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Products - Booklets, Pamphletts,
PDFs, &Tapes on Writing

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PDF Handout
Over 7 packed pages of Tips + Exercises

No More Writers' Block - Create a Bottomless Idea File   --  An Idea Resource for Christians who write.

Writers' Block? JoAnn says," There may be writer's constipation, but never really writers' block!  Someone running hard after God's Call to write will learn, sooner or late,r that ideas never run dry when you are hooked up to the One who is Creativity!
 

This handout is packed with ideas, tips, resources, and exercises plus tips on how to organize your ideas. Great for learning to build a bottomless file of ideas for your writing and understanding the principles of creativity.
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JoAnn teaching on Create a Bottomless Idea File - $6.00

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PDF Mini-Book
On Critique

PDF BOOKLET, On Critique - Techniques, Tips on, & Benefits of Critique.

Learn to start, develop, and maintain a dynamic 
critique group for Christians who write. Lose the fear and gain the benefit of godly critique for your words.
Sixteen + pages of information and helpful guidance on critique techniques and balance. Also included on the PC compatible disk are 3 forms for use with critique groups - one for fiction, one for non-fiction, and one for poetry. (Sorry not available for Macs.) Cost is just $8.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling.  EMAIL with "On Critique PDF Order" in the subject line using the Form  to write me at the Connections Page, or pay now via PayPal.

Through May 30, 2004,  25% of each "On Critique" mini-book sold at $8.00  will be donated ($2.00) to the Christian Writers' Group Conference Scholarship fund.

 

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Good for Something - Testimony booklet telling of JoAnn R. Wray's deliverance by God from deep depression and rejection
"Good for Something"

If you'd like to learn how God delivered me from deep clinical depression and filled my life with His joy, I'm making my testimony booklet, Good for Something available for just $5.50 (plus tax and S & H). They make nice gifts and can encourage others to reach out to God for help. Monies from the sale of this booklet are ear-marked for payment of the writers for Melody of the Heart so I can continue to publish the Ezine and reach others with God's good news. To purchase via PayPal, click the button below. Otherwise, send an EMAIL with "Good for Something Order" in the subject line using the Form  to write me at the Connections Page. I'll write back with instructions.

EXTENDED! -Through June 30, 2004,  25% of the sale price ($6.00) of each "Good for Something" booklet sold will be donated ($1.50) to the Christian Writers' Group Conference Scholarship fund.

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E-mail Class on
Writing & Marketing Devotionals

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  To take my Email writing class on Writing and Marketing Devotions, sign up today!  You receive six lessons in all, one lesson at a time, taken at your own pace. I do give suggested time frames in which to complete any given lesson. Each lesson addresses a different aspect of writing devotions and is particularly good for those new to marketing their writing. Your very first lesson helps you dissect and study markets. Each lesson has a teaching part and an exercise to complete and return to me. it is critiqued and edited and returned to you along with the next lesson. Each lesson will take you closer to a completed manuscript for a targeted market of your choice. The final lesson addresses the completion of your submission. You will receive a line edit and critique of your article before you send it off. The six lessons include:

  • What a devotion is and is not.
  • How do I find markets?
  • What are the procedures and payment for devotions?  Includes ideas for negotiating.
  • How to write tight.
  • Choosing the right words. Mark Twain's famous line applies: "The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between the lightening and the lightening bug."
  • Pick a Target and shoot your Devotional like arrow at a bull's eye - right on target! 
How:
You must own a computer and have Internet access and email to participate. Class size is limited to 5 students. Space is limited and some spots are already taken.

Bonus:
You receive a full line edit and critique of your completed devotional before you mail it to an editor.

Cost:
Cost for all six lessons, feedback on ,each exercise plus full line edit and critique of your completed devotion is $60 - (that comes to just $10.00 per lesson and includes detailed critique). Payable by check, cash, or money order made out to JoAnn R. Wray. Or pay for the class via PayPal.

To participate in this class, first remitt a check or money order in U.S. funds only  to JoAnn or send via PayPal by clicking the button below . Once  moneys are received your first lesson will arrive after your payment is processed. Then we'll be off and running! Or sign up on the Order page today and pay through Pay Pal.

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 Email Class on Self-Editing!

A Red Pencil can be a writer's best friend!
Slash and Burn:
Self-Editing for Writers

That Red Pen is Your Friend!

A writer needs to be his or her own best editor. The editor of any publication rarely cuts sentences, changes words, or moves
paragraphs around just for the fun of it. He or she would much rather
not have to do that. Many writers become so enamored of their own
golden words, they can't cut anything. If they do sell something, they
weep and wail when an editor dares to cut a single word. Sooner or
later, that attitude will halt sales or will cause a drought of them. Once
you begin to edit your work and see it as an editor sees it, you'll have
a new appreciation for the tough job editors have. 

What does it take to read your own writing as an editor? How do you
know what to cut? How do you get into the editing frame of mind?  Does
 it take a degree? What are good resources for writers on this topic? How learning to view your work through an editor's detailed eye can make sales increase and editors love you. This 6 Lesson course will address all these and give you exercises to sharpen your eye. You get feedback, questions answered, resource lists, and more. Make your writing even better with this class! 

Will your work never be edited again? Ha! Don't ask for a recount like some folks we know.  But learning to think like an editor and seeing things from his side of the desk will help your writing skills improve.

Only $60 - (that's just $10.00 per lesson and includes detailed critigue!) for
this course, and the added convenience of Email! Sign up today before
the class is filled. I'm limiting the size of this one to just 6 people a session. You can start any time, but I won't take on more than six students at a time
 for this class. You can also work at your own pace. Life happens! I wouln't
 tell you that you lost out because your child got sick, or the car got a flat or
 the washer overflowed and gnawed away at your available writing time.

If you want to participate in this class,  check or money order in U.S. funds only should first be remitted to JoAnn . Once  moneys are received your
first lesson will arrive after your check is processed. Then we'll be off and running! Or sign up on the Order page today and pay through Pay Pal.

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Email Class: Slash & Burn— Self-Editing For Writers

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Most Everything You Wanted to Know about Newsletters
Most Everything You Wanted to Know  about NewsLetters
 

Informational Booklet for those wanting to create newsletters with special emphasis on
church publications.






This 40-page booklet is something I created to answer the many questions I've receive about creating newsletters. In it I address a variety of questions and give tips on  content, layout, font size, headlines and more. Some topics addressed include:

•  THE DREADED DEADLINE - They Shoot Editors, Don't They?

• THE FRONT PAGE- Where It All Begins

• LAYING OUT THE FRONT- Where to Put What

• SPACE ESTIMATION- Remember This Information

HEADLINES:  Some Tips for Good Ones

PHOTOGRAPHS - Good Ones Add Punch, Bad Ones Add Nothing

THE MID-SECTION - Also known as Center Spread - Keep It Clean  (not what happens to a person's body at age 40!)

THE BACK PAGE - Hang It Up

The price is $10.00 plus shipping and handling. Pay by check or through Pay Pal. Allow 3-4 weeks.

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Intriguing Interview Techniques Pamphlett

Informative Pamphlet
 

Intriguing Interview Techniques:
Getting More than
One Article 
from
Every Interview

 

 

An informative pamphlett  packed with a "baker's dozen" of tips on effective interview techniques to help you get the most out of any interview and be able to walk away with enough material for more than one article. Produced on glossy heavy stock with an attractive cover, it has been used in JoAnn's presentations on this subject and received with great success.  Written from the experience JoAnn has had for over 25 years and hundreds of interviews. Get your copy now for  just $3.00 plus shipping and handling.

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Also available:
A taped program of the same name
of JoAnn's presentation on this topic -

Intriguing Interview Techniques: 
More than One Article from Each Interview

More detail and information than the booklet. 
Great resource together for your writers' group.

Tape is just $6.00 plus  tax, shipping, and handling. 
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JoAnn's Booklet
for Funny Bones


Laugh All the Way - Bank on Your Sense of Humor  -- Your Bungee Cord of Tips

Laugh all the Way -
Bank on Your Sense of Humor

Learn the elements of humor from PROS who write humor, how great humor writers make use of the everyday event, and how to look at life with a lopsided grin so you can see the humor all around you. Editors love to get well-written humor and don't receive enough of it. Turn those every day life occurences into golden chuckles! Tap this market and laugh all the way to the bank. Web sites, valuable insights from professional humor writers, and more.

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Now Available - On Tape!

Laugh all the Way - 
Bank on Your Sense of Humor

Taught by JoAnn at the Write-to-Publish 2003 conference, this tape presents you key pointers to writing humor that sells. Learn the elements of humor, how great humor writers make use of the everyday event, and how to look at life with a lopsided grin so you can see the humor all around you. Editors love to get well-written humor and don't receive enough of it. Tap into this market and laugh all the way to the bank. About one hour. 
Tape is just $6.00 plus  tax, shipping, and handling.
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Christian Writers Fellowship Int'l


Christian Writers Group Online
LAUGHTER
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A Yahoo Group
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The Christian PEN - Proof Readers and Editors Network
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Proofreaders and Editors Network
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Links to the sites of my writing friends.



View and choose from a variety of Illustrated, Laminated Book Mark designs with JoAnn Wray's original poetry.



Information on upcoming conferences for writers, with emphasis on Christian conferences



Writing contests to check out



From small to large, JoAnn has created Illustrated Poetry matted and framed for decorating your home and gift giving.



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Booklets, PDFs, Tapes and more From EpistleWorks



From my favorite files of good things to eat and make.



JoAnn's Resume and Information on EpistleWorks Creations, her home-based business.



This Writers' Corner-from my heart to yours on writing



Tips from JoAnn and fellow writers which have helped them become published writers.



Hundreds of helpful links to guidelines, news sources, markets, research, and recommended books.



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