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.

Events

Word Weavers International holds two annual events 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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Word Weavers Presidents

11/14/2019 9:00:00 AM BY Tammy Karasek

 

Getting to Know Your Presidents!

Today we meet Tez Brooks


1. Where do you live?  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO


2. How long have you been a Word Weaver? OVER 10 YRS, NOT SURE
a) What chapter are you President of? PAGE 13 and WORD WEAVERS PIKES PEAK


3. How long have you been writing—or when did you feel God was calling you to be a writer?
SINCE 2002


4. What do you like to read? CHRISTIAN FICTION THRILLERS


5. What do you write? NON-FICTION (for FAMILIES and DEVOTIONALS)
a) If you are published:
1. First book? SOMEWHERE IN THE JOURNEY (a devotional)
2. How many written? FOUR BOOKS
3. Newest book? GOD WATCHERS: REFLECTIONS FOR DISCOVERING HIS VOICE EVERYWHERE


6. Where’s your favorite place to write? ANYWHERE WITH MOUNTAINS IN SIGHT


7. If you have a dedicated writing space, describe it for us. THE LOFT IN MY HOUSE. IT’S A
STANDING DESK WITH A MOUNTAIN VIEW. ALL MY WRITING RESOURCES
SURROUND ME. IT HAS A LA-Z-BOY RECLINDER FOR STOPPING TO REST OR
HEAR FROM GOD. LITERARY AWARDS ARE ON THE WALLS.


8. What’s your ideal writing routine (time of day, with or without a beverage, snack to get to the
finish line, etc.) MORNINGS WITH COFFEE AND SOMETIMES A DONUT.


9. We all have several authors we love to read so I won’t make you pick a favorite—but what has
been your favorite book this year and why? (Great story, impactful, educational, etc.)
DRYER’S ENGLISH (a fun read on the rules of writing and when to break them)


10. What’s one piece of writing advice you’d like to share with other Word Weaver members?
(Maybe something you wished you would have known as you began writing).
PROTECT YOUR WRITING TIME. TURN OFF SOCIAL MEDIA POP UPS AND EMAILS.


Bonus: If there is anything else you’d like to share about you or your writing journey that I have
not asked in the above list – feel free to add it! ATTEND A WRITERS CONFERENCE AT
LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS. IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR WRITING AND OPEN DOORS
FOR YOU. WRITERS WHO ARE SERIOUS WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN.



 

Tez Brooks has been called strategic, thoughtful, approachable and fun. Whether he’s coaching new authors, serving as faculty at conferences, or working on his next book, Tez’s passion and generosity for helping writers is evident. 

As an award-winning author and international speaker, Tez Brooks writes on family issues, with his work appearing in Guideposts, The Upper Room, CBN.com, Clubhouse, Focus on the Family, and Cru.org. His editorials are featured regularly on Jesusfilm.org and seen by over 20k readers each month. 

Tez’s book, The Single Dad Detour (Kregel) was winner for the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards.His comedic screenplay Jangled, won 2016 Best Short Film in Florida at CENFLO.His literary works have won awards with Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writers Guild, Florida Christian Writer’s Conference and Florida Writer’s Association. 

Tez leads two chapters for Word Weavers International. He and his wife serve as full-time missionaries. They have four children and live in Colorado Springs. You can learn more at TezBrooks.com

 

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