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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!

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

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    • 4.8 • 126 Ratings

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!

    Publish with a Purpose: Creating a Concrete Plan to Complete Your Book

    Publish with a Purpose: Creating a Concrete Plan to Complete Your Book

    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/

    • 11 min
    Writing Well: One Tool to Help You Avoid Procrastination So You Can Write Your Book

    Writing Well: One Tool to Help You Avoid Procrastination So You Can Write Your Book

    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

    • 10 min
    Mentoring Moment: Embrace the Tulip in You

    Mentoring Moment: Embrace the Tulip in You

    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

    • 12 min
    Marketing Minute: When Should You Launch Your Book?

    Marketing Minute: When Should You Launch Your Book?

    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

    • 11 min
    Publish with a Purpose: Is It Any Less “Excellent” to Self-Publish?

    Publish with a Purpose: Is It Any Less “Excellent” to Self-Publish?

    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:
    IBPA Industry Standards Checklist (PDF) Benefits of independent publishing (self-publishing) Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing 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/

    • 17 min
    Writing Well: 7 Ways to Make Consistent Progress in Your Writing Each Week

    Writing Well: 7 Ways to Make Consistent Progress in Your Writing Each Week

    Ever feel that you aren’t making any progress in your writing journey? Have you experienced hitting a wall at times? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. 
    In this episode, we cover several ways to be consistent in your writing progress and to celebrate each milestone. After all, God has called us to be faithful and consistent in the gifts that He has given us. Amen?
    “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” -1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT
    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

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

@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!

Kathy Rupff ,

Thank you!

I can’t describe how helpful these podcasts are— enjoyable, very well done and I always learn a lot. Very thankful to Shelley and CJ for sharing so much valuable information!

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