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I DON’T HAVE A BLOG OR WEBSITE YET, AND I STRUGGLE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?

This course is designed for those committed to honing the craft of writing. You don’t need to be a full-time writer, have a large platform, or be published to register. But if you complete the sessions, you’ll jump ahead in your journey of writing and becoming published. Write Brilliant is designed to help you avoid costly mistakes and gain traction right away.

DOES WRITE BRILLIANT GUARANTEE I’LL GET PUBLISHED?

While we can’t guarantee everyone will get published, many of our students have published electronic and print books, launched blogs, started podcasts, and built large social media followings. All we can promise is that you’re better with us than going it alone. Write Brilliant will give you the absolute best chance for accomplishing your writing dreams.

CAN I CANCEL IF IT’S NOT RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes! We offer a Smart Start 14 Day Guarantee. You can cancel at any time in the first 14 days, and we’ll refund 100% of your money. Simply watch the first two video sessions and complete the homework downloads. Submit the homework with the reason why the course isn’t for you and we’ll promptly refund you.

ARE MY PAYMENT/CREDIT CARD DETAILS SECURE?

Yes. All subscriptions and payments are 100% secure.

I’M J.K. ROWLING. SHOULD I APPLY?

We’re sorry, J.K., but you should not apply. Our team was divided on this one, but we feel that you would not benefit from this course. However, please contact us immediately to set up a coffee date. Pumpkin spice lattes on us!

WHAT IF I AM NOT A “CHRISTIAN WRITER”?

The principles we teach are applicable across the non-fiction genre. Attendees do not need to be “Christian writers” in order to receive maximum benefit from this course.

WHAT IF I WRITE FICTION?

While many of the principles we teach are applicable across genres, we recognize that our primary expertise is in non-fiction writing. Though all writers are invited to register, we are not able to coach attendees on elements of writing specific to the fiction genre.

OK. BUT WHAT IF I WRITE COMIC BOOKS?

Please see the previous answer.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE EACH MONTH?

When you register for Write Brilliant, you will immediately have access to the first month’s content, which includes 4 video teachings, 4 Downloadable Resource Guides, 4 Checklists, and 4 Brilliant Recommendation Lists. Then, each month following, you will receive another month’s worth of content. This is to hold you accountable to complete the 16-week course.

We do this so you feel like you have time to really focus on each teaching and place the techniques in practice. In addition, you’ll gain access to our private Facebook group. If you purchase a premium plan, you will receive exclusive coaching calls and bonus video sessions.

ARE THE "RECOMMENDED READING" BOOKS INCLUDED?

No. Since we don’t know which books you already own, mailing a stack of physical books does not make sense. However, members can purchase each month’s recommended reading on their own through the links provided in their personalized portal.

WILL I RECEIVE PERSONAL ATTENTION FROM MARGARET AND JONATHAN?

Margaret and Jonathan are available to answer questions during the group coaching calls for those who purchase a premium package. You’ll be able to submit your questions in advance, and they will do their best to get to as many questions as time will allow. They also check into the Facebook group every week to answer questions and engage where everyone can learn together.

 

WILL MARGARET AND JONATHAN VISIT MY HOME AND WASH MY CAR?

Nope. Call your mom.

HOW ABOUT JUST VISITING MY HOME?

We love your persistence. That’s a great quality for a writer. But it’s still a no.

ARE THERE ANY RULES I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Write Brilliant is composed of people who are passionate about sharing their message, honing their skills as writers, and growing their platform. Our guidelines are straightforward:

– We ask you take an encouraging tone with other members of the group. When offering constructive criticism begin with what you appreciate and celebrate about the person’s work.

– We know disagreement will emerge and we welcome creative growth, but we ask that you disagree in a way that demonstrates respect for others. If we can practice gracious responses with one another, then we become the gracious response this world needs to hear.

– We reserve the right to delete comments we deem to be demeaning, cruel, libelous, threatening, offensive, false, misleading, untrue or spam.

– You retain all ownership of everything you write including your comments. By posting on the group site and Facebook page, you relieve Write Brilliant, LLC, including Jonathan Merritt and Margaret Feinberg from all liability that may result from the postings and comments. Your comments on the Write Brilliant forum and Facebook page grant the right for Write Brilliant to reproduce, share, publish, store, and distribute your comments in formats including but not limited a video, teaching, blog, webinar, or conference call.

I’M BUSY ALREADY. HOW MUCH TIME IS THIS GOING TO TAKE?

You can enjoy each week’s content in 46-60 minutes. That’s a pinch of your week. Some weeks may be a little more, some less. Because you’ll receive four sessions per month, you may choose to cruise through the material in a single afternoon and then spend the rest of the month brushing up on the finer points.

We condense decades of hard-won lessons into snapshots of time that promise to grow your writing and audience if you practice them.

Becoming a better writer and growing your audience takes time. But we want to make the most of your time. Have a question? Post it online for fellow members to help you in minutes. Need an actionable skill that will improve your writing immediately? Watch a video. Need a word of encouragement, pop online. Your members and coaches are ready to cheer you on.

If you want to grow in your writing and platform, you can’t afford to miss Write Brilliant.

 

WHY DON’T I JUST GOOGLE “BECOME A BETTER WRITER AND BREAK INTO PUBLISHING?” WHY DO I NEED WRITE BRILLIANT?

First of all, we have spent a decade developing an “audience-centric and content-driven philosophy” that is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. We have never released our principles online for the public, and we never will. Our principles are completely unique and can only be found here.

That doesn’t mean you can’t use Google to find good writing advice online. You can. But we’ve noticed that all the cutting and pasting of ideas creates a haphazard plan. Trying to do this on your own often feels lonely and overwhelming. Plus, you don’t have the spare time to test-drive someone else’s half-baked ideas. We simply don’t know any successful writers who’ve trained themselves using only a search engine.

We’ve sweated to synthesize revolutionary principles to make your writing journey more effective, efficient, and impactful. We only teach what we’ve seen work, and we’ll steer you away from techniques are dated, inefficient, and short-sighted.

I DON’T USE GOOGLE ANYWAY. CAN I BING MY WAY TO SUCCESS?

No. But you don’t use Google. Who are you?

MY BUDGET IS LIMITED. CAN YOU HELP ME OUT?

We understand tight budgets. For the first five years of her writing career, Margaret worked 2-3 side jobs at any given time to pursue her passion for writing. Jonathan worked at a cellphone store and attended graduate school full-time when he started out. That’s one reason we offer monthly payment plans.

We also know it’s hard to spend money that doesn’t immediately produce revenue.

But when was the last time you invested in yourself and your future? It’s easy to drop money on Frappuchinos and take-out. Or that super-cute new sweater. While those offer temporary delight, what about investing in you and the story you’ve been entrusted with? That kind of investment can transform peoples’ lives forever.

Write Brilliant is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. And when you invest in yourself, you will reap a return for years.

 

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not offer scholarships, but we do offer payment plans.

 

When was the last time you invested in yourself and your future?

It’s easy to drop money on Frappuchinos and take-out. Or that super-cute new sweater. While those offer temporary delight, what about investing in you and the story you’ve been entrusted with? That kind of investment can transform peoples’ lives forever.

Write Brilliant is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. And when you invest in yourself, you will reap a return for years.

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION THAT ISN’T ANSWERED HERE?

We are here to serve you. If you have a question not addressed here, please contact us at help@writebrilliant.com.

CAN I EMAIL MY NEXT BOOK IDEA TO THAT ADDRESS?

No. Unless, of course, you’re JK Rowling.

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