To view this notification widget you need to have JavaScript enabled. This notification widget was easily created with NotifySnack.
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join Login
My Account
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  




The HOME for Christian writers!
The Home for Christian Writers!

Forums
Shop & Save to SUPPORT FaithWriters.
Upgrade to SUPPORT FaithWriters.

just joined!

A place for new members to introduce themselves and to be welcomed to the FaithWriters' Community. Don't be shy. We love meeting new brothers and sisters in Christ.

Moderators: RedBaron, beaedwards, Shann

Jonmickie
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:18 am

just joined!

Postby Jonmickie » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:28 am

Hi - I'm a newbie!

Looking forward to enjoying the (remote) fellowship of Christian writers (or would be writers!)

Every blessing and may God inspire us all in exploring the gifts He's given so freely.

Praise His Name for His goodness and faithfulness - He truly is good to us, though far from worthy!

Hallelujah!

PS - I have seen a fulfilment of a dream to write my first fantasy novel - The Weavers Song which is on Kindle

User avatar
RedBaron
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 24832
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:41 am
Location: Ohio

Re: just joined!

Postby RedBaron » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:26 am

Hi and :welcome
<><
Shari
FW 500 Member

"...hunt like a spider..." Cori - FW Con '07

User avatar
Shann
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 5468
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Western NY super rural

Re: just joined!

Postby Shann » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:43 am

Hi welcome to the most wonderful writing site ever! I'm so glad God directed you here. I've been a member for 4 years and I can't tell you all the wonderful things that have happened to me because of this site.

I think the biggest blessing is the friends I've made. I didn't think it was possible to have such close friends from all over the world. I talk to many on a regular basis. Next is having my stories published or being ready to publish. Seven stories won an Editor's Choice in the challenge and my testimony will be in the dsoon to be released Triumph Over Trials anthology. I also self-published my first picture book, which because I am a platinum member, the book can be found on the site's store. Congratulations on publishing your first book. I so understand all of the emotions that go into it.

FW offers some excellent ways to help promote your book. You have to be a platinum member, but if you can afford the few dollars each month, the opportunities are so worth it.

FW is an awesome site. It can be a tad overwhelming because it's so big, but here are some tips for you.

People here are of all ages and have experience ranging from virtually none to having published some books. It sounds like this is a perfect fit for you! We also have all kinds of genres. My favorite is children's books, but we have devotions to Biblical fiction to testimonials and how to books to sci-fi and romance.


The biggest draw to FW would be the writing challenge. There are four quarters each year with ten topics in each one that are related. The new quarter started on Thursday. The topic is Day's End. One thing the challenge does is encourage me to think outside of the box. One of the best advice I ever received was once you see the topic, jot down the first five things you think of, then throw them away because it's likely what everyone else is thinking of too. If you really feel drawn to that idea, try to tell it from a fresh POV (point of view)

The word count limit has helped me learn to tighten my writing up quite a bit. The deadline has also helped me on my procrastination. I still wait to the last minute, but am writing on a more regular basis. There is also some excellent reading material there. I try to read and comment on every piece, though lately I haven't been able to do that as often as I would like.

Another great perk for platinum members is the Critique Circle. It is a great place for paid members to receive a detailed critique on their work. Just recently, they have allowed members to pay so much a page for detailed feedback. This is for silver members or members who want a critique but don't have the time to critique someone else's work. That's how the circle works. Each time you leave feedback, you receive a credit to allow you to post a piece and to get a constructive critique. I've found that by leaving feedback for others, I also learn a great deal about what works or doesn't work in my own writing.

You also may want to check out the blogging contest. The word blog used to scare me, but now I've learned that it isn't that big of a deal. The prize is paid writing assignments plus having your article published on 100 blogs. Check it out: viewtopic.php?f=92&t=37542

FW is a great place to meet other Christians and writers. I also think it's awesome because there is people with all kinds of experience here from having published book to having never really written much at all. People here are great encouragers and willing to share their knowledge with others. The Open Forum is a great place to ask questions about writing and publishing.

You also can find a wealth of info and a variety of people on the boards. It's also a great way to make friends. A great place for writing tips can be found at Jan's Writing Basics. It might be a bit overwhelming to post at first, but I'd urge you to bite the bullet and jump in. Jan is wonderful at giving invaluable feedback to everyone who tries her thread and posts their "homework."

Also The Water Cooler is a great place to meet people. They have topics that range from regional areas to just popping in to say hi. Another great place to go is Prayer Requests. It's wonderful to be able to request prayer and to lift others up in need.

Fw is much like a family. There is something for everyone. The people encourage, support, and love each other. Welcome to the family!

I hope I gave you some places to start. The site is huge and there are so many wonderful things here. You may want to check out the FAQ thread as that may answer many of your questions.

Have fun exploring, jump into conversations and don't be afraid to ask any questions. :welcome
Shann

Shann's Profile

Sometimes God calms the storm; Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child

Jonmickie
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
Pencil 1 (1-49 Posts)
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:18 am

Re: just joined!

Postby Jonmickie » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:31 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

User avatar
tomoral
Pencil Plus (Over 500 Posts)
Pencil Plus (Over 500 Posts)
 
Posts: 1321
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:08 pm

Re: just joined!

Postby tomoral » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:01 pm

Image :welcome To the wonderful world of Faithwriters!

Come in, sit down, and join us in the Challenge Contest every week!
God Bless the beasts and the children
Give them shelter from the storms.
Children are our tomorrow
Keep them daily from the sorrow
Of the beasts in life

http://www.faithwriters.com/websites/my ... p?id=57394

User avatar
Come forth
Pencil 6 (300-499 Posts)
Pencil 6 (300-499 Posts)
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:34 pm
Location: Innisfail, North Qld, Australia

Re: just joined!

Postby Come forth » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi and welcome. Enjoy all the site has to offer and be blessed.

Graham.
May we all get eyes to see and ears to hear,
A Revelation of His Word, crystal clear.
Admitting our need to be drawn in,
Less of self, more of Him.

My prayer for us all.
God bless us with the Revelation of His Word, Graham
http://www.shekinahcloud.com/page/page/8464330.htm

User avatar
buckspub
Pencil 2 (50-99 Posts)
Pencil 2 (50-99 Posts)
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:47 pm

Re: just joined!

Postby buckspub » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi Jonmickie, it's a pleasure to meet you.


Return to Newbie Nook

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


© MeasurelessMedia. All rights reservedTerms of Service



Jesus - True for You But not for Me      Website Builder     Build Website     Is Jesus God?    
Does God exist?     Build a writers website     Does truth exist?     Website online in minutes