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"Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor." – Proverbs 22:9 (NLT)
The above verse talks about how God blesses those who are generous. But generous giving doesn't always pertain to feeding the poor in a literal sense. In fact, we can be generous and "feed" people who are hungry for God's Word. For love. For encouragement. Or maybe we could "feed" dreams. We could even change this verse to say, "Blessed are those who give to FaithWriters, because they keep dreams alive."
In July, FaithWriters held its inaugural KEEP FAITHWRITERS ALIVE DRIVE. This Drive was not a plea for donations, but encouraged members to support FaithWriters by joining the FaithWriters 500. This membership not only provides you with many wonderful benefits like deals, discounts, and exclusive writing opportunities, but it provides you with a chance to give back to this fabulous ministry and keep the writing dream alive for thousands of people. The truth is, without our faithful 500 members, this site would have disappeared by now. And with continuous rising costs and our desire to serve you with excellence, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Drive has ended but the opportunity to become a 500 member remains. Sign up today to offer your support and also receive the amazing perks and features that come with your membership.
THANKS to all who joined the 500 in July. Your generosity is appreciated more than you know. You're helping to "feed" the call to write to thousands of writers just like you!
SIGN UP TODAY: http://www.faithwriters.com/faithwriters-500-tally.php
RE-CHANGES AT FAITHWRITERS
In last month's newsletter, we announced that there would be some changes to the regular and 500 FaithWriters memberships. Those changes included making the Critique Circle, the Free Reprints section, and the Writing University available to 500 members only. But, while many members were supportive of these changes, we received much feedback from members who were extremely disappointed that these services would no longer be free.
So, after some prayerful consideration, we have decided to reverse those changes and continue making these features available to ALL members.
We, at FaithWriters truly have your best interests at heart. It is our desire to provide excellent service that will bless our members in the biggest ways possible.
As many of you know, one of the most popular perks of being a FaithWriters 500 member is access to the Weekly Writing Articles by expert freelance writer, published author, and longtime FaithWriters member, Glenn Hascall. In these weekly articles, Glenn provides his expertise and shares a wealth of information on all sorts of topics pertaining to writing – fiction, non-fiction, and business issues.
Well, I HAVE GREAT NEWS! Glenn has just released an ebook that will help you take your writing to a new level! The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Writing Career contains everything you need to know to about: breaking in to freelancing, avoiding common mistakes, how much to charge, where to look for jobs, when to say no to a project, and much more!
Glenn is so convinced this book will jump-start many writing careers that he is even offering two bonuses: An additional ebook, "Writing for Fast Cash" (a $30 value) and 4 of the most popular advice columns Glenn has written (another $30 value!).
PLUS, as a FaithWriters member,YOU receive a whopping $15 discount on the entire package! WOW!
For more information on The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Writing Career, and to read what others are saying about this incredible offer, click here: http://www.writingsuccessguide.com/pp (You MUST go through this link to get the FaithWriters discount)
REGULAR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
Did you know you can view 200 of the newest articles posted on the FaithWriters site at any given time? Why not take a moment to check out what material your fellow-members are submitting. You may just find an article, story, or poem that speaks to your heart and blesses your socks off.
Then be sure to take an extra minute or two to comment on their piece with a word of encouragement. Let other writers know that what they are writing is making a difference!
To read the newest 200 articles posted, visit: http://www.faithwriters.com/newest-articles.php
FROM THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS
Last month, we had twenty-eight FaithWriters 500 members step up and offer to write their testimonies. Each one of them had a unique reason they decided to join the 500. While many of those testimonies mentioned some of the same things, each testimony came at it from a little different perspective. What fun to read their stories and see how FaithWriters has touched each member so differently and so deeply. To read the complete testimonies, visit this page: http://www.faithwriters.com/faithwriters-500-tally.php#testimony. Click through "Another Testimony" and read each of these heartwarming accounts of the many ways the FaithWriters 500 has profoundly affected these members.
Here are some quotes taken from those testimonies:
"Encouragement drew me to Faithwriters, and it is what keeps me hangin' round-as a receiver, and as a giver." – Laura Shaw
"Through the FaithWriters website, I have grown as a writer, had my works published, and met a community of people I will forever call my friends. All of that for just $10 a month? Sounds like a bargain to me." – Allison Egley
"I can honestly say that Faithwriters, and the 500 in particular, has taken me from dreaming about being a writer to actually being a writer." – Tim (Preacher) Johnson
"Even if I never used any of the services or perks from the 500 membership, I would still want to financially support this organization that has changed my life. I can't imagine life without FaithWriters." – Kristen Hester
"Many people say they stumbled across FaithWriters while online. I believe God held my hand and led me directly to this site last year. Since then, I have been blessed many times by FaithWriters." – Seema Bagai
"Once I saw my writing improve, and once I began to think about the value of the friendships, the support, and the opportunities available to me, I realized I couldn't afford NOT to join." – Dee Yoder
"I know for a fact that joining FaithWriters is the best thing that has ever happened to me as a writer. The only thing I would change is that I would have signed up for the FaithWriters 500 a lot sooner than I did." – Naye Perkins
THANK YOU for choosing FaithWriters.com. We are so honored to serve you in all of your writing needs. For more information on signing up for the FaithWriters 500 and to see all of the wonderful benefits you will receive as a member, click here: http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/donations-from-members.php
Til next month, keep writing for the Kingdom!