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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Abundant Life

1/8/2022 6:25:00 AM BY Michele McCarthy

I turned the calendar to 2022 today. And after reading Eva Marie’s post in the Word Weaver Loom, I took some time with the Lord myself. I hadn’t really thought of asking for a word for my year. But I liked the idea. After some quiet before the Lord, I heard His still, small voice speak “abundance.” I wondered if I had heard correctly. Again, He whispered the word abundance. Abundance? That word came out of left field. I wasn’t expecting that word.

Abundance does sound wonderful right now though, doesn’t it? We could all lament the illusiveness of abundance in many areas these last few years.

Yes, we’ve had a few strange and trying years. But God. Thankfully His abundance is always available. My goal is to always be grateful and recognize His generosity, in spite of my circumstances or the circumstances of the world around me.

The great news is, I don’t believe “abundance” is a word just for me. I see God stretching out His arms for all His sons and daughters, gathering them into His embrace. When we understand John 10:10—The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life and have it abundantly—we recognize an abundant life isn’t only for certain years or certain days. Jesus came to give us an abundant life now, in place of and in spite of whatever is thrown in our path.

How could we have lived the abundant life the last few years? We lived in abundance as we recognized them as evil trying to take its best shot, but instead, in many ways, evil only revealed itself—for us to crush under our boots. Abundance was walked out by many who choose to live out “do not fear” on a daily basis and feel the tangible peace of God. Others, in these last few years, have spent extended time with their heavenly Father, soaking in His abundance and presence.

For those of you who suffered hurt and loss and felt like well-being was beyond your grasp, there is hope. I encourage you, if you suffered losses these last few years, to know God is not finished. If your circumstance has not yet turned for good, God is still working. For He really does have good plans for you. Let Him embrace you with His peace, joy, hope and love—the abundant life He offers.

Bountiful is in the eye of the beholder.

Step into the 2022 expecting the abundance of God.

Michele McCarthy is a native Texan, where she resides with her husband. She is an Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (ASWA) member and co-founder of Living Write Texas, a women’s Christian writing group. With wit and wisdom, her passion is equipping believers to live the abundant life Christ offers. She is author of three award winning books: Shattered, Stirred and Shaken, and her children’s books Daddy and Me and Aunt Ida Clare. Aunt Ida took home 1st place in the 2021 Golden Scrolls. She is a member of Word Weavers Online Groups, Page 43.

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