The Bible is filled with stories of triumph and tragedy, war and peace, gain and loss. These stories speak to each of us in many different ways. The lives of these men and women is a source of living water that refreshes us and encourages us that anything is possible with God.

What about your story? 

Here’s a thought to ponder: “What if your story needs to be told? What if it is a story of God’s faithfulness that needs to be shared in this generation?”

Let me guess your next thought:

  •  “My story is not that remarkable. It’s boring compared to what the Lord has done for other people.” 
  •  "I could never share my story. It's so shameful." 
  •  “If I put myself out there, I couldn’t bear the attention or the possibility of criticism.” 
  •  “Truth be told, I would love to write my story, but is this God’s invitation or my own selfish desire?”
We are Sounding the Call to Live Courageously, to Step Out Boldly, to Risk Saying “Yes” to God. 
FlourishWriters: The Power of Story is a 6-module devotional writing course for women who desire to share their God story.

During the FlourishWriters experience you will receive : 

  6 Teaching Modules
Never written your story before? No problem! We encourage and equip you with a practical step-by-step writing process you can implement. This process guides you in prayer & reflection, planning, writing, and revising your story. 
 Interactive Digital Workbook
We provide weekly assignments to help you practice what you've learned with a digital workbook that breaks down the process into achievable action items.  Our interactive workbook guides you through each step of the story writing process and easy-to-use checklists help you during the editing phase.  
 Monthly Group Coaching Sessions
During our monthly live coaching call available to all FlourishWriters students, we will show you behind the scenes of our personal writing process and answer your questions live. In addition, FlourishWriters Students have the opportunity to submit their writing draft to be used as an example of the editing and review process. 
 Individualized Story Development (Optional Add-On)
After you complete the course, you will have the opportunity to submit your 600-1000 word final draft for personal feedback.

This is truly one of the best writing courses I have ever taken!

"The Power of the Story" course teaches various writing techniques through the use of weekly workbooks, training videos, and live coaching calls that are instrumental in helping a new or seasoned writer. I was richly blessed by Mindy and Jenny's thorough instruction, expertise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the attendees of the course. They were always accessible for questions and did all they could to be supportive and helpful. I learned so much throughout the course and I didn't want it to end!" 

Susan Bricker, FlourishWriters Student
What will I learn during The Power of Story?
Getting Started
Before we begin the writing process, we spend time in God's Word to confirm our call to write. We use the DECLARE Bible Study Approach and Ephesians 2:10 as our Declaration Verse: “For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV) 
By the end of this module, you will:
  •  Reflect on Ephesians 2:10
  •  Confirm God's Call to write.
  •  Learn to use the DECLARE Bible study approach.
Phase One: Idea
What should I write? Moving into the Idea Phase, you further engage with God as you journal, reflect, and listen. You consider many stories that could be told as you explore different possibilities. 
By the end of this module, you will:
  •  Gather insights from Ephesians 2:10
  •  Create a timeline for personal reflection.
  •  Brainstorm your story ideas.
  •  Create a support team.
Phase Two: Planning
What do I include in my story? During the Planning Phase, we zero in on the specific story that you are called to write. The step-by-step planning process guides you to summarize your story idea and reflect on your Key Scripture. 
By the end of this module, you will:
  •  Choose the specific story you are called to write.
  •  Create a devotional story map to refine your story idea.
  •  Study your Key Scripture.
Phase Three: Organizing
How do I prepare to write? Now that you have identified the specific story you’re going to write, it’s time to get organized. Decide what details to include in your story, finding that sweet spot created by well-placed boundaries. The organizing process guides you to clarify the purpose your story will communicate. The purpose is supported by your Key Scripture which anchors your story in God’s Word. 
By the end of this module, you will: 
  •  Refine and summarize the details of your story.
  •  Clarify your purpose for writing.
  •  Understand the needs of your reader.
  •  Organize the details of your story. 
Phase Four: Writing
How do I complete my first draft? With our planning and organizing process, you’re fully prepared to get those words from your head onto paper. Even the most reluctant writer discovers that they are ready to write with the tools that are provided. The writing process is guided by examples from our own writing to demonstrate how to create a first draft. 
By the end of this module, you will:
  •  Practice the craft of a well-written story.
  •  Learn how to overcome writers block
  •  Discover the elements of the crucial first paragraph.
  •  Write your first draft.
Phase Five: Editing
How do I strengthen my writing? Now that you have a first draft, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of editing and revision. We want to help you tighten the prose so that your story connects with your readers. We provide guidelines for a Friend Edit and a handy Self-Edit checklist to overcome the common pitfalls of devotional writers.
By the end of this module, you will: 
  •  Learn an organized approach to edit and revise the content of your first draft.
  •  Engage with your support team for a Friend Edit.
  •  Use the Self-Edit checklist to revise your devotional.
  •  Polist your writing and choose a title.
Phase Six: Publishing
How can I share my story? Sit back in satisfaction with your devotional in your hands. You have created a testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness that is ready to shine for His glory. This final phase of the writing process guides you to prayerfully consider how to share your story. 
By the end of this module, you will:
  •  Follow God’s lead as you decide how to share your story.
  •  Use reader feedback to grow as a writer.
  •  Seek a FlourishWriters devotional review if desired.
Special Bonus Modules
Creating a Heart to Heart Connection with your Reader
We all desire that our stories make an impact in the lives of others. Our stories testify that nothing is impossible with God, inspiring our readers to believe, "God can do this for me too!" This exclusive bonus module equips you to write compelling stories that connect to the heart of your reader.
The Crucial First Paragraph
With only seconds to capture your reader’s attention before they press delete, what should you put first? This exclusive bonus module teaches the attractive elements your first paragraph needs to capture the hearts and attention of your reader. 
By joining FlourishWriters you are joining a movement of women who desire to unleash The Power of Story for this generation and for God’s glory.

It is a call to put ourselves out there as a living sacrifice for His glory, unconcerned about our reputation, unwaveringly focused on His fame.

It is a call to give voice to the voiceless, to bring light into the darkness, to offer strength to the weak.

Are you stirred to say “Yes, send me, Lord”?

Learn More About The Power of Story
Are you ready to take the next step? Join us!
The Power of Story Experience begins when you register
Flourishwriters: the Power of story
$
59
You receive lifetime access to the course and course materials
  • The Power of Story 6-Module Course
  • The Power of Story Digital Workbook
  • Bonus Module: Creating a Heart to Heart Connection with your Reader
  • Bonus Module: The Crucial First Paragraph

About Your Instructors

Hey there! You found us, Mindy and Jenny, two chocolate lovers whose favorite hobby is to lavish our friends with encouragement. Sharing our God stories with you is our passion, even more blissful than a pedicure -- truly! We created FlourishWriters for the woman who desires to share her story to reveal the glory found in God’s Word.
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