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 as a writer?
Do you want to get published
but don’t know where to begin?
What if someone came alongside of you with fresh ideas and insights to catapult your writing in a fresh direction?
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 WRITING WITH GRACE WILL DO FOR YOU.
ARE YOU READY TO GROW AS A WRITER?
(DON'T WAIT! DOORS CLOSE ON MAY 2nd!)
I would tell anyone interested in writing that you need to do whatever it takes to sign up for a course with Ann Swindell. Ann is a gifted teacher who encourages students spiritually while developing their skills and growing their confidence. This course has deepened my love for Jesus, increased my passion for words, and given me practical tools and inspiration to pursue writing for the glory of God. 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 every Tuesday night, May 9th through June 13th, 2017.
--Classes will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch again and on their
--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
Week 5: Telling your story truthfully: boundaries and risks + Writing with love
Week 6: Power-packed revision strategies + Next steps to take as a writer
--Q&A interviews from incredible editors:
Betsy Howard, Editor, The Gospel Coalition
Kara Leonino, Acquisitions Editor, Tyndale House Publishers
Ziza Bauer, Director of Digital Content, Darling Magazine
--Weekly prompts, exercises, and assignments to strengthen your writing repertoire
-- The opportunity to reserve editorial feedback and a one-on-one
I’M READY TO GROW AS A WRITER!
SIGN ME UP FOR THE COURSE.
(Don't put this off--doors to registration close May 2nd!)
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 has published over 150 articles in publications such as RELEVANT Magazine, The Gospel Coalition Blog, Darling Magazine, Today's Christian Women, Life: Beautiful, Deeply Rooted, and (in)courage. Her first book, Still Waiting, released with Tyndale House Publishers on April 4th, 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 to the next level as a storyteller and truth-teller, and who wants to learn about the publishing industry from the inside-out.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are these classes taught 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 July 2017.
When are the classes?
The Writing with Grace classes will be taught live on Tuesday nights, starting May 9th, 2017 and going through June 13th, 2017. 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 you 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. This course is based in the Christian worldview and will discuss how writers can incorporate their faith in Christ meaningfully into their work. If that will make you uncomfortable, Writing with Grace probably isn’t the right course for you.
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.
Can you tell me more about the editorial feedback and coaching options?
If you participate in the Writing with Grace course, 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.
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 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 July 2017.
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 2017.
Is this course only for creative nonfiction writers?
No! Fiction writers and poets have taken this course and found it immensely beneficial, although fiction and poetry are not the focus. Ann is a creative nonfiction writer, and the primary focus of the course aims to strengthen and sharpen writers as they write their own stories through articles, essays, and memoir. However, the writing insights and craft tools that Ann offers are applicable to a wide range of writing genres.
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? Simply sign up for the gift option at checkout and follow the instructions. Click here to download and print the Gift Card PDF.
I still have a question!
Email WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com for any further questions.
How long is registration open?
Registration for the Writing with Grace e-course is only open for two weeks, from April 18th through May 2nd. If you want to secure a spot in the class, make sure to sign up now!
YES, I’M READY TO GROW AS A 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 woman 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 professional editors 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 a payment confirmation email, which secures your spot for the class. You will receive course login information no later than 24 hours before class begins on May 9th. If you have any problems or do not receive an email after securing your spot, contact WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com.