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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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Jan 26, 2022

In Luke 1:5-38 we see two different people visited by the angel Gabriel. Each was presented with something impossible which would be accomplished by God. One was a priest who had an extensive religious experience. The other was a teenage girl who had very little life experience, let alone religious experience.

Ironically, it was the one with extensive religious experience who didn’t believe the angel’s words while the teenage girl believed the impossible.

How about you and I? If we’re honest, we’ve all identified with Zechariah’s response when faced with the impossible. Do we really believe God can birth books through our lives that many times feel barren of words?

Like Mary, may we find ourselves saying, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” (Luke 1:38)

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/

Jan 25, 2022

Get access now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/secret/ 

It’s hard to believe it, but…

…CJ and I just finished our 70th book.

It’s called, “Kingdom Writers” and it’s been in the works for almost 2.5 years so it’s soooo good to finally be birthing it into the world. Yay!

Are you in the process of writing, publishing or marketing your book?

If so, you’ll want to make sure you get a copy of this book.

It officially launches on February 1st with an early bird discount and special launch bonuses. So stay tuned. This is going to be fun!

An Out of the Box Book Launch

For this book, we decided to do something different. We’ve never done this kind of book launch before. 

First of all, we created a secret book launch party via a private podcast where you can listen to an excerpt of the book, get behind the scenes tips, and lessons learned. 

I haven’t seen anyone do this for a book launch yet and am excited to share this with you.

If you want access to our secret book launch party podcast, Sign up here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/secret/ 

Waiting for you today inside the podcast is the episode with the introduction chapter from the book. Plus, you’ll get another episode sharing how authors can use a private podcast feed to market and launch your books. I have several ideas for you.

This is content that you won’t get anywhere else from me. 🙌🏻

So make sure to go sign up for our secret book launch party podcast and start listening to the first couple of episodes.

And be looking for information on our book launch on February 1st. You won’t want to miss this.

Publishing a new book never gets old. Does it? This book has been in the works for about 2.5 years and it’s finally coming to fruition. I’ll share more about this process and why it took us so long in an upcoming email.

Click here to join our secret book launch party podcast here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/secret/ 

It's going to be fun!​

Jan 19, 2022

The goal of a media kit is to have one place where people can find your information. This can be used for guest blog posts, podcast interviews, speaking engagements, etc.

When the media calls and/or when opportunities open up…will you be ready?

Enjoy this short episode that is an excerpt from a recent Media Kit Workshop we hosted for Christian Book Academy members.

As a member, you get access to our Media Kit template and checklist. Get on our waiting list here: https://christianbookacademy.com

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

Jan 12, 2022

There are so many decisions when self-publishing or independently publishing a book. In this episode, you’ll learn one mistake to avoid when working with graphic designers who create your book cover and/or interior formatting.

This episode was inspired from a question from Christian Book Academy member, Nancy, and we hope it helps you as well!
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/

Jan 5, 2022

Do you want to write a book but you're just not sure how you're going to fit it into your schedule or if you have time to actually do it? Keep watching because in the next few minutes I'm going to share with you three different ways to finish a 10,000-word book.

I see writers getting stuck in the stage of trying to write their first draft.

What I have found is there are three main categories you may fit in where you can actually get your book done and your first draft out of your head and onto paper in a much faster time than you ever imagined.

Let’s do a little math together (I promise it won’t make you cry).

Then, let me know which way you think would work best for you.👇🏻

1 - the consistent writer
2 - the chunk writer
3 - speaking your book

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?

My very first book took me over a year to write.

❌ I was disorganized with messy notes and research scattered everywhere.
❌ I felt overwhelmed trying to figure everything out on my own.
❌ I was exhausted making so many decisions and wondering if I was doing it right. There is a real thing called decision fatigue.

But then… I figured out how to use a few book writing formulas that made the process of getting my book out of my head and onto paper so much easier. I now make decisions quickly and with clarity which allows me to choose a book topic, outline my book, and finish the first draft much faster.

What previously took me a year I can now do in a few weeks or a few months depending on the scope of the book project.

Today I want to teach you these same book writing formulas... Because I know if you’re not feeling stuck and overwhelmed yet, you may be soon.

With my Book Writing Lab workshop, you’re just 90 minutes away from:

✅ Choosing your book topic
✅ Creating a basic book outline
✅ Setting up the writing plan that works for you so you can finish your first draft.

And oh my goodness...it feels so good to get unstuck and move forward with writing your book. 🤩

When you have clarity on your book topic + a basic outline, you can finally clear the clutter in your head and begin to see the chapters of your book emerge. Yay!

It’s truly an amazing thing. 🙌

Get started now at www.BookWritingLab.com

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