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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.
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 webinar, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Secrets For Researching and Studying Scripture to Enhance Your Writing
Sometimes studying the Bible can be challenging, especially when trying to weave strong, accurate biblical teachings and meanings into your writing. In this lesson, Joel Muddamalle, Director of Theology and Ministry Products at Proverbs 31 Ministries, talks about theology and the art of studying Scripture.
Your Very Best Idea, 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.
Writing Benefit Statements
Most of us are accustomed to seeing lists of bulleted items describing the content of a message, book or project. These bullets usually tell us the facts we’ll learn or the knowledge we’ll gain. Mere knowledge about a book isn’t that motivating. But how it might change a reader’s life is! That’s where benefit statements make a difference.
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.
In Writing Titles, we’ll take a look at writing titles for books and chapters. We’ll consider the following: What are the current trends, what works, what doesn’t, where to get ideas and the purpose of a sub-title. Whether you are called to write a book now or not, you’ll be better informed after learning tips from Chad Cannon, past VP of Marketing for Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Add the Power of Practical Application
Lysa will give you ideas of how to effectively help your readers apply what you’re teaching in each piece you write. Every article or chapter you write must contain a point and a practical way to live that point out in everyday life if your writing is to have a powerful impact on people.
The Recipe for Great Writing
Writers want their words to impact lives, so like any great chef, a writer will include a few special ingredients to add distinguishable flavor for a memorable experience. That’s what writers want to give their readers — something to remember, whether it’s a story that uplifts, a truth that transforms, or a message that heals. In this teaching, Denise Hughes will discuss the six ingredients inherent in all great writing.
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.
Finding Your Hook
Studies show the average adult attention span is 8 seconds and most make gut decisions in 3 seconds or less. So, knowing we only have seconds to capture our reader’s attention before they press delete, what should we put first? In this practical lesson, Glynnis Whitwer explains what a “hook” is, why it’s so important, and how to make sure it’s a part of everything we write.
How to Write a Chapter
You want to write a book. Books are made up of chapters. So, first you must write a chapter, right? But where do you begin? Stop staring at the blank screen and discover a simple strategy for crafting a strong and effective chapter, one step at a time. This teaching is from a previous She Speaks Conference workshop taught by Karen Ehman.
How Focus Groups Enhance Your Writing Creativity
In this teaching, Kaley and Leah, both staff members at Proverbs 31 who work directly with Lysa TerKeurst on all of her book writing focus groups, discuss the concept of focus groups. The purpose of these groups is to get feedback on draft chapters for a book, posts in a blog series, or even articles for magazines.