Resources for Spiritual Writers

Writing for Your Life



Are you passionate about spiritual writing? We are here to help you gain inspiration and knowledge to empower your writing.

Writing for Your Life is committed to offering many useful resources and services to support spiritual writers. We offer in-person writing conferences and online webinars featuring leading spiritual writers and publishing industry experts. Authors discuss and teach about various aspects of spiritual writing. Industry experts offer advice on how to get published and how to market.  We also provide a host of services and resources to support your spiritual writing.

Our conferences / workshops / retreats have a reputation for very high quality speakers, collegiality, and a lack of competitiveness among attendees. Come join us and enjoy the supportive environment!

We offer two types of conferences. Writing for Your Life conferences feature more authors and are focused mostly on “how to write” with a little “how to get published” and “how to market” thrown in. Publishing in Color conferences are intended to help overcome the fact that in today’s spiritual publishing industry several groups are under-represented.  So they feature more publishing industry representatives and are focused on “how to get published” with a little “how to market” and “how to write” thrown in. (Learn more about Publishing in Color here.)

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Writing for Your Life conference


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Writing for Your Life conferences

  • Nov. 6-8, 2018 – Elmhurst, IL (Chicago area) featuring Michael Maudlin and Lauren Winner – at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
  • March 12-14, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN  – featuring Barbara Brown Taylor and John Pavlovitz – at the Christian Theological Seminary
  • March 27-29, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – at the University of Southern California
  • May 21-23, 2019 – Holland, MI – featuring Mako Fujimura and Tish Harrison Warren – at the Western Theological Seminary
  • June 10-12, 2019 – Madison, NJ – featuring Barbara Brown Taylor – at Drew University

Publishing in Color conferences

  • Nov. 8-9, 2018 – Elmhurst, IL (Chicago area) featuring Dominique Gilliard, Sharon Koenig, Joyce Dinkins, Cheryl Price, and Ed Gilbreath – at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
  • March 25-27, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – featuring Mako Fujimura, Natasha Robinson, and Sharon Koenig – at the University of Southern California
  • June 12-14, 2019 – Madison, NJ – at Drew University


Sign up here to receive information about future online and in-person conferences.

In addition we offer several types of writer support services, online video training presentations, and other resources. We cannot guarantee that you will become a best-selling author, but we will help you take your best shot.

Learn to tell your own story; write for your life!

Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pastors for our online and in-person writing conferences and advanced writer’s retreats. Writing for Your Life is a member of the Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (formerly the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry).

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Writer Support Services

Need some help?

The goal of Writing for Your Life is to fully support the writing and marketing needs of spiritual writers. We are pleased to partner with several high-quality spiritual writing professionals to offer you a variety of best-in-class services to support your writing efforts.   We cannot guarantee that you will become a best-selling author, but we will help you take your best shot. Click on the links below to learn more:

Fiction and Nonfiction Writing Services

Marketing and Design Services

If you are interested in learning more about any of these services, contact us here.

Other than where indicated in each description, these services are provided by independent service providers and resold through Writing for Your Life. If for some reason a particular service provider is unavailable to take your project, please let us know.



Writing for Your Life offers the following resources for spiritual writers:

  • Free Nonfiction Book Proposal Guidelines
    • This annotated template helps you know what agents and publishers are looking for in a project and in an author
    • Reviewed and approved by respected agents and editors
    • Like having a book proposal coach guiding your process!
    • Courtesy of our friends at wordmelon
  • Free Video Presentation: Marketing 101 for Spiritual Writers / Intro to Writer Support Services. Don’t know where to start with your marketing efforts? This free webinar covers basic aspects of marketing for spiritual writers along with an overview of Writing for Your Life writer support services. Topics covered include:
    • Why social media matters
    • Examples of the impact of social media
    • How marketing differs for spiritual writers
    • Social media channel recommendations
    • Introduction to Writer Support Services
  • Free Resource Guide includes articles and books on the following topics:
    • About Writing
    • Book Proposal Development and Getting Published
    • Building Your Platform / Marketing / Book Publicity
    • Self-Publishing
  • Online Video Training Presentations
    • Learn from the best! Writing for Your Life produces online video training presentations that feature leading spiritual authors and industry experts presenting on various topics in the areas of “how to write” “how to get published” and “how to build your platform”. Our speakers include a wide range of successful authors, publishing industry veterans, and marketing professionals – each an expert in their area of focus.
  • Writer Support Services
    • Nonfiction Writing Services
    • Fiction Writing Services
    • Business, Marketing, and Design Services



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