Author Archives: Jennifer Fitz

About Jennifer Fitz

Jennifer Fitz is the vice president of the Catholic Writers Guild, and manages the CWG blog. She's the author of , Classroom Management for Catechists. She writes on her personal blog, jenniferfitz.wordpress.com, and also at CatholicMom.com, NewEvangelizers.com, The Happy Catholic Bookshelf, and AmazingCatechists.com.

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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From Amateur to Author: True Stories from the Online Writers Conference

Are you worried about the decline in the Catholic literary culture? Would you like to be part of the solution, but don’t know how to get past “aspiring writer” status? Christmas 2012 I received the most amazing, wonderful, fantabulous gift … Continue reading

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Writing a Book: Beta Readers

One of my dubious distinctions as a writer is being lumped in the group of Authors Who Have Long Boring Acknowledgements Pages.  These lists are no fun to read unless your name is on the page somewhere; even then, you … Continue reading

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Better Communication for CWG Members

This morning I’d like to update you on several initiatives the board has taken in order to improve communication among CWG members — many have noticed we’ve been struggling with this. We have a proposal on the table to update … Continue reading

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CWG On the Air

A couple links of note in CWG news: The Catholic Underground picks up Steve Weisenbach’s recommendations for the Catholic writer’s bookshelf.  Listen here, the discussion begins about 4 minutes into the show.   Thanks to Sarah Reinhard for the tip. For … Continue reading

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CWG on Radio Maria – Today at 11AM EST

A few officers will be turning out at 11AM EST to chat with CWG member and radio host Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers today on From the Rooftops.  Tune in to your local station, or listen online!

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A Chat with Teresa Tomeo: The Catholic Writer’s Guide to the Media

At the 2013 Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference,  author, radio and television host, and CWG supporter Teresa Tomeo gave an interview that’s a 101 for Catholic Writers.  Here’s a round-up of her thoughts on the place of the Catholic writer … Continue reading

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Escape from the Black Hole!

Ever feel lost?  Like you’re shouting into space, and the only reply you get is the echo of your own voice?  Yes.  I get it.  One of the things we do well at the Catholic Writers Guild is helping unknown … Continue reading

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Member News – Conference Photos + David Cavillo & Real Men Pray the Rosary

Welcome back to regular life, conference folks!  Check out the conference photo album posted on the CWG Facebook page. Several volunteers stepped forward at the conference to help with the CWG blog, and over the next week or so we’ll … Continue reading

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