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Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!
 
Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers ...
 
As a Boomer I love to talk. Turns out, so does my chatty Millennial co-host. And our favorite way to connect with one another, and hopefully help others connect with each other, is by building conversational bridges. No matter what end of the generational bridge you currently land on, we hope you will join us as we converse with some of our finest “skyscraper” friends who are making inspirational verbal and written differences in our ever-expanding, and ever-connected world. This is Bridges ...
 
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Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation.I will be honored throughout the world.” This iconic verse can be directed either to the enemies of God’s people or to God’s people themselves as we’ll take a look at. The verse implies a stoppage of fighting, raging, striving, or operating out of human strength …
 
Marketing sometimes feels hard. I get it! If you’re in a season where marketing feels like a “have to”, a dread or a burden this episode is for you. Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives. Get instant access to our FREE PDF o…
 
Join Shelley Hitz and several authors from Christian Book Academy who will share case studies + tips they've learned along the way. A few things you'll learn: ✅ The one thing that helped Heather Erdmann finally finish her first draft so she was able to publish her first book (previously she got stuck and never finished more than a few pages). ✅ How…
 
After serving as a pastor for 20 years, Mark Savage hit a crisis point in his own life. There was a season where Mark turned his back on God, disconnected from his children, and had an affair. After a dark year, Mark experienced his own resurrection on an Easter Sunday long ago. He stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of the hole of his…
 
Ever feel like your writing journey is going too slow? If so, be encouraged by this episode! It is the small, consistent habits over time that can change your life. Whether you want to improve your health, start a business or write a book, it takes intentionality with your habits. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right tim…
 
Jesus Shows Up – A few post-resurrection sightings Jesus spent 40 days on earth after His resurrection. During this time, He eased His followers’ doubts and gave them direction for the future. Like those original followers, we as Kingdom Writers sometimes feel like we’ve missed something along the way. We had high hopes for books that are currently…
 
One of the best ways to sell your book is to let your customers sell your book for you. Customer reviews and word-of-mouth referrals are powerful. Learn more in this episode of the podcast. Next week we will publicly open the doors to Christian Book Academy. Something new we have launched is a success stories podcast which allows our members to sha…
 
If we pay attention to what’s happening in our world today, we may toss our hands up in the air and question whether or not anything that we do actually matters. Journalist Dianne Derby thought that she had all of the answers to a successful life but she was never satisfied. Everything changed when she met 100-year old World War II veteran, Jim Dow…
 
When it comes to self-publishing, is it possible to publish a quality book on a budget? Yes, it is! Here are 3 ways to consider… 1.) Hire the right people Many companies will offer to publish your book for thousands of dollars. Typically it will cost $3000 - $10,000. When you remove the middleman and hire the right people directly, you can save tho…
 
Self-publishing can be overwhelming and expensive. You've done some research and have been praying about the best way to publish your book. However, you have some doubts and hesitations. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. Don’t let paralysis of analysis keep your book as an unfinished project on your computer's hard drive or in your notebooks g…
 
Where is God in the middle of our suffering? How can we come to grips with the goodness of God when so much in life just doesn't seem to make sense? Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as she speaks with special guest Alexandra V. Hoover. From poverty to abuse to abandonment, Alexandra knows what it looks like to walk throu…
 
1 Thessalonians 3:9-11Ezekiel 22:30 As Kingdom Writers, we can be people God uses to help fill in the gaps (as Paul says) and also stand in the gap (Ezekiel) in order to help repair a wall of righteousness and plead on behalf of others. Our books and other writings are ways God brings us to others in order to encourage and edify their faith. Just a…
 
To wrap up another season of Bridges, we charge our mics with teaching us something new ... about each other! Join us as we volley questions back and forth to learn new things about one another and our selfs. Perhaps you'll discover something new about your self, too! Learn more about Bridges ... Spiritual Conversations Through Generational Convers…
 
This is how I typically do prioritize my marketing tasks, but it will be different for each of you. My first priority: Will it produce income? (Long term or short term? What is the profit margin?) Will it build my email list? (Manual or automated?) My next thought process: What is the least minimum viable product? Done well, yes. But sometimes we d…
 
Native Ozarkan Marilyn Jansen brings her healthy book editing expertise and stirs it up with her own affinity for authorship –– sharing the Americana stories of her rural upbringing, multi-generational farm family dynamics, and creative recipes that are sure to fill your bellies and feed the spirit of community in your heart and home! Her new book,…
 
Sometimes, you and the girls have got to get away! God gave us friendships to nurture our hearts, minds and souls in a special way that family may not be able to do. Getaways give us an opportunity to see our lives from a fresh perspective. So, when we combine girlfriends and getaways we give God room to show up in a significant way! Join Barb and …
 
Publishing is a very vulnerable process, isn’t it? You are putting your heart and soul onto paper for the whole world to see. How do you deal with the fear that comes with publishing? Learn a few ways to reframe it in this episode. Links mentioned: Conquer the fear of sharing your story: https://www.trainingauthors.com/conquer-fear/ Download Your F…
 
In this episode, you will learn several ideas for setting up systems and learning what works best for you in your writing process. Links mentioned: Video on how to organize your computer files: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/848819582302598/ Writing Wheel free eBook: https://trainingauthors.com/writingwheel/ Move Forward in Go…
 
Our new friend JT Jester has a tender story to tell. One that could have been focused on tragedy. But through his indomitable disposition of cheer, JT lives life to the limits with a spirit spilling over with adventure and a heart full of gratitude. The title of his new book, No Bad Days: How to Find Joy In Every Circumstance sums it up pretty well…
 
God doesn’t hate divorced people! However, if you’ve gone through divorce, you may have been left with the impression that He does. On today’s Better Together podcast, Barb talks with with best-selling author Tracie Miles about her new divorce recovery resource, Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Workbook. Six and half years ago, Tracie went through …
 
We typically recommend giving yourself 90 days for each stage of the Kingdom Writers Path at the most. However, we’ve had members publish a book within a month of joining Christian Book Academy. For example, Jennifer Nelson published a book 10 days after enrolling in our membership. It depends on the time you have to invest and the scope of your bo…
 
To close out Women's History Month we have a guest whose very platform has been built on books she has written and lessons she has taught to women (and learned for herself!). Wendy Pope's latest book is called Jesus Everlasting, and this conversation is an open invite to women and to men to discover the character of Jesus is through the stories of …
 
Many of you have visited the Redwood National Park in northern California. Shelley & I visited that area a few years ago. I remember walking through forests with lush ferns among these gentle giants in all their majesty. Imagine the Creator of those trees! -Redwoods can grow as tall as 400 feet -The oldest redwood is thought to be over 3200 years o…
 
Singer-Songwriter-Podcaster-Blogger Tim Timmons is as thoughtful as he is talented as he is charming. Having lived with cancer for over 20 years after his initial diagnosis of "5 years to live," Tim is an expert in living each day to the fullest – a lifestyle that has inspired the content of his music and the content of his new podcast called 10,00…
 
Connecting with God doesn't have to be rigid or just about following a bunch of rules. Today's conversation is about relaxing our minds and minds and positioning ourselves to see where God is at work and receive what He speaks to us. Join Barb and her longtime friend and editor, Sally Sharpe, as they discuss how we can be open and honest about our …
 
There are three types of book marketing you can do. 1. Free organic marketing (usually takes longer and requires more time) 2. Paid ads (for authors the best platform is Amazon Ads but still requires a learning curve) 3. Partner marketing through strategic relationships (very powerful but requires connecting with others in your niche or those who a…
 
Looking for Overthinkers Anonymous? Hello! You just found your group meeting. Jon Acuff is a New York Times-bestselling mastermind of self-help that makes sense. And in this informatively fun episode we dig into the principles behind his latest book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. Listen closely to Jon and his sneakishly simp…
 
There are advantages to both traditional publishing and self-publishing. I personally have chosen self-publishing (independent publishing) and love it! However, it’s not always the best fit for everyone. Here are some benefits to consider: https://www.trainingauthors.com/the-benefits-of-independent-publishing-self-publishing/ If you want to go down…
 
It can be easy to just read the Bible as one big storybook without realizing it is filled with diversity and genres that can help us understand it in a much deeper way. Join Barb and author Kristie Anyabwile for an insightful conversation as she shares about her book, Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study, and shows us h…
 
When you have multiple book ideas, how do you decide which book to write first? Here are a few questions to ask: When you're praying about it, do you get a sense from God which book is first? What do you feel the most passionate about right now? What are your goals right now? Does one of the books line up better with your goals? What are your goals…
 
To wrap up (for now!) our four-part series of episodes celebrating Black History Month, we wanted to field some questions from you, our listeners, and pose them to our friend EJ Gaines. EJ is an entertainmenty attorney and music executive at Capitol CMG and Motown Gospel record labels, so he is creative and smart. Two qualities that make quite the …
 
Psalm 127:1-2 - “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.” Our workaholic society tells us to pu…
 
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