Critique

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.

Conference

Word Weavers International holds two annual conferences for writers at every level--Florida Christian Writers Conference (March) held in the Central Florida area and the North Georgia Christian Writers Conference (August) nestled in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Additionally, Word Weavers provides scholarships to members throughout the year.

Community

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

The Sandwich Critique Method

 

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Dusty Trails

4/24/2019 9:00:00 AM BY Tina Neely


DUSTY TRAILS


A host of good intentions and ideas…


Some days, they circle their wagons like friends that have traveled the same dusty, rutted paths I’ve journeyed. We make a campfire and break bread. They provide fellowship and comfort.


Devotions, articles, books, short stories and other collections of words parade through my thoughts at any moment, with total disregard for my pressing obligations. My day job, family, housework and other responsibilities are background noise to the commotion they stir.


At other times, they’re an angry mob, lunging, hissing angry shouts of abandonment and neglect--the long-term kind that pushes for revolt and looks at you with faces twisted in disgust at all you represent.


And they’re an emotional bunch, bipolar at times. They jump and yell “Pick me! Pick me!” one moment and “You’re a failure,” the next. They demand their release to the world then, set free, recoil in horror and fear of rejection.


How do I harness and redirect them to His glory? How can I call myself a writer? Who am I to claim I’ve been called to encourage others with my words?


I’ve not established a home for wayward words or wordsmiths. I have no bullet-list or secret recipe to share that will rescue us but hope you’re comforted by the realization that you’re not alone. I’m hoping to find that I’m not alone—that my words, as wild as they may be—are a reflection of your own struggles and longings.


As a new member of Word Weavers, I believe I’ve taken the next best step to sharpening and focusing my writing; that I’ll be a bit braver in releasing them. And I pray that they find their way into hearts and homes, stirring the dusty trails and refreshing their fellow travelers. After all, aren’t clouds of trail dust signs of forward movement and progression?
 


 


A self-proclaimed word nerd, Tina Neeley has long struggled with a divided heart, pushing for time to sit and linger at His feet and in His Word, while being pulled
like a wish bone by work as a real estate closing specialist and her family responsibilities.

She spends as much time as possible seeking to offer encouragement to stressed, striving women through devotions and inspirational writing at her Rainbows & Mustard Seeds found at www.tinaneeley.com.

 

 

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