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I am Derek P. Blake and I want to welcome you to The Writer's Pen' the CLM home for people who love to express themselves through their writing

'The Writer's Pen' has been set up so that we have a safe place to publish our literary works, somewhere that our writings can be posted for a sensitive Christian audience. It's a place where we can seek advice, but never get unsolicited advice – we always need to ask first. It is open to all kinds of writing, on any subject, whatever you love to write about, as long as we bear in mind that this is a Christian site and your writings should be 'appropriate'.

Post your poems, or prose, short stories, or even a short book, articles extolling the greatness or mercy of God. Write up your spiritual encounters, or the latest miracle you have witnessed. However this is not the place for Blogs, Sermons or Bible Studies, there are already dedicated places on the site for those. Your offering does not need to be serious, we all love to have a laugh, so comic pieces are always welcome, or a good cry for that matter.

I have always loved to write, ever since I was in Junior Grade, where one of my favourite lessons was English, and I most often got good marks for what we called 'Composition'. As a student I never had problems writing up my papers, I had more problems editing them down to the required size than finding what to write about. Most of my working life I have had positions where I needed to write, one of the joys of my career. I also became the 'Editor' of several church magazines and over one period produced a free monthly Newspaper for the churches and Christians across our town (some ninety churches in all). Of late I have focused my writing on my websites, and publishing three books, as well as a sequel to one (to be published sometime this year). I call writing 'Word-smithing' and look at it as painting pictures with words.

We are all looking forward to reading your pieces, please feel free to post your work here.

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  • Just found this page. I have wrote some short fiction stories and I look forward to sharing them here.
    • Welcome to the group SG, good to have you on-board, I certainly look forward to reading some of your short stories. Have you published any?
  • Hello Carson, welcome to the Writer's Pen, and thank you for contributing so soon. This group is open to anyone who loves to write in whichever style they choose, some write about their experiences some rhyme, some fiction, etc, but it all gets read and appreciated. I hope you will continue to contribute here.
  • A little bit out of sequence, but welcome to The 'Writer's Pen' group William, as you can see there are several of us, old and new members who love to write. Writing is a absolute pleasure that I believe to be a gift of God and one that He uses as a part of His arsenal. They say the pen is mightier than the sword, something I truly believe, the sword is swift and transient and teaching no lessons, the word is enduring and teaches continually for as long as the book, paper of computer file exists. Long live the word. So welcome to the group, I really look forward to reading more of your pieces. Thanks for joining us.
  • I am glad to find this group. I am a writer as a hobby and I am pleased to share my stories.
  • Mary, a warm welcome to our little writer's group, there are several of us that just love to write, factual or creative, so I am looking forward to reading something from you. I am sure you have a treasury of stories to tell. Bless you.
  • This afternoon I greet all of you. I am writing a poem today. Love is measure of faith coming from the Father in heaven looking to and fro upon his earth he searches the hearts of mankind. His knowledge is beyond knowing. Caring for us is Abba Father holding us tight within his right arm.
    My heart is singing a new song to him as he is coming soon. He is worthy of praise and I am looking forward to his appearing.
  • Hi. My name is Betty. I like to read and write poetry. This is a new day for the Lord
    mercies are free every morning. Love for the Father is never ending. Heart felt joy in my spirit being awakened by him this morning. Lord I pray to you this morning with clean hands and a pure heart. Father help me to show your love and compassion today. My there be your peace which passes all understanding. May this day be a precious and glorious for your honor and glory in Jesus name amen. I love you always Lord Jesus/
    • Hi Betty, glad you made it, welcome to the group. We are open to all kinds of writing and styles, spiritual or not, anything that reflects God's glory through the gifts He bestows on us, and pieces that He gives us to write. It often happens that things spring into our minds un-bidden. Those are the items and articles that bring God glory because we never know who will read them, but to be assured that whatever it is, it has been given and written for a purpose.
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