Whirlwind Magazine

 
devoted to excellence in writing and production for mass media
 
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Whirlwind Magazine Welcomes You

 
Welcome. You have arrived at the home page of Whirlwind Magazine. We are devoted to promoting excellence in writing, design, performance, production, marketing, and distribution as these activities relate to mass media. Whirlwind Magazine serves Christian writers, novelists, screenwriters, playwright, performers, actors, directors, movie-makers, storytellers, journalists, editors, producers, production professionals, public speakers and others devoted to mass media and mass communication. The content of this site is created by those who hold to a biblical Christian faith without any intention of offending those who subscribe to different beliefs.
 

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What does a free Whirlwind Magazine subscription get me?

 

Electronic subscriptions to Whirlwind Magazine are currently free of cost. There are no subscription fees and you don't have to purchase anything to have your free copy of each Whirlwind Magazine issue delivered to your inbox. We only ask that you keep your contact information fresh, which we keep confidential so that you do not get pestered with extra junk mail you don't want. Each issue will be delivered to you in the format of your choosing. You can also customize your own notification of events and classified ads that fit your custom profile so you can stay in the loop on items of your interest. You also get reduced costs for advertisement of your business, your creative abilities, services you offer, and your events. To summarize, you get ...

 
  A free copy of every issue of Whirlwind Magazine,
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  Automatic access to resources and people,
  And advertising space at a reduced cost.
 

The Vision and Approach of Whirlwind Magazine

 
Whirlwind Magazine was created to assist those who wish to serve and exalt God through the exercising of creative gifts in such a way that a wide audience is reached. It is a Christian publication. We encourage the use of any creative or technical ability that supports the creation and distribution of expressions that lead to the exaltation of God or the union with God of those who have remained separated. This vision can be simply fulfilled merely by providing simple services to creative contributors, subscribers, and web visitors. These simple provisions are leveraged to impact the world positively on behalf of God because of the collective contributions and interests of all of you.
 
You are actors, advertisers, agents, architects, artists, audiovisual engineers, audiovisual technicians, cartoonists, cinematographers, columnists, comedians, communications specialists, composers, conference creators, directors, directors of photography, distributors, documentary makers, editors, film producers, graphic artists, Internet community designers, journalists, line producers, lyric writers, lyricists, makeup artists, marketing specialists, mass media specialists, movie-makers, music producers, music writers, musicians, nonfiction writers, novelists, painters, performers, photographers, playwright, poets, preachers, producers, production managers, production professionals, public speakers, publishers, recording artists, reporters, screenwriters, sculptors, set designers, short story writers, songwriters, speech writers, story consultants, storytellers, teachers, teleplaywrights, textbook writing, video producers, visual artists, vocalists, web designers, and writers by design.
 

Human Creativity is Imitation of Our Creator

 
Christians believe that God created the Universe. The book of Genesis describes a creation event where everything was created by God out of nothing, the ultimate prototype for all creative acts. Each human imitation of this prototype, whether an expressions of love, an artistic reflection of some aspect of life, or an expression of some mysterious possibility not yet realized, is an imitation of the original creative act. With all life came all forms of media - light, sound, matter, and electricity - repeatable physical patterns which scientists have been working to understand. Intelligence was built into us, along with the appreciation of beauty, drama, comedy, and even ugliness and tragedy. We can use our God-given gifts and the materials God has left for our use to bring out through our work truth and aesthetic beauty and inspire love, purpose, and passion in others.
 

We intend to promote excellence in several ways.

 
  We provide a way for people of similar views to collaborate and mutually encourage one another through several services, many of which are free of charge.
  We publish informative content relating to the passion, creativity, understanding and skill required to successfully create in the mass communications arena.
  We publish various resources and links to resources, by permission, to facilitate personal growth in your target areas of expertise.
  We act as a central storehouse for creative, technical, marketing, and organization resource that creative people can use.
 

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Send me Whirlwind for free.
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Update my custom profile.
Update my contact information.
I'm looking for resources and people.
Show me classified resources.
Show me upcoming creative events.
I have a question or comment.
 

Who can subscribe or contribute?

 

You can. You do not have to believe anything Christian or otherwise to subscribe. Anyone can submit a contribution. Items submitted for publication will be considered on the basis of its expected contribution to the vision of Whirlwind Magazine and its internal objectives as judged by our editorial department.

 

Where did the name Whirlwind come from?

 

The the word whirlwind appears in the Bible fourteen times (2KI 2:1, 2KI 2:11, JOB 38:1, PSA 58:9, PSA 77:18, PRO 1:27, PRO 10:25, ISA 5:28, ISA 29:6, ISA 66:15, JER 4:13, HOS 8:7, NAH 1:3, HEB 12:18), but only one of these was the inspiration behind the naming of Whirlwind Magazine. It is after Job speaks his mind about the awesome power of God that God responds to Job, "out of the whirlwind," saying that essentially Job has nothing to contribute to God's wisdom. After a long segment where God reminded Job that he was not present when God constructed the Universe, Job entered a deep humility and turned from his intellectual pride.

 
The choice of name should not be considered as implying that human beings have nothing to say, but merely that we have nothing to teach God. Consider the probability that God through us has much to teach human beings. May our creative endeavors be God's whirlwind.
 

The selection of Editorial Staff and the design of this web site was a joint effort between Higher Ground, TranSeed Media, Producers of Terrance the Movie, Reality Check Ministries, and members of the Christian Writer's Guild.

 

What areas of creative expertise does Whirlwind Magazine wish to support?

 
We encourage any acting, advertising, architecture, art, audiovisual technology, cinematography, comedy, comic book design, comic book writing, communications, composition, directing, distribution, editing, film production, graphic arts, Internet community design, journalism, line production, lyric writing, makeup art, marketing, mass media, movie-making, music, music production, music writing, nonfiction writing, novel writing, painting, performance, photography, poetry, preaching, production, production management, public speaking, publishing, recording, reporting, screen-writing, sculpture, set design, short story writing, song-writing, speech writing, story specialists, story writing, storytelling, teaching, teleplay writing, video production, visual arts, web design, and writing that serves the loving purposes of God. In the future, it is our interest to find appropriate ways of including art-forms within issues of Whirlwind Magazine beyond text and still images.
 

What geographical locations does Whirlwind Magazine reach?

 
Because this is a site written in English, we primarily support these activities in the countries of Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto, Romania, Russia, Sierra, Singapore, Slovakia, South, Spain, Sri, Sweden, Tanzania, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, Uganda, United, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, including the USA states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In the future, it is our interest to find economically viable ways of supporting other languages.
 

What are some of Whirlwind Magazine's policies?

 
  Assuming adversarial positions in such a way as to discourage subscribers or discredit Whirlwind Magazine Online or any of its staff or affiliates may lead to suspension of subscription.
  Publication is selected by Whirlwind editors on the basis of the vision of Whirlwind Magazine and its confidential internal goals and objectives.
  Acceptance or rejection of an item submitted for publication is not an indication of acceptance or rejection of the ideas contained in said item.
 

What is Whirlwind Magazine's mailing address?

 
Whirlwind Magazine
PO Box 5993
Lighthouse Point, FL, U.S.A. 33074-5993
 
Whirlwind Magazine is not affiliated with any denomination or political party, but reserves the right to publish materials that endorse, criticize, expose folly, give credit, or any of the like in the pursuit of a quality overall product. Whirlwind Magazine may modify its policies, costs, Privileges granted subscribers, or other functional characteristics at any time and for any reason it deems as useful and legitimate.
 
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