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 religion at her Patheos blog, Sticking the Corners, and also at CatholicMom.com, NewEvangelizers.com, The Happy Catholic Bookshelf, and AmazingCatechists.com.

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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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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