Do you have a lot of stress about building a business around your writing? When you think about building your business, what does that look like to you? Today Kathi is talking with Enneagram coach and Writing at the Red House leader, Lori Young, about building a writing habit.

Listen in and learn:

  • The difference between taking the “writer route” and the “expert route” as a communicator.
  • Thinking through wise uses of your time and money.
  • Pursuing writing as a passion or as a career or both.

Lori also shares that she has grown her coaching and writing business over the last few years as part of the Red House Writers Collective. The Collective has provided her with energy and accountability, motivating and inspiring her to accomplish more every day. Does that sound like something you need as well?

The Red House Writers Collective is the place that helps take writing challenges and turn them into celebrated successes. The Collective is a program with daily accountability, expert coaching from some of the best authors and agents in the Christian writing industry, and an encouraging community of like-minded writers cheering each other on. 

From September 1-15, you can subscribe to The Red House Writers Collective for 50% off, including the amazing bonus of the “Your Path to Published” one-day conference in January 2023 (a $199 value). Normally $760 for the year, join between September 1-15 for only $379. 

When you join, you can look forward to a year of expert input for your writing career from coaches such as author and agent Debbie Alsdorf, social media guru Tonya Kubo, and New York Times bestselling author Susy Flory. It’s like sitting around the campfire at a Red House Writers Retreat every day for a year! Come ring the bell and celebrate your writing in 2023 with the Red House Writers Collective cheering you on. 

Next week, Kathi will be back on the podcast sharing more about the expert coaches that will be part of the Collective in the coming year. Sign up here to be notified when future episodes are released.

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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

Lori Young

Lori Young

Speaker, Writer, Coach

Lori Young is a professional speaker, writer and Certified Enneagram Coach. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Colorado State University. Lori has an extensive background working with people, from sitting with dying patients and their families in hospice care to counseling women who left abusive relationships to starting a non-profit providing home furnishings for women finding independence from domestic violence. Lori has had a front-row seat to how people react in a crisis, how they interact in relationships, and how they communicate when life is hard. She uses her experience and expertise to give her audiences and coaching clients practical tools and advice for improving their relationships and communication.

Connect with Lori on Facebook. 

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