As a writer, do you need help creating an outline for your current project?

In this re-release of one of the most popular episodes, Kathi and former editor, now agent Kathleen Kerr talk all things outlining. Whatever stage your writing project is at, whether it’s brainstorming or you have 1000 words written, an outline will help you write faster and with clarity.

Listen in and learn:

  • Why outlining needs to happen at some point in your writing journey.
  • How outlining saves time in rewriting.
  • How creating “mile-markers” and “check-offables” will make your writing life easier.

Click here to listen to part two in which Kathi and Kathleen outline Kathi’s recent release, The Accidental Homesteader.

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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 believes in writers. With long experience in amplifying authors’ messages, both as an acquisitions editor and a literary agent, she has the passion and expertise to come alongside writers as they hone their ideas and navigate a changing publishing landscape. She lives with her family in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.


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