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"I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." – Psalm 9:1
The Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. But, of course, the Bible talks a lot about thankfulness. As Christians, we are to not only BE thankful, but talk about that thankfulness -- out loud. Following David's example in the verse above, we should thank God in our hearts, and tell the world exactly what we're thankful for.
What about you? Are you thankful? REALLY thankful? If so, it should be reflected in the words you speak.
In this month's Out of the Mouths of FaithWriters section, members were asked to share what they are most thankful for this year in regards to their writing. Be sure to check out what they had to say!
PAGE TURNER 2011
Well, entries have now closed for the 2011 Page Turner Contest. As expected, we had a rush at the end and the final tally was 60+! Now, we wait. Entries are in the process of being read and judged. And from what I've heard, the competition is extra fierce this year!
Kudos to all of you who stepped up and entered this fabulous contest! The winner(s) will be announced on December 1st. Stay tuned!
For complete Page Turner details and guidelines, visit the official contest page: http://www.faithwriters.com/page-turner.php
EXCITING E-BOOK NEWS
According to Publishers Weekly, e-book sales rose a whopping 116% in August! Wow! This is truly a revolutionary time for the publishing industry.
What does this mean for you? It means there's never been a better time to publish your book, particularly in e-book format!
You may not know that FaithWriters has an excellent e-book store. For readers, the store offers hundreds of wonderful choices, literally at your fingertips. Shop for e-books by category, such as Devotionals, Biblical Studies, Children, Family Matters, Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Marriage, and more. Prices range from FREE to $10+. Check out the huge selection of e-books here: http://ebooks.faithwriters.com/index.php
Have you written an e-book? Why not add it to the FaithWriters e-book store? For the small monthly fee of $5.95, you can list 1-5 e-books. List 6-10 e-books for only $9.95. Or, better yet, sign up as a FaithWriters Platinum 500 member and add up to 5 e-books for FREE! It's so easy! Just add your e-books, sit back, and wait for the cash. There are no hidden fees, no commissions. Full e-book payment will be automatically deposited in your PayPal account. For more information on selling your e-books in the FaithWriters e-book store, visit: http://ebooks.faithwriters.com/authors-learn-more.php
GREAT GIFT IDEA
With the holidays approaching, now is a great time to consider a Gold or Platinum membership. Why not add "Membership" to your own wish list or give it as a gift to another Christian writer? Conveniently pay monthly or yearly by credit card or PayPal.
What are the benefits?
Glad you asked!
GOLD - $5.95 per month
Includes all of the FREE Silver benefits (regular article posting, message boards, Free Reprint section), plus:
*Access to the Writing Challenge, including cash prizes
* Writing Critiques
* Free Private Messenger
* Extra Writing Resources
* Priority Support
* 4 Free Writing Courses
* 8% Discount on Editing Services
* 8% Discount on Manuscript Assessment
PLATINUM - $10 per month
Includes all of the Silver and Gold benefits, plus:
* 12 Free Writing Courses
* 17% Discount on Editing Services
* 17% Discount on Manuscript Assessment
* Discount on Conference Registration
* Access to the Page Turner Contest
* Free EZ-Site Portfolio Builder
* Discount on Publishing Services
* FREE listing of up to five e-books
* Articles Showcased
* Writing Publication Discounts
* Exclusive Weekly Articles
* Expert Answers to Questions
*BONUS: Get the Exclusive writer's guide entitled, "The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Freelance Writing Career." ($35 Value)
As you can see, there are over a dozen reasons why the Gold and Platinum memberships would make a wonderful gift, either for yourself or someone else!
For more information on the Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, visit this page: http://www.faithwriters.com/finish-signup.php
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS
Last month, members were asked the following question:
IN REGARDS TO YOUR WRITING ONLY, WHAT ARE YOU MOST THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR?
Here are some of their replies:
"I'm thankful for my dad, who encourages me to write, as well as to live. He is a very influential person in my life. "-Meg Geist
"I'm grateful for the affirmation a check provides. Regardless of its size, knowing someone is willing to pay me for my words is the ultimate validation that I'm moving in the right direction." –D.L. Diener
"I'm so thankful for the way the Lord is stretching my writing, both in terms of opportunities and genres. He's taking charge (um, sometimes prying it out of my stubbornly clenched hands) and that is way exciting." - Di Dart
"I am most thankful for Faithwriters giving me a platform for my writings. They have been accessed almost 20,000 times. Encouraging, motivating, and even exhilarating to me and my efforts to get the message of Christ out to the world."- Dan White
"A steady freelance gig!" – Beatrice Wilson Scalf
"I'm thankful that after nearly 10 years of considering myself a screenwriter, I finally completed a script to the point where I could copyright it." – Kaisa Aho
"Seeing as how I just started writing this past summer, and Faithwriters was a big part of helping me take that first step, I'd like to say I'm thankful that I finally started writing, and that God led me to Faithwriters." – Marcella Franseen
Next month's question:
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
Send your brief (and creative) response to FaithWriters.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep your answers to 1-2 sentences. Check back next month to see if your answer was selected to appear.
WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU BRING TO THE FAITHWRITERS COMMUNITY! YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND CONTINUAL PRAYERS ARE APPRECIATED MORE THAN YOU KNOW!