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Mistakes New Writers Make

Explore the biggest mistakes writers make and how you can avoid them. A four-part video course.

You enjoy translating your thoughts and feelings into printed words. And you have a powerful story or message burning in your heart that you want to share. There’s nothing wrong with writing for your own pleasure or catharsis, or for just your friends and family. But if what you desire to write could be a blessing to others, you may want to consider writing for publication.

How can you know whether the journey to publication is a path you should pursue? In this series of four video presentations, published author and freelance editor Kathy Ide addresses the "Top Ten Myths of Becoming a Published Author," describes "Ten Things Authors Do Besides Write," and reveals "How to Avoid the Mistakes that Scream 'Novice.'” Plus she will also encourage you to consider the question “Is God Calling You to Write?”

This four part video package is a must for anyone considering the possibility of sharing his or her writing through publication—whether traditional publishing or self-publishing.


Your Teacher


Kathy Ide
Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide has been a published author since 1989 and a full-time freelance editor since 1998. She is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and ghostwriter of both fiction and nonfiction books. Kathy has also been a full-time freelance editor/mentor, working with new writers, established authors, and book publishers.

She is the founder and director of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network (www.TheChristianPEN.com), for aspiring and established editors, and the Christian Editor Network (www.ChristianEditor.com), which matches authors, agents, and publishers with professional editorial freelancers.

You can find out more about Kathy on her website/blog at www.KathyIde.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads, and ShoutLife.


Frequently Asked Questions


When can I start taking this course?
The course will be available immediately and will remain available as long as you keep your account with us, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It is completely self-contained and can be enjoyed at your own pace - you decide when you start and when you finish. If there is something you missed, you can go back at any point at any time.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling in this course, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - on any device at any time. Simply log into your account from a device and the courses for which you registered will remain available to you.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 10 days and we will give you a full refund. (admin@christianwritersinstitute.com)
May I share this course with others?
We would prefer that you keep your course purchases for your own use. We are aware that we cannot prevent "sharing," but doing so undermines the spirit under which the Institute was created. We ask that you use your best judgment and respect the value of our teachers’ intellectual property.
Can I interact with the teacher directly?
Our courses are not set up for one-on-one interaction. Some of the teachers are available for coaching but at this point we recommend you reach out to them through their web sites to see if they are available.

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