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This week’s FMF prompt is: SUPPORT
I started writing in 2011 when my mom was in the final stages of terminal cancer. For me, writing began as a coping mechanism—I used it selfishly as a form of free therapy. When I started blogging, I was basically clueless. In fact, it’s a miracle I even figured out how to set up my own blog.
I had no direction, no goals. I just wrote when I felt like it. I had a personal Facebook profile but didn’t know anything about Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or social media scheduling. I didn’t know how to schedule a blog post or participate in a blog link-up. I had never heard of guest posting, and didn’t know it was possible to get free books from publishers in exchange for a review. I don’t even think podcasts were a thing back then, and I’d never read a single book on writing.
I was just a girl with words that needed to come out, and a blog seemed like a great place to put them.
After blogging for myself for a while, I realized that as a Christian writer, I have a high calling—to offer words of truth and hope to a hurting and broken world.
I’ve since developed a deep love for the craft, and a passion for supporting other writers. That’s really what led me to create the Start-Up Guide for Online Writers — an e-course filled with all of the resources I wish I knew about when I started writing.
This course is not a step-by-step “how to” manual, but rather a compilation of resources to point you in the right direction and help you progress in your writing life.
My prayer is that it will be a help and blessing to many.
The Start-Up Guide for Online Writers is available through Tuesday, September 19th at the introductory price of $19.99.
Starting September 20th, the price goes up to $29.99, so hurry up and get your hands on it now!
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Read more about what’s included in the course HERE.
Here’s what others are saying about it:
“Kate has managed to pack A TON of helpful content into a digestible amount and has broken down an overwhelming task list into simple, achievable goals for writers at both the beginner and advanced levels. When stacked upon one another, these goals can pave the way to success in the world of online writing. For me, this means making meaningful connections and influencing women to serve Christ with their lives. For others, this means making an income or creating a platform.” ~ Amber Taube, Grace to Go: Truths that Move You
“Overall, this course is an excellent value for the resources and education it provides to seasoned writers and those who have minimal experience. While the course was designed primarily for writers whose audiences are online, much of what I read was universal and could apply to writers of any venue. I found the writer’s tools in the lesson called “Get the Resources You Need” to be priceless.” ~ Jane Anderson, Talk Kindness to Me
“You don’t need Pinterest with a resource like this one. Gone are the days of scouring the internet for tips on building community online, growing a platform, submitting posts, etc. IT’S ALL HERE! I appreciated that Kate included achievable goals for both beginners and those on a more advanced level. I land somewhere in between, but I always found there was more I could be doing and Kate provided all the information necessary to do it in the most simple, effective way.” ~ Amazon review
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I love this. “I’m just a girl with words that needed to come out.” Blogging has been free therapy for me too.
I’m sure your guide will be a blessing, Kate. Your leadership of Five Minute Friday has been more than that for me; it’s been a lifesaver.
My purpose has gone through different definitions, but I think that what I mentioned earlier today on the Books and Such literary agency blog is probably the best:
Anyone can learn to face death like a Klingon. It is of course best to die in combat, but there is no shame in illness, and even the meekest heart can thus grasp the highest honour.
I love how you sum up the calling of a Christian writer- “to offer words of truth and hope to a hurting and broken world.”
Thank you for sharing all that you’ve learned along the way. I’m sure this course will be a great help to many.
I am so thankful for your support. You have indeed offered up what you have learned to bless others.
Happy to see you found some use for my rambling quotes. Really enjoyed this, Kate. Thanks for the opportunity.
So excited about your resource. Grabbed it the other day (can’t pass up a deal!) and hope to really dive in this weekend when I am finished reading around FMF posts. So glad God is using your writing to bless others as it has blessed you and now He will use your process too.
Kate, I am so grateful for your friendship and support! I wish you the best with your course!
This is a great word for this week. Support. Good word. I think your online writers e-course will be a wonderful source of support for long time bloggers and new startups.
Love this… “I was just a girl with words that needed to come out, and a blog seemed like a great place to put them.”
My experience as well. Congratulations and many blessings as you go.