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


Do you have a great book 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 you want to write. So, whether you’re years or just months away from sending your book idea 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 April 30th !

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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What’s included in the Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop:

  • A live, three-hour workshop, taught by Ann Swindell.
  • The live class will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am – 12 pm CST.
  • The class will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch again and on their own schedule.
  • Behind-the-scenes information about what literary agents and publishers are looking for in a book proposal.
  • An exclusive interview with Kara Leonino, acquisitions editor at Tyndale House Publishers, regarding book proposals and publishing.
  • The workshop will include:
    • Practical tools for how to start (and finish!) a power-packed, non-fiction book proposal
    • Insights into what editors are looking for in publishable books
    • Options for how to structure a meaningful proposal
    • Writing prompts, exercises, and assignments to help you write significant sections of the proposal during class time—you will 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 April 30th!


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.

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 strong 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 discover that crafting a book proposal is one of the best ways to illuminate your book’s ultimate purpose to set you up for book-writing success.

Is this workshop live?

Yes! It will be taught live by Ann, and the recording will be available for students to watch and re-watch through the end of August 2018.

When is the workshop?

The Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop will be taught live on Saturday, May 5th, from 9 am - 12 pm CST. But if you can’t watch on Saturday, don’t worry! The entire workshop will be available for you to watch online on your own schedule, and you will still be able to submit questions ahead of time.

Do I have to be a Christian to join this workshop?

You do not need to be a Christian to be a part of 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 right course for you.

Should I be at a certain place in the book-writing process before joining the workshop?

No matter where you are in the process of writing your book, crafting a powerful book proposal is not only necessary but also central to the book-writing journey. This workshop is set up to help you to clarify your purpose and direction--as well as next steps--when it comes to making your book idea shine. Specific exercises and hand-crafted assignments will help you grow as you take the next step toward your dream of writing a book.

What is the cost of this workshop?

The Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop costs $117. You can reserve the editorial feedback option and one-on-one coaching call at 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 Workshop, 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 up to 1000 words of your book proposal 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 book. 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 May 26th; Ann will return her feedback to you no later than the end of July 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 July 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 Workshop is only open until April 30th.  If you want to secure a spot in the workshop, make sure to sign up now!

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Yes, I’m ready to write a powerful book proposal! Sign me up for the workshop!

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 an editor from a major publication 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: $239
  • Writing with Grace Book Proposal Workshop + Editorial Feedback + One-on-One Coaching Call: $399

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 May 5th 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.