DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER?
Do you want to write articles, devotionals, or even your book?
Do you want to write articles, devotionals, or even your book?
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 industry professionals and heard about the publishing world from the inside out?
(Don’t wait--registration ends March 29th!)
“Ann is a thoughtful, engaging teacher who brings fresh insight to her courses. I’ve attended two online classes taught by Ann, and as a fellow writer, I’ve been consistently impressed by her vast knowledge in both the technical and creative aspects of writing. Recently I had an article published by a popular national blog thanks to her insight. I can’t recommend Ann more highly!”
Live classes will take place for six weeks every Tuesday night, April 2nd through May 7th, 2019.
Classes will be recorded and uploaded for students to watch again and on their own schedule through August 2019.
Access to a private Facebook group for all students led by Ann.
Week 1: Uncovering your story + Owning your call as a writer
Week 2: Developing your writing voice + Building trust with your audience
Week 3: Finding your niche in the publishing world + How to pitch articles
Week 4: 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:
Grace P. Cho, Editor at (in)courage
Kristi James, Acquisitions Editor at P&R Books
David Zimmerman, Senior Acquisitions Editor at NavPress
Writing prompts, exercises, and assignments to strengthen your writing repertoire each week.
The opportunity to reserve editorial feedback and a one-on-one coaching call with Ann.
(Don’t put this off; registration closes March 29th!)
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.
I would tell anyone interested in writing that you need to do whatever it takes to sign up for a course with Ann Swindell. She is a gifted teacher who encourages students spiritually while developing their skills and growing their confidence. My life and journey as a writer has been forever transformed by Writing with Grace!
—Jillian, Writing with Grace student
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.
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 August 2019.
That’s no problem at all. Usually, only about half of the enrolled writers can attend live, so we make the recording available to all students immediately following each class session. You’ll get everything whether you can attend live or not—even the opportunity to submit questions for the industry professionals ahead of time!
You do not need to be a Christian to take this 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.
The Writing with Grace classes will be taught live on Tuesday nights, starting April 2, 2019 and going through May 7, 2019. 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.
The Writing with Grace course costs $325.
You can reserve the editorial feedback option and one-on-one coaching call at an additional price.
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 July 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 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 August 2019.
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.
Email WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com for any further questions.
Registration is only open for two weeks, until March 29th. If you want to reserve your seat in the course, don’t wait!
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 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 other 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
Would a payment plan make this course more feasible for you? We are now happy to offer a payment plan at a minimally higher cost (to cover administrative fees). You can pay for the Writing with Grace Course over three months. For more information, the payment plan below!
Once you sign up, you will receive an email confirming your order, which also confirms your seat for the course, within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is typed in correctly! This email secures your spot in class, and you will receive another email before class begins on April 2nd with all of your login information. If you have any problems or do not receive an email after securing your spot, contact WritingWithGraceCourse@gmail.com.