Author Archives: Jennifer Fitz

About Jennifer Fitz

Jennifer Fitz is the general editor of the CWG blog. She's the author of Classroom Management for Catechists. She writes on religion at her Patheos blog, Sticking the Corners, and also at CatholicMom.com, NewEvangelizers.com, The Happy Catholic Bookshelf, and AmazingCatechists.com.

Congratulations to our Newly-Elected Officers

It’s my pleasure to announce that elections have closed, and the Catholic Writers Guild has a new slate of officers for December 2014 – November 2015.  Several of the board members are staying on for another term, and two new … Continue reading

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Social Media for Self-Promotion: What’s Acceptable and What’s Just Plain Obnoxious?

One of the first things I learned as an aspiring Catholic writer was the importance of using social media.  This was back when using an internet handle, rather than your real name, was a common practice.  Social media was, then, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Genre Pin You Down

The other week I sat down to write a quick bit of catechesis on a tricky Gospel reading.  I think of myself as a non-fiction writer, and explaining Bible verses is exactly the kind of non-fiction I write most, lately. … Continue reading

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Should You Be Writing Right Now? And What About the Kids? And What About a Conference This Summer?

Kathy Schiffer reminds you that if, “I’d like to be a writer someday” applies to you, consider attending the Catholic Writers Conference this summer.  It’s in metro-Chicago this year, and the location varies from year to year, so if you’re … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom 2014 – Join Us in Writing for Religious Liberty

The Fortnight for Freedom begins tomorrow!  We’ll be hosting several columns on that theme over the next several weeks.  If you’ve written on religious liberty, please post a link here so everyone can enjoy your work!

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Book Giveaway at CWG Today: What World is This? And Other Stories – Tuscany Prize 2013 Anthology

UPDATE: Congratulations, Kassie!   Tuscany Press is hosting a book giveaway today, here at the Catholic Writers Guild and over at my blog on the Patheos Catholic Channel.  Enter both places, there’s a different book being given away at each … Continue reading

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Tuscany Prize – Submission Deadline Approaches

Received this note from Tuscany Press: Hello Jennifer,  I just wanted to let you know that there’s only a few short weeks left before the submission deadline for this year’s Tuscany Prize entries. Last year, a ton of entries came in right at … Continue reading

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Why Every Catholic Writer Should Attend the CWG Live Writers Conference

The Catholic Writers Conference is just two months away now, and you might be wondering, “Should I go to Chicago?  Is it worth it?” You aren’t the only one. From my inbox: So the CWG Live conference. My dear friend … Continue reading

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What Makes Catholic Books Catholic?

I recently recommended a film that, on its face, is exactly the sort of thing I don’t approve.  Laden with profanity, the story follows a handful of crass, immature, impulsive boys on a trip through adolescence gone wrong, with no … Continue reading

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Writing for an Audience vs. Writing for Yourself

Over the past several months, I’ve eavesdropped on a handful of conversations about the state of the Catholic literary culture today.  Whether it’s the Catholic presence in film, journalism, literary fiction or genre fiction, the lament is the same: Not … Continue reading

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