Month: November 2015

Why Rejection is Good

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Bestselling ward-winning author Angela Hunt

08 – Why Rejection is Good

Angela Hunt is well known for being a prolific, gifted, and best-selling writer. So what helped her accomplish all that? Recognizing that rejection isn’t something to fight or be ashamed of—it’s actually one of a writer’s best tools! Come join us as Angela shares how rejection has taught her valuable lessons in this adventure we call writing.

Show Notes

With over 130 books written, both fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, and 4 million copies of her books sold, Angela Hunt knows a thing or two about writing. And the deep.

Quote Pick:
“Rejection is our greatest teacher. It’s our greatest coach. It keeps us moving forward.”

What the deep means to Angela:
“When I’m writing about the things I can’t even talk about without crying. A lot of times it’s something very personal…even though I can’t talk about it, I can write about it… sometimes with tears streaming down my cheeks…”

Wisdom from Angela:
There is power in our vulnerability…in admitting that there are no easy answers.

One of my favorite movies is Tootsie…in it the actor says, “I just have to feel this way until I don’t feel this way anymore.”

I’ve quoted that a thousand times. Because when we’re grieving or angry, or whatever your emotional condition is, you can’t just say a prayer or wave it away. You have to somehow work it through your psyche.

God understands…Jesus went away for times to pray. There are times when we have to nurse our spirits and our hearts.

Book Links:

The Novelist by Angela Hunt bookcover
The Novelist by Angela Hunt

A Test of Faith Book Cover
A Test of Faith by Karen Ball

Talk to us:
Have you been rejected?
How did you cope?

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How to Find Your Catalyst in the Deep, part 3

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Karen Ball and Erin Taylor Young 07

07 How to Find Your Catalyst in the Deep, Part 3: How to Use Your Catalyst

Why do we write the things we do? And why, if we’re serving God, do we find ourselves in deep places of struggle? In this podcast, the 3rd and final in our discussion of catalyst, we’ll build on the foundation of the last two podcasts about what a catalyst is, why it’s important, and how to find it. So join us and discover how to use your catalyst to benefit you—and your readers.

Show Notes

Use your book catalyst to:

  1. Help you identify the distinctives of your book so you can focus your pitch.
  2. Help you identify your primary, secondary, and possibly even a tertiary audience.


  1. Use that information to focus your marketing efforts. Think of ways outside the box to reach your audience.
  2. Put these ideas in your proposal, and also use them to as you plan your own marketing strategy.

Remember, knowing your core catalyst and book catalyst will help you understand and relate to the needs of your audience. Marketing isn’t about selling something. It’s about sharing truth that helped you.

Marketing Idea Example:  Surviving Henry YouTube channel

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