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Finding Value Through Faith -   By, Denae Haas  Have you ever had a dream inside that just wouldn't go away?  I wanted so badly to become a teacher, but fear of failure and life with my own growing family had me wait.  Finally in my thirties, I went back to school. After years of taking classes, evenings of homework at the kitchen table alongside my children, and continuing to do all the little-big-things that mommas do, I graduated from FSU, with honors.  When I finally stepped into the cl...
Finding Value in God's Purposes for Us as We Walk by Faith
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Six Tips from Literary Agents -     Editors Note: FCWC is sponsered by Word Weavers International, Inc. Word Weavers International is made up of online and face-to-face chapters focused on community, critique, and conferences. One of the benefits of being a member of Word Weavers is a monthly newsletter called The Loom which provides articles about the publishing industry, resources for writers, celebration of book launches, upcoming writers conferences, and “”The Last Word” from the Word W...
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Thank a Military Family - By, Andy Lee The humid gym was packed with families eagerly awaiting the busses that carried our soldiers home. I waited impatiently with my children ages nine, seven, and three. I was as fidgety as they were. It had been a long six months without their daddy.  Those months had been a roller coaster for me. There were weeks when I felt strong and others when tears poured down my cheeks in the dark night. I guess the lonliness was good because . . .  I had never fel...
A glimpse of a battalion's return home aftr deployment and their families waiting
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12 Steps to Prevent Writer Burnout and Nurture Balance -   Recently I took an honest evaluation of myself, and I didn’t like what I discovered. Exhaustion pelted my mind and body. Did I mention cranky? I rose earlier in the morning and hit the pillow later at night. I cancelled breakfast meetings with friends and attended a writer’s conference where I failed to make all the necessary connections. Still the work piled up, and I wasn’t enjoying what I’d previously loved. In short, my professi...
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3 Keys to Writing Bible Studies that Sell -   by, Andy Lee   I realize that some people like their salsa really hot while others prefer it mild. Some of us love coffee, while others drink hot tea. One size does not always fit all, and that includes our preferances in Bible studies. There are people who like to fill in the blanks while others prefer essay type answers. Actually, publishers prefer one or the other also. If a publisher likes your idea and writing, they will work with you on th...
Three keys to writing bible studies that sell
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The Benefits of Writing Devotions - By, Ava Pennington You’re a writer. You’re not published yet, but you are a writer. You may even be ready to pitch an idea for a terrific book at the next Florida Christian Writers Conference. But if you’re not yet published, how can you convince agents and editors to take a chance on you? Consider learning how to write and sell devotions to: Hone your writing skills. Whether you are crafting fiction or non-fiction, books or articles, every writer needs t...
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Never Discredit Anyone (Especially God) - By, Eva Marie Everson I meet a lot of folks at writers conferences--sometimes in my classes, sometimes at a meal, sometimes just in passing.  A lot of writers conferences have the "pre-conference critique" option. This allows the conferee to send X-number of pages to faculty members (along with a stipend) who will, in turn, read and edit the work. Then, at the conference, the two sit together in a 15-minute session so the faculty member can help in ...
Don't let discouragement stop your calling to write
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The Quote for the Quarter Hour -   Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce that Robert Benson has offered to write a column a month for our newsletter, and we have permission to use it here on our blog also. Here we begin "Quote for the Quarter Hour" by Robert Benson:   This is the Quote for the Quarter Hour: I seem to stagger about this agonized world as a clown, dressed in happiness, hoping to reach the hearts and minds of the young. When newspaper reporters ask me what effect my songs ...
Wisdom from author Robert Benson
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The Benefits of a Small Press - by, Eddie Jones Not long ago, aspiring authors and novelists traveled a predictable path to publication. Write a great book, attend writers’ conferences, pitch to editors and agents and wait for a contract. But now, more than ever, for an author to have any chance of seeing their first book in print they need a killer book proposal and most arrive dead on arrival. Book publishers are not hospitals. They do not want to revive your “body” of work. They want to ...
Looking inside the big publishing houses
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Write Thoughtfully - All of us are drawn back to our favorite authors. We like their particular voice, how they build their suspense or weave the happy ending to their love story, place us into an historical event, or construct a world we could never imagine ourselves but enjoy all the same. My favorite authors, fiction and nonfiction, are skilled at putting into words thoughts I can’t express. They also teach me something about myself, providing me “A-hah” moments.  A light is aimed at a d...
Writing words that stir the heart
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Cross-Training to Become a Better Writer - By, Andy Lee Cross-training is athletic training in sports other than the athlete's usual sport. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another. (Wikipediea)     One day I received an e-mail from an editor of a new online religion paper inviting writers to join her team. It was called FAVS (Faith and Values). The project was an attempt to bri...
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A Different Perspective in Crafting Fiction -   Note from the editor: FCWC has been blessed through the years with amazing faculty and key-note speakers. Our archives are filled with great posts from those authors, editors, and agents. We’re digging them out and dusting them off to share again. These articles are like that favorite book that’s been sitting patiently on the shelf waiting to be opened again. Our archives are a treasure chest. Here is one of the gems.    By, Steven James Over ...
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Florida Christian Writers' Confence starts each year with teaching and inspiration.