Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Writerly Wednesday ~~ Cup of Comfort Calling You?

Hey, writing blogger friends. I hope your projects and plans are panning out nicely. You'll be excited to know that I'm once again working on my womens fiction manuscript. :D It's been too too long!

Up next week will be an interview I think you'll enjoy.

In the meantime, here's the news from Cup of Comfort editor Colleen Sell about what CoC is looking for:

A Cup of Comfort for Christian Women

Story Length: 700-1,500 words
Submission Deadline: Sept. 15, 2010
Finalist Notification Deadline: Sept. 20, 2010

(See Call for Submissions, Writers Guidelines, and other information at the official site. While there, browse around the forums, discussion areas, sample stories, workshops, critique service, etc.) 

Here's a title some of you might be interested in purchasing from Amazon for yourself or a friend~~~

QOD (Question of the Day) ~ What do you look for in inspirational stories?


Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Thanks for the heads up on the call for submissions!

I'm reading my copy of "Cup of Comfort for Writers" again right now!

Love inspirational stories and I'm reading some in one of my devotionals.

colbymarshall said...

I enjoy anything I can identify with. Writing is going ok for me- I'm having trouble getting going on the new WIP sometimes, but that's how it goes, huh? :-)

Shigune Matsui said...

What do I look for in inspirational stories? Anything. Some look for certain details, but don't just cut down parts of the story, all words, any words can inspire one, not just those in a single paragraph.

Tabitha Bird said...

Very cool. Thanks for the links here :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the info. And am so glad you are back with your book. Blessings**

Terri Tiffany said...

So glad you are writing on it again!! Whoo hoo! What do I look for in an inspirational story? My name at the end LOL but really, a good cry and feel good story:)

Linda said...

Thanks for the submission info, Angie. I look for substance in an inspirational story, something more than just "feel good" it has to speak to something deep within me. (maybe I'm too serious, ya think?!)

Tahlia said...

Strong likeable characters,creativity and surprises in the narrative. Also a sense that the story came from an inspired place, honestly some books - mostly of the 'formula' and 'copy cat' kind often lack that.

I tried to have all these elements in my novel - YA called 'Lethal Inheritance'. I'd be interested to know what you and your readers think of it.

You can read ch1 of it at

On the home page there are postings about writing, challenges of the writer's life and getting published. I figure there'll be a lot of stuff there you can relate to, as I do here.

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