When people ask what motivated me to launch this ministry, the death of my best friend, Mrs. Naomi Walker, on my birthday, immediately comes to mind. But, Mrs. Walker's help and the Lord's faithful preparation of me for this ministry had begun long before October 8, 2019, my 61st birthday. Here's the rest of the story...
I'm so grateful and give God all the glory for using me to found the Christian Writers Cooperative (CWC.) My passion for writing began even before that first creative writing course I took in high school, over 40 years ago, and before I received Jesus as my Savior on April 10, 1983.
I was 4 months pregnant and unhappily married on the day I was saved. When my son was 11 months old, his father and I began the process of divorcing. That’s when writing became my therapy, my way of worshiping the Lord and my method of earning a living.
OVERVIEW: The infographic shows how we plan to divide WRITING, PUBLISHING, and MARKETING tasks among 100 writers over 4 weeks.
WRITING: Our first book, Jesus Can...Give You A New Life! is currently scheduled for release on/before April 10, 2020. It will contain the testimonies of each of our inaugural group of 100 member/writers. While testimonies must be 500-750 words to apply for membership, each writer will typically contribute an article of 300 to 1000 words for each book. This will result in a finished book of about 180-240 pages, the standard length for trade size paperback books.
We're conservatively estimating that it will take each member/writer 10-15 hours during Week 1 to draft their article. During Week 2 under WRITING (blue ellipses on the infographic) the writers will be paired to edit and proofread each other's article. We're estimating 10-15 hours for this week's work, also.
PUBLISHING: The long list under HIRE PROFESSIONALS (green ellipses on infographic) clearly explains why this is the CWC's greatest expense. But, as a co-op with 100 member/owners, each writer will only need to contribute 1% of this monthly cost to receive 1% of monthly profits, as well.
A portion of your initial membership fee will be used to cover the cost of publishing the first book in our Jesus Can... series. After that, monthly dues will be paid from your portion of the profits. No profits = no monthly dues. It also means that the more profit income each member receives, the more they'll pay in monthly dues. Initial membership costs, expected return on investment, monthly membership rate, and other financial issues will be sent to all writers after they submit their testimony in 500-750 words and it meets CWC membership qualifications.
For more information about the initial membership fee, please attend one of our "How to Write Your Testimony" FREE Webinars being offered every Thursday during the remainder of 2019. A SPECIAL OFFER is being made to the first 20 people to join the CWC. It's presented near the end of each webinar. CLICK HERE for Webinar Dates & Times.
MARKETING: I'm so excited about the cutting edge digital marketing tools that the CWC has employed to bring many of you to this website today. We plan to use this same style of interactive marketing to sell books. Please conduct your own research on such terms as "interactive marketing" and "sales funnels." These are the types of marketing tools we are already using and, therefore, the level of results we can expect. But, if I told you about it, it would sound too good to be true! However, you can CLICK on this link to a recent article about sales funnels just to get your research started.
AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT THAT'S NOT ON THE INFOGRAPHIC - FAITH: It may sound cliche' or even a little self-serving at this stage of our launch, but deciding to become a member of CWC requires faith. While looking at our infographic, below, ask yourself these questions: Do you believe…
Once again, the first priority of the CWC is to obey God’s Will, for His glory. We're looking for 100 people that answered YES to all 3 of the questions, above, and desire to obey God’s call on their life, too. If this describes you, I hope you’ll take the first step toward becoming a member by submitting your 500-750 word testimony today.
...Heal Your Hurts
...Show You the Truth That Sets You Free
...Restore Your Broken Relationships
...Make Your God-given Dreams A Reality
...Help You to Handle Money A Better Way: His Way
...Do Anything But Fail
...Help You Have Victory Over Addiction
If you have ideas for books titles you'd like to see in 2020, feel free to us our CONTACT US form to submit them. Better yet, consider becoming a member of CWC so that an article written by you will appear in each of the 10-12 books we plan to cooperatively write, edit, publish, and promote in 2020.
What's a Late Boomer? - That’s a Christian Baby BOOMER who’s gotten a LATE start on Proverbs 13:22 - “leav[ing] an inheritance for our children’s children.”
They help Late Boomers to leave a financial legacy by helping them to both pray & work toward fulfilling their God-given dream business.
1. Just before 7:15 AM,
dial (605) 472-5378.
2. Enter Access Code: 233650
That’s it! Our founder, Stephanie Reynolds, will welcome everyone & lead the group in prayer. Feel free to share your prayer requests for Thursday, April 9, 2020, by using our CONTACT US form.
DON'T MISS THIS THURSDAY!
Our city, our county, and our world, are in need of the help that only Jesus can provide during this Coronavirus crisis. Let's ask Him for His help on Thursday. -Stephanie
Publishing the first of 10-12 books the CWC plans to publish in 2020 by April 10th is the co-op's top goal. But, for me, as the CWC's founder, my priority is and must be, recruiting the co-op's first 100 member/writers.
Frankly, I believe that I have done all that I can do as the sole founder of the CWC. That's why I whole-heartedly believe that the Lord is going to provide this co-op with a co-founder. Right now, the best thing I can possibly do is pray and wait on the Lord to bring that person to the CWC.
Ephesians 6:13c says, "...after you have done everything, to stand" and that's exactly what I intend to do.
Today is December 27, 2019. As soon as I hear from the Lord, I'll obey what He tells me to share with you.
Standing by faith,