So you’re a writer. Now what? Is it enough to just sit down and write? Join Kathi, Michele and Harvest House’s senior editor Kathleen Kerr, as they discuss the ins and outs of writer’s responsibilities.

“Reading and writing are just two halves of one conversation,” Kathleen says. “You need to learn the rules of both disciplines.”

Listen in to today’s podcast for tips on what you should be doing to hone your craft as a writer and check out the links below to find the books suggested by Kathi, Michele and Kathleen.

  1. The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith
  2. The Art of Memoir by Mary Carr
  3. Fondling Your Muse: Infallible Advice From a Published Author to the Writerly Aspirant by John Warner
  4. How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them-A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
  5. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamott
  6. On Writing by Stephen King
  7. Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers by Carolyn See
  8. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

Meet Our Guest

Kathleen Kerr is an acquisitions editor at Harvest House Publishers. She has a passion for finding new voices and helping writers craft the unique message God has laid on their hearts.





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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