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The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

    Faith and Love: Tips for Writing Authentic Christian Romance

    Faith and Love: Tips for Writing Authentic Christian Romance

    Discover what makes a romance novel appeal to a Christian readership and how you can write Christian romance books your readers will love.Support the Show.

    • 41 min
    Crafting a Career: How to Become a Professional Author with Angela Hunt

    Crafting a Career: How to Become a Professional Author with Angela Hunt

    Some authors just want to get their book "out there." They don't plan on writing additional books or becoming professionals. But others want to make writing a career and maybe pay the bills with income earned from their writing.If you want to have a career as a professional writer, you have to do at least two things.First, you must become an amazing writer. Second, you need to start acting like a business owner. Regardless of whether you're independently or traditionally published, you'll nee...

    • 42 min
    How to write dialogue

    How to write dialogue

    If you've ever transcribed a conversation between two people, you know the resulting text is a bunch of incomprehensible, run-on sentences and fragments. Natural conversation does not translate well onto the written page.When we write novels, we need to realize that good, written dialogue does not imitate the way real people talk. We also don't want our written dialogue to sound contrived and awkward.How do you write good dialogue?In this episode, Angela Hunt teaches usHow to handle dialects ...

    • 36 min
    Writing Conflict: How to Keep Your Protagonist on Their Toes

    Writing Conflict: How to Keep Your Protagonist on Their Toes

    Most humans try to avoid conflict as much as possible, but novelists love conflict. Without conflict, a novelist has no story. Conflict keeps your novel moving forward and your readers turning pages. As Vladimir Nabokov once said, "The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them."But how do you get your protagonist up a tree? What kind of rocks should you throw?In this week's episode, I interview professional fictional rock-thrower...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Platform Overrated?

    Platform Overrated?

    You’re probably tired of hearing that you need a large platform to be a successful author.Some industry professionals believe having a large platform is equivalent to having a large social media following.If you’ve been listening to the Christian Publishing Show or Novel Marketing, you know that having a social media following doesn’t necessarily mean you have a platform. Nor does it mean you’ll sell more books than someone not on social media.In fact, sometimes people sell more books by spen...

    • 46 min
    Mistakes to Avoid at Your First Writers Conference

    Mistakes to Avoid at Your First Writers Conference

    When authors attend writers conferences, they often have big expectations but make common mistakes that squash their goals and diminish the return on their investment in the conference.In this episode, you’ll learn11 common mistakes authors often make and how to avoid themHow to avoid missing opportunitiesThe right time to attend your first conferenceListen in or read the blog version to find out how to make the most of your first (or next) writers conference.Support the Show.

    • 29 min

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91 Ratings

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Thank you for serving authors!

So grateful to have this resource. Such great information and encouragement!

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Fantastic podcast!

I found and began listening to Christian Publishing Show a few months ago. It was so relevant, informative, and entertaining that I began binging the old episodes and became a patron of Author-Media. Awesome job Thomas Umataddt Jr!

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So helpful

Some of the best practical advice out there!

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