- The importance of forming good writing habits
- How to write from your struggles and tell your story well
- Important writing mistakes to avoid
- Critical components to include in your writing
- Tips for pursuing the path of publishing
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Lysa’s Best Writing Habits
In this teaching, 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.
Experience Before Expression
The strongest writing comes not from our strengths, but from our struggles. In this teaching from Lysa TerKeurst, she’ll share how to mine the hard places in life and find the gems of truth that will lead to powerful life-change for your readers. The more our writing is an outflow of experience, the greater impact we will have.
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
If we don’t grab readers’ attention right away, our writing will be ignored. With the importance of our messages, and the time and effort put into our words, we don’t want them lost in a sea of articles, books and blogs. In this teaching, 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.
How to Tell Your Story
In this teaching, you’ll hear some tips from Lysa TerKeurst on how to effectively capture and transfer your experience so your readers experience transformation.
Developing Sticky Statements
In a world where readers are bombarded with good content, what will make yours be noticed and remembered? In this lesson from Lysa TerKerust, you’ll hear how she crafts those statements that linger long after you’ve finished the book. She’ll also break down her strategies to help you make your message come to life in the hearts and minds of your readers.
How To Talk About Your Writing So People Stay Interested
In this teaching, Lysa TerKeurst shares tips on how to talk about your writing so people stay interested. In order to do that, you’ll need to identify the value of your writing, find fresh angles, write quotable quotes, create sound bites and more.
The Secret to Compelling Your Readers to Keep Reading
What compels a reader to keep reading? What is the glue that holds a reader’s attention? In this teaching, Lysa TerKeurst shares one of the biggest reasons for the success of her writing. It’s how she connects on a deeper level with her readers, and why it makes a difference in the lives of those who read her books, blogs and devotions.
Escape the Trap of Tired, Typical Writing
In this teaching, you’ll glean great writing wisdom from Lysa TerKeurst as she shares three critical strategies for taking your writing from ordinary to extraordinary. These strategies will you help you enliven your writing by avoiding the trap of tired, typical prose.
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 teaching, 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.
3 S’s Of Connectivity, Part 1
How do we escape the pitfalls of self-promotional marketing, and replace it with value-driven marketing? The answer is value-driven writing. In this first of three lessons, Lysa TerKeurst unpacks three unique and powerful ways to reach the hearts of our readers and broaden our audience. If you want to deepen connectivity with your readers, don’t miss this lesson as Lysa explains how to include Spiritual depth, Sentimental Pull and Scent-sational Elements in your writing.
3 S’s Of Connectivity, Part 2
In this second out of three lessons, Lysa unpacks Spiritual Depth using tangible examples from her 1 Samuel 25 teaching. If you want your readers to say, “Wow! I never knew that was in that passage,” then you don’t want to miss this lesson.
3 S’s Of Connectivity, Part 3
Lysa discusses one of her main focuses in writing and speaking, which is points to unpack. Lysa will practically walk you through finding points to unpack through her 2 Samuel 20 teaching about One Wise Woman.
The Power of a Story, Part 1
Whether you are a writer or a speaker, the ability to craft stories that create life-change and lasting impressions is important.
The Power of a Story, Part 2
Whether you are a writer or a speaker, the ability to craft stories that create life-change and lasting impressions is important. Effective storytelling is not only one of the oldest tools of communication, it is also one of the most powerful!
Your Very Best Idea Ever, Part 1
In this partial teaching by Lysa TerKeurst at a former She Speaks Conference, she will show 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 just be waiting to be discovered.
Your Very Best Idea Ever, Part 2
In Part 2 of this teaching, Lysa TerKeurst explains how to unlock your very best idea. Make sure you check out session one first.
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 gotten 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.
Dealing with Rejection
This teaching was filmed directly after the release of Lysa TerKeurst book Uninvited. The topic of rejection affects all of us. Lysa shares insight from her journey through rejection and will inspire you to keep pushing through with confidence.
This teaching is from a previous She Speaks Conference with Lysa Terkeurst. We’ll study how Jesus tenderly and compassionately invites Peter to unrush. This not only dramatically changed Peter, but the ripple effect of this one conversation with Jesus has the potential to shift our perspective as well. Don’t miss it.
How to Write a Book, Part 1
Writing a book can sound like a great dream, but the reality can be a daunting task. Lysa has been through this “birthing process” over 20 times. Join her for Part 1 of an honest and practical teaching on how to write a book from start to finish.
How to Write a Book, Part 2
In this lesson, Lysa takes us through the next part of writing a book: getting our thoughts, research, facts and stories into an organized structure, so we can present our message in a way that brings impact to the reader.
What Publishers Really Want, Part 1
In this exciting lesson you’ll learn the top five things aspiring writers must know before they write a book proposal. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to sit down with Lysa TerKeurst and her team from Thomas Nelson Publishers and learn these secrets every writer should know, long before you start sending proposals out to publishing houses.
What Publishers Really Want, Part 2
In this exciting lesson you’ll learn the top five things aspiring writers must know before they write a book proposal. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to sit down with Lysa and her team from Thomas Nelson Publishers and learn these secrets every writer should know.
Conversation with Lysa TerKeurst
This week we sit down with best-selling author, speaker and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst. Many of Lysa’s books have hit the New York Times’ bestseller list. So, we wanted to ask her the questions you’d bring up if having coffee with her.