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Journey Sixty6

Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

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This is the podcast for aspiring writers, an A-to-Z guide to writing, publishing, and promoting your book. Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz are your professional editorial trip advisors for the journey.This is the must-listen-to podcast for all book writers, especially for leaders, small business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to extend their influence by publishing a book.
 
Living in God's will is secure and peacful, yet being in God's will is seldom a comfortable place. GodTracker is a tool designed to help you and me track down the plans and purposes of God so that we can remain in his will. NOTE TO RADIO PRODUCERS: GodTracker for Radio is free to broadcast. If you wish to use GodTracker in your radio production then please request by email to: dudley@godtracker.co.uk BOOKS Dudley Anderson has published two books based on these podcasts. God-tracking Through ...
 
This survey is being compiled for the members, prospective members, and friends of Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as an aid in private and family devotion, beginning on the date of September 6, 2017, and all for God's glory. For more information about Centennial ARP Church visit our website at: www.centennialarp.org
 
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"Wait for him to meet your needs and guide your footsteps. Wait on him in hope that he will open doors of opportunity according to the plans he knows he has for you, in his time." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
Major things happen every day, but with the passage of time, we often forget or simply move on to the next big thing. What things have happened in Barbados’ past, especially in the last century, that have shaped the island we know now? In the first season of Our One Sixty Six we explore the origins of Crop Over, a festival that’s synonymous with Ba…
 
How do two authors write one memoir? Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck co-wrote ”I‘ll Push You,” and their awards for the memoir speak for themselves. The book chronicles not just their unique 500-mile journey on the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, but the lifetime friendship of Patrick and Justin, who suffers from a neuromuscular…
 
"He is our example; our role model in obedience to God’s will and tracking his plan for our lives, no matter what the plan may be." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
"How do I find a literary book agent?" is one of the most common questions of aspiring writers. In this episode with literary agent Don Gates, founder of The Gates Group, he identifies the three C's that agents seek in a new author: Concept, Crowd, and Content. In other words, the book concept needs to rock, the author must have a following or some…
 
"Though guiltless, Jesus suffered the consequence of sin, which is death, as a proxy for you. That’s love. That love is for you." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
Unless you are writing a textbook, curiosity is what makes your writing memorable. It all starts with the questions that you ask of others. More specifically, the follow-up questions that evoke emotion, stories, and insights. You also want to be curious of your ideas as you write, asking, "Why do I really believe that?" In this episode, we discuss …
 
"Let’s lay aside egoistical desires and put God’s kingdom and his righteousness first. The result? All you worry about in life will be added to you as well." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
A few of you rise before dawn, run 10 miles, and write 1,500 words - all before 7 AM. Bully for you. The rest of us, however, structure our lives a bit differently. In this episode, we identify the six models of writing discipline. The first is the aforementioned Early Riser model, and the second is the "Edge of the Toilet Seat" model. The goal is …
 
"Whatever you are facing, you can never out manoeuvre God’s grace. He is with you in every predicament. He’ll meet your needs and restore your soul." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
There are a thousand clichés about how to take the first step of a long journey. But they all have one thing in common: you have to start. In this episode, we offer up a series of tips for taking that first step, including the importance of fighting through and overcoming the so-called imposter syndrome. At some point, no matter how insecure we fee…
 
The golden era of magazines is a distant memory. Part of their demise was the Internet, which flooded the world with free content. Even today, however, magazines feature some of the best writing for a variety of reasons. In this episode, we identify five lessons from magazines that can help you improve your book writing. One of those is the hook or…
 
"God has a great plan for your life. He loves you and desires for you to walk according to the plan he knows he has for you. To follow God’s plan, you need to follow Jesus, his Blueprint." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surerealit…
 
"As a Christian submitted to God’s will, nothing I do is of my own doing. My skills are God-giftings and my opportunities are God-opportunities." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
You're not a writer if you've never been absolutely lost while working on a piece, whether a blog, an article, or, especially, the chapter of a book. Writing is thinking in motion. You may have not thought about your idea in this way before, until you laid down that sentence. In this episode, we offer up what amounts to five writing hacks to help y…
 
"You have a special place in his heart. He desires to meet all your needs and carry you in his arms like a shepherd carries his lambs." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
Emily Bouchard's approach to landing media interviews for her book was quite simple. She reached out to a journalist and asked for one. She didn't know how to create a press release, so she googled it. And then created one. Seems like we all can do that! Emily is a Family Dynamics Coach to ultra high net worth families, and author of "Estate Planni…
 
"The word to you today is don’t give up, look up! Indeed, pray with your eyes on God, not on your difficulties." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
The reasons for writing a memoir are many. Some write to understand their past; others share truths from their past to help others. Still others write memoirs as a way of preserving their family history. In this episode, we introduce the topic of writing a memoir and identify five basic elements to keep in mind when starting out to write one. Every…
 
"If you acknowledge the counsel of the Lord in all your ways, he will direct your life’s track. Only then will you be fully equipped for the great adventure that is your life." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
"God doesn’t need money but money is needed for God’s work. Yet, what we give to God, he multiplies back to us, pressed down, shaken together and running over." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
Story. Story. Story. No one argues with the idea that stories are one of the primary ways we communicate as humans. It's one thing to enjoy a great story. And quite another to write a great one. In this interview with Steve Mathewson, author of "Art of Preaching Old Testament Narratives," he lays out the four essential elements of writing a great s…
 
"As you lay down your dreams on his altar as a living sacrifice, your gracious Lord will provide and restore you many times over." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
It can never be about the money. No realistic financial model for book publishing exists, unless of course, you hit the lottery with your first. In this episode, tech founder and book writer Dave Parker applies start-up thinking to writing, publishing, and promoting his book, Trajectory Startup: Ideation to Product/Market Fit. Our interview with Da…
 
"Fear does not need to control your life. He who is with you is greater than anything you could ever fear in this life or beyond. " NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
Self-doubt is the constant road companion of the writer, and especially of the aspiring writer. Self-doubt can be paralyzing. Contribute to procrastination. Even derail the writing journey altogether. In this episode, we discuss at length the shadow of self doubt and how aspiring writers can step into the light and overcome their self-doubt. The on…
 
"Encouragement is a vital ingredient in our walk with Jesus. So, be encouraged to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surerea…
 
When your book is launched, you've got about three months. And then your book becomes old news. Your publisher moves on. So does the media. And then the long slog to promote your book begins. In this episode, we interview Tyndale Publishers author relations director Andrea Martin on how to stay focused when the promotions don't go as planned. You'l…
 
We want to pivot a bit and discuss how to spot and eliminate clichés as you write your book. Whoops, we need to eliminate "pivot" from this introductory copy! In this episode, we regale each other with the challenge of how to write in fresh language. A cliché is simply a word or phrase that is overused, tired, well worn. If you want your book to be…
 
"Like a powerful stallion tamed by his handler for great feats of purpose, we can be tamed by the hand of God’s sufficient grace to remain true to the plans he has for our lives." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
"What an auspicious position of vantage. Therefore, may we set out hearts on things above. All we are and all we do is all about Jesus!" NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
The last thing a writer may want to add to the journey of publishing a book is the job of building a social media following. It's a slog. Tedious. And unless you're a gregarious, larger than life celebrity, building your following takes thought and skill. In this episode, Dave once again interviews Melissa on how she has built her Instagram followi…
 
"The Lord your God will help you achieve the goal he has planned for you. He helped Moses with his formidable task. The Lord will be your Helper, too." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
She calls it her "pop in" writing discipline. Caryn Rivadeneira, who has published 13 books, learned to make writing progress while sitting on the edge of the toilet as her kids splashed in the bathtub. In this wide-ranging interview, Caryn discusses the value of writing a full book proposal, even for those who plan to self publish. She also clarif…
 
"God strengthened his Son to obey his will through the trial of the cross. And God will strengthen you through your trial to follow his paramount will for your life." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net…
 
If you want to write, you'll need a way to promote your book. One common way is through social media. In this episode, Dave interviews Melissa about a data analytics project that helped her identify five key insights about how to improve her engagement on Instagram. Melissa's son Davis, a stats, econ, and math major at Northwestern University, anal…
 
"You and I are saved by God’s grace, through faith. We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works." NOTE TO RADIO STATIONS: THESE SEGMENTS ARE FREE TO AIR. IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM, PLEASE E-MAIL dudley@surereality.net A Sure Reality production http://surereality.net
 
What is the starting point for writing a book? Do you just sit down one day and start to write? That's not a bad idea. At least you create a bit of momentum. But there are some additional, practical ideas to help you make more progress more quickly. In this episode, Melissa and Dave strip back the book writing process to its very beginning. They id…
 
No one welcomes the prospect of a rewrite. Especially when the realization that the thesis or main idea of the book has changed. It can be downright discouraging when your thinking evolves significantly, requiring you to rewrite sections or entire chapters. In this episode, we address the emotion of rewriting and the importance of slowing down when…
 
Agents of stupidity - that's what iconoclast Jim Morris calls advertising agencies that whitewash bad advertising and romanticize the profession. Jim is the author of Badvertising: An Expose´of Insipid, Insufferable, Ineffective Advertising. A 40-year advertising veteran, he knows his industry's foibles firsthand. In this episode, Jim discusses the…
 
It's one thing to write a book. And quite another to sell your book. Author Andrew Keyt made a significant investment in the publicity of his book, Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning (Wiley Finance). The first publicity phase was the six weeks after its launch, the second was the long slog since. In this episode, …
 
Amy Davies, author of "A Spark in the Dark," offers helpful tips to business writers on what a book can do for your business, how to energize your writing by narrowing your audience, and how to make progress one chapter at a time. Amy also discusses how she launched her book on Linkedin and uses her book to build her business.…
 
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