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This is the year I finally finish my book.

How Many Times Have You Told Yourself That?

More times than you care to admit?

If you’re like me, you have a story and a message that must be shared. You feel called to write it.

But writing your book feels impossible.

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

  • It’s too hard.
  • I have no idea where to start.
  • Nobody would want to read what I’ve written anyway.
  • I’m afraid I’m not a good enough writer to do justice to my message.
  • I just can’t find the time.

You’re about to discover how successful writers overcame each of those lies... and went on to write wildly popular books that spread their message across the world.

After more than 40 years in this field, seeing thousands of passionate writers finish and release their books (and countless more give up and fail), I recognize a clear pattern in the ones who reach their goals and those who don’t.

I’ll tell you about this pattern in just a moment. First, let me introduce myself.

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I’m Jerry Jenkins, author of over 190 books — including the Left Behind series. My books have sold over 70 million copies and 21 have hit the New York Times bestseller list.

But without major help, I never could have gotten to where I am today.

Have you ever been told by an editor that your writing belongs in the toilet?

I have.

At 19, I was a sportswriter for a daily newspaper. But I really wanted a story in the Features section. So I submitted one with photos to the Features editor.

I got a quick response.

In red pencil at the top of the first page he’d scribbled:

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I was crushed.

Eventually, I mustered the courage to approach his desk.

“Sir, could you tell me what’s wrong with this so I can fix it?”

“Sure, Jenkins,” he said. “It’s sh--.”

If you’ve ever taken a hit like that, you know it’s hard to fight back thoughts like:

I’m not cut out for this.

This is too hard.

I should quit.

I staggered back to my desk where my boss — the sports editor — gave me some powerful advice.

“Did you have any misgivings about it?”

I mentioned several things I could have done.

“There you go. Anything you should have done is what you ought to do.”

The next day I resubmitted the story, and the editor immediately accepted it.

That’s the difference the right guidance can make.

The 3 Fast-Forward Buttons That Can Shave Years Off Your Learning Curve

Since then, from keeping my eyes open in the writing field as an author, editor, and publisher for almost half a century, I’ve learned 3 major keys that put a writer’s career in fast-forward:

1. Knowledge

Too many writers think they simply lack talent. Successful authors know writing is a craft, and they’ve studied and applied the proven secrets of powerful prose. (And it shows!)

2. Motivation

Writers who succeed in finishing their books have found a source of inspiration and encouragement — often from a close-knit community of other writers who won’t let them quit.

3. Mentors

Successful writers find someone in the business they trust — maybe an author who’s already achieving — to show them the way and help them avoid huge mistakes.

In short — writers who can quickly finish their books, get published, and reach the masses have ONE thing in common:

Better Guidance.

Too many people succeed at this game for you not to know exactly how they got where they are — and how to follow in their footsteps.

That’s why I’ve created a brand new program where passionate authors have access to:

The Knowledge
of the top writing experts in the world

Motivation
that comes from a writing community invested in your success

Personal Mentoring
more intensive than anything I’ve ever offered before

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Introducing The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild

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I am so excited to tell you about this! My Writers Guild is the place online where you can find quality, proven guidance in all three of these areas — and shave years off your learning curve.

Don’t confuse this with my blog. This community is so much more. Think of it as the ultimate mastermind group for both aspiring and accomplished authors. You’ll hear from many of the top writing experts in the world, and I’ll teach you everything I know about effectively writing your book.

If you’re ready to get serious about your writing career, expand your influence, and share your message in a way that can radically transform people’s hearts and lives, this is for you.

Here’s What You’ll Get as a Member of the Guild

The Guild includes tons of training, tools, and case studies to appeal to all learning styles. You’ll have access to:

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Live Online Workshops

Master specific areas of writing

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Office Hours

Ask me your toughest questions — live

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Master Classes

Learn from today’s writing experts

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Manuscript Repair & Rewrite

Watch me overhaul a Guild member's page

Jumpstart Courses

Get a headstart on fiction and nonfiction basics

Community Forum

Gain access to a community of other writers

Praise from Guild Members

"I’ve seen my writing dramatically improve in a few short months, thanks to Jerry’s points about dialogue and self-editing! Learning from a more experienced professional is something many people pay thousands of dollars and travel hundreds of miles to do. I can do it curled up in my pajamas at home!"

- Sarah Pierce

"I joined the Guild with a fully written manuscript but a desperate need to learn how to edit it properly. Since January, I’ve learned to ferociously self-edit, show and not tell, use dialogue to drive more of the story, and choose point of view characters for each scene. The book reads so much better now!"

- Timothy Thomas

"I have tried to embrace all the great info you share, Jerry. The result has been three publishers asking for a book proposal. I am a first-time writer and felt overwhelmed with the process until I found your Guild."

- Elaine Bush

The Details

A breakdown of the content categories you’ll have 24/7 access to:

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Live Online Workshops

Once a month we’ll get together for a session for Guild members only.

I design each workshop to help you master a particular writing or publishing process. My goal is always to improve your writing and help get it in front of more eyes. I’ll even occasionally bring in surprise guests!

I’ll always stick around at the end to answer your questions, my favorite portion of any workshop. Everyone benefits from each others’ questions.

“I am learning heaps from all the workshops and I have a great accountability partner who is really experienced in editing. I loved the Point of View workshop."

Marilyn Beattie

“Your insight and encouragement are helping us discover our true North as writers.”

John Tucker

“It was kind of you to keep your Office Hours even while out of town on a work vacation. Your commitment to the Guild members is appreciated with heartfelt respect. Thanks bunches!”

Beth Rayann Corder

“Office Hours always has something useful for me.”

Trena Johnson

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Office Hours

Online workshops won’t be the only chance you have for me to personally answer your questions.

I open my doors for a live “Office Hours” session each month — another chance for us to talk through any roadblocks or problems you’re experiencing.

Struggling with a particular scene in your manuscript? Dialogue? Tension? Conflict? Let’s work through it together.

Dipping your toe into the publishing world? From book proposals to literary agents and from traditional to self-publishing, I’ve been through it all and can guide you.

Having difficulty simply getting started? I’ll show you how.

And again, the best part about these sessions? You’ll often learn as much (if not more) from other people’s questions as you do from your own!

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Writing and Publishing Master Classes:

Behind-the-Curtain Training from Industry Leaders

I’ve been fortunate to work with the brightest minds in the industry throughout my career. I can’t begin to quantify how much I’ve learned from the editors, publishers, fellow writers, literary agents, and others who have helped me become the writer I am today.

I’m eager to share with you the lessons I’ve learned from these brilliant people, so each month I release a new video Master Class where I bring in one to focus on a specific aspect of the writing journey.

Just a few whose insights are already waiting for you in the Guild archives:

  • Jane Friedman, former editorial director at Writer’s Digest and now a leading publishing consultant
  • Donald Miller, expert storyteller and New York Times bestselling author
  • Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, head of Taylor University’s professional writing program and my all-time favorite writing coach
  • Chris Fabry, award-winning author and radio host

“Each class builds on the previous, giving different perspective and insight into mastering the craft. So far, each has impacted my craft-building.”

Amaris Faith

“This class was simply amazing! The takeaways have totally revamped the way I view time management as it relates to being a serious writer. All of the Master Classes have been great, but I can say that I really had a major breakthrough with this one.”

Morine Perry

“So happy for Manuscript Repair & Rewrite. I had 68,000+ words and was working on an ending when I joined the Guild. I followed your advice and changed to 3rd person. Now, I’m back to 40,000+ words and have a completely new novel that is stronger in every way.”

Roy Epling

“Just finished listening, and I was in tears within the first 10 minutes. Why, you ask? It hit me right between the eyes with what I’ve been doing wrong and why I wasn’t achieving success. Now I’m equipped with the tools to achieve…and I will press on because I have found a family here at the Guild.”

Beth Casey

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Manuscript Repair & Rewrite:

My Line-by-Line Feedback on Your Writing

Concerned with your writing quality?

Once a month, I edit, repair, and rewrite the first page of one lucky Guild member’s manuscript. Submit as many first pages as you’d like, and as with all Guild sessions you’ll have unlimited access to each Repair & Rewrite recording so you can review them at your own pace, 24/7.

These brutally honest (but not unkind) sessions have proven to be the most popular and instructive training exercises I do, and will give you the tools you need to become a ferocious self-editor. The writer’s name is never revealed.

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Fiction and Nonfiction Jumpstart Courses

You’ll also get access, at no extra charge, to my premier online courses, Fiction Jumpstart, and Nonfiction Jumpstart.

These are highly detailed roadmaps with dozens of lessons and writing exercises that show you how to write books that hook your reader and never let go.

Both courses are in 100% written format, so you can access them anywhere, anytime, on any device at your own pace.

These courses normally sell for $149 each, but you have unlimited access to them (and so much more) in the Guild.

“I just jumped into the Nonfiction Jumpstart course. Lots of good content to learn from. I needed this course and some accountability to get this project off the ground.”

Kenneth Hines

“I really like the Fiction Jumpstart course. I’m not very far in it, but I was stuck on where to begin my new story and so far have almost eight new pages. I’ve had totally unexpected ideas and it’s great!”

Morine Perry

"I’m SO excited to have Jerry Jenkins as our... mentor is the word that keeps coming to mind. The tools you are offering here will help us grow into solid writers. I’ve finally found the right place for not just learning and growth as a writer, but encouragement, support, guidance, and accountability as we move individually and collectively towards our various goals."

Kristi Ross

“Through the guild I’ve gained a community that provides feedback, support, encouragement, and inspiration. I am thankful and blessed!”

Meagan Justus

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Manuscript Repair & Rewrite:

I would consider my Writers Guild a failure if all it did was train you in isolation.

That’s why I was just as serious about building an actual community of writers who help each other along the way as I am about continuing to deliver top-quality training.

I firmly believe that one of the keys to success as a writer is being able to interact with fellow lovers of the craft.

Writing is a solitary profession, which is one reason it’s so hard for authors to succeed. That’s also why it’s impossible to put a price on the value of a community of writers who will pick you up when you’re down, offer feedback, and support you along the way. It does wonders for your confidence and growth.

As a member, you’ll get access to our Forum — a dedicated space for you to connect with other members, get feedback on your work, ask my team and me questions, and grow with like-minded writers. This Forum is quickly becoming the ultimate place to find writing partners, constructive advice, and personal help from experienced authors who have gone before you.

Enrollment Bonuses

As a bonus for joining, you’ll also get the following resources completely free.

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The Complete Writers Guild Archive

$740 Value

You’ll get instant access to everything we’ve already created for Guild Members since we opened this year—every Live Online Workshop, Office Hours recording, Master Class, and Manuscript Repair & Rewrite.

That’s over 50 hours of high-quality training to help you master the craft—along with a handy guide to help you figure out where to start.

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The Book Proposal Swipe File

$49 Value

My manager, Robert D. Smith, has a knack for putting together some of the best book proposals publishers have ever seen.

You’ll get access to manuscripts that went on to become New York Times bestsellers.

They make perfect templates and sources of inspiration for your own proposals, and they’re not available anywhere else.

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The Art of the Start Video Workshop

$149 Value

This two-part, three-hour video training gives you the tools you need to finally begin writing your book. Today. When you secure your annual Writers Guild membership, you’ll get lifetime access so you can watch this workshop again and again.

The Art of the Start will teach you:

  • Pro tricks for beating procrastination and writer's block once and for all
  • How to maintain your priorities so you can write without guilt and stay insanely productive (this is how I’ve written 189 books while also being a husband and father of three)
  • How to find and cultivate your elusive, mysterious writing voice — and how to best use it
  • How to create believable, credible, and unforgettable characters
  • What really sets apart bestselling story ideas (and where they come from)

How Much Does Membership Cost?

One of the biggest barriers to top-quality writing coaching like this has always been the cost, because in the past you had to attend a writers conference to get it.

That meant:

  • Travel and lodging expense
  • The cost of the event itself
  • The amount of time you had to invest

That’s why I’m so excited we’ve built a writers community you can access 24/7 without leaving your house, one that offers you the same top-quality training at a fraction of the cost.

Listen, I know it might take quite a leap of faith to be among the first to join this type of community.

That’s why I’m determined to make this decision as easy as possible for you and reward your faith in me.

If you join the Guild during this special enrollment period, you’ll lock in a rate that will never increase...

You’ll be able to join for only $370 a year.

Your Guild Membership Includes:

  • Live Monthly Online Workshops
  • Live Monthly Office Hours with me
  • Manuscript Repair & Rewrites
  • Fiction Jumpstart Course ($149 Value)
  • Nonfiction Jumpstart Course ($149 Value)
  • Members-Only Community Forum
  • Master Classes with Top Experts
  • Membership rate guaranteed to never increase as long as you remain a member

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30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

My number one goal is to help you make real, tangible progress as a writer. That means your confidence will grow. Your writing will shine. Your work will find its way into more hands. And your message will find its way into more hearts.

If you join, actively engage with the material and community, and feel you are not making progress, just let my team know via email within the first 30 days of your purchase and we’ll cheerfully send you a 100% refund. No hassle, no guilt trip, no questions asked.

You Shouldn’t Join The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild If...

(I'll admit, we are not building this for everyone.)

Rather, we’re building this community for you if you’re serious about making real progress as a writer.

We are NOT building this for:

People looking for a formula or silver bullet:

These simply do not exist. Sure, I offer tips and techniques that will rapidly improve your writing—but there is no substitute for hard work and commitment, the essential ingredients for a successful writer.

People who feel entitled to bestsellers:

Many online writing courses and programs promise you instant bestseller status, legions of adoring fans, and riches beyond your wildest dreams. I’m not promising any of that, because nobody can.

My goal is to help you, not to break your heart with promises I can’t keep.

The truth is, my first New York Times bestseller was my 75th book. My first mega-bestseller, Left Behind? That was my 125th. I’ve been around long enough to know there are no guarantees, and anyone who tells you there are is steering you down a bad path.

What I Will Promise You Is This...

  • If you show up, participate, and apply yourself with passion, you will improve. You will write prose you can be proud of.
  • You will learn what publishers are looking for and how to submit your work in ways that maximize their chances of buying it.
  • You will not have to go it alone any longer. You will have my team and me (as well as your community of fellow writers) in your corner, guiding you through every step of your journey.
  • You’ll have the same chance as many other students I’ve seen who have gone from unknown writer to published author.

Become a Member NOW!

Finally Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be.

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Where Will You Be a Year from Now?

I know what it’s like to be where you are right now.

Wanting to improve. Wanting to finish your book. Wanting to be published. Wanting to get your message out.

It’s not that you lack desire or passion. It’s a question of, How do I actually do this?

I’ve designed my Writers Guild to be the bridge from where you are now to where you want to be, and to get you there as quickly as possible.

I want to help you do this, which is why we’ll give you 30 days just to see if it feels right. Again, if you give it a shot and don’t feel you’re making progress, we will give you a full refund.

Just think for a moment...

Where could you be a year from now with consistent, daily access to these resources?

What would your writing be like with support and feedback from this type of community?

How would it feel to hold your finished manuscript in your hands?

Better yet, how will it feel to hold your published book in your hands?

Join the Guild before this special enrollment period ends and let me join you on your journey.

Sincerely,

Jerry B. Jenkins

Become a Member NOW!

Finally Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be.

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