Writing

How to Write a Book in 7 Simple Steps (My Highly Inefficient Process in Pictures)

Well-written books on important topics can change lives, if not the world. But where do you start? Well, for all you budding authors, I now offer you my step-by-step, pictorial guide. At least, it’s a guide to how I do it. I’m the first to admit my process is messy and highly inefficient. But hey, it’s worked for me, and my advice is free. Ready? More…

Listening to the Soul of Your Community [Video]

What does your community’s culture—its stories, songs and advertisements—reveal about its soul: its beliefs, values and longings? In this video I share the framework behind my writing, speaking and broadcasting, giving you tools to ‘read’ social trends so you can communicate better. More…

039 How to Write Your Memoir

So, you want to write your memoir or autobiography. How do you mine your life for its gold and write something people will actually find valuable? In this post and podcast I’ll share a formula to help you find and write your own authentic story. More…

038 Adrian Plass Turns the Tables on Me

I’ve interviewed best-selling author-poet-humourist Adrian Plass a number of times. Now he’s gotten his revenge! While co-leading a writers retreat recently, Adrian asked me a few questions about life, faith, writing and nerves while sharing his own special brand of humour. The result was a lot of fun. More…

008 An Interview with Marilynne Robinson [Podcast]

Marilynne Robinson doesn’t believe in sequels and never uses an idea she knows the origin of. She waited a staggering 24 years to release her second novel. If you love her books or want to learn how to write, this interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith is a must-listen.
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A Basket Full of Stars: How to Communicate with Colour and Creativity

What does it take to become a colourful, creative communicator in your writing and public speaking? How do you craft a message that sparkles in the mind of your audience? In this 44 minute audio seminar I cover the 4 phases of creativity and the 6 creative elements that will help your writing and speaking shine.
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