How to Write a Winning Post for the DFW Writing Course

How to Write a Winning Post for the DFW Writing Course

The rumours are true: The Damn Fine Words Writing Course opens to new students on September 3.

Since its inception, this course has changed the way people do business, through words alone. For 10 weeks, students learn effective writing techniques that help them create tangible bottom-line results.

You won’t want to miss it, so get on the list to be first to know when you can reserve your seat in this exciting course.

Each time I open the course to new students, I also open up a special writing contest. You see, many people tell me they wish they could register for Damn Fine Words, and that if they could just get in…

  • …they could finally start that online business, because they’d have the skills to write website copy that pulls in clients.
  • …they could improve their writing skills and make more money, instead of the meagre income they’re slaving to earn right now.
  • …they could feel confident about their writing for the first time in their lives, instead of agonizing over every piece they write.

These people know that Damn Fine Words is one of the best writing courses out there, and it could change their business. It could even change their lives.

I want to help make that change happen.

Welcome to the Damn Fine Words Writing Contest.

This contest is a friendly competition where your sincerity, desire to learn, and motivation to succeed counts. It’s a writing contest that isn’t about the quality of your writing so much as the quality of your thoughts on writing… and what you plan to do if you improve your writing skills.

Here’s what you need to do:

Write a blog post about why writing is important to you and to your business. Why becoming a better writer could literally change your life. How not feeling confident in your writing has affected you, and what it would mean to you to have that obstacle swept away.

I want to know why it’s important for you to be in the Damn Fine Words writing course.

There’s something I need to stress: Damn Fine Words is a writing course for business owners, so if you have an idea for a business you’d love to start, an existing business that isn’t doing so well or an established business that could be doing much better, let me know.

Here’s what you can win:

Two people will win a scholarship to the September edition of the Damn Fine Words writing course. (Retail value $1,599 each.)

Winners will join the course as full-access students and benefit from the lessons, hands-on exercises, interactive forum and my personal support and feedback throughout the entire course.

The Writing Course Contest Rules

  1. Write one blog post article of at least 450 words on why writing is important to you and how better writing skills would change your business.
  2. Post your article to your blog.
  3. Come leave a comment here in the comment section and link 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 the fanciness of the words you choose or the quality of your brilliant prose. In fact, there are no points given for the quality of the writing at all.

I’m looking for two people who really want to be in this writing course. who know this course can help them succeed in their business endeavors, who will show up every day and do their very best and who understand that better writing skills could change everything about their potential for success.

You don’t need fancy language or correct grammar or finely-honed writing to convey the sincerity of your passion. Trust me – I’ll see it.

The contest closes on September 3 at 7am (Montreal time). We’ll select two winning posts and contact authors directly. (Be sure to have a Contact page on your site or to let us know your email address.)

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.