I wrote six stories, but only submitted 5 of them. If FaithWriters ever gets around to the topic of “Patience,” I have a story ready. Otherwise, it’s time for something new. 5 years ago
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I wasn’t going to write anything this week, but then I started thinking about all the times I personally have been asked to speak or teach in Church and what it feels like. There’s a responsibility that comes with standing there that makes you want to be a better person.
The teenage girl in my story doesn’t resemble anyone I know, except that she would rather be outside than watching TV, and that’s like me. Anyway, she is a title character and her name is “Prudence.”5 years ago
We’ll see how the next few weeks go, but ever since their last “vacation” week, the topics at FaithWriters have taken a precarious turn to the extreme right. Their submission rules clearly state that material does not have to be overtly Christian, or even of a religious nature. In fact, the only criterium is to avoid any offensive subject matter, especially blasphemy. Other than that, the writing challenge has length requirements. That’s it. But now they are on this kick of posting overly religious weekly themes.
Don’t get me wrong! I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and discussing religion is all fine and good, but it seems to me that a website touting acceptance should stay in the mainstream more than this one is. In joining Faith Writers, I knew what writing style they were expecting. I have enjoyed having a safe place to read and write. The website has its share of issues for sure, but overall, it has been a pretty fun experience.
Now I’m just wondering whether these overly zealous topics will continue, or if it’s just a passing fad. I guess time will tell, but for a while, I’m out. 5 years ago
The topics on FaithWriters haven’t grabbed me for a few weeks, so I haven’t been submitting anything. I did write a story, but they haven’t posted a fitting topic for it yet.
Instead of entering my own story this week, I read several other entries and found one of them fascinating. I read it to my mom and we ended up discussing it several times throughout the week.
Well, the guy who wrote it WON the Weekly Challenge! I was so glad. His article was provocative enough to stay with us all through the week and I totally think he deserved the win, so I left him an encouraging comment.
Hey, it’s still participation. 5 years ago
“A Brother’s Epiphany”
This week’s topic challenged me, but I think I may have written my best article yet! It’s about 3 brothers, the youngest of whom learns a life lesson. 5 years ago
My “Pippi – If Only” story got 14th place out of 50. Woo hoo! 5 years ago
Still beginner level, I wrote a story comparing my own life to that of Pippi Longstockings. I thought it was pretty clever. Hope others think it’s cute, too. 5 years ago
My story this week is entitled “The Blank Paper,” about a little girl who understands the true source of Happiness. 5 years ago
I submitted the beginner-level story called, “A Simple Silk Tie” about a girl who was able to overcome dreadful shyness during her junior year of high school. 5 years ago
They post a topic every Thursday. It works exactly like IllustrationFriday, but with writing. I don’t think they send weekly emails like I.F. does, but that’s OK. I’ll just set my 43T reminder to tell me to go check on the weekly challenge topics. 5 years ago