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Wise Words: Devotionals for Writers

Wise Words are devotionals for writers - short pieces of biblical inspiration. 

Wise Words: devotionals for writers with Word Wise at Nonprofit Copywriter

Each one draws upon a principle from scripture, using an illustration that speaks to writers, and offering a simple truth – a takeaway – that you can use right away as you write.

The idea is to connect truths from scripture with truths about writing. 

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The Cold Call: Have Success with Just a 2% Response Rate ...

The Pillar Page: It’s a Topical Hub on Your Website ...

The Sentence Fragment: Use It Judiciously. To Make a Point.

The Grant Proposal: A Deadline is an Opportunity ...

The Book Launch Team: Surround Yourself with Support ...

The Contextual Link: Connect the Reader to an Authoritative Source ...

The Qualified Lead: How Paul Connected With Prospects ...

The Web Content Writer: Make It Scannable ...

The Affiliate: Be the Middleman– It’s Win-Win-Win ....

The Copywriter: Write to Persuade Using Paul’s 4 Tips ...

The Reply Device: Find Out What Clients Need ...

The Novel: It’s All About a Character's Life Change ...

The Cover Letter: Keep the Reader Reading ...

The Typo: Learn from a Royal Mistake ...

The Delete Key: Make Friends with It ...

The Email Newsletter: Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Build Up Readers ...

The Feature Article: Highlight a Unique Facet of Your Topic ...

The Back Cover: Paul Shows Us What Content to Include ...

The Credentials: Show You’re Qualified to Write Your Book ...

The Clickbait Headline: Check Yours Using Jesus’s Test ...

The Story Angle: Choose Your Viewpoint ...

The Open Rate: The Apostle Paul’s Was 100% ...

The Slush Pile: How to Rise to the Top ...

The Email Forward: Quality Content Motivates Readers ...

The Anchor Client: Consistent, Quality Work Yields More Work ...

The Niche Website: Build One Around a Narrow Topic ...

The Topic Sentence: Use It to Define a Section of Content ...

The Elevator Pitch: Sell Your Book in 60 Seconds or Less ...

The Preface: Explain the Origin of Your Book ...

The Mixed Metaphor: Confusing or Memorable?

The Back Matter: Give Readers MORE Than They Expect ...

The 404 Error: Page Not Found Is a Broken Promise ...

The Comparison: Give Your Reader a Point of Reference ...

The Repeat: To Persuade, Say It Again ...

The Takeaway: Get Practical ...

The Book Summary: It’s Your Cornerstone as You Write ...

The Opening Paragraph: Narrow Your Article Slant Right at the Top ...

The Subtitle: Offer an Additional Benefit ...

The Vision Statement: 3 Qualities Yours Must Have ...

The Contact Page: Invite Your Readers to Come and See ...

The Turning Point: Write a Pivot That Surprises ...

The List Article: Write Each Item So It Can Stand Alone ...

The Hashtag: Index Your Content So Readers Can Find You ...

The Run-On Sentence: Don't Make Readers Work So Hard ...

The Lede: Bury It at Your Peril ...

The Argument: To Persuade, Just Give Me the Facts ...

The Content Marketer: Attract Readers AND Help Them ...

The Primary Keyword: Use It Wisely, Reach More Readers ...

The Blogging Schedule: How Often Should You Post?

The Email Address: Make It Easy for People to Find You ...

The Content Calendar: A Purposeful Writing Schedule Honors God ...

The Attribution: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due ...

The Section Break: Give Readers A Chance to Think ...

The Repurposed Content: Format Your Content for a Whole New Reach ...

The Book Series: When to Write Another Book  ...

The Writing Slant: Same Topic, Different Audience ...

The Positive Word: Long Term, It’s More Persuasive ...

The Next Writing Project: Just Start Writing ...

The Revision: It’s Where the Real Writing Happens ...

The Comparative: Great, Greater, Greatest Give Clarity ...

The Case Study: Research in Story Form ...

The Statistics: How Jesus Used Numbers to Back Up His Claims ...

The Book Promotion: Are You Hiding Your Book Under a Basket?

The Genre: Choose It Purposefully To Reach Your Book’s Readers ...

The Data: It’s More Than Just Numbers ...

The Superlative: Don’t Resort to Them As an Excuse  ...

The Letter Closing: Paul Used It to Reinforce His Message ...

The Pencil: God Sharpens the Ones He Uses ...

The White Space: Use It to Increase Reader Retention...

The Book Title: Choose a Short One ...

The Bullet List: Are Yours Random?

The Short Sentence: Throw in Few to Improve Readability ...

The Interruption: Limit Distractions and Reduce Writing Stress ...

The Reading Remedy: Beat Writer’s Block by Picking Up a Book ...

The Post Comments: Use Your Commenting to Add Value  ...

The Pitch: Why You’re the One to Write the Story ...

The Front Matter: Use Add-Ons to Add Legitimacy ...

The Writers Guidelines: Follow Them Carefully … For Readers’ Sake ...

The Checklist: It's a Tool of Diligence ...

The Citation: Giving Credit Builds Your Credibility ...

The Book Editor: The Quiet Co-Worker ...

The Mobile Office: Paul Worked Remotely, Too ...

The Preposition: A Little Word with Big Connections ...

The Ezine: Paul’s Letters are Perfect Email Newsletter Templates ...

The Writing Portfolio: Asaph’s Model Demonstrates a Higher Purpose ...

The Assignment: One Leads to Additional Freelance Writing Gigs ...

The Resume: Write a Resume to Reflect Your Job Goals – Like Paul Did ...

The Signal Word: Write a Conclusion Using Paul’s Technique ...

The Ending: How to End a Story So That It Sticks ...

The Salutation: Make It As Personal As Possible ...

The Navigation Bar: Guide Readers Through Your Site One Click At a Time...

The Speech: How Peter’s Words Persuaded 3,000 Listeners ...

The Book: Know Your Why Before You Write It ...

The Byline: It’s a Legacy. What Will Yours Be?

The Social Media Post: Use It to Strengthen Others ...

The Email: When Better Business Writing Means Shorter ...

The Link: Make an Effort to Make Them - the Benefits May Surprise You...

The Critique: A Good One Is Gold (Even When It Hurts) ...

The Audience: What Distinctive Trait Defines Yours?

The Sidebar: Writing An Article Within an Article ...

The Theme: 66 Examples of Creating a Book’s Main Message ...

The Content Plan: How to Exceed 91% of Standard Expectations ...

The Writing Instructor: More Are Better Than One ...

Quiet Bloggers: How Much Does Name Recognition Matter?

Six Questions: Use Simple Research Skills Recommended by Solomon...

The Writing Rules: Out of 613, Which Is Most Important?

The Sequel: Luke Reveals the Key to Writing One Successfully ...

The Writing Life: Get Ready to Reveal Yourself ...

The Writer’s Platform: Build It With Just 2 Key Components ...

The Specialist: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Writer Niches Down ...

The Persuasive Writer: No Manipulation Required ...

The Table of Contents: How St. Jerome Arranged the Books of the Bible ...

The Blank Page: Avoid the Real Danger in Writers Block ...

The FAQs Page: Use it to Make a Call to Action ...

The Brainstorm: It’s Time to Gather a Pool of Content Writing Ideas ...

The Publishing Platform: How to Publish Your Book Without a Contract ...

The Domain: Effective Website Content Starts with Your Name ...

The Metaphor: Use It to Express an Intangible Idea Tangibly ...

The Short Form Content: Digest a Point In 2 Minutes or Less ...

The Edit: Know When It’s Time to Fix, Throw Away, and Keep ...

The Topic: Start With a Broad Subject and Narrow to an Angle ...

The Funding Request: How Nehemiah Won a Grant ...

The Blogger: Just 19% Blog for Money. What About You? 

The Email Segment: Target One Audience Now. Help Another Later...

The First Draft: Don’t Let Your Idea Get Trapped By Your Fear ...

The Research: Why It’s Wise To Gather Extra Facts and Statistics ...

The Password: How to Avoid Login Confusion and Save Time ...

The Chapter: It Keeps Both Readers and Writers Organized ...

The Storyteller: Give A Vicarious Experience, Move Readers to Act ...

The Invitation: Your Headline Invites Readers Into Your Content ...

The Letter of Introduction: Don’t Pitch a Project. Start a Relationship ...

The Article Re Write: Always Eat a Piece of Humble Pie ...

The Article: Success Is In How You Slant It ...

The Paragraph: Don’t Always Follow The Paragraph Police!

The Facts: They’re Especially Persuasive When Combined with a Story ...

The Power Word: This One Is Simple, But It Moves Readers to Act ...

The Evergreen Post: Write Pillar Content Over the Current Craze ...

The Day Job: It Can Be a Launching Pad for Your Writing Ministry ...

The Readability Tool: Why You Should Write Like an 8th Grader ...

The Subhead: Use It for Quick Reading, Except in this One Place ...

The Query Letter: Submit it 100 Times ...

The Writing Goal: No, You Don’t Need a 25-Hour Day To Reach It ...

The Search Engine: Here’s One That’s Indispensable to Serious Writers ...

The Writing Outline: Thank Ezra for His Organizational Skills!

The Script: Replace the  Objection in Your Reader’s Head with Truth ...

The USP: What Makes You the Ideal Writer for Your Client ...

The Writing Clip: It's Proof That You Can Do the Job ...

The Rejection Letter: It’s an Open Door in Disguise ...

The News Article: Just Report the Facts like Luke Did ...

The Bounce Rate: How to Keep Visitors on Your Website Longer ...

The Freelance Client: Be True to His Voice (Like Mark with Peter) ...

The Writing Schedule: A Key to 80% of Your Writing Success ...

The Click: Get Your Reader to Take This First Step ...

The Writing Skill: Don’t Panic. Just Learn One New Skill At a Time ...

The Idea: Put Up Your Antenna - It’s Part of the Writing Process ...

The Filler: There’s Always a Demand for Quality Content ...

The Campaign: Have You Set a Specific Goal?

The Word Picture: How Jesus Used 1-Sentence Stories ...

The Message: Make It Easy for Readers to Contact You ...

The Freelancer: Persistence Is Your Best Friend ...

The Sequence: Peter Shows How to Write a Logical, Persuasive Argument ...

The Overworked Words: They're a Signal to Be Bold in Your Writing ...

The Mistake: Avoid This Nonprofit Fund Raising Blooper ...

The Book Idea: Begin Writing a Book with a Brain Dump ...

The New Writer: Are You Experiencing The Imposter Syndrome?

The Business Letter: Paul’s Persuasive Business Writing Tip ...

The Keywords: Use Them Spotlight Your Content Message. God Does!

The Homepage: It Says, "Welcome Home - You're in the Right Place"...

The Writing Habit: Write Each Day and It Becomes Part of Your Routine ...

The Synonym: A Clever Way to Repeat Yourself and Write Persuasively ...

The Fundraising Campaign: Follow Paul’s Model ...

The eBook: Meet Your Readers Where They Are – On Their Devices ...

The Exclamation Mark: Do You Use Too Many?

The Prospect: Does She Know That She Needs a Freelance Copywriter?

The Expert: Gamaliel Offers the Perfect Example of Social Proof ...

The Sentence: Write One at a Time and You Write a Book ...

The Summary Lead: Put First Things First ...

The Distraction: Martha Got Distracted By a Big Project, Too ...

The Email Lists: Paul Wrote Mass Messages, Too ...

The Parable: 3 Kinds of These Short Stories Used by the Master ...

The Search Engines: Why Content Writing Works Long-Term ...

The Lead Magnet: It's How The Free Content Myth Got Busted ...

The Website: How to Tackle a Big Content Writing Project ...

The Target Reader: Cultivate This Copywriting Skill and Gain Her Trust ...

The Mission Statement: Paul Used Just Ten Words ...

The Blog: Writing the Content is What Costs You – in a Good Way ...

The LOI: The First Step in Writing Grant Proposals That Succeed ...

The Author: A Writer with Authority ...

The Postcard: A Simple (But Quick) Direct Mail Tool ...

The Self-Promotion Trap: How to Position Your Content Writing Services...

The Response: Positive Words Move Your Reader to Act ...

The Long-Tail Keyword: Mark Used Specifics in His Gospel. Shouldn't You?

The Rule of Seven: Repeat Your Message in Different Formats ...

The Subject Line: Avoid the Delete Key. Just Show You Care ...

The Objection: Why This Persuasive Writing Technique is So Powerful ...

The Project Specialty: 3 Bible Guys. 3 Kinds of Content Writing Projects ...

The About Page: A Big Surprise in Writing Content for Your Website ...

The Trigger Word: Special Content Writing Keywords Move Us to Act...

The Story: 3 Story Writing Tips from the Master Storyteller ...

The List: A Surprising Reason it’s a Good Content Writing Tool ...

The How-To Article: Do You Assume Your Reader Knows Every Step?

The Graphic: Reinforce Written Content with Visual Content ...

The Template: Use a Formula for Writing Powerful Content from Nothing ...

The RFP: Write a Grant Proposal that Stands Out ...

The Referral: How Do I Get More Freelance Copywriting Jobs?

The Image: One of the Best Tips for Writing Better Content ...

The Strategic Plan: Write It Down, Get More Done ...

The Reminder: Write an Email to Remind Readers to Act ...

The Call To Action: Manipulation or Motivation?

The Christmas Letter: an Easy Way to Catalog Your Family History ...

The Donor Note: How Soon Should You Write a Thank You Letter?

The Illustration: Write a Story with Purpose. Jesus Did!

The Quotation: One Danger To Avoid When Writing Quotes ...

The Quick Writing Project: Is Your "Yes" Really a "Yes"?

The First 100 Words: Write a Summary, Place It at the Top...

The Greeting: James's Simple How-To of Writing to Your Target Audience...

The Writer's Bio: Help Readers Get to Know You Quickly ...

The Ask: Moses Used Specifics. Shouldn't You?

Extra Words: How to Cut Them Out (and Why You Should) ...

The Main Idea: One Key to Writing Better Content ...

The Thesis Statement: Pick and Choose to Make Your Case ...

The Niche: Can a Sci-Fi Writer Teach Me about the Christian Market?

The Newbie: Use the Best Freelance Writing Tip ...

The Testimonial: Write a Letter of Reference ...

The Fundraising Appeal: Why Offer Readers Different Ways to Respond ...

The Profile Article: A Feature Article with a Twist ...

The Question: Look Who Asked 307 of Them ...

The Site Map: Dig Deep to See What's There ...

The Yellow Pencil Chart: Translate Features Into Benefits ...

Six Words: The Case for Clear Headlines and Ad Copy...

The Fact Check: Truth Is a Powerful Writing Tool ...

The Lesson of Niche Lingo: Keeping Your Writing Simple ...

The Word Count: It's a Good Reason to Quit Babbling ...

The Direct Mail Letter: Copywriting Basics (Not Gimmicks) Are Persuasive ...

The Back End: Loading Website Copy with a Pro ...

The Grant Application: A Deadline Is an Opportunity ...

The PS: The Last Shall Be Read First ...

The Opening Line: Letter Writing Tips from Famed Letter Writer ...

The End: Make It Memorable and Useful ...

The Hook Writing Trap ...

Why Do Readers Opt In?

Writing for Free ...

One Word: Does Word Choice Make a Difference?

The Specialty: One of the Most Effective Content Writing Tips ...

Two Words: Which of Them Should I Use?

The Reader: Writing Persuasively Starts with Her ...

The Newsletter:  What's Really the Most Important News?

The Headline: Little Things Done Well Add Up...

The Writing Formula: Photocopy or Framework?

The Interview: Compassion Is the Root of Story ...

The Book Manuscript: One Small Part at a Time ...

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