Have you ever wondered if what you write really matters? And if you should you keep writing?
I know I have.
Today’s podcast guest, Brooke McGlothlin shares her story of questioning her qualifications and value as a writer. At the Declare Conference she will be encouraging attendees on the importance of Christian writers to keep writing.
As a godly woman & author of several books, I know we will learn a lot from Brooke’s experiences. If you’ve never heard her heart for mothering boys or for prayer, then you are in for a treat.
What we chat about:
- Brooke’s journey to starting the MOB Society (Mothers of Boys Society) with Erin Mohring.
- How Brooke has also partnered with Stacey Thacker (both gals met via blogging/social media).
- The blessing and curse of being an idea or why person (visionary) and then need to partner with a “how” person.
- Her session at Declare…encouraging us to keep writing, particularly when discouragement comes.
- Brooke’s own season of questioning, rejection and then stopping writing.
- Surrendering your plan with your writing and accepting God’s plan.
- 3 Questions writers often grapple with in the writing journey.
- How publishers may actually ask those questions.
- The way God made her publishing dreams came true. Not by her striving, but through God’s provision.
- Making your goal obedience and not success. Make His name great, not your own.
Connect with Brooke:
- Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change helping People in Need of Change –Paul Tripp
- Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action — Simon Sinek
- Start: Punch Fear in the Face — Jon Acuff
Have you ever struggled with wanting to stop writing? Wondering if your words mattered?
How to Listen to the Declare Conference Podcast:
1. Listen on the blog. Go to DeclareConference.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post (on your computer. . .doesn’t work on smartphones).
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.
3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (click here). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.