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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 28, 2022

What difference will my book make in the world?

What difference can one person make?

Is my life really contributing very much?

“Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water”

One single drop of iodine will purify 8oz of water

One single bee can pollinate as many as 5000 flowers in a day! The lifespan of a bee is 30-60 days which means one bee could pollinate 150,000-300,000 flowers in their brief life. One bee will produce one tablespoon of honey in their lifetime. There’s a reason we use the phrase “busy bee”.

“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.” – Ezekiel 22:30 (NLT)

God was looking for one person then and He still looks for one person today to join Him in what He’s doing on the earth.

One little boy shared his lunch of bread and fish with Jesus…which Jesus then fed 5000 with.

We need to shift from a limiting mindset to a limitless mindset. From saying it’s impossible to asking, “What is possible?”

What are the possibilities of how God could use your book? Your life?

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/

Dec 21, 2022

Today we are joined by several book marketing experts to share their book marketing predictions for 2023.

Our guest experts include:

  1. Kim Steadman: www.kimsteadman.com  
  2. Ruth L. Snyder: https://linktr.ee/ruthlsnyder 
  3. Benecia Ponder: www.inspirationalauthors.com 
  4. Shelley Hitz: www.bookmarketingshop.com 

What are your predictions for book marketing in 2023? What do you plan to do differently? We would love to hear your thoughts inside our free group here.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! 

You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Dec 14, 2022

In today’s episode, you will learn the big impact of writing small kindle books. You’ll find out why smaller books sell well, how a shorter book really is a quick win for you as an author, and what length your book should be to maximize your impact. 

You’ll also learn tips on how you can get started today on your first (or next) Kindle eBook.

This episode was initially recorded as one of the presentations in our Kingdom Writers Conference: Count the Costs edition in May 2022. You can get all the conference recordings as a bonus to our Procrastination to Publication workshop.

Publish Your Kindle eBook

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Featured Author

This week we are featuring one of our Christian Book Academy members, Sandra Richardson.

After finishing the Procrastination to Publication Workshop, Sandra got the tools she needed to actually get her books formatted and self-published. She received information on the types of publishing and the steps to follow when publishing a book. She gained information on the various options for formatting and pricing. She learned the best way to purchase ISBNs and other gems from the course. Awesome, Sandra! 🥳

Check out her book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Still-Talk-God-Daily/dp/B0B45C7Q4B/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYG6ZV14ANLG&keywords=be+still+and+talk+with+god+daily&qid=1657512860&sprefix=%2Caps%2C45&sr=8-1

Dec 7, 2022

If you are lacking the motivation to move forward in your writing, publishing, or marketing; join Shelley in this guided prayer.

This is an excerpt from our War Room prayer meeting with Christian Book Academy members. 

In this episode, we will spend time listening to God in these four steps:

  1. Ask God what is weighing you down.
  2. Ask God to cleanse you from any sin or the residue of the world.
  3. Ask God to fill you with His strength and Holy Spirit, our “power from on high” (Luke 24:49).
  4. Open your heart to receive God’s love for you and to love Him. 

Check out 30 days of resilience in the free Pause app mentioned in step four here: https://www.pauseapp.com/ 

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writers’ block? 

Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com

Nov 30, 2022

Scripture: Ezra 3:10-13; Zechariah 4:6-10

After nearly 80 years of being in exile, the Jewish people would return to their homeland and begin rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed by the Babylonians. After the foundation had been completed, those who were old enough to remember the glory of Solomon’s temple began to wail and bemoan this newer version due to its modesty. The newer generation celebrated the accomplishment and rejoiced over the work being done.

Perhaps you have felt like you’re returning to your writing project after being in exile for years. Maybe you’ve been comparing your work to that of others or the work you accomplished long ago. Like His message through the prophet Zechariah regarding this foundation being laid, we can also take comfort by applying these words to where we find ourselves…

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” - Zechariah 4:10a

No matter where you find yourself in the writing and marketing journey, take time to celebrate the foundation being laid and the progress God has helped bring thus far!

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/

Nov 23, 2022

We are so excited to share some marketing tips from our Christian Book Academy Members today. Join our community of Kingdom Writers here: https://christianbookacademy.com/

1.) Dak Frederick: Is The Business Card Dead?

Book: 101 Things Every Man Should Know: To Experience a Life Of Victory and Impact https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0578951967/

2.) Esther Espinoza: What's in your hand?

Books: www.gigistorylibrary.com.au

3.) Tanecia Mitchell: No more comfort zones: practical tips to get more people to read your book!

Book: Renew the Inner You: A practical guide to counter your thoughts, emotions, and responses

www.amazon.com/dp/B09MK51YG7

Join Us!

Your newsfeed and inbox are probably being flooded today with offers (and if you live in the US, your belly may soon be stuffed with turkey *yum*).

I'm excited to share with you all the details for the Black Friday sale we’re running: 

🥳 For writers who want to self-publish and market their books…

Join Christian Book Academy today for only $39, so you can finally

  • Write your story’s first draft 
  • Finish your final draft
  • Self-publish and launch your first book
  • Learn advanced book marketing strategies 

You’ll also get 52 bonuses (exclusive to this Black Friday sale only)

🥳 For published authors…

You can get everything in the Book Marketing Shop for 50% OFF.  Just use the coupon code SAVEBIG2022.

Take advantage of this deal to save time, money, and sanity on strategizing your book marketing!

These major offers will expire on 11/30/22 at midnight eastern time.

👉Join us here: https://trainingauthors.com/blackfriday/ 

 

Nov 16, 2022

The holiday season is the perfect time to sell books as well as host book signing events. But how do you set up an event like this and how can you make it more dynamic?

In this episode, we discuss this topic with our special guest, Susan Neal. You will learn more about hosting your own holiday book signing event and how you can make the most of selling more books from Black Friday to the first week of January.

Connect with Susan here: https://christianpublishers.net/free-gift/

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news!

You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Nov 9, 2022

How do you remain consistent and faithful to your God-given goal? How do you keep the “main thing” your main thing?

In this episode, we dig deeper into this topic with our special guest, Marnie Swedberg, as we talk about what happens when we fully embrace and align ourselves with our God-given dreams.

Connect with Marnie here: https://www.marnie.com 

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Nov 2, 2022

On numerous occasions throughout scripture, believers are referred to as “priests.” Here’s a notable reference (and more in the book, which you can get for free later!) 

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9 NLT)

Jesus opened the door for anyone to become Kingdom priests and devote their lives completely to serving Him. 

For many of us, part of that service includes the words we write. It’s why we like referring to Christian writers as “priestly pens.” 

As Christian writers, we have this compulsion to write words that honor our King. And this desire is given to us by that same King,

Imagine the Author of life partnering with you and me (the pens) to write words that impact others now and will later outlive us. ❤️

God alone gives us that power. He’ll always supply the resources we need when we aim to please Him.

So if you’ve been sitting on a book idea but don’t know where to start or how to continue, CJ’s newest book with the same title, Priestly Pens, is for you! 

FREE KINDLE BOOK

For a limited time, from 11/2/22 - 11/3/22, you can get CJ’s newest book, Priestly Pens for FREE on Kindle. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BDD9RPLR/

If you’re in another country, search for “Priestly Pens by CJ Hitz” and you’ll find it.

We’d love for you to share this free book with your writing friends and leave a review if it encourages you.

Oct 26, 2022

Ezra 3:10-13, 4:1-5

Making Progress

After receiving permission from King Cyrus of Persia to return to their homeland, the Jewish people began rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed over 70 years previous.

After reaching the milestone of finishing the foundation, this was a cause to celebrate and thank God for the progress being made. But not everyone was so easily impressed. The old timers who had seen the splendor of the previous Temple began weeping and bemoaning the modest beginning. They were comparing this new version to Solomon’s version. But those who had no other frame of reference were overjoyed with the progress being made.

I have to believe God was joining in with those who were overjoyed at the foundation being laid. He doesn’t bemoan our work and compare it to that of others. He rejoices in the progress being made. 

When we see the slightest amount of progress being made in our books, we can pause and rejoice that God helped us. We are making progress one sentence at a time toward the goal of finishing the work God has called us to.

We also know there are real enemies who are working to prevent our progress. They seek to discourage and intimidate us, hoping we’ll cease the work. But like those who led the rebuilding effort of this Temple, we can say to our enemies, “You have no part in this work we have received permission to move forward on.”

With God’s help, the work will continue and progress will be made one day at a time!

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/ 

Oct 19, 2022

Have you tried doing what other authors and experts recommended you to do to market your book yet somehow it all doesn’t work? You might be wondering if there really is a size that fits all. Don’t worry, because you are not alone.

In this episode, you will discover some insights on how to market your book effectively, in your own way, by choosing your own book marketing adventure.

Book Marketing Shop

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! 

We are launching the Book Marketing Shop this month to help Kingdom writers like you to market your book to a wider audience. https://bookmarketingshop.com/

Save an additional 20% on all products using the coupon code GRANDOPENING20

Oct 12, 2022

Have you ever thought of publishing your own journal but you’re not sure which medium or platform to use? Is there really one way to self-publish journals?

In this episode, we talk about how to do it as well as the difference between print and eBook versions of a journal.

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Oct 5, 2022

How do you incorporate someone into your story without compromising your integrity? How do you publish a book that involves other people? What if there is sensitive information that needs to be shared for the story to make sense?

If you are one of the many authors asking these questions, this episode is for you.

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writer’s block?

Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com

Sep 28, 2022

As Christian writers, we have a target on our backs. There’s a spiritual enemy who wants to thwart our attempts to write words that outlast us. If you’ve been writing for God’s glory for any length of time, you’ve no doubt experienced those days when it seems like you’re being triple-teamed by demonic resistance.

It wasn’t long after King David (another Kingdom writer) took the throne when he faced resistance from a neighboring enemy,

“When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he marched out to meet them.” (1 Chronicles 14:8)

In a similar way, we could say, “When the enemy of our souls heard that [Insert your name] became a Kingdom writer, they mobilized all their forces to capture him/her.”

What happened next is a great blueprint for each of us to follow. The first thing David did was ask the Lord what he should do. He knew God was the true King. This sensitivity to the Lord’s leading led to the following result,

“So David and his troops went up to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “God did it!” David exclaimed. “He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So they named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”).” (1 Chronicles 14:11, Emphasis mine)

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/ 

Your Writing Battle Plan

Powerful things happen when you integrate your faith with your writing, publishing, and marketing. 

Learn how to create your writing battle plan so you can move forward in God's call on your life to write in our Battle Plan All-Access Pass. You'll get 15 presentations plus 13 bonus trainings including our Priestly Pen bundle here: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/battleplan/ 

Sep 21, 2022

Be inspired by other writers' stories and learn practical tips from the case studies here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/success-stories/

A few things you’ll learn:

  • The easy path Jennifer Nelson discovered to finally become an author in just 10 days.
  • How Jan Cox gained both freedom and control over publishing her books (plus saved thousands of dollars)
  • The pivot Lola Oshinowo made after spending time in prayer that made all the difference for her first book.
  • How Tanecia Mitchell gained a strategy to take the first draft of her manuscript to a finished book in just a few months.
  • The strategy Esther Espinoza used to sell over 100 copies of her book with one idea.
  • The one thing that helped Heather Erdmann finally finish her first draft so she was able to publish her first book (previously she got stuck and never finished more than a few pages).
  • How MaryAnn Ward combined her passion for art and writing into an unexpected book that wasn’t even on her radar…and it has already sold more than 100 copies.
  • The strategy that helped Lauren Darroch overcome “writer’s guilt” and finally start writing consistently. She’s more productive than ever and has published book twins (two books at the same time) and is now working on her third one. WooHoo!
  • And more!

And right now enrollment is OPEN for Christian Book Academy. You can join for $39/month or $399/year at https://christianbookacademy.com/

We’re excited for you to join our family of Kingdom Writers!

Sep 14, 2022

Have you experienced writing a book that God has placed in your heart? It’s amazing what God can do through us and our books when we obey Him. In this episode, we will talk about a very simple yet powerful strategy that can produce faster results for your book.

You can learn more ideas on how to sell more books using the power of collaborations by signing up to the Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer edition. We are currently hosting it and it’s created just for you! Just go to https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

When you register, you will also have an opportunity to upgrade for 50% off by getting the All-Access Pass. Aside from the ongoing access to the presentations, you will also have bonus Zoom workshops and other training from the speakers. Don’t forget to grab it when you sign up!

Sep 7, 2022

We all know it’s not enough to just write and publish our books. You actually want people to read it, right? That means you need to market and promote your book.

How are you going to start? In this episode, you will learn 3 common mistakes you need to avoid so you can sell more books.

You can also learn more effective ideas to market your book by signing up to the Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer edition. It’s a free 5-day event lined up with topics you don’t want to miss! Just go to https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

When you register, you will also have an opportunity to upgrade for 50% off by getting the All-Access Pass. Aside from the ongoing access to the presentations, you will also have bonus Zoom workshops and other training from the speakers. Don’t forget to grab it when you sign up!

Aug 31, 2022

We all know how hard it can be to start a book. After putting countless hours and effort into publishing your book, it may seem like nothing significant happens. 

If you are thinking about how to build your audience from scratch and without social media, then this episode is for you.

Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer Edition

Now it’s time to reach your ideal readers so you can sell more books and ultimately influence more lives.

The Kingdom Writers Conference: Courageous Writer Edition is here to help you go from unknown author to consistent book sales by gaining the courage to step out, initiate purposeful partnerships, and sell more books using the power of collaborations.

This FREE 5-day event is something you won’t want to miss.

You can learn everything you need to know about the conference over here: https://kingdomwritersconference.com/ but as a quick overview:

  • This online conference will run from September 12 through September 16.
  • Each day will be packed with amazing speakers ready to help you find new readers, develop relationships to grow your platform, and use collaborations to sell books without feeling salesy.
  • There is a Facebook group where you can connect with other writers, find accountability buddies, ask questions, and win prizes!
  • You can attend the conference absolutely free, but you can also choose to grab the All-Access Pass where you will not only get ongoing access to all of the presentations but you will also get some valuable bonus training from the speakers!

The All-Access Pass is currently being offered at a special price, and it will disappear for good once the conference is over, so make sure to check it out now.

Click here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/ to head over to the Kingdom Writers Conference registration page to learn more and grab your free ticket. More information will be sent straight to your inbox afterward.

Aug 24, 2022

Registration is officially open for our third Kingdom Writers Conference. This one is the Courageous Writer Edition and it's free to sign up. WooHoo!

https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

This conference was created to help you go from unknown author to consistent book sales by gaining the courage to step out, initiate purposeful partnerships, and sell more books using the power of collaborations.

We’ve got 30 amaaazing speakers coming at you with topics ranging from finding new readers, developing relationships to grow your platform, and using collaborations to sell books without feeling salesy (and everything in-between).

The conference kicks off on September 12 and it’s going to be 5 action-packed days that you are NOT going to want to miss.

Sign up here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

Hold On Tight

Remember the wonder and excitement you felt when you first realized God might be calling you to write a book? You began to prayerfully brainstorm ideas, stories, and concepts that could be woven into this book that would impact many. There was no limit to where God could take this body of work.

Over time, the book truly begins to feel like work as you face your own doubts, writer’s block, criticism, spiritual attack, and fatigue. The rose-colored glasses come off as you realize this book is going to take blood, sweat and tears to birth. Though some of that initial wonder and excitement has been dampened, you can’t shake the words you heard God whisper: “I’m inviting you to write a book that will bring glory to My name.”

In John 4:46-54, we read the story of a government official from Capernaum who found himself desperate for a miracle. His young son is dying and getting worse by the minute. He hears that a man named Jesus is within walking distance…that is, if you consider 24 miles to be walking distance.

Without hesitation, the desperate father makes his way to Cana to seek out the traveling Teacher. “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.” You can sense the parental anguish in his voice. So many hopes and dreams for his child hang in the balance.

Can you relate to the man’s cry for help? Maybe you’ve found yourself pleading, “Lord, please come now before my book dies.”

Kingdom Writers Conference

Registration is now open! Sign up here https://kingdomwritersconference.com/

 

 

Aug 17, 2022

It’s not unusual to struggle with feeling self-promotional when you’re writing your own book. In fact, it happens to many of us, especially Kingdom writers!

If you are thinking about what to do with marketing and how to sell more books without feeling self-promotional, then this episode is perfect for you.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! 

You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Aug 10, 2022

You have a lot of ideas in your mind for your books and you feel like you’re juggling them all at once. You might be wondering how you are going to finish them all.

In this episode, you’ll discover amazing insights on how you can create a concrete plan to cross the finish line, one step at a time.

Get some ideas on which book to write first here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/which-book-to-write-first/

Set-up a 90-day publishing plan. Learn more here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/90-day-publishing-plan/

Check out 6 creative ideas to finish your book here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/creative-ideas-to-finish-writing-your-book/

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

Aug 3, 2022

Have you ever struggled with motivation and often feel like you have to force yourself to sit down in front of your computer to write? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. 

There are many strategies out there, but in this episode, we talk about the one tool that can help you be more productive in your writing journey. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s something simple you have access to right now.

Free WRITING WHEEL Download

Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/writingwheel

Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Minutes

Are you ready to get your book onto paper without the frustration of getting stuck or dealing with writers’ block? 

Get your book out of your head and onto paper by the end of this 90-minute workshop using our 3 simple book writing formulas here: www.BookWritingLab.com

Jul 27, 2022

The third chapter of Ecclesiastes tells us that everything has a season and every activity under heaven has its own time. Yet most of the time, we find ourselves comparing our own season with others; our own tulip with others’ roses.

In this episode, we reflect on this and share how to embrace both the beauty and mystery of our own seasons; of our own “tulips.” 

He will accomplish what He has promised, in His own beautiful time.

When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.” 

-Charles R. Swindoll

This episode is an excerpt from our War Room prayer meeting with Christian Book Academy members in May. We wanted to share this encouragement with you today.

The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God

Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.

Get access to the video and PDF download now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/businessmeeting/ 

Kingdom Writers Book: Move Forward in God's Call to Write

CJ and Shelley Hitz along with 10 contributors share practical tips and encouragement to help you move forward with your writing desires and goals.

It’s time to…

  • Say "yes" to the book burning inside your heart.
  • Step boldy into your call to write your book.
  • Get clarity on what your next steps will be so your book can be a reality, not a wish.
  • Be encouraged that your words do matter and there is an audience who needs your message.
  • Be motivated to do the next step, even if you think it's hard.

Start reading the Kingdom Writers book today here: https://trainingauthors.com/book

Jul 20, 2022

Your book is finally ready. Hooray! But are you?

If you are wondering when is the perfect time to launch your book then fasten your seatbelt and get ready to listen because this episode is for you.

Free: 27 Book Marketing Ideas

You have finally written and published your book. Yay! Now, it’s time to market and promote it to reach more people and inspire lives.

Get instant access to our FREE PDF on 27 Book Marketing Ideas to help you with your book marketing strategy here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/ideas/

Book Marketing Templates to Save You Time and Money

You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time. 

Good news! You can get your social media posts for the next month done in just 90 minutes so that you can reach more readers with your book (without being pushy or salesy) in the Mini-Marketing Messages workshop here: https://minimarketingmessages.com

Jul 13, 2022

You might be wondering how you will share your powerful message with the world. 

Is traditional publishing really the only option? Is self-publishing truly less “excellent”? 

In this episode, you’ll discover insights on ways you can get your message to your target audience through self-publishing and why we don’t believe it is any less “excellent.”

Links Mentioned in this episode:

Download Your Publishing Map

If you want to write and publish a book but don't know where to start, this Publishing Map is for you. You will learn Shelley's 9 simple steps inside her publishing map that will help you gain clarity on your next steps.

Download it now for free here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/publishing-map/ 

Join Our Procrastination to Publication Workshop

With our simple 5-step system, you’ll be able to self-publish a quality Kindle eBook (without breaking the bank) in as little as 30 days.

Here are a few of the topics we cover: 

  • The 5-step method for editing, formatting, and designing a book cover so you can publish your Kindle eBook in as little as 30 days. 
  • My go-to process for self-editing your manuscript (that writers rave about)
  • The formula I’ve used to easily price my books
  • The tools you can use to format your book (and who you can hire to do it for you) 
  • The 5-minute hack to instantly know if your book cover will stop the scroll

Get started now here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

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