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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God Is Doing a New Thing

6/3/2020 9:00:00 AM BY Suzanne Nichols


I see evidence of it every day. I’m sure you do, too. It’s inspiring and encouraging, in the midst of
struggle and sadness and fear, to see people adapting to all the changes thrown at them, to accepting all
the demands that have interrupted the well-worn rhythm of life.


Some people say it shows the remarkable resiliency of the American spirit. While I believe this is
true—and I do celebrate it—my soul leads me past all the feel-good stories to fall before God’s throne in
overwhelming awe.


It’s true that God does not change and is always at work in the world. But I clearly see Him doing
a new thing among us. We are praying more diligently, we are in His Word more deeply, we are speaking
boldly of His trustworthiness. We are paying attention now and He is moving in the hearts of His people.
Did God need to stop us in our tracks so we would turn our focus on Him in these ways? Maybe
so. Apparently so. I’ve noticed—in scripture and in my own life—that God often works this way.


But since we are here—and we may be here a while—let’s go all-in on God’s new thing. Will you
search for it in your community? In your family? In your own life? Ask God for His perspective. Ask
Him to let you see His trustworthiness in these odd and frightening times, to see his glory in the creativity
and resourcefulness of humanity, to see His mercy in the selfless actions of ordinary people.
Has God started a new thing in your life? Has He sparked an unexpected creativity? Has He
motivated you to speak, to write, to share in ways where you’ve previously been hesitant? Has He shown
you His mercy? His glory? His trustworthiness?


Please share your thoughts with me and let’s encourage one another. Perhaps if we try it together,
we’ll discover more of God’s new thing as He is permitted to work in us and through us.

 



Suzanne Dodge Nichols grew up in Gulf Breeze, Florida where, during a high school Composition Class, she discovered the rewarding discipline of writing. Since then, she has found creative expression in almost every genre of the printed word. She especially enjoys blending words and art in ways that can both delight and challenge the observer.


Suzanne is a charter member of Word Weavers International North Alabama Chapter. She is published in five books of the Short and Sweet series (Grace Publishing) and is a co-author of COFFEE with God (Kerysso Press). She and her husband make their home in Hartselle, Alabama. They have three children and eight grandchildren who live much too far away.
 

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