The author of five books, Nika Maples is a writer, speaker, and lupus and stroke survivor who loves to help Christian writers conquer what's holding them back so they can finish, publish, and market their amazing books. She started her career teaching high school English, and was named Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2007. Nika loves her sunny life in Fort Worth.
137: Pick It Back Up with Rosemary Lewis
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136: Come Sit a Spell with Marilyn Jansen
My guest today is Marilyn Jansen. Marilyn and I met when my first book was traditionally published, and she was operating in the role of an editorial director. Years later, we ran into one another again, but this time she was not only still working in publishing, she had her first opportunity to be an author. In this interview, we announce the beautiful publication of her second book, Come Sit a Spell. This book is a beautiful collection of home recipes and the stories behind them. Listen to the insider scoop of a publisher and author in this episode of Keep Writing.
Learn more about Marilyn Jansen
Buy Inspired By Prayer: A Creative Prayer Journal
Buy Come Sit a Spell: An Incitation to Reflect on Faith, Food, and Family
* Learn about the behind the scenes of the publishing industry.
* Discover why followers are not the only number you should pay attention to.
* Listen to why storytelling matters to your next book project.
135: God’s Grace Keeps Pace with Pam Whitley Taylor
When Pam learned that her daughter, Jan, had experienced brain damage during heart surgery, she could have taken doctor’s advice and given up on any hope of growth or recovery but Pam knew that the Great Physician was the One who had created her daughter, and He still had a purpose for her. If you need a reminder that God is with you during hard times, please listen to my conversation with Pam Whitley Taylor, author of the brand new book, God’s Grace Keeps Pace.
God’s Grace Keeps Pace by Pam Whitley Taylor
* Listen to Pam tell her story of hardship and God’s goodness in raising her daughter, Jan. * Discover how God can personally show up for each one of us.* Learn how the Lord uses our communities to demonstrate His grace to us all.
134: Don’t Let Your Book Become Your Baby
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133: Take Authority Over Rejection
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132: Give Yourself Margin When You Need It
Today's episode is a peek inside a coaching call from my exclusive coaching membership, Anointed Writers. If you've been wondering if God is mad at you for not writing the book he's placed on your heart, it may be because you've forgotten to give yourself margin for the real life that he's given you to live.
* Learn what to do if you’ve been putting off writing the book that God has called you to write.
* Get encouragement if you worry that it’s too late to write your book.
* Listen in to hear why it is so important to give yourself margin throughout your writing process.
Absolute Favorite Podcast
Nika’s Keep Writing Podcast is truly my favorite podcast. Even if I don’t get to listen to any of the others in my library I make sure to listen to hers. Even if you’re not a writer, the content is rich and full of truth and encouragement. LOVE this podcast!!
Practical, deep and so encouraging!
Don’t miss out on this podcast if you feel like God has called you to do something for His Kingdom. Even if it’s not writing-related, this podcast will be what you need to recognize what’s holding you back and then propel you forward. You will love it!!
Thank you, Nika!!!
Wow! It's amazing how God used your words to encourage, challenge, and lift me up! God's timing for me to hear your words was perfect... just what I needed and when I needed it! Thank you for your faithfulness in listening to God and sharing the good things He's giving you. Nothing and nobody can keep God from accomplishing His plans in my life... and His plans for me are good! Thank you and God bless you!