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!


Registration now open!!!

Publishing in Color – for African American spiritual writers and others of African descent – June 19-20, 2018 – at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, NJ (DigDeeper Retreat June 18) Learn more and register here.


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Elmhurst, IL – Nov. 7-8, 2018 – featuring Sarah Bessey and Lauren Winner – at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (DigDeeper Retreat Nov. 6)


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

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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:


Nonfiction Writing Services

Finding Your Writer’s Voice (90-Minute Consulting Call) from Patricia Raybon

Nonfiction Book Concept / Book Proposal Review Services from Margot Starbuck

Editorial Consulting and Services from Lyn Cryderman

Editorial Services from Jennifer Grant

Nonfiction Consulting, Editing, and Manuscript Review Services from Ami McConnell

Memoir Analysis Services from Patricia Raybon

Nonfiction Manuscript Review from Margot Starbuck

Writing in the Black: Support for Writing about Race from Patricia Raybon

Ghostwriting Service from Lyn Cryderman or from Margot Starbuck


Fiction Writing Services

Fiction Manuscript Review Services from Erin Healy

Fiction Consulting, Editing, and Manuscript Review Services from Ami McConnell


Marketing and Design Services

Getting Started with the Business of Writing from Brian Allain

Book Cover Design from Paraclete Multimedia

Book Interior Layout and Design from Paraclete Multimedia

Speaking Evaluation from Margot Starbuck

Website and Social Media Services from Brian Allain


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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