March Newsletter

The Guild’s March Newsletter has arrived! Serendipity – Jerry B. Jenkins Jerry relates a happy run-in with Hank Aaron, an old client. Our Latest Four-Day Conference This year’s Writing for the Soul Conference was bigger and more ambitious than ever, lasting four days and featuring more than 70 hours of instruction. Get recordings here. Apprentice Grad Wins […]

February Newsletter

The Guild’s February Newsletter has arrived! From the Sad Life of James Earl Ray – Jerry B. Jenkins Jerry tells the story of the man convicted of killing Martin Luther King, Jr. What to Do with Your Writing Ideas – Janet Chester Bly Ideas are everywhere. Janet Chester Bly offers six tips for finding them. Webinars: Beginnings […]

January Newsletter

The Guild’s January Newsletter has arrived! The Christmas Box – Jerry B. Jenkins Jerry tells a story from a childhood Christmas. Five Finalists Chosen Operation First Novel has selected five potential winners! Webinars: CrowdScribed and Goodreads January 9: Lin Johnson, Writing an Effective Book Proposal $10 January 30: Bob Hostetler, A Writer’s Reading Life $10 Why Novel Readers Stop […]

Cyber Monday Super Sale

One day only: Monday, December 2. Shop from home on Monday, December 2, at the Christian Writers Guild online store and save big on three select items. 1. Jerry B. Jenkins’s latest hardcover bestselling novel, I Saul. Regularly priced at $24.99, Cyber Monday priced at just $12.99. Order a copy for yourself and others for […]

A Way with Word Formatting Webinar Handouts

Want the session outline and handouts for the November 19 “A Way with Word webinar? Email, and he’ll send you the two .pdf documents. Please mark the subject line “Formatting Webinar handouts.”

Get Answers to Your Formatting Questions

Have questions about professional manuscript formatting? Submit your questions to CWG Editor-in-Chief Andy Scheer by Monday, November 18, and he’ll answer as many of them as possible in the Tuesday evening “A Way With Word” webinar. Send your question to: and mark the subject line: webinar format question. Registration to attend the webinar, from […]

November 19 Webinar: A Way with Word

Our next webinar, on Tuesday, November 19, with Andy Scheer is: “A Way with Word: Manuscript Formatting Shortcuts.” Discover easy ways to dress your manuscript for success. Learn to set up a document so it automatically uses correct professional formatting. Also: how to use and customize features on your toolbar what’s under the dropdown menus […]

Operation First Novel Judging

The first panel of judges has finished its screening of entries received by September 9. The top twenty novels have gone to the second-round judges, who will select up to ten semifinalists by the end of November. Look for the list of semifinalists in December’s WordSmith, as well as the CWG website. The winner of […]

Guild Office Relocating


The Christian Writers Guild and Believers Press staff are preparing to relocate on Monday, November 11, to a more suitable office in Colorado Springs. The new address will be 5585 Erindale Drive, Suite 200, Colorado Springs  CO 80918. Phone and fax numbers will not change. On Monday, November 11, the office telephone, computer, and email […]

Welcome to October

October 2013 WordSmith

Here is your WordSmith newsletter. Have you had recent publishing success that you’d like to share with your fellow Guild members? Send your writing news (with a recent color portrait photo as an attached .jpg file) to We appreciate your comments on this newsletter. Let us hear from you. Trouble Viewing? To view the […]