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Musings from a tired marketer

Musings From a Tired Marketer

By Cheri Cowell Nov 1, 2021

The First Truth: It’s Hard Work

The truth is good marketing is about building relationships with readers, and building relationships is hard work. It is tiring. It is difficult to put yourself out there day after day, but as writers who promote God-given messages, that is what we do.

5 Steps to Successful Co-Writing By Janyre Tromp

5 Steps to Successful Co-Writing

By Janyre Tromp Oct 25, 2021

As an editor for a traditional publishing house, I’ve shepherded more than a few co-authored projects through publishing. And then, earlier this year, I released a novella collection called It’s a Wonderful Christmas with four other authors.

Hopefully these tips will help you publish collaboratively with fewer bumps.

Growing Your Creativity

By Darlene Larson Oct 18, 2021

Would you like to be inspired? I’m honored to introduce you to one of our Speak Up faculty members who has dedicated her life to helping women find purpose, meaning, and freedom. Darlene Larson’s coaching, writing, and speaking ministry is called “Hearts with a Purpose” and today she’s giving us significant ideas about how to stimulate our creativity.

Less of Me-More of God

By Lucinda McDowell Oct 11, 2021

The voice at the other end of the phone was ecstatic, “I love your book—it’s so deep, so insightful! I don’t understand why you aren’t more famous as an author.…

What’s Your Level of Spiritual Fitness?

By Patti Reed Oct 4, 2021

Life has been particularly hard lately. Strained relationships over whether someone has taken the vax or not taken the vax. Anxiety from world events and the unrest in the middle…

Filled Up to Fuel Others

By Athena Holtz Sep 27, 2021

I watched as my hubby filled the gas tanks at the back of the boat. It didn’t need much fuel, not even a whole gallon, but he topped it off…

How to Say No

By Jill Savage Sep 20, 2021

Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Dozens of great opportunities come our way, but there’s no way to do them all—or at least do them all well. Most of…

Be a Spicy Podcast Guest!

By Stephanie Rousselle Sep 13, 2021

As a global podcast host, I receive a lot of requests to be invited on our show. Like most podcasters, we say no to most of them.  So… how can…

Honoring our Losses

By Jeri Howe Sep 6, 2021

When we did finally get good news about my mom’s condition—namely that her pancreatic cancer was in REMISSION (which is a rare miracle)—I did not feel the excitement or relief…

Four Ways to Unify and Glorify

By Sheila Qualls Aug 30, 2021

My father was born in the Jim Crow South in 1929. He grew up sitting in the back of the bus and drinking from the “colored” water fountain. He enlisted…

You Can Change a Life Today

By Compassion International Aug 23, 2021

Speak Up conference is thrilled to partner with Compassion International for the first time to bring help and hope to girls in need. You heard about Watch Her Rise during our…

Creating an Out of This World Launch Team

By Erica Wiggenhorn Aug 16, 2021

Remember the moment you signed that book contract? The look on your face in your post radiated pure joy, right? This was a dream come true moment! Now launch day…