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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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Dec 26, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Do it God’s Way

Scriptures:

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” - Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“You are the body of the Anointed One, and each of you is a unique and vital part of it.” - 1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:27‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who will betray you?” Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” - ‭‭John‬ ‭21:20-22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Dec 19, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Mini Habits and Habit Stacking

Scripture: “Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 'There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?'” John‬ ‭6:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Resources: https://minihabits.com/mini-habit-ideas/

Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise 

Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness by S.J Scott

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Dec 13, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Consuming vs. Creating Challenge

Scriptures:

“If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.” - ‭‭John‬ ‭13:17‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“So now put into practice what I have done for you, and you will experience a life of happiness enriched with untold blessings!” -‭‭John‬ ‭13:17‬ ‭TPT‬‬

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Dec 5, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: The Compound Effect

Scriptures:

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”- Galatians 6:9 NLT

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” - Proverbs 16:3 NLT

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Nov 28, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Victor not Victim

Scriptures:

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” - 1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” - ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:37‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph on their foes.” - Psalms 112: 7-8 NIV

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Nov 21, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Calm, Cool & Collected in spite of my immediate circumstances

Scripture: 2 Kings 6:8-17

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Nov 14, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Finding your Aaron & Hur Prayer Partners

Scripture: “Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.” - Exodus‬ ‭17:9-13‬ ‭

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Nov 7, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Be Strong and Courageous

Scripture: “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Oct 31, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Being Real, Authentic and Vulnerable

Scripture: John 20:24-29

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Oct 24, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: Being Led by the Spirit

Scripture: Psalm 142: 2-3a “Overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.”

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Oct 17, 2019

This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.

Today's topic is: The Battle Belongs to the Lord 

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30

We hope this episode encourages and inspires you in your writing. We recently wrote a new PDF called "8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips" that we want to share with you for free. Download it now here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips/

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

Aug 30, 2019

Have you ever dreamed with God about your writing? If not, join me in this episode with a journal and pen and dream with God!

Download the handout (PDF) by sending me an email at support@trainingauthors.com.

If you prefer, you can watch on Facebook here: 
https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/417363925798588/

1.) Open with gratitude (Psalm 50:14a, 23a)

2.) Prepare spiritually (Ephesians 6:10-18)

3.) Dream with God for your writing (Psalm 62:8)

4.) Ask God (James 1:5)

5.) Vision (Proverbs 29:18a, KJV)

6.) Next Steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

7.) Praise God (Psalm 150:1-2)

If you’re ready to write your book, join us inside Christian Book Academy. Enrollment closes 9/4/19 at 8pm eastern.

 

Get started here: http://christianbookacademy.com/

Aug 26, 2019

At the end of this podcast, we have a surprise BONUS for you. Yay!!!

Get encouragement and practical tips to help you write the words God has placed on your heart. ❤️

Watch the video on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/1034452090249618/

Join us for our First Draft Challenge inside Christian Book Academy here: http://christianbookacademy.com/

Doors close on 9/4/19 at 8pm eastern for the Fall semester.

Aug 21, 2019

Have you felt overwhelmed with what it takes to write and publish a book?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of overwhelm. 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: Psalm 142: 2-3a, Psalms 142:2-3 TPT, Jonah 2:7 NLT, Luke 10:38-42

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

The Truth: “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28 NLT

 

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

Aug 19, 2019

If you haven’t joined us yet for our FREE 7-day writing challenge, you can still sign up here: www.writingweek.com

 

**Encouragement From CJ**

Scripture:

“After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Each of us has a role to play as God builds the Kingdom. As we write words (books, blog posts, social media, etc) we are scattering seed out into the world without knowing exactly what will become of it. But we can trust God to make it grow in His good timing. There are other times, we’re simply used in the watering what others have already planted.

Trust God to accomplish what He desires, even when we can’t always see the fruit in visible ways.

Instrumental music used in the podcast is titled “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more about her music at http://tammysorenson.com

Aug 14, 2019

Don't forget! Our free 7-day writing challenge starts this Monday, 8/19/19. Sign up here: www.writingweek.com

Have you felt that if your book doesn’t become a bestseller, you are a failure? Do you feel like you’re not enough in your writing?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of shame. 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.

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

The Truth: Psalm 34:5 NLT “Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”

 

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

Aug 9, 2019

Have you felt like you missed your chance with your writing? Or do you feel behind?

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of regret. 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: Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 3:13, 1 John 1:9, Psalm 32:1-5, 2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV, Zechariah 4:10 “Do not despise small beginnings

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

The Truth:

-Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

 

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

Aug 7, 2019

Are you dealing with writers’ block? Have you recently said, “I’m stuck and nothing flows?”

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of writers’ block. 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: Zechariah 8:9, Psalm 45:1 NIV, John 7:37-38 NLT, Daniel 10:12-14

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

The Truth:

Psalm 45:1 NIV - “My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

Resources:

3 reasons every Christian writer needs a prayer team http://www.trainingauthors.com/christian-authors-prayer-team/

Download our Pomodoro Worksheet here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/breakthrough/

 

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

Aug 2, 2019

If you’ve ever felt like there is no time to write, this training is for you.

In this episode of our Breakthrough series, CJ and I are going to help you as Kingdom Writers overcome this obstacle of a lack of boundaries. 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: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” - Matthew 6:33

 

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 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/

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