- Focus your writing on areas of growth, not perfection
- Create a list from everyday interactions
- Craft a system for recording and retrieving stories, situations, sayings and Scripture to utilize as you write.
- Process your passions and analyze them for application in your sphere of influence
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Your Very Best Idea, Part 1
It’s locked in you. God tucked something wonderfully unique into the sacred spaces of your heart. You know it. You feel it. You just haven’t figured out how to get to it. That message so inspiring, people are still quoting one-liners from it years after you stepped off the stage. That book so spot on, it instantly unleashes the power of conversation and outsells every other thing you’ve ever written. The brilliantly simple concept so desperately needed, the masses instantly sign up.
In this lesson, you will get a front row seat at a She Speaks Conference session as Lysa TerKeurst shows you how to unlock your very best idea which might surprise you, disappoint you and frustrate you. Press through the process, and your very best and most captivating idea might be waiting to be discovered.
Your Very Best Idea Ever, Part 2
In Part 2 of this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst explains how to unlock your very best idea ever. Make sure you check out Your Very Best Idea Ever, Part 1 first.
Finding Writing Ideas
Do you long to write but fear you will run out of things to say? How can you continually come up with fresh material for books, blog posts, devotions or articles that will resonate with today’s readers? In this lesson, Karen Ehman, a New York Times’ best-selling author, will show you how to:
Unearth ready-made and relevant material from your seemingly ordinary life
Process situations and interactions with an eye toward turning them into life lessons to share
Use Scripture as a springboard to construct helpful written messages that resonate with your readers
Organizing Writing Ideas
So you have committed to write and are busy gathering ideas and stories as well as looking for lessons in Scripture — but how do you keep all the content organized and ready to be funneled into articles, blog posts or a book? In this practical lesson, Karen Ehman, a New York Times’ best-selling author, will show you how to:
Craft a system for recording and retrieving stories, situations, sayings and Scripture to utilize as you write.
Assemble an arsenal of pertinent material that will help keep you writing and speaking for years to come!
As a writer, you often feel a constant pressure to come up with new material. Whether you write books, blog posts, articles or simply share your thoughts on social media, finding fresh topics and interesting content can often stress you out. But rather than looking outward — trying to discover what topics are trending — switch thinking and begin to look inward to your life. The material is in there; you just need to learn how and where to look. In this lesson, Karen Ehman will guide you through the process of cultivating content from your own life, providing you with more than enough material for your writing needs.
How to Create, Cultivate and Curate Consistent Content
How do you create great content on a consistent basis? What does it take to intentionally cultivate discipline as a writer and to encourage, inspire and motivate yourself in your craft? Why is it important to curate your own content and how do you do that?
In this lesson, Chrystal Evans Hurst will walk you through the lessons she’s learned both personally as a life-long writer and professionally as an author and speaker. She will also give you valuable insight on how to share your content with a storyteller’s heart.
The Two Best Questions a Writer Can Ask
Your best writing will come from asking two questions in the midst of everyday life. In this lesson, Lysa will unpack how she has developed ideas for blogs that went viral and books that made the best-seller lists by considering these two things about her reader. This is something simple but incredibly effective you can apply to become a better writer today.
Finding a Fresh Idea
Do you ever feel like you’ve run out of good ideas in your writing? Does it seem like you’ve told all your stories and used up all relevant examples? In this lesson, Lysa TerKeurst and Leah Chabai discuss how to rethink the way we find fresh ideas. You’ll also learn about how Lysa discerns and develops her writing ideas, how to unlock new writing material from the everyday things you’re experiencing, as well as the importance of highlighting the unique qualities and value of your content.
Developing and Refining a Book Idea
Have you written a nonfiction book that hasn’t quite hit the mark high enough for a traditional publisher? Have you published or self-published a book that didn’t reach as much of your audience as you intended? In this lesson, Alice Crider, Sr. Acquisitions & Development Editor at David C. Cook Publishing teaches how to reach and engage your audience by tapping into a need they don’t even know they have. Alice will share with you the seven steps to developing and refining a book idea.