlene, and David!

Watch for the Writing Challenge to start up again on October 3. Hope to see your […]

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Meet 2019 Best of the Best Runner-Up Allison Egley

See the interview with first place Best of the Best Mariane Holbrook here

Allison Egley has been around FaithWriters for a VERY long time, entering the Writing Challenge and encouraging others in their writing pursuits. And now, her poignant piece Strength and Dignity has brought her a second place Best of the Best “crown.” Join us as we learn more about Allison, her winning entry, her writing journey, and her life outside of FaithWriters.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your […]

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Meet 2019 Best of the Best Winner Mariane Holbrook!

Marianne Holbrook has been a Faithwriters member for many years, and has been a big encourager to many. And now it’s time for FaithWriters to encourage her – with FaithWriters’ 2019 Best of the Best win for her moving entry Come and Dine. Read on to learn about Mariane, her winning entry, her (embarrassing) writing debut, and more.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your BoB win! What was your reaction when you found out you were chosen as  Best […]

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Congratulations to the 2019 Best of the Best Winners!

After twelve months of Writing Challenge topics and entries, we had our 30+ contenders for the Best of The Best.

The annual Best of the Best awards are announced July 1 each year, the awards going to the three highest rated Editors’ Choice winners for the previous twelve months. First place gets $100, second place $50, and third place $25.

Congratulations to our three awesome winners:

1ST PLACE Come and Dine by Mariane Holbrook (Feast Challenge)

2ND PLACE Strength and Dignity by Allison Egley (Vanity […]

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Writing Challenge Quarterly Winners – and Change for Next Quarter

ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting in July, the FaithWriters Writing Challenge will have nine topics each quarter, with a one-week break between weeks five and six.

Congratulations to the FaithWriters Writing Challenge entrants whose entries scored the highest in each level over the entire Spring quarter. Be sure to give these entries a read (click on the titles) – you WILL be blessed!

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE: The Final Salute by Robin Newberger (RAIN challenge)
ADVANCED: Daddy by Arlene Baker (QUESTION(S) challenge)

MASTERS: Ginormous Love by Rachel Burkum (IT’S CHILD’S […]

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Permission to Be (write) Bad

Permission to Be Bad

By Randy Ingermanson

Writing a first draft is hard. You have to create a group of interesting characters in an interesting storyworld, force them into conflict in scene after scene, and never let the story go flat.

For some writers, writing a first draft is also fun. They write with abandon, pushing out the words, getting the story down on paper. But the problem is that when these writers finish the novel and actually look at what they […]

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Congratulations to FW’s Quarterly Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to these three, who had the highest ratings in their levels this past quarter!

BEGINNTERS/INTERMEDIATE My Marine by Jenny Miller (Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Challenge)
https://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article … p?id=57636

ADVANCED Milestones and Millstones by Stephen Kimball (Shop Challenge)
https://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article … p?id=57387

MASTERS Power from Beyond by Tracy Nunes (Shop Challenge)
https://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article … p?id=57391

Great job, Jenny, Stephen, and Tracy!

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Writing Challenge Change

Important Change in the Writing Challenge
Effective with April 4th Entries
“I could write a fantasy piece with a lion and a witch and no mention of God, and yet be firmly Christian,” C.S. Lewis

About a year ago, we made a change to the Challenge submission rules after some had expressed concerns about the direction of the entries. The concern was that the entries were gradually drifting further away from FaithWriters’ mission to improve Christian writers and put out good Christian writing. We […]

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The Writing Challenge – Changes for 2019!

The FaithWriters Writing Challenge is one of the biggest constants, and most well-known parts, of FaithWriters. And, every once in a while, changes need to be made for whatever reason. And this year is one of those times. Two things will be different once the challenge starts up again on Thursday, January 3.  One is logistical, and the other relates to “staffing.”

First, starting with the first topic of 2019, the Challenge will be reduced from four levels to three. The […]

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