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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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Write Your Novel in a Month

Have you joined the growing group of writers around the globe who set aside the month of November to write a novel? Check out the Nanowrimo home page here for details. Participants are invited to post their daily word count or join local community Write-Ins. Whether you participate formally in National Novel Writing Month or not, the discipline of setting …

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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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