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 September 5, 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 September 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 September 2016 session (retail value $799.50).

Class begins September 12 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 September 4 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.

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  1. Hi,

    Is this Contest an Annual Feature? I have missed the 2016 Contest. Would like to know when does registration open for the next session?

    Thanks and regards

    Jyoti

  2. Are you doing this contest again for the fall?

  3. Janet Burton says:

    James, at the top it says “Registration for Damn Fine Words opens to new students on September 5, 2016” but at the bottom it says “The Damn Fine Words writing contest closes on September 4 at midnight, eastern time zone.” Could you clarify the close date? Thank you.

    • I sure can, Janet!

      The writing contest closes on September 4 on midnight (eastern time zone), so all entries have to be in before then, and I’ll be in touch with winners asap to award their prizes.

      Official registration for paying students opens on September 5.

  4. Hi, James!

    Here is my submission. I’m really looking forward to taking your class!

    http://dawcreative.com/2016/09/02/damn-fine-words-course-will-improve-way-write/

    Regards,
    Deborah

  5. Hi James,

    Here is the link to my story why I want to participate in your writing course and win the scholarship.
    http://irisgrimm.com/writing-course/

    Best regards,
    Iris

  6. Here’s my submission James! Thanks for giving us a shot at a scholarship!

    http://earlchristie.com/personal-work/wordsmithery/

    Earl

  7. Janet Burton says:

    James, thank you for the opportunity to compete for a scholarship. Here is the link to my blog post. I hope you enjoy.
    http://janetmburton.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2016/09/02/Once-Upon-a-Timeand-How-Damn-Fine-Words-Course-will-Save-my-Life?draft=true

  8. Katherine Malone says:

    Hi, James,
    Thank you for this opportunity! Here is the link to my blog post:
    http://pluckyscribe.weebly.com/blog/transformation-through-writing
    I look forward to seeing everyone in the class!

  9. Hi James,

    Here is my entry for the Damn Fine Words Scholarship: https://aseptember2remember.wordpress.com/

    Thanks again and good luck to everyone!

    Andrew Hardin

  10. James, please use the following link:

    http://millerbrian.com/blog/2016/9/3/how-damn-fine-words-can-change-my-life

    Thank for reading!

  11. Hi James,

    Thanks so much for this opportunity :) The link can be found here: https://nothingbutnerd.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/how-becoming-a-better-writer-could-change-my-life-a-post-about-damn-fine-words/

    Hope you enjoy it!
    Gelaine

  12. Hi James,

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. You can read my entry at the link: https://nothingbutnerd.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/how-becoming-a-better-writer-could-change-my-life-a-post-about-damn-fine-words/

    Hope you enjoy it!
    Gelaine

  13. Galia Davidovich says:

    Hi James!

    Please consider my application: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10207353405529208&id=1108192629

    Thanks and regards,
    Galia Davidovich

  14. Hello James,

    Here is the link to my entry for the scholarship:

    http://divinecopywriter.com/infidelity-started-writing-journey/

    Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the writing contest.

    I hope you enjoy reading it.

    June Whittle

  15. Hi James,

    here’s the link to my entry: http://kopyninja.com/

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    Best regards,
    Jan

  16. I’ve been reviewing posts as they come in, and whew – I sure have my work cut out in choosing the winners!

    I’ll announce winners tomorrow, on September 5. Good luck, everyone!

  17. After great deliberation, the judges and I have chosen the winners, and I’m pleased to extend my congratulations to Jelaine and Jan.

    It was a very tough decision. Every person touched us, and it was extremely difficult to narrow things down to just two people. Thank you to everyone for participating… and let each of your entries be the first step in pursuing the great goals I read about!

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