Nashville Event | Write Brilliant
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Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the questions surrounding it, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Write Brilliant Nashville. While this was an extremely difficult decision for us, the health and well-being of our attendees, staff, and community is our top priority. This conference is being postponed and every effort is being made to reschedule for later this fall.

Your current tickets will be honored at the new conference dates so hang on to them and we look forward to seeing you in the fall. As soon as we have further information, we will pass it along to ticket holders. Thank you for your grace and patience during this time.

In the meantime, here’s some information about the event…

We firmly believe that anyone can become a writer if they learn to craft spectacular prose for a specific person while building a sustainable platform.

Write Brilliant can help you realize your writing dreams.

Whether you’re a novice or veteran, Write Brilliant Nashville, is designed for anyone who is serious about writing, publishing, and building an audience.

The conference will be hosted by Church of the City, at their Franklin Campus. Space is limited.

At Write Brilliant Nashville, hosted by Church of the City Franklin, you’ll learn how to:

    + Craft stunning prose that will set you apart from the masses.

    + Identify your best story, your strongest content, and where your message resonates.

    + Network and collaborate with other writers.

    + Propel yourself ahead of the pack through self- or traditional publishing.

    + Watch a master writing coach transform an essay into pure magic in fewer than 4 minutes.

    + Capture editors’ attention and see your writing published.

We will help you develop the skills you need to thrive—the ones writing coaches seldom discuss.

This gathering 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 previously published to attend.

Space is limited at this experience. There is NO livestream.

Register Today. Price $399.

"Their strategy helped me arrange my ideas into a compelling format and accelerate my publishing!"

- Candace Payne,

Author and “Chewbacca Mom”

“If you can only go to one writer’s workshop this year go to this one and sign up fast. The value will exceed what you have imagined.”

- Eric,

Writer and Pastor

"I highly recommend Jonathan and Margaret's program for writers of any level!"

- Jennie Allen,

Visioneer of If: Gathering and best-selling author

At Write Brilliant Nashville, hosted by Church of the City Franklin, you will:


Get ahead by knowing the latest changes in the publishing industry.


Receive tools you to develop a proposal that will catch publishers’ attention.


Develop a social media presence that amplifies your voice and grows your platform.

You'll see essays transform by writing coaches right before your eyes.
Discover the secret sauce behind the best stories that will develop life-long readers and super fans.
Our team is available to tackle your toughest publishing questions.


Write Brilliant Live has assembled a team of seasoned coaches with extensive experience in books, articles, blogging, and social media throughout both the secular and Christian markets.

Margaret Feinberg
Writing Coach
Jonathan Merritt
Writing Coach
Annie F. Downs
Special Guest
Chris Ferebee
Literary Agent
Audrey Assad
Producer, Songwriter
Shannon Scott
Leif Oines
Writing Coach


Write Brilliant is being hosted at:
Ecclesia West Side Campus 325 Piney Point Road | Houston, TX 77024

Monday – July 15, 2019

• Connection Hour: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
• SESSION 1: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
• SESSION 2: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
• SESSION 3: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
• Depart: 7:30 pm
• Dinner on your own (restaurant suggestions with discussion questions)

Tuesday – July 16, 2019

• Assignment Review & Coffee Hour: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
• SESSION 4: 9:00 am – 9:50 am
• SESSION 5: 10:00 am – 10:50 am
• SESSION 6: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Lunch: 12:00 pm– 1:30 pm (off-site; on your own)
• SESSION 7: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
• SESSION 8: 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
• SESSION 9: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
• Depart: 5:00pm
• Dinner on your own (restaurant suggestions with discussion questions)

Wednesday – July 17, 2019

• Assignment Review & Coffee Hour: 8 am – 9 am
• SESSION 10: 9 am – 9:45 am
• SESSION 11: 10 am – 10:45 am
• SESSION 12: 11:15 am – 12 pm
• Conclude: 12 pm



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+ Publisher Meeting Add On

If you attend Write Brilliant in person, you have the opportunity to pitch your book proposal and receive feedback with some of the Christian industry’s top publishers. The valuable 10-minute appointments are made on a first-come basis, so register today!


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We firmly believe that anyone can become a writer if they learn to craft spectacular prose for a specific person while building a sustainable platform.

Wherever you are in your writing journey, this event will help equip you to take your writing and publishing to the next level.

This learning experience is right for you if you’ve found yourself thinking…

  • I have a story inside of me but don’t know the best way to tell it.
  • I’ve always dreamed of writing a book, but I don’t know where to begin.
  • I’ve written some, but I need to take my writing to the next level.
  • I’ve published a book, but the performance didn’t meet my expectations.
  • I’m trying to harness the power of social media to expand my platform but it’s overwhelming.
  • I want to build relationships and be part of a community who will help me grow as a writer.
  • "I didn't know how or if I'd fit in. When I arrived to find technical writers, published authors, pastors and newbies like myself, all in an intimate, friendly setting, I knew I'd found the right place. We all related so well—the 20 and 30-somethings, clear up to those more, ahem, mature writers like myself. We loved each other, helped each other, and everyone learned so much. Don't over think it, just go." —Annie Nordby

"This was an excellent experience! One of the best seminars I have been to in a long time. If you are interested in taking your writing to the next level for greater impact, this is the one seminar you need to take!" —Rob Harter


    Margaret and Jonathan never wanted to be writing coaches.

    They were satisfied with their successful writing careers and were content to stay on course. Plus, they didn’t see themselves as experts.

    But over the years, they received stacks of emails and letters from aspiring writers asking for help and guidance. The requests kept mounting and mounting until they felt compelled to take action.

    In 2012, Jonathan and Margaret decided to host a small writers’ gathering in Colorado on a whim. The event sold out in 48 hours. Margaret and Jonathan went on to host three more live events in cities across America.

    Every event sold out quickly, sometimes within days. Feedback from these events was overwhelmingly positive, and attendees went on to create popular blogs, build impressive platforms, and publish books with major publishing houses.

    Write Brilliant Live is where you come to get your deeper writing and publishing questions answered. We firmly believe that anyone can become a writer if they learn to craft spectacular prose for a specific person while building a sustainable platform.

    “I came in unsure of myself and how to do the things that I wanted to do. I now have the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be a successful writer in today’s writing environment. I also made many connections to help my writing moving forward.” -Paul McDonald

    An Unlikely Friendship

    At the quaint Magnolia Bakery outside of Atlanta, a friendship was forged over breakfast in 2006.

    Jonathan was an aspiring writer with only a single published article to his name, and Margaret was budding in her career.

    During breakfast that morning, Jonathan asked me, “If you could do anything different in your writing career what would it be?” “I’d go mainstream,” I answered. I know now that I’ve been on a path that’s been used in a powerful way. But I had no idea how those words would impact Jonathan’s writing career. – Margaret

    I had already been deeply impacted by Margaret’s books, but over breakfast I realized that she took her craft seriously. She is the hardest working writer I know, and it shows up in the quality of her work. That day I left with a mentor and a friend. – Jonathan

    Since then, Margaret has sold more than one million books. Meanwhile, Jonathan has become one of premier religion writers in America. He specializes in reaching a mainstream audience.

    Jonathan and Margaret invested more than 10,000 hours formulating their unique approach to writing. 

    No other writing course has been tested more extensively—in thousands of articles in prestigious publications, on national television and radio networks, and in New York Times bestselling books.

    Are you ready to share the story you’ve been given, establish yourself as a thought leader, and multiply your audience? Do you ache for the confidence to take the next step?

    Wherever you are in your writing journey, you’ll gain the tools and confidence you need to take the next step.

    We’ll see you at Write Brilliant Nashville Live, hosted by Church of the City Franklin.




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