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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) … p?id=57636

ADVANCED Milestones and Millstones by Stephen Kimball (Shop Challenge) … p?id=57387

MASTERS Power from Beyond by Tracy Nunes (Shop Challenge) … 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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Meet 2018 Page Turner Fiction Runner-Up Annette Marie Griffin!

See the interview with Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome here.

Annette Marie Griffin ( has been writing for most of her life, and is beginning to see publishing success. And now, her allegorical novel, The Crevice, has been named the Fiction runner-up in FaithWriters’ 2018 Page Turner Contest. Read on to learn more about Annette’s novel, her writing and reading joys, and more!

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on being the fiction runner up in the Page Turner contest! Can you […]

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Meet Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome!

Debbie Roome is no stranger to FaithWriters, or being recognized for her writing, Not only has she placed several times in Best of the Best Writing Challenge contest, but she has also been on the winners list for FaithWriters’ premiere contest, the Page Turner First Chapter Contest. And this year, she is at the top of that list! Read on to learn more about Debbie’s lengthy publishing credits, her winning entry, and more!

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

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Congratulations to 2018’s Page Turner Winners!

After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the twelfth annual of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.

The 2018 Page Turner Writing Contest, for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, began in early January. The competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500. 

Entries comprised a book proposal, outlining the planned work overall, together with the first chapter of the manuscript. Judging was based on how well each entry […]

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Page Turner: Deadline is SUNDAY!

Can you believe we are already to the end of September? Here in the States, fall is upon us, winter is around the corner, and it’s nearly time to snuggle up in blankets and read a good book. OR  – maybe write one. And if writing a book is your thing, there is STILL time to enter your first chapter in FaithWriters’ premier contest – but you only have a few days to do it!

The 12th Annual Page Turner Contest, […]

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Page Turner Deadline Less than a Month Away!

You Could Be Our 12th Page Turner Winner!
Page Turner Deadline 9-30-18 – HERE and Breath of Fresh Air Press are pleased to announce the twelfth annual Page Turner Christian writing contest. If you are a FaithWriters Platinum member, you are invited to enter this very special contest created just for you. If you are not yet a Platinum member, this may be the perfect reason to upgrade. The feedback on your manuscript, alone, makes it an outstanding value.

Maybe you’ve got […]

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Congratuations to the 2018 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, and the awards go 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 Almost Happy by Jan Ackerson (Back to the Drawing Board Challenge)

2ND PLACE Baby Shrapnel by […]

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