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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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Now displaying: July, 2021
Jul 28, 2021

What does it look like to worship God through our writing?

Read: 1 Kings 7:13-22; 40-45

Huram was an “extremely skillful and talented” craftsman from the area of Tyre in Lebanon who was commissioned by King Solomon to help enhance and decorate the temple. After reading about the precision and detail of Huram’s work, we see that he was a man who glorified and worshiped God through his skills. There was thought, purpose, and intentionality in his work.

Imagine all the worshipers who would journey to this magnificent temple which stood for over 400 years. Upon entering the temple, they were set in the right frame of mind to worship the Lord as they saw the beauty of Huram's craftsmanship.

As Kingdom Writers, we have been given the wonderful privilege of being commissioned by God in our calling to write words that outlive us.

Just as Huram was hired and appointed to furnish and magnify the beauty of Solomon’s temple, we as Kingdom Writers are called to glorify and magnify the beauty of Christ. Our writings can help display a God more than worthy to be worshiped.

We have no idea who will walk through the front doors of our books. Many of those readers may not notice the painstaking detail and effort we’ve poured into our books. But you and I can rest assured that God notices. Our books and writings are one of the primary ways we've been called to worship and glorify our great King. This is why we refer to ourselves as Kingdom Writers. Priestly Pens in the hands of the Author of Life!

Book Writing Lab

Get your book out of your head and onto paper using our 3 proven book writing formulas

...and then create a writing plan to finish your first draft.

We just launched our brand new workshop, Book Writing Lab, and you can get in today for just $27. WooHoo!

Get started here: https://bookwritinglab.com/

Jul 21, 2021

Email marketing is such an important part of a long-term marketing strategy for authors and yet one most avoid. In this training, Shelley shares 11 ways you can grow your email list as an author.

Here’s the list:

Option One: Strategic Partnerships

  1. Podcast Interviews
  2. Guest Blog Posts
  3. Social Media Takeover
  4. Social Media Swap
  5. Solo Email Swap

Option Two: Gather Authors/Experts in Your Genre/Niche

  1. Collaborative blog post
  2. Top 10 Books in XX Genre Post
  3. Online Summit or Host Q&A’s or Coffee Chats)
  4. Anthology
  5. Group Giveaway
  6. Group Promotions

The challenge?

Choose one option from the strategic partnerships and one option from gathering authors/experts in your genre/niche. Then, implement them over the next two months.

Let me know how it goes for you!

Book Writing Lab

Get your book out of your head and onto paper using our 3 proven book writing formulas

...and then create a writing plan to finish your first draft.

We just launched our brand new workshop, Book Writing Lab, and you can get in today for just $27. WooHoo!

Get started here: https://bookwritinglab.com/

Jul 14, 2021

Do you have a book that you’ve started but you’ve struggled to finish? If so, today we want to share with you three ways to renew your commitment to write so you can click the publish button. 

Ready to dive in?

1. Remember the reason you write. What is your why?

When you have a strong purpose behind your writing, it will help you overcome the resistance we all face as a writer and the difficult days.

2. Who are you writing for?

Who is your target audience? I want you to picture one person who is your ideal reader. If possible, choose someone you know from real life. Write down who this person is and why your book would be impactful to them. 

This will serve as a reminder of why you write and that your readers are waiting for you to finish your book. Start praying for your future readers and the impact your book will have on their lives.

3. Write out your commitment to God and yourself and your future readers.

Write this out with pen and paper and post it where you can see it every day.

I am committed to writing and publishing my book (INSERT TENTATIVE BOOK TITLE HERE) by (INSERT DATE). ______________________ (add your signature)

If you write out this commitment and sign it, let us know!

Book Writing Lab

Get your book out of your head and onto paper using our 3 proven book writing formulas

...and then create a writing plan to finish your first draft.

We just launched our brand new workshop, Book Writing Lab, and you can get in today for just $27. WooHoo!

Get started here: https://bookwritinglab.com/

Jul 7, 2021

Do you want to find peace in your writing? If so, CJ has some encouragement for you today from the Word of God that will help to bring calm to your chaos and peace to the panic when it comes to your writing.

Kingdom Writers have access to a peace that can’t be manufactured through human means. It’s a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13 NLT

Jesus confirms this with his words in John 14:27 - “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

Have you been troubled or afraid regarding your writing? Afraid of failure? Afraid of what others will think? Afraid you’ll give up before your book is finished?

Most of us can relate to those feelings.

Jesus wants to bring calm to our chaos. Peace to our panic.

If your heart and mind are feeling like that storm on the sea of Galilee, cry out to Jesus. Ask him to speak the words “Peace be still!” over your life and writing.

We can be conduits of this supernatural peace through our writing. Jesus can use our words to put out little chaotic wildfires in the lives of others.

How can we pray for you today?

Book Writing Lab

Get your book out of your head and onto paper using our 3 proven book writing formulas

...and then create a writing plan to finish your first draft.

We just launched our brand new workshop, Book Writing Lab, and you can get in today for just $27. WooHoo!

Get started here: https://bookwritinglab.com/

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