About the Show
Get inspired to write from some of today's best writers. Listen. Learn. And get to work!
You won't learn how to get a book deal, write a best-seller, or quit your day job. But maybe, just maybe, you'll get the nudge you need to sit at your desk, chug your coffee, and write the blog, article, or book you've been thinking on for far too long. As Christians, our aim is to write in such a way that Jesus is made much of and the Church is encouraged to follow our risen Lord.
Episode 35: Tim Challies Can't Write (But Finds a Way)
February 20th, 2018 | 36 mins 37 secs
Tim Challies is a writer who can't write right now because of a condition that keeps him from typing. So what does a writer who can't right do? Listen and learn from Tim as he pursues his craft even when obstacles rise.
Also, listen to Tim talk about the book market, reading less, and his new epic project.
Episode 34: How to Navigate Platform, Marketing, and the Audience with Chris Martin
February 13th, 2018 | 45 mins 6 secs
Writers don't want to think about advertising, marketing, social media, and platform. But you must. Don't treat these four buckets like the four horsemen of the Writer-Pocalypse. Today on the show we have Chris Martin and his job is to help writers navigate these waters. Listen and learn.
Episode 33: Life in the Wild as a Writer with Dan Dewitt
February 6th, 2018 | 45 mins 39 secs
Professor and prolific writer, Dan Dewitt, takes us into the mind and rhythms of writers—his own and C.S. Lewis. And how many writers do you know that have an Etsy Shop?
Episode 32: Practical Tips and Insights from a Journalist
January 30th, 2018 | 36 mins 40 secs
Get ready for notebooks for wisdom The Gospel Coalition's journalist, Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra. Sarah is a senior writer for The Gospel Coalition and contributing editor at Christianity Today. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Episode 31: Christ-Centered Writing with Tony Merida
January 23rd, 2018 | 43 mins 50 secs
All of our writing, whether fiction, poetry, or non-fiction should center on Jesus. How? Listen to Tony Merida and me talk about being Christ-centered writers.
Episode 30: 10 Resolutions for Writers
January 15th, 2018 | 28 mins 9 secs
Are you ready to tackle your writing in 2018? Here are 10 resolutions, goals, ideas, whatevers, for us writers as we get to work this year.
Episode 29: On Writers Using Twitter and Avoiding Idolatry
October 17th, 2017 | 27 mins 32 secs
On Ep. 29, I answer two listener questions: How can writers avoid idolatry in our writing, and how can we use Twitter to help our writing.
Episode 28: Writing Tools with Roy Peter Clark
October 2nd, 2017 | 38 mins 44 secs
Learn from best-selling author and writing coach Roy Peter Clark.
Episode 27: The Writer's Diet and Zombie Nouns with Helen Sword
September 25th, 2017 | 55 mins 42 secs
Ready to learn from a writing professor? In this instant-classic, Helen Sword tells us about The Writer's Diet and what exactly are Zombie Nouns.
Episode 26: C.S. Lewis and the Purpose of Writing
September 19th, 2017 | 14 mins 45 secs
What was C.S. Lewis's vision for all of his writing? Well, it's one we should have too.
Episode 25: Kristen Wetherell on Broadway, Providence, Suffering, and Writing
July 24th, 2017 | 42 mins 45 secs
Kristen Wetherell talks about how her book, Hope When It Hurts, came to life, and she tells us how her journey toward Broadway was derailed by chronic suffering from Lyme Disease. How has suffering changed her writing? Listen in.
Episode 24: How To Spark Your Creativity
July 11th, 2017 | 16 mins 7 secs
Today we think about a listener's question: Where do you go and what do you do to spark your creativity when you're feeling burned out?
Episode 23: Drew Dyck on Stellar Book Ideas & Qualities of a Good Writer
July 3rd, 2017 | 41 mins 23 secs
Lots of people have ideas for a book, but that doesn't mean it should be published. Listen as author and acquisitions editor at Moody Books, Drew Dyck, pull back the curtain and tells you how it works.
Episode 22: Jaquelle Crowe on Writing & Finding Your Audience
June 20th, 2017 | 32 mins 44 secs
At nineteen years old, Jaquelle has published her first book with Crossway, written for Desiring God, and helps lead a workshop for writers. Listen in and learn from this writing veteran. I sure did!