Win a Scholarship to the Best Writing Course for Business Owners

Win a Scholarship to the Best Writing Course for Business Owners

Damn Fine Words is the writing course changing the game for business owners around the world. It teaches people better writing skills and effective content-creation techniques that cut down writing time, boost confidence and how to write in a way that works. Articles, ebooks, blog posts, website copy, even day-to-day emails… you name it.

Students who take the course consistently report becoming faster, better, more confident writers, able to generate all the content their business needs, using an easy wash, rinse, repeat system.

This course works. It’ll change your business – maybe even your life.

The Damn Fine Words writing course opens to new students on February 3, and first class begins February 10. If you’re a small business owner, a freelancer or an entrepreneur, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity to learn writing skills that make 2014 your best year ever.

Each time I prepare for a new session, I open up the DFW writing contest. Many people tell me they wish they could register for the course, because if they could just get in…

  • … they’d finally have the skills to write engaging website copy that pulls in much-needed clients.
  • …they could make more money, instead of guessing at what to write and struggling to get words out on the page.
  • …they could feel excited and happy about writing for their business for the first time in their lives, instead of agonizing over every word.

I want to help make that change happen.

The Damn Fine Words Writing Contest:

This contest is a friendly competition where your sincerity, desire to learn, and motivation to succeed counts more than anything. This contest isn’t about the quality of your writing so much as the quality of your determination … and what you would do if you could improve your writing skills.

Editor’s note: The contest is officially closed as of January 29, 2014, 7am (eastern time zone).

What You Can Win:

One person will win a full scholarship to the February 2014 session of Damn Fine Words (retail value $1,399). The first runner-up will win a 50% scholarship applicable to their registration for the February session.

The course lasts 10 weeks, and both winners become full-access students who benefit from the lessons, hands-on exercises, immediately applicable advice, interactive members-only area, and my personal support and feedback throughout the entire course.

What You Need to Do:

Write an article or a blog post about why writing is important to your business success. Why becoming a better, faster, more confident writer could literally change your life. What would change in your business if you had better writing skills. How not feeling sure about your writing skills has affected your business, and what it would mean to you to have that obstacle swept away.

In other words, write about why it’s important for you to be in the Damn Fine Words writing course.

  1. Your blog post or article should be at least 450 words. (This isn’t a brevity contest, after all.)
  2. Your blog post or article must be posted to a publicly-viewable location. No private entries will be accepted.
  3. Come back here and leave a comment that links to your post.
  4. Pat yourself on the back.

That’s all.

There are no points given for correct grammar or spelling. There are no points given for fancy words or brilliant prose. In fact, there are no points given for the quality of writing at all.

I’m looking for two people whose businesses have a better chance at success because they committed themselves to improving their content-creation skills. I want to work with people who are driven to succeed and who understand that this writing course could take their business to the next level. I want students who are dedicated to showing up every day and doing their very best.

I’m looking for people who are ready, willing and able to commit to their self-improvement. You don’t need pretty language or finely-honed writing to convey that. Trust me – I’ll see it.

The contest closes January 29, 2014 at 7am (eastern time zone). I’ll select two winning posts and contact winners directly, so be sure to have a Contact page on your site or let me know your email address in some other way.

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.