Friday, May 8, 2009

You Could Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Happy Friday, Pixels! It's time for another fun, huge contest!!

Here are the rules: Read the information below, and then help spread the word. For every blog post, every Twitter feed, every Facebook note, and mentions on Shoutlife, MySpace, LinkedIn, your Website, flyers to your writers group, wherever you can think of - the more creative the better - just NO SPAMMING - you'll need to come back here, and leave a link or a description of your efforts in the comments. Every comment on this post that includes a link to a post or a detailed description of how you helped spread the word about WIES WORKSHOPS will receive an entry into the drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. And if you sign up for one or more of the courses, be sure to mention that in the comments, too, (or send Tracy an e-mail if you prefer) and you'll get another entry! I do reserve the right to disqualify any entry based on content or spamming practices.

Links can be posted here between now and Friday, June 19th. The WIES Workshop schedule is updated frequently, so check the schedule for new ideas to post. I'll announce the winner of the $100 Amazon Gift Card on Monday, June 22nd.

Now - here's the big announcement - something I'm very excited about and hope you'll help get the word out. This is the press release I'm sending out to various places - feel free to copy and paste it yourself:

Write Integrity Editorial Services is pleased to announce the formation of WIES Workshops, online writing courses for writers in the Christian market.

“Our goal is to help Christian writers gain and practice the skills they need to succeed in the Christian market,” says Write Integrity owner and Workshop Coordinator Tracy Ruckman. “Our instructors include some of the best and most respected authors in their field. Many of the instructors are bestsellers and award winners and all of them are multi-published.”

Registration is now underway for the first course, which begins June 1st.

Plot Shots: Plotting Your Novel in 12 Easy Snapshots, is an eight-week course taught by Janice Thompson (who also writes as Janice Hanna.) She is the author of over fifty novels and non-fiction books for the Christian market. She loves to work with other writers, sharing from both her journey and her experience. Plot Shots gives non-plotters an opportunity to lay out their stories in a simple yet creative way.

Other courses already on the schedule include:

Introduction to Writing Christian Novels by Virginia Smith

The Passion of Self-Publishing by Kathy Ide

Writing the Historical by Kathleen Fuller

Dialogue by Eva Marie Everson

Writing Magazine Articles by Jeanette Hanscome

Fiction Book Proposals by Virginia Smith

Building Your Publishing Credits by Kathy Ide

Writing for the Middle Grades by Susan Marlow

Writing Devotionals by Jeanette Hanscome

Writing for the YA Market by Jeanette Hanscome

Courses already assigned but still in the planning stages will be added to the calendar as soon as possible. These courses include:

Writing Devotions for Kids or Tweens
Writing for Children
Setting as Character
Career Building
Writing How-To Books
Writing for Tweens and Teens

We also have several other courses in the early planning stages that will be added as the information becomes available.

Each course is taught through an online group, and lasts from four to ten weeks, depending on the course. Fees range from $100-$150 per course. "This is a good alternative to writer's conferences if you can't afford to go, or can't take the time away from family, work, or other obligations. Our courses provide quality instruction, some offer handouts, some multi-media presentations, and of course, all courses offer invaluable networking with other students and the instructor," says Ruckman.

Registration is now open for some of the classes. Check the Write Integrity Web site regularly for course descriptions, dates, and fees.

For more information, e-mail Tracy Ruckman.

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Twincere said...

I accidentally stumbled across your blog and believe that it was a blessing in doing so. I think that WIES has some very informational and FUN sounding online courses that I would be most interested in registering for. I think this sets the perfect foundation to help Christian writers to gain the proper knowledge, insight, and ability to explore & develop a basis to expand upon their writings. Although it is my truest intent to spread info regarding WIES, I do thank you kindly for offering this great contest. If I were to win, I would love to gift it to my Church that is looking to expand its youth library.I am following this blog publicly, as well as @TracyRuckman on twitter, my username is Twincere.
My first informational tweet about WIES workshops is here:


Twincere said...

My second informational Tweet about @TracyRuckman which includes the WIES review & giveaway info & hyperlink to the blog Pix-n-Pens is here,


Tracy Ruckman said...

Thanks, Tanya, welcome to PnP! Loved your tweets - thanks for helping spread the word. We've got such a great lineup and I added three new courses last night.

Edna said...

I am not sure what I need to do but I joined your blog and I can add you on facebook, I also am a member of Shoutlife, so can you enter me


Twincere said...

I retweeted the post about the WIES Online Workshops here: