From an idea, to paper to published. Of course there are a few more steps to writing a book then that and the most experienced writers discover their own process as time goes on. But for the rest of us, Kathi interviewed world renowned writer Robin Jones Gunn (yes, that Robin Gunn!) about her process. She talks about her love for lined binders, prayer and people in her sphere of influence that help her get her ideas from said binder into the hands of her readers. 

Every writer at every level will want to listen to this episode with pen and paper in hand. Then make sure to bookmark the episode because you’ll want to listen to it again and again. 


Are you ready to get that idea from binder to published? Introducing Writing at the Red House, a unique experience for writers to hunker down in the most perfect writers cabin and get coaching and feedback from some of the industries finest. In January, Michele Cushatt will be featured as our Writer in Residence along with Kathi Lipp. And in February, Harvest House Acquisitions Manager Kathleen Kerr, will be joining Kathi as our Residence expert. Learn more @


Hallmark Christmas Movies: Finding Father Christmas, Engaging Father Christmas, and the newest one, Marrying Father Christmas. Check your local listing for more information.

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Register for the 2-day WCCW Conference for only $139 during our 24-hour Cyber Monday Sale. Sale opens Nov 26 at 7 a.m. PST and closes Nov 27 at 7 a.m. PST. This is our final sale of the year and is the best price you will get on the 2-day conference. Click here!

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 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” 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.

Robin Gunn

Robin Gunn

Author of more than 90 Books

Robin Jones Gunn is the bestselling, Christy Award winning author of nearly 100 books with over 5.5 million copies sold worldwide.

Best known for her Christy Miller novels for teens and the Christy Award winning Glenbrooke and Sisterchicks® series, Robin’s non-fiction titles include Praying for Your Future Husband, co-authored with Tricia Goyer and Spoken For, co-authored with Alyssa Bethke.

Hallmark created three movies from her Father Christmas novellas, which broke a record for the network by being the season’s highest rated and most watched original movies.

Robin’s love for storytelling and training writers has taken her around the world. She has served on the Board of Media Associates International and has been a keynote speaker in Africa, Brazil, Europe and Australia as well as Canada and throughout the US.

Many readers who grew up with Robin’s books have written to tell her how the memorable characters in her stories have mentored and influenced them over the years. Robin and her husband have two grown and married children and live in Hawaii.


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