How to Win Your Spot in the DFW Writing Course

How to Win Your Spot in the DFW Writing Course

Since its inception, Damn Fine Words has changed the way people do business – through words alone. Each time a new session of this writing course opens to new students, it fills up quickly, because it’s a big deal to business owners:

It teaches you how to improve your writing skills with effective content-creation techniques. You’ll boost your writing speed, produce direct impact with your readers and create tangible bottom-line results… with every word you write.

So if you’re a freelancer, a small business owner or a solopreneur, you don’t want to miss out on the course. It’s coming your way this February, so get on the list now to be first to know when registration opens.

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

  • …they could set their business firmly on the path of success, because they’d finally have the skills to write engaging website copy that pulls in much-needed clients.
  • …they could improve their current skills and make more money, instead of having to guess at what to write and struggling to make the meagre income they’re slaving to earn right now.
  • …they could feel excited and happy about writing for their business for the first time in their lives, instead of agonizing over every piece they have to produce.

People know that Damn Fine Words is one of the best writing courses out there and that it could change the game for 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 more than anything. This contest isn’t about the quality of your writing so much as the quality of your thoughts on writing… and what you would do if you improve your writing skills.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

Write a blog post about why writing is important to you and your success. Why becoming a better writer could literally change your life. How not feeling confident about your writing skills has affected your business, 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:

One person will win a full scholarship to the February session of Damn Fine Words (retail value $1,599). 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 all the lessons, hands-on exercises, immediately applicable advice, interactive members-only area – and my personal support and feedback throughout the entire course.

The Writing Course Contest Rules

  1. Write one blog post or 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 or to any other publicly-viewable location. (No private email 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 who really want to be in this writing course. I want to work with people who are driven to succeed and who understand this writing course can take their business to the next level. I want students who will show up every day and do their very best.

I’m looking for people who know that better writing skills could change everything about their potential for success, and who are ready, willing and able to commit to their self-improvement. You don’t need pretty language or correct grammar or finely-honed writing to convey sincerity. Trust me – I’ll see it.

The contest closes January 23 at 7am (Montreal time). I’ll select two winning posts and contact winners directly, so be sure to have a Contact page on your site or to let me 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.

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  1. What an offer! Thanks James.

  2. I know what I am going to be in my office writing on this weekend! I am so excited for and love “friendly” competitions! It’s like the ones with you family friendly competitions that end up a in big fight, yelling at each, and having to be separated can not wait!

  3. HI James,
    This is indeed great offer, and I hope to gain access to it. Here is the post that will show How lucky will I be when my writing becomes better?

    Hope to hear what do you think about it

  4. James,

    I’ve been looking forward to join DFW since last year. I’m planning to sell health supplement and use my degree in health sciences to start a freelance medical copywriting career. I believe DFW will give me the confidence to start so here’s my contest entry:

    All the best!

  5. While I’m not sure this will qualify for what we’re looking for, I am now at the point I am willing to do what it takes to achieve what I want: How to leverage my writing ability into a profitable living. I believe this course can help me capture it, as well as my happiness.

  6. Here’s my entry. Thanks for putting on this contest!

  7. I am wanting to throw my name in the writing ring for this on:

    Thanks for the opportunity James!

  8. Thank you so much for the chance of winning contest. Here is my entry that was posted on my website today.

  9. Hi James,
    This would be better than winning the lottery. Looking forward to writing away my fears to grow my business. Please visit my blog which took me forever to write.

  10. Hey James,

    Thanks so much for doing this!

    Here’s my entry:

    Nadia Chaudhry

  11. I’d love to win, but good luck to all.

    Thanks James!

  12. Hi James,

    I’m keen to learn how I can improve my web writing to win clients globally for my freelance writing services.

    Here’s my entry:

    And thanks for the opportunity!



  13. Thanks for your submissions, everyone! The contest is now closed to new entries. The panel of judges will review the entires, and we’ll advise winners soon.

    Best of luck to all of you!

  14. After 5 days of deliberation, we’ve selected the winners of the contest:

    First prize goes to Lucia Marguglio, who hopes to help pilots improve their communication – considering that Lucia’s new skills will create a pay-it-forward situation to help others communicate better as well, we felt this was a real win-win. Besides, pilots are the guys that keep everyone safely in the air – they deserve this!

    The runner up selected was Nicole Gray.

    To all who entered, we wish you the very best and hope to see you in the course. Your posts showed you were dedicated to creating change, and that’s the most important key to achieving your goals.

    Best of luck!


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