Have you ever read a magazine article and thought, “I could write as well as that?” Have you ever wondered what it takes to see your writing in print? (And be paid and paid well for it?)

If you’re an aspiring writer who wants to know the secrets of getting your work published in magazines, you’re ready for FROM SPARK TO FLAME, a powerful and effective program and group coaching experience that will teach you:

  • How to turn your life’s passions into magazine articles that sell.
  • How to break through blocks to your creativity and self-expression.
  • How to research and identify magazines interested in printing the stories you want to tell.
  • How to use your gift of writing to contribute to thousands of peoples’ lives as well as your own.

The course is led by Dr. Brad Swift, a professional writer, speaker and coach. He has published over 300 articles in publications as diverse as Modern Maturity, Better Homes and Gardens, Omni, Entrepreneur, US Air, Hope, New Age Journal, Yoga Journal, and many others. His warm and humorous coaching style has inspired students in workshops, seminars and teleclasses for over 20 years.

More Than Just Another Writing Class — A Powerful and Effective Group Coaching Experience Especially for Writers

In FROM SPARK TO FLAME, you will learn more than just the mechanics of writing and marketing. Through this group coaching program, you will tap into your inner source of passion and creativity, and use it to dissolve roadblocks and obstacles that have stopped you in the past. Imagine the jump start your writing aspirations will receive from having an experienced writing coach in your corner for three months.

Are you ready to create a new reality for yourself as a writer? Are you ready to learn how to write with passion and purpose — to write articles and other material that make a difference in the world while making good money?

Are you ready to join a group of other writers, not in the spirit of competition but one of cooperation, contribution and creativity — supporting each other to be the very best writers possible?

Then you’re ready for FROM SPARK TO FLAME: Fanning Your Passion and Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference.


Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

Q. Who will benefit from this course?

Q. How does this program differ from other writing course?

Q. What will I learn during FROM SPARK TO FLAME?

Q. Why will much of the focus be on writing articles?

Q. Who will my writing coach and instructore be?

Q. How is the course structured?

Q. What is the cost of this course?

Q. How can I register for this course?

Q. But what if I still have questions or need to talk with someone before making a decision?

Are You Ready to Spark Your Passion and Creativity into a Profitable Full- or Part-Time Writing Career?

Q. Who will benefit from this course?

A. FROM SPARK TO FLAME is designed for WRITERS of all types and at all levels. You know you’re a writer because there’s something inside you that pulls you to connect words into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs….

FROM SPARK TO FLAME is for writers ready to blow the lid off of their creativity and self expression; ready to not only write, but to have their material published, whether it’s magazine articles, essays, or full length material.

FROM SPARK TO FLAME is for writers who realize the value of having a strong support structure of other committed writers and a coach who stands for their greatness.

FROM SPARK TO FLAME is also for entrepreneurs, small business owners, coaches and other professionals who want to use their writing skills to take their business endeavors to new heights.

Q. How does this course differ from other writing courses?

A. FROM SPARK TO FLAME is a content-rich program, where you will learn a proven, systematic process for writing and being published that can be adapted to many different forms of writing.

But more than that, FROM SPARK TO FLAME is a group coaching program. You will have the opportunity to uncover old beliefs and ways of thinking that have blocked your creativity and self expression in the past, and to then release these blocks to dramatically increase your productivity and enjoyment. You will have a support structure like few writers ever have that will propel you forward in your writing aspirations.

This program is “HANDS ON AND PARTICIPATORY.” In other words, we won’t just be talking about how to market your writing, you will be writing and submitting material with the intention to be published. You won’t just be getting coaching from within the locker room. You’ll be expected to play the game of writing out on the field as well.

Q. What will I learn during FROM SPARK TO FLAME?


* Where to get ideas for articles. By the end of the teleseries, you’ll know where to find an endless supply.

* How to get paid for every magazine article you write.

* How to sell the same idea many different times.

* How to turn your hobbies and other interests into a money-making pastime or a full-time career.

* How to get magazine editors to pay you more money for your articles.

* How to use your writing talents to promote your business while also getting paid for the writing.

While we will focus on writing and publishing articles for magazines, you will be able to use what you learn to support whatever types of writing you choose. Magazine article writing is a great way to polish your craft and to produce work that you can sell. Many freelance journalists also work on longer writing projects such as books and screenplays at the same time.

Q. Why will the focus be on writing articles?

A. Writing for magazines:

* Allows you to hone your craft as you get feedback from editors and readers.

* Gives you the opportunity to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

* Teaches you the ins and outs of the publishing business, critical knowledge to possess, no matter what kind of writer you wish to become.

* Provides you with a portfolio of writing samples and material that can be used to support your larger writing dreams and aspirations.

Q. Who will my writing coach and instructor be?

A.Your writing coach will be Dr. W. Brad Swift. who will share his twenty-plus years experience as a freelance writer. He has published over 300 articles in such magazines as:

* Modern Maturity (Now AARP)
* Better Homes and Garden
* Omni
* Entrepreneur
* US Air
* Hope
* New Age Journal (Now Body & Soul)
* Yoga Journal
* Unity Magazine
* Science of Mind
* and many others

Besides being a freelance writer, Dr. Swift has been a personal and business coach for over fourteen years, and is the founder and chief visionary officer of Life On Purpose Institute, where he both coaches and develops others as life purpose coaches. His warm and humorous coaching style has inspired hundreds of students in workshops, seminars and teleclasses.

Q. How is the course structured?

A. We in a classroom setting at Blue Ridge Community College for 7, 2-hour classes each week. We will discuss various aspects of the From Spark Flame Writing Process (also affectionately known as the Writer’s Taffy Machine). The real fun and work will be in the assignments you will be completing at home to hone your writing and marketing skills while tapping into your passion for making a difference.

Q. What is the cost of the course?

A. Due to special arrangements with Blue Ridge Community College and my way of giving back to the community that has been so good to my family, the tuition of this program is only $55 plus the cost of your textbook, From Spark to Flame, which you can purchase from the college bookstore.

Q. How can I register for the course?

You can register for From Spark to Flame in 3 ways:

Q.But what if I still have questions or need to talk with someone before making a decision?

Why, then let’s talk. Give me a call at (828) 697-0057. Or if you have a simple question you can email me