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32. Thomas Umstattd — Going Viral & First Steps In Author Marketing

9/19/2018
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Thomas Umstattd, Jr. is an author, speaker, and consultant helping authors better market their writing. He is also the co-host of the Novel Marketing Podcast.

Duration:00:48:16

31. Karen Swallow Prior — Promiscuous and Virtuous Reading

9/11/2018
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Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is a professor of English at Liberty University and the author of the recently released On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books.

Duration:00:53:43

30. Barnabas Piper — Why Writers Need to Stay Curious

9/5/2018
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Barnabas Piper is an author, blogger, podcaster and Marketing Manager at the publisher, B & H Academic. He joins me to talk about his book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life.

Duration:00:53:43

29. Tim Challies — Over 15 Years of Reviewing Christian Books

8/29/2018
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Tim Challies joins me to talk about his work reviewing more than 15 years of Christian books, plus his own journey as a writer.

Duration:00:42:55

28. Chase Replogle — Don't Quit Your Day Job

8/15/2018
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Why is so much of the advice about writing how to make money as a writer? And what is a professional writer anyway?

Duration:00:20:02

27. Janet McHenry — The Writer and Prayer

8/7/2018
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Janet McHenry is the author of The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She joins me to talk about the relationship between writing and prayer.

Duration:00:41:29

26. Russ Ramsey — How Writing Helps You Read Scripture

8/2/2018
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Russ Ramsey is a Nashville pastor and the author of the recently released Retelling the Story series. He joins me to talk writing, art, and biblical interpretation.

Duration:00:54:49

25. Janet Grant — How Hard Is It To Get Published?

7/26/2018
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Janet Grant is the President and Founder of Books & Such Literary Management. She joins me to talk realistically about the journey of traditional publishing.

Duration:00:45:57

24. Peter Scazzero — The Emotionally Healthy Writer

7/18/2018
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Peter Scazzero is the author of The Emotionally Healthy Leader and two bestselling books: The Emotionally Healthy Church and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.

Duration:00:47:15

23. Chris Martin — Thinking About Platform and Social Media

7/9/2018
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Chris Martin is the Co-Creator and Chief Content Officer at LifeWay Social. He helps a select group of authors to engage with their audiences online. He joins me to talk about social media and platform.

Duration:00:45:07

22. Ryan Lokkesmoe — The Apostle Paul on Influence and Writing

6/26/2018
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Ryan is a church planter and author of Paul and His Team. We talk making the transition from academic writing, handling influence, and our images of leadership.

Duration:00:47:54

21. Scott Sauls — The Dangers and Pitfalls of Platform

6/18/2018
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Scott Sauls is a pastor and published author. He joins me to talk about how writing impacts a congregation and the pitfalls of success and platform.

Duration:00:43:29

20. Os Guinness — The Pastor and Writer as Subversive

6/11/2018
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Os Guinness is one of the world's foremost Christian thinkers. His books such as The Call, have already become modern Christian classics. Os joins me to talk about the lost art of persuasion and how pastors and writers must learn to be subversive.

Duration:00:38:15

19. Mick Silva — Evaluating Your Book Idea

6/4/2018
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As a long time editor and writing coach, Mick knows how to spot a good idea, and he knows how to help clarify your idea into a book project worth working on. Mick joins me to share his questions for evaluation.

Duration:00:56:58

18. Michelle Ule — The Story Behind The Most Popular Devotional

5/30/2018
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Michelle Ule is the author of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, the story behind the world's most popular devotional My Utmost For His Highest. She joins me to talk about the Chambers' story, writing, and biographies.

Duration:00:42:58

17. Chase Replogle — Your Clichés Are More Dangerous Than You Think

5/21/2018
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Every writer knows to avoid cliches, but we still can't help ourselves. Like garden weeds, we pluck them only to find them growing again the next day. Good writers keep weeding, but why do cliches come so naturally? What do they suggest about our writing? They are more dangerous than you might expect.

Duration:00:22:50

16. Matt Smethurst — Writers Listen and Asking Good Questions

5/15/2018
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Matt Smethurst is an author, church elder, and editor at the Gospel Coalition. He joins me to talk about his role in editing and his Bible Study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Duration:00:42:47

15. Drew Dyck — An Acquisitions Editor's Advice for New Authors

5/7/2018
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Drew Dyck is an acquisitions editor for Moody Publishers, a senior editor for Christianity Today Pastors, and the author of Generation Ex-Christian and Yawning at Tigers. He joins me to talk writing and publishing.

Duration:00:40:25

14. Chase Replogle — Why Poor Writing Comes So Naturally

4/23/2018
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Writing is hard. But it's hard for more reasons than the grammar and vocabulary. Revising requires a certain amount of self-awareness and great writers learn to keep themselves off the page.

Duration:00:18:19

13. Doug Newton — Tackling A Three Book Series

4/16/2018
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Doug Newton spent 40 years as a pastor and ministry leader. He knew writing was a part of his call and this year published a three-part book series entitled Fresh Eyes. We discuss his process and organizational techniques.

Duration:00:50:07