In Writing at the Red House, we talk about social media and platform building in terms of service. How do you serve your audience? Is content creation a chore for you, or are you passionate about your topic and your people?

Today Kathi and Red House director Lori Young help us think through creating the habit of serving our audience. They also discuss the arrival of Jack Jack the Rooster to the Red House. Isn’t he handsome?

As you seek to serve your audience, these are some questions to consider:

Why are you passionate about your message?

What exactly is your message?

Where and what does your audience need to hear from you?

Do you need a place to discuss these questions? Figure out your why, find your passion, and learn how to share it with the world in the Red House Writers Collective.  

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.

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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.

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