419 episodes

Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz help you take a step of faith to finally finish your book. 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 our membership Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!

Kingdom Writers: A Podcast for Christian Writers of All Genres CJ and Shelley Hitz: Writing Mentor, Author Coach, Christian Writers

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    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz help you take a step of faith to finally finish your book. 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 our membership Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!

    Marketing Minute: How to sell your books to your email list

    Marketing Minute: How to sell your books to your email list

    Get ideas on the best ways to sell your books online and how leveraging other people's experiences and feedback about your book—whether it's through reviews or personal stories—can engage your email list effectively. 
    Listen to this episode and discover how marketing authentically can make a meaningful impact on connecting with readers.
    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.
    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. 
     

    • 9 min
    Publish with a Purpose: Best companies to self-publish a book

    Publish with a Purpose: Best companies to self-publish a book

    If you’re looking for the best self-publishing companies, this episode is right for you. What are the differences between traditional, vanity, and self-publishing? And how do you learn the top choices for print and ebook distribution for your book? Listen to this episode to find out.
    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.
    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. 
     

    • 8 min
    #415 Writing Well: How to get organized and focused to get more writing done

    #415 Writing Well: How to get organized and focused to get more writing done

    Are you struggling with your writing organization? This might just be the episode for you to tune in. Listen in as Shelley shares practical and effective tips to help you overcome those challenges.
     
    Free: Writing Wheel
    Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here.
    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.
     

    • 12 min
    How to Get Beyond Fear and Self-Sabotage

    How to Get Beyond Fear and Self-Sabotage

    Many writers often find themselves entangled in a web of fear and self-sabotage, but how can one overcome them? In this episode, Shelley shares amazing insights on how to break free from the paralyzing grip of fear and embrace the purpose-driven journey of your writing.
    Take a Step of Faith and Finally Finish Your Book
     
    You have a story to tell. But creating a book that makes an impact isn’t easy, especially without support and guidance.
     
    Our online community, Christian Book Academy, is where we help you write words that leave a legacy, self-publish books that fulfill your calling, and connect with a wider audience.
     
    Click here to learn more.

    • 14 min
    Mentoring Moment: Lost and Found

    Mentoring Moment: Lost and Found

    2 Kings 22 & 23
    King Josiah’s reforms all started with finding a book in the Temple. The High Priest Hilkiah found the Book of the Law which had been lost for years. 
    Josiah was 26 when this Book of the Law was found and he repented when he began reading what was contained in the Law. He then sent a delegation to the Temple to inquire of the Lord. The prophet Huldah shared a message from the Lord that judgment was coming but that it would come after Josiah’s lifetime.
    Josiah could have coasted into retirement and done nothing but he decided to do everything possible to help his people follow the Lord. His reforms led to a great revival among the people.
    It all began with a book that was lost and found. How will the Lord use our books both now and in the future? He may use our books in ways beyond our comprehension. 
    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.
     

    • 18 min
    Marketing Minute: How to Sell Books with Authenticity

    Marketing Minute: How to Sell Books with Authenticity

    In this episode, Shelley talks about how selling can be a natural extension of helping and serving others. Whether you write devotions, fiction, or children's books, you can engage with your audience on a personal level and authentically promote your work. Listen to this episode to find out.
    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.
    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. 
     

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Awatermelon🏵 ,

Hope

You restored my hope and motivation. Writing a book is my destiny and I just needed an extra push from a Christian perspective. I’m not worried about the profit, but more about doing what God has put inside of me that HAS to come out. Thank you for investing your time into others!

@kimstewinspired ,

Keeping the priority on serving God’s kingdom

I love how CJ, Shelley and their guests give practical tips for writing and marketing books that keep God front and center. Every episode is a great reminder of who we are serving, God and our readers, not ourselves. ❤️

Kareninhs ,

Health Mind and Body!

Thank you for your hours of work and putting this podcast together!
I look forward to moving my body now!
Just the ticket! And helps me refocus on why I want to move!
Health mind and body!

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