Do you want to grow as a writer, but don’t know the next steps to take?
Do you have great ideas, but they never sound as powerful on the page as they do in your head?
Do you love to write, but feel stuck in your work as a writer?
Do you want to get published, but don't know where to begin?
What if an expert came alongside of you with powerful insights and practical tools to help catapult your writing ability?
What if you learned tools and tips to transform your writing from mediocre to power-packed?
What if you could take a live, college-level course from home and re-watch the classes on your own schedule?
What if you learned from the editors of national publications and heard about the publishing world from the inside out?
That’s what the Writing with Grace course
will do for you.
Don’t wait--registration ends February 19th!
I would tell anyone interested in writing that you need to do whatever it takes to sign up for a course with Ann Swindell. My life and journey as a writer has been forever transformed by Writing with Grace!
-Jillian, Writing with Grace student
What’s included in thE writing with grace course:
- Live classes will take place for six weeks every Tuesday night, February 20th through March 27th , 2018.
- Classes will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch again and on their own schedule.
- Access to a private Facebook group for all students led by Ann.
- Week 1: Uncovering the story you're already carrying + Owning your call as a writer
- Week 2: Developing your writing voice + How to build trust with your audience
- Week 3: Finding your niche in the publishing world + How to pitch articles
- Week 4: Utilizing the senses for effective storytelling + compelling language choices
- Week 5: Telling your story truthfully: risks and boundaries + Writing with love
- Week 6: Powerful revision strategies + Next steps to take as a writer
- Q&A interview sessions with editors from these national publications:
Denise Hughes, Editor at (in)courage
Ingrid Beck, Acquisitions Editor at Moody Publishers
Camilla Griffith, Coordinator at Proverbs 31/First 5
- Writing prompts, exercises, and assignments to strengthen your writing repertoire each week.
- The opportunity to reserve editorial feedback and a one-on-one session and coaching call.
Yes, I'm ready to become a better writer!
Sign me up for the course.
Don’t wait--registration ends February 19th!
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 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, 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.
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
Who is this Course for?
This course is for the Christian writer who wants to intentionally grow in the ability to communicate powerfully, beautifully, and effectively on the page. It is for the person who loves words and is looking to take his or her writing the next level as a storyteller and truth-teller, and who wants to learn about the publishing industry from the inside-out.
Are these classes live?
Yes! Classes will be taught live by Ann and class recordings will be available for students to watch and re-watch through the end of June 2018.
When are the classes?
The Writing with Grace classes will be taught live on Tuesday nights, starting February 20th, 2018 and going through March 27th, 2018. Classes will start at 8 pm CST and will last for approximately 75 minutes. But if you can’t watch on Tuesday nights, don’t worry! Every session, interview, and optional assignment will be available for you to watch online on your own schedule, and you will still be able to submit questions for the interviews with each of the editors.
Do I have to be a Christian to take this course?
You do not need to be a Christian to take this writing course. 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.
Should I be at a certain level as a writer before taking this course?
No matter where you're coming from--as a long-time writer or as a soul who has just started to dream about writing--this course is set up to allow you to take your writing ability to the next level. The tools and techniques used to write powerfully are a foot wide but a mile deep, and this course will give you the opportunity to go as deep as you can in your personal writing ability. Specific exercises and hand-crafted assignments will help you grow and develop as you take the next step toward your writing goals.
What is the cost of this course?
The Writing with Grace course costs $325. You can reserve the editorial feedback option and one-on-one coaching call at an additional price.
A payment plan is available. See below for details.
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 course, you will also have the chance to reserve an editorial feedback slot and one-on-one coaching call with Ann. These are optional but can only be reserved by students taking the course.
Editorial feedback option: If you reserve the editorial feedback option, Ann will edit and (lovingly!) critique an article or chapter of up to 1000 words of text for you. Along with content editing, the editorial feedback Ann gives will include a paragraph of encouragement, challenge, and insight for how to move forward with your particular piece. The editorial feedback will be done via email, and your feedback will be sent to you in a Word Document or PDF file. Articles or chapters will need to be sent in by the final class date; Ann will return her feedback to you no later than the end of May 2018.
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 writing goals, dreams, and next steps. You and Ann will find a mutually convenient time to talk; all coaching calls will be completed by the end of May 2018.
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. You can also print the gift certificate located here.
How long is registration open?
Registration for the Writing with Grace course is only open until February 19th. If you want to secure a spot in the class, make sure to sign up now!
Yes, I’m ready to become a better writer! Sign me up for the course.
I have taken two Writing with Grace courses and each one has been impactful both as a writer and as a person of faith. What I love about Ann's classes is she gives you practical tips and tools to grow your craft, gets you writing through prompts and assignments, and introduces you to editors who speak into writing from a different perspective. Ann and her courses have given me the affirmation and encouragement I needed to step faithfully into writing my story.
- Mindy, Writing with Grace student
Similar courses offered at colleges and universities would cost thousands of dollars, but the Writing with Grace course 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 three high-level industry professionals who are going to share about the publishing world from the inside out!
- Writing with Grace Course: $325
- Writing with Grace Course + Editorial Feedback: $425
- Writing with Grace Course + Editorial Feedback + One-on-One Coaching Call: $549
Once you sign up, you will receive an email confirming your seat for the course (please make sure your email is typed in correctly) within 24 hours. That email will include all of the details you need! If you have any problems or do not receive an email after securing your spot, contact WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com.
Or pay with an installment plan of $115 a month for three months! Click the button below.