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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Writer’s Skill/Craft (04/22/10)

TITLE: Articles of FaithWriters, A to Z
By Tim Pickl


Assume nothing: your reader cannot read your mind, only your words. Avoid clichés.

Breathe life and emotion into your character. Become your character.

Convey your character’s world: If your character feels it, then your reader feels it.

Depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit: He will guide your written words of faith.

Express faith in God somewhere in every piece. Remember God’s Word will last forever.

FaithWriters are first Faithful to prayer, then Writers for Him.

Go sentence by sentence, picturing the scene through the mind of your reader.

Have one clear message shining from God through you to your reader.

Ignite your reader’s curiosity in the opening: Grab your reader’s attention!

Justify nothing. If you’re in doubt about it, there’s no faith in it. Toss it.

Keep writing, keep writing, keep faithfully writing. Use your God-given talent.

Let the love of Christ shine in every good piece you write for Him.

May the Lord bless you, FaithWriter, above all you could ever ask or think.

Never give up: There is someone who needs to read what only you will write.

Obey the Lord and follow Him in every word, every sentence. Everywhere.

Prepare yourself in prayer. Stir up the gift of God within you.

Quiet time is a great time to write. Get away if you have to.

Read your piece out loud all the way through without stopping.

Save what you wrote. Come back to it later and read it out loud again, slowly.

Touch your character’s senses and emotions and you will touch your reader’s heart.

Unite yourself with a FaithWriter friend and lovingly critique each other's work.

Victoriously published FaithWriters always praise and thank God.

Wait on the Lord: always finish your piece with a strong conclusion.

Xerox copying of another FaithWriter’s work into your piece is not wise.

Your reader will thank you in eternity: It’ll be worth it all! Be

Zealous therefore: write as if this were your last piece.


Reference: (all scriptures from the King James Version)
John 16:13 (all truth);
Matthew 24:35 (words will never pass away);
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (pray);
Matthew 25 (talents);
Ephesians 3:19 (love of Christ);
Numbers 6:24 (the Lord bless you);
Ephesians 3:20 (above all you could ever ask);
2 Timothy 1:6 (stir up the gift in you);
1 Chronicles 29:13 (praise and thank God);
Isaiah 40:13 (wait on the Lord);
2 Corinthians 10:13 (is not wise)
Revelation 3:13 (be zealous)

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AnneRene' Capp04/29/10
I'm in awe of this masterful creation!

Every line is for every person.

This is something, every FW member should print, keep by their computer and read daily.

Inspirationally a Blessing to all who read this. Thank You for sharing God's wisdom in your God given talent.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/29/10
Very creative and excellent advice
Lisha Hunnicutt04/30/10
Wow! What a great response to the prompt. What great wisdom and tips. I just printed it as a reference for my own writing.
Marilyn Schnepp 05/01/10
Excellent advice in a charming way; Read it, study it, follow it and do all these things from "A" to "Z"...and you will have wall to wall fans! Great job with this clever entry, and super good advice that every writer should memorize.
Karen Pourbabaee 05/02/10
Proverbs for writers... excellent approach to the topic with wonderful messages
for us all.
Ruth Stromquist05/03/10
Very well done and creative. And good writing tips for us all to keep in mind!
Joan Campbell05/03/10
Wow! This is excellent. I'm printing it out right now and putting it in the front of my writing file. Thank you for something of such value to fellow writers!
Margaret Kearley 05/05/10
Wow. This is so worth remembering. Thank you so much for your challenging words.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/06/10
Congratulations in placing in the top 15 in your level.