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

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.

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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Why I wrote Beloved by God

5/19/2022 5:25:00 PM BY Leigh-Ann Burley

Over the years, God has brought me through numerous storms on many difficult fronts where he has shown himself utterly faithful and reliable. He is my closest friend, and his astounding unconditional love and acceptance will never let go of me. Throughout history, God makes himself known in personal and intimate ways and continues to do so, not only in my life by in the lives of others.

Beloved by God was born out of my quiet time with God during a challenging period in my life. It is a portrayal of an intimate relationship between the Father and His beloved daughter through a series of heartfelt conversations. Arranged under major topics, each personal dialogue reveals hopes and expectations, as well as fears and disappointments common to people.

Throughout the book, God's tender mercies and deep regard for the wellbeing of His children is consistently demonstrated by His nearness and ever-present help in time of need while never losing sight of the centrality of the cross in the glory of God. I hope this book will encourage readers in theri walk with God.

This devotional shows rather than just tells what intimacy in real-life situations looks like between God and a believer. These authentic and relatable interchanges within the framework of Scripture will inspire and encourage the reader to seek a closer walk with their loving Father, so they can “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).

 

Writing as L. B. Snider, Leigh-Anne Burley (Word Weavers Online Groups, Page 47) was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She  moved to Pennsylvania in 1973 and became a United States citizen in 1982. Leigh-Anne considers her relationship to God and family to be of utmost importance in her life.

She values the Scriptures, body of Christ and power of prayer. In her book Beloved by God, Leigh-Anne shows how intimacy between God and a believer is possible.

Leigh-Ann has a MA from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Pastoral Counseling. Leigh-Anne is also published in poetry and flash fiction.

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