Grab your favorite blanket and a sweet treat and settle in with Kathi and her editor Kathleen Kerr as they talk all things outlining! Whether you have thousands of words written or are still in the brainstorming stage, an outline is just what you need to write faster and with more clarity. 

Not convinced yet? Listen in and learn:

  • How to make sense of all your key ideas.
  • The importance of setting “mile-markers” for the journey.
  • Figuring out “check-off-able” writing goals.

Next week Kathi and Kathleen will return with even more nuts-and-bolts explanations of how to write the outline for your book. Be sure to sign up here to be notified when the next episode is available. 

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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

Kathleen Kerr

Kathleen Kerr


Kathleen Kerr is an acquisitions editor at Harvest House Publishers, working with debut, bestselling, and award-winning authors, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. Previously, she was an acquisitions editor at Zondervan Publishing House. She has a passion for cultivating an author’s message, finding new voices, and inviting readers into a deeper walk with Christ. Kathleen lives with her husband and daughters in the Pacific Northwest, where she can often be found hiking, writing, and creating chaos in the kitchen.

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