The Bible is filled with stories of triumph and tragedy, war and peace, gain and loss. These stories speak to each of us in many different ways. The lives of these men and women is a source of living water that refreshes us and encourages us that anything is possible with God.
FlourishWriters: The Power of Story is a 6-module writing course designed to help you birth your story out of your heart and unto the page.
Never written your story before? No problem! We encourage and equip you with a practical step-by-step writing process you can implement. This process guides you in prayer & reflection, planning, writing, and revising your story.
We provide weekly assignments to help you practice what you've learned with a digital workbook that breaks down the process into achievable action items. Our interactive workbook guides you through each step of the story writing process and easy-to-use checklists help you during the editing phase.
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"This is truly one of the best writing courses I have ever taken! "The Power of the Story" course teaches various writing techniques through the use of weekly workbooks, training videos, and live coaching calls that are instrumental in helping a new or seasoned writer. I was richly blessed by Mindy and Jenny's thorough instruction, expertise, encouragement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the attendees of the course. They were always accessible for questions and did all they could to be supportive and helpful. I learned so much throughout the course and I didn't want it to end!"
What should I write? Moving into the Idea Phase, you further engage with God as you journal, reflect, and listen. You consider many stories that could be told as you explore different possibilities.
What do I include in my story? During the Planning Phase, we zero in on the specific story that you are called to write. The step-by-step planning process guides you to summarize your story idea and reflect on your Key Scripture.
How do I prepare to write? Now that you have identified the specific story you’re going to write, it’s time to get organized. Decide what details to include in your story, finding that sweet spot created by well-placed boundaries. The organizing process guides you to clarify the purpose your story will communicate. The purpose is supported by your Key Scripture which anchors your story in God’s Word.
How do I complete my first draft? With our planning and organizing process, you’re fully prepared to get those words from your head onto paper. Even the most reluctant writer discovers that they are ready to write with the tools that are provided. The writing process is guided by examples from our own writing to demonstrate how to create a first draft.
How do I strengthen my writing? Now that you have a first draft, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of editing and revision. We want to help you tighten the prose so that your story connects with your readers. We provide guidelines for a Friend Edit and a handy Self-Edit checklist to overcome the common pitfalls of devotional writers.
How can I share my story? Sit back in satisfaction with your devotional in your hands. You have created a testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness that is ready to shine for His glory. This final phase of the writing process guides you to prayerfully consider how to share your story.
When you complete the Power of Story, you will have the opportunity to submit your 600-1000 word final draft for personal feedback with Jenny or Mindy.
"This course super-charged me! I am not sure where writing will take me but this says that God has greater plans for me than I can even imagine and He energizes me to do it. What He does for me He does for you!!! 'Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. Eph 3:20"
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The Power of Story 6-Module Course
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Individualized Story Development
Hey There! Mindy Kiker and Jenny Kochert, co-founders of FlourishGathering and FlourishWriters, are passionate to help women grow in God’s Word. Together they have authored and published numerous Bible Studies and devotionals, workshops, online conferences and training courses. For those desiring to share their God Story in writing, Jenny and Mindy are guides who help birth stories from the heart to the page.