Do you ever wonder what you should be doing to build your career as a writer? Today, Kathi is joined by her guest, Barb Roose, literary agent and author of eight books, to talk about how to take your dream and move it forward. Barb shares what she has learned over the years about the publishing industry and how to grow as a business person.

In this episode, Barb Roose shares:

  • What to do with a manuscript that isn’t in a strong sales category right now.
  • Why we need to slow down and romanticize our ideas.
  • The two things every author should know.

So, listen in and get a taste of what to expect from these two when you join the Collective.

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The Collective is a day-by-day roadmap that not only shows you exactly what to do to increase your writing but also build your writing business in a way that you’ve always known you could.

Exclusive offer to Kathi’s audience: If you join The Red House Writers Collective by January 6, 2022, you can get 50% off using the coupon code CHECKIN and you will receive a full access pass to our one day conference “Your Path to Published” on March 23, 2022. This one-day conference is normally $199, but you will be able to attend for free when you enroll in the Collective. All you have to do is go to our website, click on the enroll button, and use the coupon code before the offer expires!

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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Writing at the Red House Creator and CEO

Kathi Lipp is the host of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, the Writing at the Red House podcast, and the bestselling author of The Husband Project, Clutter Free, Ready for Anything, and An Abundant Place. She and her husband, Roger, live in the mountains of northern California, where they run the Red House Writing Retreats.

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. Her newest adventure is The Red House, where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

Barb Roose

Barb Roose

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about teaching women to live beautifully strong and courageous in spite of their fears so that they can experience God’s great adventure of faith and purpose for their lives. Barb lives in NW Ohio and she is the proud mom to three adult children. Barb enjoys traveling, reading, walking and whenever possible, she prefers to eat dessert first. Visit her at

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