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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 30-45 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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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 30-45 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.

    Writing Hybrid Devotional Studies with Kathy Howard

    Writing Hybrid Devotional Studies with Kathy Howard

    When it comes to devotionals, are you asking, “Where’s the beef?” Would you like to go deeper when writing devotionals yet dread the time trap for your readers? 

    Today’s episode offers a way for you to write deeper while offering a shorter study time to your reader. 
    Linda Goldfarb's industry expert is Kathy Howard. Kathy is a treasure hunter. She hunts for the creamiest chocolate and richest coffee. She searches for cherished stories of faith that still impact hearts. And, she digs deep into God’s Word, mining His eternal truths for herself and to share with others. With more than 30 years of experience, Kathy has taught in dozens of states, internationally, and in various venues, including multi-church conferences and large online events. 
    She has a Masters of Christian Education and a certificate in Women’s Ministry from the Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary. Kathy is the author of 12 books, including five Bible studies, and the “Deep Rooted” devotional series. She also serves on the LifeWay Women’s Ministry Training Team. Kathy and her husband live near family in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. They have three married children, six grandchildren, and one accidental dog. Kathy provides free discipleship resources and blogs regularly at www.KathyHoward.org.

    Discover what a hybrid devotional study is and how you can begin writing meaty devotionals without breaking the time bank.

    LINKS
    Kathy Howard
    How to Write a Deep Devotional PDF
    Kathy Howard's Books

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    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!
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    • 33 min
    Writing Devotionals that Make a Difference with Cindy Sproles

    Writing Devotionals that Make a Difference with Cindy Sproles

    Do you currently write devotions? Are you looking to diversify your writing to include devotions? Writing devotions is what Cindy Sproles helps us understand better in this episode of Your Best Writing Life. 

    Cindy Sproles was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She loves her heritage and enjoys sharing about the mountain culture. Cindy is a speaker, author, and conference director and works as a writing mentor. She’s married to Tim (the prince), with four adult sons, and 2 grands.

    In this encore episode, Linda and her guest discuss the concept many preachers use in preparing their sermons: Hook, Book, Look, and Took.
    Find out how asking questions in your devotion can lose readers.
    Everyone shares stories, but the reason telling a story in devotion is so important may surprise you.
    Learn how to perfect your devotion by submitting it online to Christian Devotions.

    LINKS
    Cindy SprolesSubmit your devotion to Christian Devotions dot usDownload your Hook, Book, Look, and Took PDFIf you enjoy Your Best Writing Life's content- consider a monthly donation through Patreon. Support Your Best Writing Life podcast

    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!
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    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
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    • 39 min
    Creativity and Brain Science for Writers with Tina Yeager

    Creativity and Brain Science for Writers with Tina Yeager

    Are you taking advantage of your cognitive focus? Can gardening or listening to audiobooks increase your creativity? Today’s episode will connect you with your creative potential.

    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host Linda Goldfarb. Each week I bring you tips and strategies from experts in the writing and publishing industry to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, you’ll learn about Creativity and Brain Science for Writers

    My industry expert is Tina Yeager, an Award-winning author, speaker, licensed counselor, and life coach. Tina hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast, publishes the Inkspirations Online writers’ devotional, and hosts Subdue Stress and Anxiety online. Check out Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You and Upcycled: Crafted for a Purpose (Bold Vision, 2022). 
    Is everyone creative?
    Can we improve our creative potential?
    What habits can we adopt to optimize brain function?
    How do our thoughts contribute to creative productivity or detract from it?

    We discuss these questions and more.

    LINKS
    Tina Yeager and her podcast, Flourish-Meant
    Free Upcycled Inspirational Flip Book Template
    Tina Yeager Speaker
    Tina Yeager Life Coaching
    Tina Yeager on YouTube
    Weekly Devotions - read and or submit
    Stress-Less Online Course

    If you enjoy Your Best Writing Life's content- consider a monthly donation through Patreon. Support Your Best Writing Life podcast

    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!


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    • 34 min
    Benefits of Writing During the Holidays with Edie Melson

    Benefits of Writing During the Holidays with Edie Melson

    Do you dread writing during the holidays? Have you ever thought – What good could come out of writing during the year's busiest season? Today’s episode is exactly what writers need to make the most out of our busiest holiday seasons

    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host Linda Goldfarb. Each week I bring you tips and strategies from experts in the writing and publishing industry to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, we discuss the Benefits of Writing During the Holidays

    My industry expert is Edie Melson. Edie is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. She’s a card-carrying introvert who loves to encourage an audience. And she embraces the ultimate contradiction of being an organized creative. Her numerous books, including Unruffled, Thriving in Chaos and the award-winning Soul Care series reflect her passion for helping others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. Edie Melson, it’s so good to have you back on Your Best Writing Life!

    Discover
    How writing helps us get through busy seasonsThe benefits of creating a Holiday Bucket ListStrategies to make the most of your holiday writingLinks
    Edie Melson
    10 Things Writers Can Learn From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer PDF download
    The Write Conversation Blog
    Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Contests
    Register for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 

    If you enjoy Your Best Writing Life's content- consider a monthly donation through Patreon. Support Your Best Writing Life podcast

    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!
    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Sponsored by Access More!

    • 27 min
    Organize Your Writing Life with Liana George

    Organize Your Writing Life with Liana George

    Do you struggle to organize your thoughts, let alone your writing? Are you searching for practical tips to organize your writing workspace, time, and materials? Today’s episode provides information to make your life more productive as a writer.

    Each week, Linda Goldfarb brings tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. We're so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, you’ll learn How to Organize Your Writing Life for Higher Productivity with her guest, Liana George.

    Before becoming a novelist, Liana George was a professional organizer and the owner of By George Organizing. Her first two novels are based on her experiences as an organizer and her time living in China. She is also the Co-founder of The Author’s Write Hand, a marketing/virtual assistance agency for Christian authors.

     Linda and Liana discuss organizing your space, time, material, and mind to be more productive as a writer.

    LINKS
    Liana George
    Writer's Information Template - download as an Excel file
    {Book Title} Information Template - download as an Excel file

    If you enjoy Your Best Writing Life's content- consider a monthly donation through Patreon. Support Your Best Writing Life podcast

    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!


    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Sponsored by Access More!

    • 39 min
    Finding a Fresh Start Through Failure with Beth Duewel

    Finding a Fresh Start Through Failure with Beth Duewel

    As a writer, how do you define failure? Do you struggle with allowing yourself to fail? Linda Goldfarb and her guest, Beth Duewel, share tips to replace failure with a fresh start.

    Beth is a writer, speaker, and blogger at fix-her-upper.com. She lives in Ashland, Ohio, where she has been happily married to her husband for a long while now, and they have three adulting children and two growing-up-too-fast Grandbabies. Beth, welcome to Your Best Writing Life!
    In today's soul care episode, we discuss the fear of failure, perfectionism, three steps to move forward from failure, and giving ourselves grace.

    LINKS
    Beth Duewel
    5 Days of Prayer PDF
    Flash by Rachel Anne Ridge

    If you enjoy Your Best Writing Life's content- consider a monthly donation through Patreon. Support Your Best Writing Life podcast

    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!


    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Sponsored by Access More!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

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I just listened to the Kindle Short Book podcast- Twice

I took Linda’s podcasting class at the BRMCWC and know how important excellence is to her. Her hard work shows!

I’ve learned from all of her podcasts, but this one hit home as I feel led (as of last night) that this is my next step.

What a blessing! Thank you, Linda!

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Love this podcast and so excited to learn more about writing. This is good for people writing part-time, full-time, or a little bit of the time!

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