“I’m going to finally finish writing my book.”

How Many Times Have You Told Yourself That?

More times than you can count?

You have a story and message burning inside you.

If you’re like me, you may even feel called to write.

Despite that passion, writing your book feels impossible.

  • You feel unbearable pressure to write perfectly
  • You think, I’m crazy to think that I can actually do this
  • You invent reasons to procrastinate
  • You let ANY distraction stop you
  • You suffer Writer’s Block

Now the whole day is shot.

So much for progress.

Perhaps tomorrow.

But tomorrow turns into next week…

Next week turns into next month…

Years fly by, and your story stagnates.

Sound like you?

The real problem holding your writing back?

Writer’s Fear.

If you have started, you keep anything you’ve written hidden in a drawer or a file on your computer, afraid to show it to anyone.

Believe me, all writers—even the most successful ones—know that fear.

The problem is, if you don’t find a way to manage it, your book will never see the light of day.

No one will ever experience it or be changed by it.

Your message should be read by the multitudes who may desperately need someone to transform them.

If you don’t find a way through the fear to find encouragement and training...

The story within you could wither and die without ever reaching the people who need it most.

Don’t let that happen! Determine to tell your story despite your fear. How? Stay with me,

You’re about to discover how successful authors overcome obstacles and write books that spread their message across the world.

During my half century in writing and publishing, I’ve seen thousands of passionate writers finish and release their books. Of course I’ve seen countless more give up and fail, but I’ve discovered a clear difference between those who reach their goals and those who don’t.

I’ll tell you the difference in a moment. First, let me introduce myself.


I’ve worn many hats in this field, from author to editor to publisher to writing coach. I’m the author of over 200 books – including the Left Behind series, The Chosen series, and many as-told-to autobiographies of famous people. My books have sold more than 72 million copies, and 21 have hit the New York Times bestseller list.

But it hasn’t always been easy for me either.

Have you ever been told 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 Managing Editor.

I got a quick response.

He scribbled in red pencil at the top of the first page: Great Pictures. Bad Story.

I was crushed.

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-t.”

If you’ve ever taken a hit like that, you can imagine what was going through my mind.

This is too hard.

I’m not good at this.

Maybe I should give up.

I staggered back to my desk where my boss, the Sports Editor, asked, “Did you have any misgivings about it?”

I mentioned several things that I could have done differently.

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

Determined not to give up, the next day I submitted my rewritten story, and the Managing Editor accepted it.

That’s the difference the right mindset and good counsel can make.

Had I quit, I would never have the career I enjoy today.

Who knows what I’d be doing?

Sometimes the difference between a writer who gives up…

And one who becomes a New York Times bestselling author…

Is simply a mentor and determination.

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

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

1. Knowledge

Successful authors don’t wake up successful–they study the writing craft and apply proven secrets to creating powerful prose.

2. Motivation

Writers who finish their books often find inspiration and encouragement from a community of fellow writers who won’t allow them to quit.

3. Mentorship

Successful writers find someone they trust in the business–maybe an author further along the path–to show the way and help them avoid time-consuming mistakes.

To put it plainly, writers who finish their manuscripts, get their books published, and reach their audiences have ONE thing in common:

Someone to show them the way.

Successful authors have a process–secrets that have worked for them.

So you can follow in their footsteps and learn their secrets, I’ve created an online program where you’d have access to:

The Knowledge

of the top writing experts


from an invested writing community, and intensive

Personal Mentoring

that has guided thousands of members over the last 6 years


Introducing The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild


I’m so excited to tell you about this! My online Writers Guild offers quality, proven mentoring in all these areas listed above—and can shave years off your learning curve.

My Writers Guild community is 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 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.

“I can hardly believe you are so generous with your knowledge, transparency, and time to help others hone their craft. I’ve heard you speak at several writers conferences and have loved learning from you. Now that I’m a part of the Guild, your webinars and materials have given me such substance and direction. They are extraordinary! Thank you a zillion times over.”

— Jan Hail

What You’ll Get as a Member of the Guild

Tons of training, tools, and case studies to appeal to your specific learning style.

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 and a desperate need to learn how to edit it properly. 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

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“Things I learned in the short time since I joined the Guild helped me to edit to the point the story became clear and crisp. I’m blessed to have been able to learn so much so quickly! I just sold my first piece. Thanks for all your help at the Guild!”

— Sherry Stacy


"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

You'll have access to:

Live Online Workshops

Master specific areas of writing

Office Hours

Ask me your toughest questions — LIVE

Master Classes

Get exclusive tips and advice from renowned authors and editors

Manuscript Repair & Rewrite

Watch as I apply my proven editing strategy to the first page of a Guild member’s manuscript (many call this my most valuable training)

Jumpstart Courses

Get a head start on fiction and nonfiction basics

Ask Jerry

Jerry visits here frequently to answer your questions.

This represents well over 100 hours of training that will help you become the best writer you can be. But I don’t expect you to navigate this vast library of writing advice alone! 

We’ve organized The Guild into step-by-step courses that guide you through each lesson, right when you need it. This way you know what I recommend next for you. 

How do I know what you need next? Because when you log in for the first time, we ask about your writing. What you tell us helps us tailor the Guild to you, so you can get better in the least amount of time. 

And any time you want to branch out and explore our entire library, it’s always available to you.

The Details

You’ll have 24/7 access to:

Live Online Workshops

We get together once a month for an exclusive members-only live training session.

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

And, once per quarter, I host a Thick-Skinned Manuscript Critique Clinic in which I evaluate several Guild members’ first pages live and let you in on my thought process as I edit.

I always stick around at the end to answer your questions—my favorite part—of every workshop. Everyone benefits from each others’ questions.

We have already posted more than six years’ worth of monthly workshop recordings, so you can start learning as soon as you join!

Example Training Video:

“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

“Thank you for providing these Thick-Skinned Manuscript Critique Clinics. They’re absolutely invaluable in teaching me to more confidently and “ferociously” edit not only my own work, but also others’ articles in several publications. Your commitment to Guild writers expands worldwide as we learn to communicate with greater clarity, power, and passion."

MarJean Peters

Office Hours

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

I conduct a live Office Hours session each month — another opportunity for us to talk through any problems you may experience.

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 from other people’s questions as you do from your own!

Example Training Video:

“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

“I feel like I'm the only guy in his office, and I'm sitting across the desk from him having coffee.”

Mark Schneider

“Office Hours always has something useful for me.”

— Trena Johnson

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, throughout the year, I release new videos of Master Class, where I interview one of them and ask the questions you'd ask if you had the chance..

Just a few of those 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
  • Chris Fabry, award-winning author and radio host
  • Steve Laube, one of the most respected literary agents in the Inspirational market
  • Andy Andrews, renowned speaker and author of 3 New York Times bestsellers
Example Training Video:

“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

“...I have learned so much about improving my editing and writing skills during this Guild journey. I absolutely love the Masters Classes, and feel I'm getting a higher education than any university could provide, with Jerry's relevant interview questions.”

— J Lynn Thomas

Manuscript Repair & Rewrite:

My Line-by-Line Feedback on Your Writing

Once a month, I edit, repair, and rewrite the first page of one lucky Guild member’s manuscript. Feel free to submit your own first page, and you could be chosen in any given month. 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 they give you the tools to become a ferocious self-editor—crucial to writing success.

Example Training Video:

“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

Fiction and Nonfiction Jumpstart Courses

You’ll also get access, at no extra charge, to my two premier online courses.

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.

You can access these online anywhere, anytime, on any device—and at your own pace.

These courses normally sell for $149 each, but you get 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

Ask Jerry

I’m dead serious about being your personal writing coach. 

You have writing questions. I have answers. So, I’m available.

Writing is a solitary profession--one of the realities that makes it so hard at which to succeed. Sure, you could Google your writing questions and hope for the best. But this way you can directly interact with a real author who’s been in the business for decades and written nearly 200 books, fiction and nonfiction. I’d like to think I can get you where you’re trying to go faster than a generic search engine. 😉

Once a week you can ask me any question about the writing or the publishing process—and I’ll answer as soon as I’m able, almost always within a day or two. You’ll get my personal input on your most pressing writing problem. And if I don’t know the answer, you can be sure I know someone in the industry who does. 

So don’t let a niggling question discourage or stop you. Just ask me.

"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

Enrollment Bonuses

Just for joining, you’ll also get the following resources completely free.

The Complete Writers Guild Archive

$999 Value

As soon as you join, you’ll have access to our entire library of writer training resources dating from January of 2016. Our step-by-step mini-courses take you through each Live Online Workshop, Thick-Skinned Manuscript Critique, Office Hours session, Master Class, and Manuscript Repair & Rewrite session—but only the ones you need, and just when you need them.

That’s well over 100 hours of high-quality training to help you master the craft—along with a handy roadmap that will give you a specialized training program. And you’re also free to explore all this material in the library on your own if you wish

The Book Proposal Swipe File

$49 Value

Have you ever wondered what a bestselling book’s proposal looked like?

In the bonus section, you’ll get access to three that went on to become New York Times bestsellers.

They make perfect examples to follow for your own proposals.

The Art of the Start Video Workshop

(For annual members only)

$149 Value

This three-hour session gives you the tools to finally begin writing your book. 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 become wildly productive (this is how I’ve written nearly 200 books while also being a husband and father of three–and keeping my family first)
  • How to find and cultivate your own writing voice—and how to best use it
  • How to create believable, credible, unforgettable characters
  • Where bestselling story ideas come from, and what sets them apart

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 and meal expenses, registration fee, time away from home, etc.

That’s why I’ve built a thriving community of over 1500 writers and 100+ hours of top-quality training you can access 24/7 without leaving your home, and at a fraction of the cost of a writers conference.

And because I want to make this decision as easy as possible for you, I’ve come up with a way to make it as affordable as possible.

If you join the Guild during this special enrollment week, you lock in a rate that will never increase…

You can join for only
$49 monthly, or $490 yearly.

That’s well over a $1300 value for only $49 per month or $490 annually! And the value of the Guild keeps increasing, because I release new training nearly every week!

Annual Membership:

* Save 18% — that's two months free!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

My number one goal is to help you make real, tangible progress as a writer. I want to boost your confidence and see your writing find its way into more hands and your message into more hearts.

If you join, actively engage with the material and community, and are unhappy with your investment for any reason, just let my team know via email within the first 30 days, and we’ll cheerfully send you a 100% refund. No hassle, no guilt trip, no questions asked.

Don’t Automatically Assume You Should Join The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild

I admit, this is not for everyone.

This community is for you only if you’re serious about making real progress as a writer.

The Guild is NOT for you if:

You’re looking for a silver bullet to turn you into a bestselling author overnight.

I train you in techniques that will rapidly improve your writing—but there is no substitute for hard work and commitment.

You feel entitled to success.

Many online writing programs promise instant bestseller status, legions of adoring fans, and riches beyond your dreams. While that’s possible, I promise none of that, because nobody can. My goal is simply to help you succeed.

The first of my New York Times bestsellers 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 otherwise is steering you down a bad path.

I Will Promise This...

  • Apply yourself with passion, and you will improve and learn to produce writing you can be proud of.
  • You will learn what publishers are looking for and how to submit your work in ways that maximize its chance to sell.
  • No more going it alone. My team and I (as well as your fellow writers) will be in your corner, guiding you through every step of your journey.
  • You’ll have the same chance I and many of my students have enjoyed—to go from unknown writer to published author.

Become a Member NOW!

Finally Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be.


Annual Membership:

* Save 18% — that's two months free!

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 to where you want to be, and to get you there as quickly as possible.

That’s why I’m offering membership at this low rate for the last time and why I’ll give you 30 days just to see if it feels right. Again, if you give it a shot and aren’t happy with it for any reason, my team will give you a full refund.

Just imagine...

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 week ends, and let me join you on your journey.


Jerry B. Jenkins

Become a Member NOW!

Finally Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be.

Annual Membership:

* Save 18% — that's two months free!