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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

JANUARY, 2007

FAITHWRITERS NEWSLETTER
FaithWriters.com news and information for the Write-brained Christian!

"And you will make a new start, listening obediently to God, keeping all his commandments that I'm commanding you today. God, your God, will outdo himself in making things go well for you." Deuteronomy 30:8a (MSSG)

Blow those horns! Toss some confetti! Kiss someone special - after all, it's a brand new year! And you know what that means…it's time to make those New Years resolutions. How about you? Have you resolved to lose weight? Exercise regularly? Dig deeper into God's Word? Write more? Develop a new skill? If so, you're not alone. See what resolutions some of our own FaithWriters have made at the end of this newsletter.

BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST!

So you're not a FaithWriters 500 member but you're still dying to know what the big announcement is, right? The one mentioned at the end of the December newsletter. The exciting one that everyone's been talking about for weeks. The one we've been hinting about on the message boards.

That announcement.

First, let me ask you this: have you always dreamed of writing a novel? Do you have an idea for a best seller brewing in the back of your mind? Maybe you've already started writing that book but have gotten stuck and you just need that extra incentive to buck up and finish the darn thing!

FaithWriters.com announces the 2007 PAGE TURNER CONTEST.  If you think you have what it takes to write a novel, you won't want to miss this contest. For all the details, please click the link below:

http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/FaithWriters500/contest-pageturner.php

but you have to be a FaithWriters 500 member in order to be eligible. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and start writing! You can sign up at the link below:

http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/donations-from-members.php

You must login to your FaithWriters account to access the link above.

OTHER 500 NEWS…

Still teetering on the fence of "shall I or shall I not sign up as a 500 member?" Here is another incentive that may send you over the edge of that fence. WRITER'S DIGEST magazine is now available at a whopping 60% discount for 500 members only. For one full year you can learn to write better, get great writing tips and resources, plus receive inside scoop on hot markets and writing contests for ONLY $13.96! WOW!

Check out this awesome perk plus ALL the benefits of becoming a FaithWriters 500 member here: http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/donations-from-members.php

FAITHWRITERS CONFERENCE:

Details are set for the first annual FaithWriters conference. Register before January 31st to take advantage of the early bird special. Download the registration form, see what workshops will be offered, and get all other conference specifics here: http://www.faithwriters.com/conference.php

WRITING CHALLENGE:

Yes, the Writing Challenge has gone AWOL for the past couple of weeks but it will be back on Thursday, January 4! Remember, every entry that places first in the Editor's Choice becomes eligible for the BEST OF THE BEST award, to be handed out in July. Oh, did we mention that this title comes with a hefty $300 prize? There are still twenty weeks left this time around (which equals 20 spots!) so put on those creative thinking caps and enter, enter, enter! Who will be crowned B.O.B in 2007?

One more thing about the challenge: don't forget that each Thursday the top 40 entries overall, as well as the top 15 entries per level are posted on the message boards. Be VERY encouraged if you make that list. And, if you don't, keep your chin up – you have something to strive for and, in the process, will become an even better writer than you already are!

Get informed and join the fun on the Writing Challenge message boards: http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=22

DID YOU KNOW…

FaithWriters has recently added a FREE REPRINTS section, where you can submit your articles and stories to be freely used by publishers and website owners. You may not get paid but you will get noticed! Consider submitting some of your work in the FREE REPRINTS section.

Or, if you are looking for great material to use on your website, the FREE REPRINTS section is the perfect hunting ground. Pop on over and browse a while. You may find just what you're looking for and are sure to discover a gem or two.

Click here to start browsing: http://articles.faithwriters.com/

DID YOU ALSO KNOW…

FaithWriters is not for adults only. Now children can explore their creativity and enhance their writing skills by joining FaithWriters for Kids. It's a junior version of the regular FaithWriters site, complete with its very own writing challenge! Submit stories or poems, read what other kids are writing, leave and receive feedback too! Encourage your children or any kids you know between the ages of 7-14 to check out this totally awesome and cool site! Click here for more information: http://kids.faithwriters.com/

FROM THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS:

As promised, here is what a few of our FaithWriters members had to say about New Years resolutions:

"I always make resolutions - this year I resolve to 1) regularly write for more than just the writing challenge and 2) apply the many things I learn from God's Word and Christian books and Christian friends to my life." – Joanne Sher, stay-at-home mom and writer

"I normally don't make resolutions, but every year I tell myself I'm going to get better organized. My goal is to try that again this year, especially with all the projects I have going." – Shari Armstrong, home-school mom and published writer

"While my own will is painfully weak, I am depending on the Holy Spirit to magnify His fruits within me in 2007. More love, more peace, more patience...more of God, period. As my husband faces serious degeneration of his heart muscle I resolve to submit my own heart-of-hearts toward the Maker of all hearts; the only One who can quicken the pulse of hope." – Beth Muehlhausen, Devoted mother, grandmother, wife and FaithWriters member

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! AND MAY ALL YOUR WRITING DREAMS COME TRUE!



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