By J.A. Medders
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Get inspired to write from some of today's best writers. Listen. Learn. And get to work! You won't learn how to get a book deal, write a best-seller, or quit your day job. But maybe, just maybe, you'll get the nudge you need to sit at your desk, chug your coffee, and write the blog, article, or book you've been thinking on for far too long. As Christians, our aim is to write in such a way that Jesus is made much and the Church is encouraged to follow our risen Lord. With His help, we can do this together.
||CleanEpisode 30: 10 Resolutions for Writers||Are you ready to tackle your writing in 2018? Here are 10 resolutions, goals, ideas, whatevers, for us writers as we get to work this year.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: On Writers Using Twitter and Avoiding Idolatry||On Ep. 29, I answer two listener questions: How can writers avoid idolatry in our writing, and how can we use Twitter to help our writing.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Writing Tools with Roy Peter Clark||Learn from best-selling author and writing coach Roy Peter Clark.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The Writer's Diet and Zombie Nouns with Helen Sword||Ready to learn from a writing professor? In this instant-classic, Helen Sword tells us about The Writer's Diet and what exactly are Zombie Nouns.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: C.S. Lewis and the Purpose of Writing||What was C.S. Lewis's vision for all of his writing? Well, it's one we should have too.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Kristen Wetherell on Broadway, Providence, Suffering, and Writing||Kristen Wetherell talks about how her book, Hope When It Hurts, came to life, and she tells us how her journey toward Broadway was derailed by chronic suffering from Lyme Disease. How has suffering changed her writing? Listen in.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: How To Spark Your Creativity||Today we think about a listener's question: Where do you go and what do you do to spark your creativity when you're feeling burned out?||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Drew Dyck on Stellar Book Ideas & Qualities of a Good Writer||Lots of people have ideas for a book, but that doesn't mean it should be published. Listen as author and acquisitions editor at Moody Books, Drew Dyck, pull back the curtain and tells you how it works.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Jaquelle Crowe on Writing & Finding Your Audience||At nineteen years old, Jaquelle has published her first book with Crossway, written for Desiring God, and helps lead a workshop for writers. Listen in and learn from this writing veteran. I sure did!||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Listener Questions + Do The Work||On this episode I start to answer listener questions and address what is a vital step in being a writer.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Eric Geiger on Writing, Publishing, and the NBA||Erice Geiger and I talk writing, publishing, the kinds of books B&H loves to see, NBA and more.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Matt Smethurst on Writing, Candy, & Coffee||Listen to Matt Smethurst, editor at TGC, detail how I changed his life. Discover my favorite candy. And of course, listen to Matt’s wisdom on writing.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Thomas Kidd on Writing, Platform, Whitefield and Franklin||Listen to author, historian, and professor Thomas Kidd and I discuss multipack of topics on writing.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: David Murray on Writing||Listen to David Murray, author and professor, talk about how he became a writer, the struggles in writing, burnout and pace as a writer.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Episode 16: Lore Ferguson Wilbert on Writing||Listen to Lore (pronounced Loreee) and I talk wri…||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Russ Ramsey on Writing||On today's show, Russ Ramsey, author and editor, drops writing wisdom all over the place in this episode.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Scott Sauls on Writing||Episode 14: Scott Sauls on Writing by J.A. Medders||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Trillia Newbell on Writing||Episode 13: Trillia Newbell on Writing by J.A. Me…||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Scott James on Writing||On the final episode of Season 2, I talk with pastor, doctor, author: Scott James.||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Kevin Vanhoozer on Writing||Kevin Vanhoozer and I talk about a vision for Christian writers. Listen in as we talk about what does it mean to communicate what is "in Christ"||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Russell Moore on Writing||In this episode, Russell Moore and I talk about growing as a writer, how country music helps his writing, and why writing with End Times theology in mind is a good thing. Listen and learn from one of my favorite writers.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Don Whitney on Writing||On this episode of Home Row, Don Whitney and I talk about writing, ministry, fountain pens, and more.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Christian George on Writing||Christian George, Professor at Midwestern Seminary and Curator and the Spurgeon Library, and I talk writing—and Spurgeon as a writer. We often think of Spurgeon the pastor and preacher, but forget he also wrote around 140 books, managed a magazine, an||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Jen Wilkin on Writing||Jen Wilkin and I talk writing, creativity, editing, being from Texas, au-gratin potatoes, and the challenge of writing a fresh work on God's attributes.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Douglas Wilson on Writing||Mr. Wordsmith himself, Douglas Wilson, and I talk about, you guessed it: writing.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Trevin Wax on Writing||On this episode author Trevin Wax and I talks about the three kinds of writers, where writers should start writing, and motivations in writing.||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Tim Challies on Writing||On this episode, Tim Challies and I talk about discipline as a writer, growing through the daily slug, and how to stay focused on your calling as a writer.||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Barnabas Piper on Writing||Barnabas and I talk about writing tips, his favorite writing books, and how to promote your writing without feeling sleazy.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Tony Reinke on Writing||Get ready to soak in all of Tony Reinke's wisdom on writing. Brace yourselves.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Jared Wilson on Writing||In our first episode, Jared C. Wilson and J.A. Medders talk about writing, the writing life, tips and tricks, fat royalty checks, and writer's block.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoroughly enjoyed listening!
Love the insights from these interviews!
Solid advice and encouragement for writers
I have really appreciated the this podcast. For one, J.A. Medders has interviewed some of my favorite writers, but additionally, he has focused the conversation on the craft and the writing life. I loved Tony R's podcast "authors on the line" but that one rarely ventured off topic from the ideas of the author's book. "Home Row" goes behind the specific book (or books) to discuss what it means to write—and write well! I won't miss an episode.