- Keep your writing from feeling dull
- Write a book proposal
- Overcome the temptation of comparison
- Build strategies to engage your audience
- Find fresh writing ideas
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Escape the Trap of Tired, Typical Writing
In this lesson, you’ll glean great writing wisdom from Lysa TerKeurst as she shares three critical strategies for taking your writing from ordinary to extraordinary. These strategies will you help you avoid the trap of tired, typical writing.
Life Coaching Tips Every Writer Needs
One of the practices highlighted in the book of Nehemiah is how he examined the walls around Jerusalem in order to rebuild, strengthen and protect. This lesson highlights the five areas of our lives we need to inspect regarding our own “walls,” including W-Workspace, A-Affirming your unique voice, L-Learning, L-Linking arms with others and S-Scoping out our world to discover how we can become a servant to others. When we look inside ourselves, we can keep our “walls” strong, our faith vibrant and develop healthy habits for the long view of our lives.
How to Talk About Your Writing So People Stay Interested
In this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst shares tips on how to talk about your writing so people stay interested. You will learn how to develop a fresh angle on your topic, how to generate quotable quotes, create quick soundbites, and share success stories so people can see the value in your writing. Talking about your book idea can be hard and complicated, but Lysa breaks it down into small steps to help you know exactly how to talk about your book and keep readers interested along the way.
Finding a Fresh Idea
Do you ever feel like you’ve run out of good ideas in your writing? Does it seem like you’ve told all your stories and used up all relevant examples? In this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst and Leah Chabai discuss how to rethink the way we find fresh ideas. You’ll also learn about how Lysa discerns and develops her writing ideas, how to unlock new writing material from the everyday things you’re experiencing, as well as the importance of highlighting the unique qualities and value of your content.
An Overview of Bible Study Writing, Editing and More
In this lesson, Denise J. Hughes provides a wealth of information about writing Bible studies, editing, and so much more. Denise is an author of a successful trade book called Deeper Waters, a well as several Bible studies. She works with (in)courage and is a blogger and speaker. In this recording, you’ll learn about Denise’s background and her journey to becoming a published author. You’ll also learn incredible tips and insights for aspiring authors as well suggestions and editing methods to make your writing most successful.
Getting Your Story on Paper
Every believer has a story, but how do we tell our stories in a way that will stand out from the crowd and spark a burning desire for God in the reader’s heart? And how do we gain the confidence to do so? In Part 1 of this lesson, Tracie Miles, the Director of COMPEL and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker, helps you gain confidence and excitement for sharing your story by sharing the following:
Encouragement for why we are all called to tell our stories
A simple 5-step process for preparing a great story
The do’s and don’ts of writing your story
How to make a life timeline and begin putting your story on paper
Why doing all these things can take your story from ordinary to extraordinary.