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From Novice to Novelist: How Contests Help Writers at Any Stage

By Camille Eide I’ve been entering writing contests since I began writing for publication 10 years ago, both as a pre-published and published writer. I’ve won, placed, and been passed over, but regardless of my stage as a writer or the outcome, I’ve never come away from a writing contest empty-handed. Why should authors enter a writing contest? Pre-published writers …

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The Healing Power of Your Story

I started writing when I was in elementary school and my younger sister was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. She underwent two open-heart surgeries and spent many months in the hospital. My parents spent a lot of time with her at the hospital, so I ended up retreating to my bedroom closet with a notebook, writing down all the …

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Allen Arnold Interview

OCW Summer Conference Director Lindy Jacobs’ Interview with Allen Arnold “Escape the Creative Desert and Catch a Wave” Oregon Christian Writers is very happy to welcome Keynoter Allen Arnold to the 2014 Summer Conference August 4th through 7th in Portland. As founder and former publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, Allen worked with hundreds of authors and published more than 500 …

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Cascade Writing Contest 2014

 The 2014 OCW Cascade Writing Contest will open February 14, and the deadline for entries will be March 30. Judges include top professionals in the field of Christian writing and publication. Awards will be presented to the winners during the annual Summer Conference at the Red Lion on the River in Portland, 7:00 p.m., August 6, 2014. You do not …

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Focus on Faculty: James L. Rubart

Focus on Faculty: OCW Annual Summer Coaching Conference by Lindy Jacobs Setting the Goals that Will Make Your Writing Dreams a Reality: An Interview with James L. Rubart Some writers make it look so easy. Like Jim Rubart. In the short space of five years, Jim has made the leap from new writer to the award-winning and best-selling author of …

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