Do you have a book inside of you?

2019 could be the year to finally write your book.


Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start?

Do you have a great idea but feel stuck?

Are you dreaming of landing a book deal in the future?

Are you getting closer to sending your book idea to publishers?

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Crafting a powerful book proposal is one of the best ways to gain clarity and purpose when it comes to writing your book, and every publisher will look at your book proposal first—long before they actually consider the book that you want to write. So whether you’re years or just months away from sending your book to agents and publishers, a solid book proposal is the number one tool that you need to fuel your book writing process.

The Writing With Grace Book Proposal Workshop will give you the insights and tools you need to write a powerful non-fiction proposal.

Are you ready to make it happen?

(Don’t wait, doors close January 31st!)

This workshop changed EVERYTHING for me and gave me the confidence and the framework from which to build my book. I can't wait for other writers to experience it, too!

Brittany, Writing with Grace student

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Details about the Writing with Grace
Book Proposal Workshop:

  • This is a live, three-hour workshop, taught by Ann Swindell.

  • The live class will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 9 am – 12 pm CST.

  • The class will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch again and on their own schedule.

  • A Q&A session with Amanda Cleary Eastep, a Senior Developmental Editor at Moody Publishers, is included in the workshop.

The workshop will include:

  • Practical tools for how to start (and finish!) a power-packed, non-fiction book proposal.

  • Insights into what agents and editors are looking for in publishable books.

  • Options for how to structure a meaningful proposal.

  • Writing prompts, exercises, and assignments to help you write large sections of
    the proposal during class time—leave with the outline of your proposal in front of you!

  • The opportunity to reserve editorial feedback and a one-on-one coaching call with Ann.

Yes, I’m ready to write an amazing book proposal!

(Don’t miss out; registration closes January 31st!)


M E E T   A N N

Ann Swindell is a dynamic writer and teacher who helps others strengthen and sharpen their writing voice, ability, and craft. She has been writing professionally for over a decade, and her work has been featured in The Gospel Coalition, Proverbs 31, RELEVANT Magazine, Darling Magazine, Desiring God, Deeply Rooted, (in)courage, Christianity Today Women, and multiple other publications. Her first book, a memoir entitled Still Waiting, released with Tyndale House Publishers in 2017.

Ann holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Seattle Pacific
University. She taught writing and creative writing courses at Wheaton College for five years as a college instructor and is passionate about helping other writers communicate clearly and powerfully as they seek to tell their own stories well.

You can get to know her more at www.annswindell.com.

After taking the Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop, I now feel prepared and equipped to write my own proposal. Ann walks you through each component of a proposal and offers valuable examples and feedback on where to start!

-Mindy, Writing with Grace student

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Who is this Course for?

This course is for the Christian writer who has a book inside of them and is looking to take the next step toward traditional publication by crafting a clear book proposal. If you’ve already been writing your book, this workshop will give you the tools to write and refine a powerful book proposal. And if you don’t know where to start when it comes to writing your book, you will find that crafting a book proposal is one of the best ways to illuminate your book’s ultimate purpose! No matter where you are in your journey, writing your proposal will set you up for book-writing success.


Is this workshop taught live?

Yes! Ann will teach the Book Proposal Workshop live on February 9th from 9 am—12 pm CST. But if you can’t make the live class, don’t worry! The recording, all of the prompts, and the interview will be accessible to you immediately following the class. You can watch and re-watch the recording through July 31, 2019.

what if i can’t make the live workshop?

That’s no problem at all. Usually, only about half of the enrolled writers can attend live, so we make the recording immediately available to all students immediately following the end of the workshop. You’ll get everything whether you can attend live or not—even the opportunity to submit questions for the industry professional ahead of time!

Do you have to be a Christian to take this course?

You do not need to be a Christian to take this workshop. However, Ann is a Christian and talks openly and consistently about her faith in Jesus and how that impacts the writing life. If that will make you uncomfortable, Writing with Grace probably isn’t the right course for you.

I want to write a book, but I’m overwhelmed. Is this workshop for me?

If you’re willing to work, definitely! The Writing with Grace: Book Proposal Workshop is a wonderful place to dive in if you have a book idea but don’t know how to move forward—or if you’re in the middle of writing your book and don’t know where to go from here. That’s because writing a book proposal is one of the best tools to help you get crystal clear about the direction and purpose of your book! In this workshop, Ann will break down the components of a book proposal into manageable, task-driven sections. No more second-guessing what you should do or what kind of information agents and publishers are looking for. She’ll cover everything! 

We won't sugarcoat it--writing is hard work! But it's the best kind of hard work, and the payoff of sharing your words with others is a gift.  

What is the cost of this course?

The Writing with Grace: Book Proposal Workshop is $117. You can choose to reserve editorial feedback or a coaching call with Ann for an additional price.

Can you tell me about the editorial feedback option and one-on-one coaching calls that Ann is offering?

If you participate in the Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop, you will also have the chance to reserve an editorial feedback slot and a coaching call with Ann. These are optional but can only be reserved by students taking the course, and they are very limited in number. 

Editorial feedback option: If you reserve the editorial feedback option, Ann will edit and
(lovingly!) critique a section of your book proposal (of up to 1000 words of text) for you. Along with content editing, the editorial feedback that Ann gives will include a paragraph of encouragement, challenge, and insight for how to move forward with your book. The editorial feedback will be done via email, and your feedback will be sent to you in a Word Document or PDF file. Your piece will need to be sent in by February 23rd; Ann will return her feedback to you no later than the end of March 2019.

One-on-One Coaching Calls: If you reserve the editorial feedback and the coaching call, Ann will edit and critique your piece (see above), and she will also schedule a one-hour coaching session to talk with you about your memoir, writing goals, and next steps. You and Ann will find a mutually convenient time to talk; all coaching calls will be completed by the end of April 2019.

I know someone who would love this course! Can I give Writing with Grace as a gift?

Yes! Do you have a writer in your life who would love the Writing with Grace course? What a wonderful gift to give! Simply sign up for the gift option at checkout and follow the instructions. 

I still have a question!

Email WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com for any further questions.

How long is registration open for?

Registration is only open for two weeks, until January 31st. If you want to reserve your seat in the workshop, don’t wait!

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Yes, I’m ready to get my book
off the ground!

I cannot tell you how helpful Writing with Grace was and well worth every penny of the cost. Ann offered guidance, tools, practical tips and resources based on education, experience, and connections. It felt tailor-made for me!

--Andrea, Writing with Grace student


Similar workshops offered at colleges and universities would hundreds of dollars (if not over a thousand dollars!), but the Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop gives you the gift of getting to learn high-level writing skills, insights, and tools at home for a fraction of that cost. You also have access to Ann and a top-level industry professional who will share about the publishing world from the inside out!

  • Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop: $117

  • Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop + Editorial Feedback: $237

  • Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop + Editorial Feedback + One-on-One Coaching Call: $397

Once you sign up, you will receive an email confirming your purchase of the course (please make sure your email is typed in correctly) within 24 hours. This email secures your spot in class, and you will receive another email before class begins on February 9th will all of your login information! If you have any problems or do not receive an email after securing your spot, contact WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com.