Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gratitude Devotional

Attention Sunrise Christian Writers. This opportunity is just for you! Are you grateful for an experience, accomplishment or relationship? Has God moved in your heart and filled you with gratitude? Think how your story could inspire someone else to appreciate golden opportunities and blessings. Write a devotional story about gratitude and base it on a Scripture from the Psalms or Proverbs. Submit it to Sunrise Christian Writers for their third annual anthology titled “Gratitude.”

Writer Guidelines

  1. Pick a creative title, something to grab the reader/editor's attention and keep them reading.
  2. Write a powerful hook in the first sentence or paragraph.
  3. Develop your story with application to a Psalm or Proverb.
  4. Write a conclusion that will inspire readers to think about your devotional a long time after they read it.
  5. Write your story in 500 words or less.
  6. Use the Sunrise Christian Writers submission template.
  7. Start your devotional in the middle of the first page.
  8. Double-space your manuscript.
  9. Use one-inch margins top, bottom, left and right.
  10. Stories for our Gratitude Devotional must go through our critique process.
  11. Submit as many devotional stories as you like. They can be humorous or serious. You can use fictional anecdotes or personal experience stories.
  12. Submit your devotional stories by April 1, 2016 for printing by June 1, 2016.

We look forward to reading your stories and sharing them with our friends and families. May God bless you as you create your idea and develop your story for His glory.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fun With Writing

Sunrise Christian Writers meet the first Thursday of each month to write using The Amazing Story Generator, which creates thousands of writing prompts. We write on each prompt for 30-40 minutes, and have a lot of fun while we improve our writing craft.

Join us at Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 in Room B107 at 9:30. You will be glad you did.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

What Will You Do In 2015?

Happy New Year fabulous writers. I praise God for each of you, your skills, talents and abilities. We are not alone in this call to write. We have each other. I could not succeed in writing without you.

Sunrise Christian Writers were published in the following magazines and anthologies in 2014:
Inspire Promise
Thinking Through Our Fingers
Inspired Glimpses of God's Presence
Mature Years
The Lookout
It's a God Thing
The Upper Room
Patriotic Remnant
Standard Publishing Curriculum

I look forward to the coming year when we work together to polish our writing and experience the joy of publication.

Christmas Tea 2014

Sunrise Christian Writers thank Leota for her hospitality. She held the annual Christmas tea in her home December 18, 2014. We shared delicious food, loving fellowship and a book exchange.

In attendance, Carolyn and Lily (front row) and Marta, Leota, Darleen, Ruth and Patsy in the back row (and Sue, the photographer).