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Have you ever considered making an audio version of your book? As an Indie Author, you have options. Support this ministry on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/christianindiewriters 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/listenersofciwp Visit our website: https://ch…
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Whether you are a newbie writer or a seasoned author, chances are you cringe at the word “Editing.” But never fear…the ladies are here! In this episode, the ladies help you navigate the editing process using a system called the Stoplight Method. Don’t miss this episode full of invaluable insight into refining your writing and bringing your story to…
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Join the ladies as they share practical advice on developing a writing routine that incorporates spiritual practices. Support this ministry on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/christianindiewriters 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/listenersofciwp Visit our we…
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Last episode, the ladies discussed 6 Christian tropes you can use no matter what genre you write, and this week they are back with more! Sometimes seen as cliche and stereotypical, tropes are actually a device used to not only write your story, but to meet reader expectations.When used creatively, tropes can bring freshness and innovation to your w…
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Tropes, sometimes seen as cliche and stereotypical, are actually a device used to not only write your story, but to meet reader expectations.When used creatively, tropes can bring freshness and innovation to your writing. In this episode, the ladies discuss tropes and give you concrete examples to use in your own writing, no matter what genre of Ch…
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Bouncing off of last week's show, 5 Reasons Your Editor Hates Your Book (episode 247) the ladies discuss how to deal with criticism from your editor. Support this ministry on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/christianindiewriters 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/gro…
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If you are a writer, inevitably you will experience some criticism. We have experienced criticism, good and bad, but we’ve lived to talk about it. Join the ladies as they discuss the reasons your beta readers or editors don’t like your manuscript. Support this ministry on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/christianindiewriters 30 Days of Writing Spr…
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Whether you write explicitly Christian novels or not, you can still display your faith through your writing. Join the Ladies as they share some ideas on how to do this, as well as the normal shenanigans that come with each episode. The Novel Marketing Podcast: When to Quit: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6uMaHLZhN3Qw9PtEhxx8kX Support this minist…
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Hindsight is 20/20, and when looking back, we see plenty of things we did as newbie writers that if we were to begin our writing careers today, we would definitely not do this time around. Join the ladies as they discuss what they did wrong and why you shouldn’t repeat their mistakes. Support this ministry on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/christ…
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Have you ever wished you could ask the hosts a particular question? Well, here is your chance! A LIVE Q&A with Tina, Jamie and Jen! Submit your questions in our Facebook group (link below in show notes) or email us at connect@christianindiewriters.net! 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our Facebook Group! https…
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Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “Perfection is the enemy of progress,” and we have seen this truth play out in many writers’ lives. In this episode, Tina and Jen discuss why perfectionism is stopping you from writing and how to combat the desire to chase perfection. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our …
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Are you looking for easy ways to become a more productive writer? Improving writing productivity is important for all authors, no matter what stage of your writing career you are in! Join the ladies as they discuss tips for boosting your writing productivity to make you more efficient! 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0…
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We all know that email is king and that every author needs to build their email list. But did you know that very soon, all of your emails could end up in your readers’ spam folders? By February 1st, Yahoo and Gmail will begin automatically sending non-DMARCed emails to spam. But what in the world is DMARC? And how do you do it? On today’s episode, …
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It’s a new year, and with the changing of the calendar usually comes the setting of resolutions, and our writing careers are no exception! After reading a blog post on Thesaurus.com, the ladies have been inspired to take on this topic and chat with listeners about their own goals! Original article that inspired this episode: https://www.thesaurus.c…
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Whether you are an introverted author or not, the thought of live, in-person events can be a daunting idea. But never fear…our friend and author Ben Wolf is on the podcast this week to present tried and true strategies and actionable information to make live events successful! Ben’s book: https://shorturl.at/efiJ1 Learn more about Ben at www.benwol…
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Our annual Christmas episode is finally here, and it is sure to not disappoint! Join the ladies as they visit with the writing ghosts of past, present and future! 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/listenersofciwp Visit our website: https://christianindiewriter…
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You’ve worked hard all last month to write 50,000, and now it’s time to bring it all home…it’s time to end your novel. But how exactly do you do that? The ladies share some thoughts on the subjects in this episode. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/listene…
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We get it…you’re busy. No matter how much you’d rather be writing, life just gets in the way. We feel it too, which is why the ladies decided to discuss how to fit writing into your everyday life. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/22406... Visit our websit…
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November is officially National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. So, if you’re participating in NanoWriMo, or even if you’re not, join us in this episode where we discuss how to win Nano with the help of others! 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR74…
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November is officially National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. So, if you’re participating in NanoWriMo, or even if you’re not, join us in this episode where we discuss how to make things go smoothly by putting the rest of your life on autopilot as much as possible. 30 Days of W…
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October is officially what is called Preptober. The month before National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. So, if you’re planning on participating in NanoWriMo, join us in this episode where we discuss how to structure your story. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.ama…
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October is officially what is called Preptober. The month before National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. So, if you’re planning on participating in NaNoWriMo, join us in this episode where we discuss Character development for your NaNo project. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts:…
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October is officially what is called Preptober. The month before National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. So, if you’re planning on participating in NanoWriMo, join us in this episode where we discuss the first steps in preparing a manuscript for November.…
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As we continue our Back to Basics Series, the ladies discuss another foundational topic…How to Write the First Chapter. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/ Learn more about the hosts... Jamie: ht…
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How accurate does your novel need to be? Does anyone really care if your character is holding the gun properly or if she is dressed in the appropriate attire for the time period. Believe it or not, accuracy is important to readers and in this episode, the ladies will share ways you can ensure your novel is accurate. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompt…
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We continue our Back to School series with the question of Why? Why do you write? You might not have thought about it before, but the why behind your writing will affect it. Join the ladies as they discuss this topic. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/list…
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Are you called to write your book? How do you know if God has called you to be a writer? The ladies discuss this as well as what it means to be created to create in this episode. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christi…
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Plotter vs. Discovery Writer? Morning writer vs evening writer? Coffee or tea? There are a lot of things that separate us as writers, but are there any areas that we agree on? In this episode, the ladies discuss if they have any common ground in how they start the planning of their work, specifically, do they start with the story or with the charac…
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Summer is quickly slipping away and that can only mean one thing…back to school. But it isn’t just the little tykes that need to prepare for the change of seasons. As writers, the transition into fall is the perfect time to get your writing and your author business back on track. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR74…
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Are you tired of pleasing your readers? Do you long for dozens of 1-star reviews? Then this is the episode for you! Join the ladies as they discuss ways to really tick off your fan base. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https:/…
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On this episode, the ladies discuss Writer’s Guilt. What is it? How does it affect your writing and how do you combat it? 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/ Learn more about the hosts... Jamie: …
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Are you struggling in life? Are you looking for purpose in the middle of the storm you are weathering? It might be hard to see through the storm right now, but God might be allowing you to endure this hardship in order to write your next book. In this episode, nonfiction author Drew Wallingford joins the ladies to discuss how you can use your perso…
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Sparked by a recent discussion in their Facebook group, the ladies discuss why you should give your book away for free, as well as reasons to not give it away. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/…
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Summer is finally here, and you know what that means… summer vacation! And as happy as those two words make most children, it can bring an amount of stress to parents…especially those parents who are trying to keep to a writing schedule. In this episode, Jen and Tina discuss strategies to fit your writing into your summer plans. 30 Days of Writing …
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What makes Christian fiction, well… Christian? Is the definition of Christian fiction dependent on genre? How do you add spirituality to your novel if you are writing a Christian novel? Join the ladies as they answer these questions and more in this episode! Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https:/…
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Is your dialogue falling flat? Do your characters talk a lot, but not say anything worth listening to? In this episode, Jen and Tina discuss some of the pitfalls of writing dialogue and offer suggestions on how to improve your characters’ conversations. Reedsy article on dialogue: https://blog.reedsy.com/guide/how-to-... 30 Days of Writing Sprint P…
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You may not enjoy conflict in real life, but how about in your story? In this episode, the ladies discuss why conflict is important and how you can add it to your novel for a better story. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https…
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Do you know your characters? I mean really know them? One of the best ways to write authentic characters is to write what you know, and if you don’t know your characters as well as you think you do, it will show up in your writing, whether you realize it or not. In this episode, the ladies discuss how to know your characters better. 30 Days of Writ…
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We are so excited to have Kirsten Holmberg on the show today! Kirsten is a devotional writer and public speaking coach and communication consultant and she will be talking about what makes authors good speakers, the common mistakes we make as writers and more! Find more about Kirsten at https://kirstenholmberg.com/ 3 Hacks for nerves (faith): https…
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If you write fantasy, lore is a very important part of your novel. But what if you write another genre? Can lore be used outside of fantasy, and if so, how? The ladies will address these questions and more in this episode. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups…
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Writing a novel can on some levels seem mysterious, especially if you are new to writing or new to a particular genre. Responding to a discussion item posted in their Facebook group, the ladies will attempt to answer the question How do you write an excellent book? 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Face…
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You’ve finished your manuscript. You’ve edited it and have a blurb and a cover. So, dear friend, why haven’t you published? Bring your answers to this episode, because the ladies have questions for you. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our …
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Burnout is real. Guilt is real. Guilt resulting from burnout is real. In this episode, we’re on a mission to save you from both. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/ Learn more about the hosts... …
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Adding a little romance to your story could be just what it needs to be complete, but how exactly do you do that correctly? In this episode, Jen shares some insight into the topic. And, as always, the ladies share what’s going on in their lives as well as a sampling of their writing. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M…
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This week we are returning to our Writing Craft series with an episode focused on curing the dreaded tendency to info dump in your work. What is Info Dumping? How do I avoid Info Dumping? This and more will be discussed by the ladies in this episode. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! htt…
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Sometimes writing loses its charm and becomes a chore. We’ve all felt it, including Christian writer Jessica Glidden who messaged us recently and asked, “Why not dig in and re-discover the joy of writing, the reason you write in the first place?” And that is exactly what we did in this episode! 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.…
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Last week on the podcast, the ladies discussed their goals for the new year. On this episode, they give you some ideas on how to reach your own goals. Harvard Business Review Article: https://hbr.org/2022/04/4-ways-to-mak... 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/grou…
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New year, new goals...or not? In this episode, the ladies will discuss what 2023 looks like for their writing careers. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/ Learn more about the hosts... Jamie: htt…
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Join Jamie and Tina as they explore together what storytelling tips are available to us in the book of Job. Tune in for a wonderful discussion about story structure and other tips for independent authors. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Our new Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/liste... Visit ou…
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