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Christian Writing industry experts share weekly content for all levels of Christian writers. Whether you're a beginner or bestseller, you receive practical information and how-to application you can use to grow your writing career as a faith-based author. --Each week, Linda Goldfarb and her guests cover various topics, including the craft of writing, fiction topics, nonfiction topics, self-care for writers, and the business of writing to name a few. --If you're an aspiring Christian writer, we have content to help you grow. Published writers, we have current content to make your next book proposal, manuscript editing, speaking event, and writer's conference worth your time and energy. --Our episodes average 25-35 minutes -- hit subscribe and join our family of writers. --Contact Linda at YourBestWritingLife@gmail.com with questions or comments. --Your Best Writing Life is associated with the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

Your Best Writing Life Linda Goldfarb

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Christian Writing industry experts share weekly content for all levels of Christian writers. Whether you're a beginner or bestseller, you receive practical information and how-to application you can use to grow your writing career as a faith-based author. --Each week, Linda Goldfarb and her guests cover various topics, including the craft of writing, fiction topics, nonfiction topics, self-care for writers, and the business of writing to name a few. --If you're an aspiring Christian writer, we have content to help you grow. Published writers, we have current content to make your next book proposal, manuscript editing, speaking event, and writer's conference worth your time and energy. --Our episodes average 25-35 minutes -- hit subscribe and join our family of writers. --Contact Linda at YourBestWritingLife@gmail.com with questions or comments. --Your Best Writing Life is associated with the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

    Finding Joy as a Writer with Linda Goldfarb

    Finding Joy as a Writer with Linda Goldfarb

    What brings you joy? During this season of thankfulness, it’s a good time to share snippets from our writing industry experts on what brings them joy. I pray you are encouraged, empowered, and entertained with their answers.

    Brian Bird, Sharon Tedford, Katy Kauffman, Edwina Perkins, Cindy Sproles, PeggySue Wells, Jayme Lee Hull, Bethany Jett, and Becky Antkowiak share what brings them joy.

    There you go, stories, moments, and ponderings of God’s provision in the lives of some of our industry experts. It’s important to me, Linda Goldfarb, for you to know how much you are valued as one of our listeners and I understand that as much as you want to write – life happens and detours show up, yet—God is sovereign, and His timing is perfect. Drop me a note, let me know what you walked away with from this episode, and please share what brings you joy in this season of life. check out our show notes for my email link and more. I look forward to being here with you next time on Your Best Writing Life.

    Be sure to check out our additional links:
    November Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 15 min
    Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul with Tracy Crump

    Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul with Tracy Crump

    Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul has its perks. Tracy Crump shares tips to get your stories accepted for multiple chicken Soup books.

    My industry expert is Tracy Crump. Tracy dispenses hope in her 30-day devotional, Health, Healing, and Wholeness. Best known for contributing twenty-two stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul, she has published numerous devotions and articles in diverse publications. Tracy conducts writing workshops, offers freelance editing, proofreads for Farmers’ Almanac—and she loves on four grand-darlings.
    How did you get started writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul?
    What is the most important thing to remember about writing for Chicken Soup?
    What are some dos and don’ts in writing for Chicken Soup?
    How do you submit stories to Chicken Soup?

    LINKS
    Tracy Crump (website) Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul PDF Download Serious Writer Academy  Write Life Workshops  Health, Healing, and Wholeness  Health, Healing, and Wholeness Box SetsNovember Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 32 min
    Writing Speculative Fiction with Amy Williams

    Writing Speculative Fiction with Amy Williams

    Is Speculative Fiction a Christian genre? Multi-book author, A.C. Williams is happy to share why Christians should be writing Speculative Fiction.
     
    Linda Goldfarb here, I’m so glad you’re listening in today, we’re talking about Writing Speculative Fiction with industry expert, Amy A.C. Williams - A.C. Williams is a coffee-drinking, sushi-eating, story-telling nerd who loves cats, country living, and all things Japanese. She’d rather be barefoot, and if she isn’t, her socks will never match. With books in space opera, superhero adventure, and action-comedy, Amy loves helping authors discover the genre-defying joy of speaking truth in fiction. 
     
    Our time together is a little longer than usual, but you will be so happy you stuck around.
    What are the genre expectations for speculative fiction?What is “world-building”?Can you write science fiction without aliens?Can you write fantasy without being a linguist?Why should Christians write speculative fiction?LINKS
    Amy (A.C.) WilliamsAmy's Speculative Fiction Recommended Reading PDF DownloadFor more recommendations and reviews, check out www.amycwilliams.com. To find out about Amy’s coaching - https://www.amycwilliams.com/coaching/ Email amy@amycwilliams.com Havok Story Podcast November Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 43 min
    How Email Marketing Works part two with Patricia Durgin

    How Email Marketing Works part two with Patricia Durgin

    Email marketing frequency, content tips, and writing prompts. Patricia Durgin guides us through what's right for writers.
    Today is part two - How email marketing works for you!
    Linda is sitting down with marketing expert Patricia Durgin. Patricia is the founder of Marketers On A Mission, trains Christian writers and speakers to become change catalysts for the Kingdom. She’s a recognized online marketing and Facebook Live expert. Patricia has hosted over 500 (60-minute) interviews with Christian writers and speakers and she is an AWSA Certified Writer and Speaker coach.
    In today’s episode, Patricia talks about Email Frequency, Email content tips, How to reactivate a dormant email list, Evergreen topics, Writing prompts for fiction and nonfiction writers, and more – be sure to download the PDF slides.  

    LINKS
    Patricia Durgin - Marketers On A MissionHow Email Marketing Works show slidesWrite Emails Your Readers Want - 35 Content Prompts Marketers On A Mission Facebook PageMarketers On A Mission ENGAGE Facebook GroupPatricia Durgin YouTubeNovember Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Email Marketing Works with Patricia Durgin

    How Email Marketing Works with Patricia Durgin

    Email marketing works with the correct messages in place. Patricia Durgin guides us through the process in two parts.
    Today is part one - How email marketing works
    Linda is sitting down with marketing expert Patricia Durgin. Patricia is the founder of Marketers On A Mission, trains Christian writers and speakers to become change catalysts for the Kingdom. She’s a recognized online marketing and Facebook Live expert. Patricia has hosted over 500 (60-minute) interviews with Christian writers and speakers and she is an AWSA Certified Writer and Speaker coach.
    In today’s episode Patricia talks about how 3rd party email provider platforms such as eWeber, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Mailerlite, etc. work behind the scenes, the difference in broadcast emails and email autoresponders, and more – be sure to download the PDF slides.  

    LINKS
    Patricia Durgin - Marketers On A MissionHow Email Marketing Works show slidesMarketers On A Mission Facebook PageMarketers On A Mision ENGAGE Facebook GroupPatricia Durgin YouTubeOctober Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 49 min
    Creating Memorable Characters with Aaron Zook Jr.

    Creating Memorable Characters with Aaron Zook Jr.

    If your book characters fall flat so will your sales. Award-winning author, Aaron Zook Jr., shares how to create memorable characters. 
    Linda's industry expert is her good friend, Aaron M. Zook Jr. Aaron is a multiple-award-winning author and speaker. He’s thrilled thousands with his YA Christian mystery/adventure series about two inquisitive brothers and their dogs who solve one crisis after another around the world. Aaron is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and lives with his wife, Joyce, in Texas. It’s a pleasure to have you here, Aaron!
    How to use personality knowledge to keep characters in order.Creating Depth in your character.Character Interviews.Changes your character must go through.LISTS
    Aaron ZookHolly Lake Video  Passionate for God articleCrashin' Coaster Mystery - Book #5 in the Thunder and Lightning seriesThunder and Lightning Series Creating Memorable Characters Tip SheetOctober Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers in our Facebook group, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

    • 29 min

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Diann Mills Eliminating Passive voice

I am a huge fan of Diann Mills, so this podcast was such a treat. As a writer, it is so easy to slip into passive voice. This podcast gave clear and constructive ways to make our writing stronger and more direct. Thank you both Linda and Diann for your time and talents!!!

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Episode 2 lisa Carter

Oh my! Such great information! I’ve listened to this episode over and over again. I usually write poetry and small devotional article for our local paper, but have had 4 fiction stories in my imagination and this episode got me so excited thinking maybe I could write fiction one day.
Also had to buy underneath a Navajo moon after reading the look inside option on Amazon! I think my blind 99 year old grandmother would love this so I’m checking to see if there is a cd version since she has a CD player.
Thank you again for this podcast!

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Like Enjoying a Cup of Coffee with Writer Friends

I love this podcast. I’ve attended BRMCWC twice so far and to me, this podcast feels like an extension of the valuable teachings the conference and its faculty have blessed me with. Each episode I’ve listened to features writers or experts in the industry who are so genuine in their love of the craft, their desire to build up and pour into others, and their faith. Linda Goldfarb is a charming and engaging host who asks great questions and makes each info-packed episode worth listening to every last minute. I usually listen while walking my dog, but my favorite way to enjoy the podcast is to sit with a cup of coffee and soak in the wisdom. Thank you for this lovely resource.

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