2009 Inspirational Writing Winners

Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Inspirational Winners

Winner:
CourtneyGainer
Grand IslandFL

  1. ElishaWagman
    RestonVA
  2. SusanWinzelberg
    Toms RiverNJ
  3. BethWoodard
    BloomingtonIL
  4. LynG.Brakeman
    GloucesterMA
  5. AlisonHodgson
    AdaMI
  6. DebraEasterling
    SanfordFL
  7. SusanM.Watkins
    WoodstockGA
  8. JOCELYNKRIEGER
    BOCA RATONFL
  9. JonMcCauley
  10. Linda CapelliPierce
    Long BeachCA
  11. ThomasHeyd
    BeckerMN
  12. DawnBaldwin
    LewisburgWV
  13. TamiHerzer-Absi
    DaytonOH
  14. KarenFrascona
    HollistonMA
  15. JohnHinch
    CenturionOtherSouth Africa
  16. CarolGreen
    Walnut CreekCA
  17. LucilleC.Carlson
    Forest LakeMN
  18. Donna Torney
    ConcordNH
  19. LisaShults
    LincolntonNC
  20. KarenA.Ellis
    EncinitasCA
  21. DianaDeSpain
    Sun PrairieWI
  22. GloriaShirr
    West HillsCA
  23. JoshuaDemke
    SyracuseNY
  24. CindiDegeyter
    Bridge CityTX
  25. ChrisFraser
    TorontoONCanada
  26. CheriMoser-Coomer
    SeymourIN
  27. DianeSchultz
    BellevilleIL
  28. SherriGragg
    FranklinTN
  29. KarenPickett-Woodland
    RoswellGA
  30. PamelaMaiato
    NatickMA
  31. MelanieMoore
    elizabethtonTN
  32. WendyKirkby
    ConcordMI
  33. GeraldOsterberg
    Garden CityNY
  34. JanO'BanionPender
    FlorenceSC
  35. DonnaCarter
    HuntsvilleAL
  36. ChristinaWalters
    AkronOH
  37. ElizabethMacDonaldBurrows
    SeattleWA
  38. VinceHodgins
    KissimmeeFL
  39. RobertRobeson
    LincolnNE
  40. TerryWolfe
    Colorado SpringsCO
  41. GailJenner
    EtnaCA
  42. KathrynNielson
    PeoriaIL
  43. LouyCastonguay
    West FarmingtonME
  44. PamelaKayeKlopfenstein
    Huber HeightsOH
  45. RickMartin
    CharlottesvilleVA
  46. BrianSweeney
    BethanyOK
  47. DorothySearing
    Tarpon SpringsFL
  48. KatherineBradley
    KellerTX
  49. JaniceCoy
    San DiegoCA
  50. JudiRoberts
    SpringvilleIN
  51. RuthClark
    MukilteoWA
  52. RuthClark
    MukilteoWA
  53. BeverlyRiveraDavis
    HurleyNY
  54. DeniseKay
    CoramNY
  55. M. J. Smith
    ScottsdaleAZ
  56. JoanneK.Hill
    South BendIN
  57. BrendaSilverhand
    CorningNY
  58. LisaDye
    WestfieldIN
  59. MarrianaMartinez
    HoustonTX
  60. RhondaLarson
    SoldotnaAK
  61. SaraMcLaughlin
    LubbockTX
  62. NancyHoag
    BozemanMT
  63. JamesB.Wood
    FountainvillePA
  64. RegIvory
    Johnson CityTN
  65. davidjnelson
    kennerLA
  66. CarolShaw
    GarlandTX
  67. BradleyC.Skilton
    OrlandoFL
  68. PhilGale
    DuncanBCCanada
  69. SwarnaliAhmed
    LondonOtherUnited Kingdom
  70. RobynnReilly
    ClovisCA
  71. RobynnReilly
    ClovisCA
  72. SandraRamirez
    ClevelandOH
  73. JudyCrowder
    Morehead CityNC
  74. VeronicaBreenHogle
    BuffaloNY
  75. TessAlmendarezLojacono
    East AuroraNY
  76. KevinFobbs
    WillisMI
  77. CherylA.Knight
    MiltonWA
  78. CherylB.Lemine
    JacksonvilleFL
  79. M. P.Liebchen
    AltavistaVA
  80. DaleWorcester
    Central CityPA
  81. SallyParadysz
    CoopersburgPA
  82. LaRaeBlack
    BlandingUT
  83. H. MichaelBrooks
    GreensboroNC
  84. ConnieLounsbury
    MonticelloMN
  85. AmyL.Turek
    WheatonIL
  86. JohnP.Dick
    MidlandMI
  87. KayeKhalsa
    FranklinMA
  88. JANISHUTCHINSON
    EVERETTWA
  89. MaggieWeidner
    ColumbusOH
  90. Dorothy"Candace"Rice
    RathdrumID
  91. MatthewElvinBridges
    ClovisCA
  92. CarolA.Cichella
    ROCKFORDIL
  93. BradMcCloud
    Newport NewsVA
  94. JackieStrange
    BogalusaLA
  95. AnneMeyer
    IndianapolisIN
  96. ElaineP.Gordon
    BrentwoodTN
  97. DixiePettit
    RamonaCA
  98. Christine A.Malkemes
    KissimmeeFL
  99. AleadaT.Nicholson
    MobileAL


Click below to see the top 100 winners in each category:

Grand-Prize Winner
Children's/YA Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
Screenplay

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