- Identify 3 of your own personal writing habits
- Recognize and create a captivating first sentence
- Evaluate your sentences from a piece of writing
- Successfully create SMART goals for this season in your writing
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Lysa’s Best Writing Habits
In this lesson, President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and New York Times’ best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst shares her writing story and some of the habits that she applies every day to her writing.
When You Feel Like a Pre-Beginner
Stepping in to God’s call to write can be overwhelming. Everyone else seems to know where they are going and how to get there. This lesson is for those of you who don’t, and are wondering what you got yourself into. Our Executive Director of Communications, Glynnis Whitwer, knows what it’s like to wish there was something for the pre-beginner and therefore created this lesson for people who feel they are. She’ll review some basic questions to ask yourself, discuss some common vocabulary and help you develop a plan for getting started writing.
Tips for Writing Strong Sentences
Do you wonder when to put a comma in a sentence? Or when to use a semicolon? Sometimes even the most basic use of proper grammar and punctuation can seem a mystery, no matter how educated we are! If so, you’ll enjoy this lesson from Glynnis Whitwer on writing strong sentences.
Setting Yourself up for Success in Your Writing
Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and never accomplishing the writing dreams and goals God placed in your heart? In this lesson, Tracie Miles will equip you to set solid writing goals and provide the inspiration you need for persevering in making your dreams come true. Tracie will also share practical tips for keeping yourself on track throughout the year.
Making the Most of Waiting
Wendy Pope is a speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries and contributes to the P31 online devotional, Encouragement for Today, which reaches over 1 million readers each day. She is the author of Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow, Wait and See and Yes, No, & Maybe. She also teaches thousands of women worldwide online through the One Year Chronological Bible. In this lesson, Wendy talks about the creative ways she uses her gift and calling to write and teach.
The 4 Worst Writing Mistakes I've Made
In this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst shares the four worst writing mistakes she’s made to help you see where you might potentially be making the same mistakes. Using Made to Crave and Unglued as examples, she walks you through several ways she changed her writing to be less intimidating and more inspiring.
The Crucial First Sentence
In this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst shares her thoughts on how you can best craft that crucial first sentence. You will receive practical tips for increasing the engagement level of your readers right from the start. If you don’t grab readers’ attention right away, your writing will be ignored.