Founded in 1997, Word Weavers International is dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique one another's work in a face-to-face format, whether in a traditional chapter or in Word Weavers' unique online "pages," so as to improve craft. Writers of all levels are welcome.


Each October, Word Weavers International holds an annual event, Florida Christian Writers Conference, for writers at every level. FCWC is held at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, which is nestled in the splendor and majesty of a large cluster of live oaks and a wide sparkling lake to bring not only writing instruction but spiritual refreshing. Word Weavers provides scholarships to members and nonmembers alike.


By holding monthly meetings, providing constant contact through news blasts and our newsletter, and by use of social media means, Word Weavers offers its writers a sense of community. Word Weavers is highly recognized within our industry, its members respected for their professionalism and work.

The mission of Word Weavers International is to help members find their unique voice, strive for the exceptional and not settle for the mundane, and to raise the quality of our members’ writing to a publishable level. We endeavor to fulfill our mission and vision by:


 Actively praying for one another’s successes

 Holding regularly-scheduled critique sessions

 Offering annual conferences for in-depth learning and networking

 Providing scholarship funds to conferences to our members

 Sharing information about writing opportunities, conferences, and contests through our newsletter, The Loom

 Offering smaller, genre-specific critique groups in addition to the general critique sessions when possible

 Helping connect members with editors, agents, and other publishing professionals

 Providing guest speakers at meetings, retreats, and workshops

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Are You the Word Weavers Wiz?

9/15/2021 9:00:00 AM BY Tammy Karasek

Who is up for a game? We want to know how much YOU know about Word Weavers! There are a lot of details about the group. We want to test you. So let’s have some fun.  Put your inner sleuth cap on and dig around for the information.

Please follow the directions below for your entry to count. 

1. Copy and paste the WORD WEAVERS QUIZ below onto a Word Document (Word Document – get it!). 

2. Mark your answer using a RED X next to each question.

3. By 8:00 PM on Friday, September 24th, send your Word Document with your answers to the Word Weavers Blog Email which is: [email protected]

The winner will be announced on the Blog on Wednesday, September 29th. Will it be you?

What’s up for grabs for the grand prize winner?  All correct entries will be put into a drawing. At random, a winner will be chosen to win a Year’s Membership of Word Weavers International





  1. Word Weavers Intl. began in:
  1. 1997
  2. 2002
  3. 2018


  1. Where is the original WW chapter located?
  1. Gary, Indiana
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Grand Rapids, Michigan


  1. The Word Weavers website is: 


  1. What are the three “Cs” provided by WW to our members? 




  1. What is the “sandwich method” that WW requires?
  1. What works—the meat of the critique—what works
  2. Slash, Dash, and Trash
  3. Focus only grammatical errors followed by word choice
  4. Sing “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” while critiquing


  1. What order is a critique supposed to go in? 
  1. Right leads, left reads
  2. Right reads, left leads
  3. There is no rule


  1. What things does WW not allow in a piece you submit for critique?
  1. No profanity, no reference to nudity, no controversial doctrine
  2. No profanity, no sex, no offensive political stance
  3. No profanity, no erotica, no heretical stance


  1. Does WW have a Statement of Faith? ___________


  1. What is the name of the annual Word Weavers conference? ____________ 


  1. What is a WW mentor?
  1. Anyone who recruits new members
  2. It’s another name for a chapter president
  3. A coach and middleman between a chapter president and the CEO
  4. A new chapter leader who has not yet acquired 4 members (a.k.a. pre-President)  


  1. How much of each $45 annual membership fee goes back into a local chapter?
  1. $20
  2. $25
  3. $35


  1. That money is to be used primarily for:
  1. Coffee and donuts
  2. Workshops and other teaching tools
  3. Helping members get to conferences
  4. Both B & C


  1. True or False: Word Weavers has an advisory board?  ________


  1. If you are already a member of a local chapter you can join an online group for only:
  1. $30 per year
  2. $25 per year
  3. $15 per year


  1. What are WW online chapters called?
  1. OLGs (online groups)
  2. Cyber Groups
  3. Pages
  4. Sets


  1. What’s the name of the monthly WW newsletter? _________________________


  1. Which state has the highest number of Word Weavers chapters?  _______________


  1. The original Word Weavers group was called:
  1. Christian Writers Critique Group of Orlando
  2. The Northland Writers Critique Group
  3. Right Writers
  4. None of the above


  1. The original group, which was made up of five people, was birthed by:
  1. Eva Marie Everson
  2. Tez Brooks
  3. Carmen Leal
  4. Mark Hancock


  1. In 2010-2012, _______________________ invested time and money into the growth of Word Weavers, which helped take it from about seven groups to 25.


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