A funny thing happened........ In the last two years, God has literally placed in my path, men and women who want to become a published authors. These believers have a story to share and they have reached out to me. I've provided writing workshops and worked personally with many of them locally in Temecula.
It used to be that once a week someone would stop me and say, "I want to write a book. Can you help me?" Now its more like two or three a week. I find it hilarious that God picked me to mentor them. But I'm deeply honored to share the years and years of knowledge I have gained in the industry. And I'm convinced God is moving people to write their story for His greater purposes in the near future.
So, this leads me to what I believe God is prompting me to do now. God told me that many of you, the SUMites, have a book within you and that I'm to offer my SUM family similar opportunities to help you get started on your writing journey.
What I'm trying to figure out is this. Are you out there? Do you have a desire in your heart to share your Kingdom story with the world?
Dineen and I are thinking of offering some writing clinics through our online classroom (Zoom) in the next few months. These workshops will jettison your writing efforts and teach you how to get on the path to publication. We are going to offer them for a nominal fee compared to what a Writer's Conference typically charges, $300.
The following are the three different workshops. These are the topics I teach on locally.
- $25 Write your story - The writing process, outlines, chapters, techniques, etc. A LOT in this class
- $25 Branding, publicity and platform; Traditional and Indie publishing platforms and how to work in both
- $25 Preparing a proposal, Agents, Acquisitions, Conference, television and radio interviews, The professional author
Dineen is willing to offer a couple of workshops for fiction writers:
- $25 Writing Compelling Fiction
- $25 Publicity for Fiction Authors
We are trying to determine if there is interest. We are hoping for at least 10 in each class. Classes will be held in order once a month, with assignments to be completed in between.
Has God put it on your heart to write? Then perhaps this is your answer to your heart's desire. If you are interested in this and would be willing to register at a future date and find the value of the $25 fee per class (pending interest), please leave your name in the comments. Also, please tell me what you are thinking about writing (fiction or non-fiction and what kind of story) and if you are brand new at writing or what your experience level might be.
We are also trying to determine, just when to hold these workshops. We have a world-wide audience. So, it's impossible to make it work for everyone. But, I'm thinking a Saturday morning. That would be like, 9 am Pacific???? If we receive enough interest, we will post again with registration information.
What are your thoughts? Leave me your thoughts, dreams and hope about writing and participating in the comments. And we will see if this is something that our community might want. Hugs, Lynn