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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Discovering Intentionality

8/5/2020 9:00:00 AM BY Patricia Tiffany Morris

Part two of a three-part series by Patricia Tiffany Morris.

Where did bullet journaling originate?

I asked Google.

Ryder Carroll wrote the original book called The Bullet-Journal Method in 2013. His trademark vertical lightning bolt replaces the hyphen, and his tag line states: “Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future.” Although we can’t control the future, as believers we possess a drive to orchestrate our daily plans as God directs our steps. After all, God designed us to create and follow His path.

Although Carroll’s reference is not a spiritual theme, I found his intentional planning theme captivating. His method of tracking of daily habits and activities, advertises “a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.” Brilliant. When believers practice productivity with a sovereign Lord at the helm of their life, they possess a winning solution to practicing the presence of God even in the mundane activities and responsibilities of life.

If I prepare for teaching or training others, I am less nervous. I find fresh order for a purposeful day. I suspect I teach adequately on the fly, as God’s gifted me with an ability to spontaneously create and share ideas, but I’m less stressed when I take time to prepare. I’m a brain-stormer. A problem-solving ninja networker, but I thrive when God’s Holy Spirit equips me. When I collaborate with His guidance, freedom floats over each decision. A sense of peace hovers over my home. It’s blissful, restful, and hopeful.

Because Scripture should mandate our lives, behavior, and aspects of our activities as believers, we strive to obey the truths woven through the Bible. Verses proclaim the days as evil, short, ending soon, with signs, and without warning. One day our lives will end. What we choose to do this day and tomorrow must glorify the name of the Lord. 

I have found a fresh affinity for reading the Word in 2020. Creating time to read Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional writings has afforded a sweetness to my days.

What else can we do to cultivate praise—intentional genuine praise?

In the next article I will offer five suggestions for creative intentional praise and planning. Until then, find a sweet place to worship every day and plan to meet with Jesus as He guides our activities. Our intentional meetings will help each of us practice the presence of Jesus Christ in your schedule.

 

Part two of a three-part series by Patricia Tiffany Morris.

 

 

An artsy Christian creative with a geeky-tech affinity, poet with three names, aspiring writer of fiction and picture books, and artist of alcohol-ink paintings, acrylics, mixed-media and digital art, she starts too many projects. Patricia graduated with two degrees in architecture in the 80's continuing personal journaling and creative ventures. She adores hashtags and Pinterest but finds Twitter quirky. A member of Word Weavers International, OCW, ACFW, WFWA, SCBWI, and loads of FB groups, Patricia Tiffany gravitates toward inspirational messages of hope in her art and life.

 

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