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Kingdom Writers: A Podcast for Christian Writers of All Genres

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 like you to not only tell your stories but to take the courageous step of self-publishing your stories in books that will outlive you and leave behind a powerful legacy. This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!
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Jul 31, 2019

Have you ever felt like your first draft needed to be perfect? Or have you ever suffered from paralysis of analysis?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of perfectionism. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scripture: “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” - Ecclesiastes 11:4

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 26, 2019

Have you ever procrastinated in your writing? Maybe you thought, “I need to learn more. I’m not ready yet.”

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of procrastination. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scriptures mentioned: Proverbs 27:1, Psalms 119:60

Resources:

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 24, 2019

Have you ever said Is my writing good enough? Do I have what it takes? Do I have the skills I need to be a writer?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of fear. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scripture mentioned: 1 John 4:18, John 13:23 (NKJV), Exodus 31:1-3 NLT, Galatians 5:16 (NIV) “2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT

Resources:

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 19, 2019

Do you have fear of what others will think regarding your writing? Are you afraid of criticism and being judged?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of people-pleasing. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scriptures mentioned: Galatians 2:11-16, Philippians 2:5-7 NKJV, Matthew 25, 1 Samuel 17:38-40

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

The Truth:

  • “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” Galatians 1:10 NLT

 

Resources:

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 17, 2019

Have you ever felt fear about publishing your words in a book? Whether you write nonfiction or fiction it can feel like a daunting task.

And many times fear stands in our way like a bully trying to get us to quit.

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and Shelley are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of fear. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.


Scriptures mentioned: 2 Timothy 1:7-8, Tomans 8:11, Nehemiah 4:1-15, Revelation 12:11

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

The Truth:

  • 2 Timothy 1:7-8 - “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.”


Resources:

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com

Jul 12, 2019

Have you ever struggled with comparison in your writing? Have you ever asked the question How is my writing any different than what’s already been written?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, we are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of comparison. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the powerful combination of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scriptures mentioned: Galatians 6:4-5, Hebrews 12:2a TPT

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

The Truth:

  • Galatians 6:4-5 - “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.”

 

If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

This series is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com/

Jul 10, 2019

Have you ever struggled with self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness in your writing? Have you ever asked the questions, “Am I qualified to write a book? Who am I to publish a book?”

In this episode of our Breakthrough series we will help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of self-doubt. What makes this series different than most training for writers is that we integrate the dynamite of Scripture and prayer to help you breakthrough the obstacles holding you back.

Scriptures mentioned: 2 Corinthians 1:27-29 (NLT), Acts 4:13 (NIV), Exodus 3:11-14, Ephesians 3:20, Judges 6-8, 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

Team Hoyt story. Watch their story here: https://youtu.be/aPCK4THZtng

The truth:

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV), “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 

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If this Breakthrough series has been blessing you, make sure to download our free PDF, “5 Practical Tips for Christian Writers to Breakthrough Writers’ Block” here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com/

 

Jul 7, 2019

Join us in this episode as CJ and Shelley pray for you to have a breakthrough in your writing in the following 15 areas of resistance that Christian writers face.

Note: To interact with us on this training and comment, watch this episode here: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/336277217254148/

Introduction

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1.) Self-doubt/unworthiness: Am I qualified? Who am I? What do I have to share that people want to hear?

Scripture: Psalm 94:16-19, 2 Corinthians 4:7

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2.) Comparison: It’s already been done. How is what I’m writing any different than what’s already been written? Looking at bestsellers and seeing that as what a book is supposed to be, what my book should be.

Scripture: Galatians 6:4-5, Hebrews 12:2

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3.) Fear: Fear of sharing my story.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7-8, Revelation 12:11

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4.) People-pleasing: Fear of what others will think. Afraid of criticism and being judged.

Scripture: Galatians 1:10

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5.) Insecurity: Is my writing good enough? Do I have what it takes? Do I have the skills I need to be a writer?

Scripture: 1 John 4:18, John 13:23 (NKJV)

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6.) Procrastination: I need to learn more. I’m not ready yet.

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

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7.) Perfectionism: My first draft needs to be perfect. Paralysis of analysis.

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:4

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8.) Lack of boundaries: I don’t have the time.

Scripture: Matthew 6:33, Ephesians 5:15-17

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9.) Writers' block: I’m stuck and nothing flows.

Scripture: Psalm 45:1 (NIV)

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10.) Regret: I missed my chance. I feel behind.

Scripture: Philippians 3:13, John 1:9

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11.) Shame: If my book doesn’t become a bestseller, I’m a failure.

Scripture: Romans 8:1, Proverbs 24:16

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12.) Overwhelm: I feel overwhelmed with what it takes to self-publish my book.

Scripture: Isaiah 41:10

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13.) Scarcity: I don’t have the money to invest in writing and publishing a book.

Scripture: Psalm 50:10-11

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14.) Distraction: I have so many ideas, it’s hard to focus or know where to start first.

Scripture: Isaiah 30:21

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15.) Physical pain (health issues): I can’t concentrate on my book because I’m in pain.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Join us live over the next six weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm EST on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/

 

This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers here: http://christianbookacademy.com/

 

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