Write-Your-BookIf God has given you a voice and a message to share…

Invest time with James Goll, Laura Harris Smith, Mickey Robinson, Jordan Christy, Adonis Lenzy, Alice Sullivan, David Sluka, and other writing professionals May 16-17, 2014 in Nashville to prepare, write, and learn how to share your message.

You don’t have to be a professional writer to be an author.

This workshop weaves inspiration with helpful instruction and structured time to write. Published authors and professional editors will be on hand to direct and coach you one-on-one every step of the way.

Leaders who speak regularly and want to learn how to multiple their impact through books will especially benefit from this workshop.

Not sure of the benefits of writing a book? Read “Don’t Add. Multiply. Ten Benefits of Writing a Book.” Not sure what to write your book about? Read 8 Questions to Help You Choose What to Write About for Your Book.

(If you are a leader and unable to attend, but would like to learn how you can host a workshop at your location, please contact David Sluka to discuss this opportunity.)

Space is limited so that we can ensure effective one-on-one coaching. Register below.

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Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm


Workshop Leaders

James W. Goll

James W. Goll

Keynote speaker, consultant, and coach: James Goll.
James has written or contributed to over 30 books and has also published more than 20 study guides that complement his books and other teaching materials. Every paid workshop participant will receive a copy of James’ book The Lost Art of Pure Worship co-written with Chris DuPré, with additional chapters by Jeff Deyo, Sean Feucht, Julie Meyer, and Rachel Goll Tucker.

Laura Harris Smith

Laura Harris Smith

Keynote speaker, consultant, and coach: Laura Harris Smith. Laura is the author of seven books, has co-authored three more, and has her own greeting card line. She is also the director of the Eastgate Creative Arts Conservatory and has been on stage and in television for more than forty years, including a host on the Shop At Home Network. Laura has taught writing and loves inspiring and empowering other writers.

David Sluka

David Sluka

Host, facilitator, consultant, and coach: David Sluka.
Since 1995, David has worked with authors such as James Goll, Patricia King, Ed Silvoso, Joan Hunter, Chris DuPré, Sean Feucht, Brent Lokker, Cindy McGill, Jake Hamilton, and other Christian leaders to prepare, write, and share with others what God has given to them. He is the author of Write Your Book: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Write and Publish a Great Book. Every paid workshop participant will receive a copy.

Mickey Robinson

Mickey Robinson

Panel participant, consultant, and coach: Mickey Robinson.
Mickey has written three books and is an international author and speaker. Mickey is a great story teller and communicator whose message of encouragement and hope has continued to change lives and inspire people of all ages.

Jordan Christy

Jordan Christy

Panel participant, consultant, and coach: Jordan Christy. Jordan is the author of How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace. She is a wife, mom, and professional taking a stand for class, self-respect, and dignity. Jordan has been featured everywhere from The Today Show to the London Times. She’s spoken to thousands of young women and has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, newspapers, books, and blogs. 

Dave Sheets

Dave Sheets

Panel participant, consultant, and coach: Dave Sheets.
Dave is a book industry veteran with experience with some of the top publishers and distributors in the world of Christian publishing. In 2013, he was tapped to lead a group of companies operating under the marketing brand Author1Source. These organizations (Christian Writers Guild, BelieversPress, BookPrintOnDemand, and ChristianEbookPublishing) all work closely to provide a complete suite of services for today’s independent author.

Adonis Lenzy

Adonis Lenzy

Panel participant: Adonis Lenzy.
Adonis is a pastor, speaker, and communicator who has a passion to inspire others to live the lives they have imagined. With over twenty years of ministry experience, he truly enjoys encouraging others. He recently published Dating in Black & White: Keeping Relationships on Target with his wife, Heather.


Alice Sullivan

Alice Sullivan

Editor and writing coach Alice Sullivan.
Alice is a ghostwriter, author, writing coach, speaker, and editor. She has worked on nearly 1,000 books, including eleven New York Times best sellers. She works with publishers, agents, and authors to develop books that are both entertaining and memorable. 

Other editor/coaches will be onsite to encourage and assist throughout the workshop.

Schedule and Agenda

Friday night: 7:00-9:00pm

  • Keynote addresses by James Goll and Laura Harris Smith.
  • Panel discussion with James Goll, Laura Harris Smith, Mickey Robinson, Jordan Christy, Adonis Lenzy, Dave Sheets, Alice Sullivan, David Sluka, and other professionals to answer your questions about writing and publishing.

Saturday: 9am-5:00pm – Write-Your-Book Workshop and Next Steps to Publishing

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Included with the workshop fee

Saturday is truly a WORKshop. Participants will write 75 percent of the time (with specific and strategic guidance and coaching) and will leave with:*

  • A marketable book title and subtitle
  • Creative chapter titles
  • A captivating sound bite summary for each chapter
  • Sections and subsections that summarize the content for each chapter (dividing your content into bite-sized sections for readers)
  • Preface and/or Introduction
  • One chapter

*Note: How much is completed will vary by author.

Additional topics that will be discussed include:

  • Other parts of the book creation process such as cover design, interior design and typesetting
  • Book production (ebooks, print on demand, short and long-run printing)
  • Distribution, marketing, and publicity
  • Book proposals (this workshop helps you to complete about two-thirds of book proposal content)
  • Next steps to publish your book with a traditional publisher or self-publish
Included with the workshop fee

Included with the workshop fee

Participants Also Receive…

  • Lunch and refreshments on Saturday.
  • Access to MP3s of Friday night’s keynotes and panel discussion.
  • A copy of The Lost Art of Pure Worship by James Goll, Chris DuPré, and others.
  • A copy of Write Your Book by David Sluka.
  • Feedback via email of your final book map when it is complete.
  • One-on-one coaching and encouragement from published authors and professional editors.
  • Exclusive access to a Facebook group for attendees of the Write Your Book workshop to continue to interact after the workshop.


This was a very valuable workshop. It was a day well spent and worthy of both the time and money investment. If a person has any thoughts of writing a book now or in the future, this workshop will lay a foundation from which to write and also understand the process of publishing. —Dan Kral, President, JDT International
You provide a great service!  It was paced well, informative, adaptable, and engaging.  Although I’ve had years to think about this book, you plunged me through some sticking points and really encouraged me to press on.  I noticed other participants gaining momentum and significant gains in their writing. Proof is in the pudding and you knocked it out of the park. —Mark Spencer, Senior Pastor, Bridgewood Community Church

For any questions, contact David Sluka at Hit the Mark.


If you are coming in from out of town, a very limited supply of rooms have been reserved at the Nashville Airport Marriott (where Saturday’s workshop will be held). You must call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (615) 889-9300 on or before April 18. Simply mention “Hit the Mark.”

If you’d be interested to share a room with another workshop participant, mention that in the Comments section on the registration form and we will make that connection if there are others with the same interest.

May is a very busy season for hotel space in Nashville, so make your reservations as soon as possible.

There are other hotels nearby that may be more economical. Click here to view other options.

Workshop Fee*

  • $297 per person
  • $357 for two people working together on the same book
  • $437 for a married couple working on separate books

*Note: This workshop has saved authors thousands of dollars in editing fees. You will easily gain back this investment. However, if you are unable to afford this fee, the book Write Your Book: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Write and Publish a Great Nonfiction Book is available here for purchase, upon which the workshop is based.

laptopWhat to Bring

  • Laptop (remember the power cord and an extension cord). Trying to write with a pen a paper during this workshop is very challenging. Come prepared to write about 75 percent of the workshop.
  • Workshop pre-work: This workshop is to help you focus, organize, and write a message you already have. It is not to help you determine what message you may want to write about. Please come with a working title and subtitle for the book you want to focus on during this workshop. Read my post 8 Questions to Help You Choose What to Write About for Your Book for help determining what you want to write about.
  • After registering and paying for the workshop, within about 24 hours you will receive a link to a Word document with 9 Questions for Authors or download it now. Completing this worksheet is not mandatory, but will be extremely helpful.

Other Important Information

  • Dress casually and comfortably.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided on Saturday. This is always a fantastic time for networking with others.
  • For a husband-wife team or two people writing one book together, you will be charged for just one person with an additional $60 for the second person to cover lunch and other expenses. Be sure to put your writing partner’s name in the Spouse or Writing Partner section in the registration form.
  • This workshop is to help you write a book from scratch. Bring a working title and we’ll help you do the rest. If you’ve started to write a book, this workshop will also help you to make sure you’re on the right track and complete your book certain it will hit the mark with your audience.

Have you wanted to write a book for years? Don’t wait any longer.

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Multiply yourself and your message. Register and write your book in 2014. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop and helping you write your book!

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