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The Upper Room Daily Devotional Writing Workshop

Writing a Meditation for the Upper Room Daily Devotional Magazine

For over 80 years, The Upper Room daily devotional guide has invited the world to pray every day. Each day’s meditation offers a story from an ordinary person who has experienced God in an ordinary way. We invite you to share the story of God’s presence in your life.

This eCourse offers instruction on how to do just that—share your story in writing. Four online sessions offer insight into the pattern of writing that The Upper Room has fostered from the beginning. With guidance from our editors, you’ll learn how to craft your story into a meditation ready for publication.

In just four sessions, you will learn:

  • the elements of an Upper Room meditation
  • how to write a meditation based on your reflection on scripture or a personal experience
  • how to offer the right kind of takeaway, or personal application, for your reader
  • the features that Upper Room editors look for in a good meditation—and the features that are problematic
  • editorial tips and tools to aid in crafting an effective meditation

At the close of this course, you will be invited to submit a meditation to The Upper Room for consideration. While not all meditations can be published, this course will give you the tools necessary to prepare a meditation for submission.

Your $30 registration fee includes:

  • audio and video instruction offered by Upper Room daily devotional guide editors— editors with years of experience in teaching the pattern and method of writing unique to the daily devotional guide
  • four sessions of content that walk you through the writing process from idea stage to a method for writing to the editing process
  • the opportunity to submit a meditation for potential publication
  • insights into the editorial process—What are Upper Room editors looking for in a quality meditation?
  • a certificate of completion.



Your Instructor


Upper Room Editorial Staff
Upper Room Editorial Staff

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin and will remain open indefinitely. It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We don’t want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these online courses?
These online courses are brought to you by The Upper Room.

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