In this episode, hosts Michele Cushatt and Kathi Lipp share some of their secrets (their favorite books on writing) with their listeners. Using their usual humorous and candid banter, the ladies do a delightful book report on some empowering resources for writers and communicators alike.

Anyone who has the itch to write (or just to write well) does not want to miss this “members only” look at the best resources.

Our List Of Favorites

On both of their lists: 
• Stephen King’s On Writing
• Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird
• Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up

Michele’s Book List:
The Memoir Project, by Marion Roach Smith
The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
Do the Work, Steven Pressfield
Writing For Story, by Jon Franklin
Story, by Robert McKee
Your Life As Story, by Tristine Rainer

Kathi’s Book List:
Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, Carolyn See
Yes Please, by Amy Pohler
Creativity Inc. Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, Ed Catmull
Writing for the Soul instructions and Advice for an Extraordinary Writing Live, Jerry B. Jenkins

Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 16 books including “Clutter Free,” “The Get Yourself Organized Project,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. The podcast as an extension of Communicator Academy is just another way Kathi wants to serve her audience.

Michele Cushatt

Michele Cushatt

Author, Speaker, Mastermind Coach

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

She co-hosted with Michael Hyatt on the popular This Is Your Life podcast. In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, was released on January 24, 2017. She launched her first Mastermind group in January 2017.

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