Contest: Win a scholarship to the Damn Fine Words writing course

Contest: Win a scholarship to the Damn Fine Words writing course

Damn Fine Words is a 10-week, 20-lesson writing course designed to teach you effective writing skills through proven techniques, providing you with a wash, rinse, repeat process that works for any type of content you want to write.

When you join the course, you’ll learn how to become a better, faster writer who can create all kinds of content for your business. You’ll see tangible results, like increased sales, new clients, and more readers. And you’ll boost your confidence and stop stressing over whether your writing is good enough – you’ll know it is.

Damn Fine Words could change everything – your writing, your business… maybe even your life.

Registration for Damn Fine Words opens to new students on February 8, 2016.

This course works, and hundreds of past students over the years have seen fast, tangible results – take a look at what they’ve said about their experience.

Many people tell me they wish they could join the course, because if they did…

  • They’d learn how to write better, more engaging website content that draws in much-needed revenue.
  • They’d stop struggling with what to write and know how to create good content that brings them results.
  • They’d boost their confidence and feel excited about writing instead of agonizing over every word.

I want to help make that change happen.

Announcing: The Damn Fine Words Writing Contest

The Damn Fine Words writing contest is open to anyone – writers-for-hire, freelancers, small business owners, the self-employed, and entrepreneurs, in any career field or type of industry.

This contest isn’t about the quality of your writing – that won’t be judged. You can enter whether your writing skills are at the beginner, middle or advanced level. English doesn’t have to be your first language, as long as you write fairly well.

Your sincerity, desire to learn, and motivation to succeed counts more than anything, because this writing contest is about the quality of your determination – about what you would do, and how you would change your life, if you had better writing skills.

Who Should Enter This Writing Contest

Should you enter the Damn Fine Words writing contest? It depends.

  • If you currently write content for your business and would love to be a better, faster writer, then yes, you should enter.
  • If you’re planning to start a new business this year, then yes, you should enter.
  • If you’ve just started your business and want to generate good results, then yes, you should enter.
  • If you’ve been in business for a while and just aren’t getting the results you want, then yes, you should enter

What You Can Win

The winner will receive a full scholarship to the February 2016 session of the Damn Fine Words writing course (retail value $1,599).

One runner-up will receive a 50% scholarship applicable to their registration for the February 2016 session (retail value $799.50).

Class begins February 22 and runs for 10 full weeks. The winner and runner-up will become full-access students and directly benefit from the course lessons, hands-on exercises, immediately applicable advice, and interactive members-only area.

You’ll also get access to my personal support, writing coach mentorship, and feedback on your work throughout the entire course. I’m right there with you for the full 10 weeks, answering your questions, sharing my knowledge, and helping you become a better writer.

Want more details about Damn Fine Words? Get them here.

How to Enter the Contest

Entering this writing contest is simple:

Write an article or a blog post about how the Damn Fine Words course could change your life, and what you would do with the writing skills you learn.

You could write about how becoming a better, faster writer would literally change your life – and if you do, tell me specifically how.

You could write about how a lack of confidence about your writing has affected your business – and if you do, tell me specifically how.

You could write about what it would mean to have your writing obstacles swept away forever – and if you do, tell me specifically what you’ll do when those obstacles disappear.

Write about why it’s important for you to be in the Damn Fine Words writing course, and how it could change your life.

Contest Rules

  1. Your entry should be at least 600 words and less than 1,500 words.
  2. Your entry needs to be specific, so pay attention to the details.
  3. Your entry must be posted or published to a publicly-viewable location. No private entries will be accepted.
  4. After publishing your entry, come back to this post and leave a comment that links to it.
  5. Pat yourself on the back.

That’s all.

No points are given for proper grammar or spelling. No points are given for fancy words or brilliant prose. No points are given for the quality of writing at all – that’s not being judged.

I’m looking for people who want to commit to learning better content-creation skills so their business has a better chance at success.

I’m looking for people who are driven to succeed and who understand that better writing skills could take their business to the next level.

I’m looking for people who are willing to show up and learn – people who are ready to dedicate themselves to their self-improvement.

I’m looking for people who want to squeeze this course for every ounce they can so they can take action and put their new writing skills to good use.

You don’t need pretty language or fine writing to convey that. Trust me – I’ll see it.

The Damn Fine Words writing contest closes on January 29 at midnight, eastern time zone.

When the contest closes, I’ll read every entry and select a winner and runner-up. I’ll be contacting all entrants by email, so be sure you have a functional Contact page on your blog or website, or let me know how to get in touch with you by email.

Ready? Get writing!

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.

Join the Discussion. Click Here to Leave a Comment.

  1. Hi James,

    I’m very excited about the Dame Fine Words course and would love to enter to win the scholarship.

    My entry is on my website blog:


  2. Hi James,

    Thank you for giving me an opportunity to win a scholarship.

    Below is my entry.

    Thank you,


  3. Hi James,

    Hope I can win the scholarship this year.

    Please find below link to my article:

    Thank you for your time in advance

  4. Hi, James.
    Hope I win. Enjoy.

  5. James,

    This will be a priceless opportunity for the two lucky winners. Thanks for reading my entry.

  6. Hi James,

    Here’s the link to my contest entry. Thank you for running this contest and taking the time to read my story.

    Jess Brown

  7. Thanks for this contest :-) here’s my entry.


  8. Done!

    My hands are shaking!

    Thank you James Chartrand and Men With Pens!


  9. Hi James,
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest – here’s my entry. Fingers crossed!

  10. Done! Now we wait, fingers and toes crossed. Hopefully we can get a positive feedback!


  11. Thank you for your consideration.
    Here is my entry:


  12. Jody Sabo says:

    Thanks, James. Here’s my entry.

  13. Dun – DuN – DUUUN! The entry you’ve been waiting for. I hope. :)!Damn-Fine-Words/cour/56a96f760cf2cede5a571672

    I appreciate the opportunity. Very cool of you, James.

  14. Here is my entry, Thanks

  15. Please find my entry at Thanks a lot.

  16. Hi James,
    Thanks for making this possible.
    Here is my link
    Thanking You

  17. Hi James. Thanks for this generous opportunity. It looks like you have some good candidates so far, but I have a good feeling about my entry. Cheers, Sam

  18. James, Here is my entry. Thank you sincerely for your consideration. Bernadette

    Please find my submission here:

  19. Here’s my entry for this excellent contest;


  20. Hi James,

    Here are some of the ways completing your course will improve my business and change my life.

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  21. Hi James,

    Many thanks for giving us a shot to be your scholar!

    Here’s my entry

    It’s on my blog.


  22. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I’ve truly appreciated your always-valuable tips and your straight-shooter style. It would be an honor to learn from you!

  23. Hello James,

    This is my entry in the contest. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  24. Hey James,

    As promised here is my entry.
    Have fun reading and thanks for re-sending me the email about the contest.


  25. So appreciative of this amazing opportunity. Thank you for your consideration.

  26. The contest is now closed, and no further entries will be accepted.

    To all those who entered, best of luck! I’ve been reading as entries came in, and I have a big decision ahead of me – everyone did so well, and I’m really pleased to see such determination from all of you.

    I’ll be in touch!

  27. We’ve made our selection and contest winners have been contacted. That was a SUPER-difficult choice, because everyone did such a great job. I encourage each of you to continue taking action on the goals you outlined in your entries – consider this just the beginning of what you can all do!


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