Episode 08

Mary DeMuth

Finding Your Writing Voice

Mary DeMuth is one of the best known Christian writers, having written over 30 books and mentoring hundreds of writers through her site, Book Launch Mentor. Our discussion moves from learning to trust your voice to surrounding yourself with good advice.
Mary DeMuth is one of the best known Christian writers, having written over 30 books and mentoring hundreds of writers through her site, Book Launch Mentor. Our discussion moves from learning to trust your voice to surrounding yourself with good advice.
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Show Notes:08. Mary DeMuth — Finding Your Writing Voice: Staying Hopeful

In today’s podcast, I had the privilege of speaking with Mary Demuth. If you are new to Christian writing, it won’t take you long to come across Mary’s work. She is a prolific writer with a heart to help mentor new writers.

Mary has been a missionary church planter and also hosts two podcasts. You can find all her resources at marydemuth.com.


We spent time in our conversation discussing voice. I think its one of the first challenges writers face. How do you discover your voice? How do you trust your voice? How do you learn to use it? Mary gives honest and encouraging advice about embracing who you are as a writer.

“Most writers struggle to unearth voice — not only because one’s own voice is simply too familiar, but also because to speak from your voice means confronting your world, your dreams, and your entire life raw and unsoftened by explanations.” — Thaisa Frank and Dorothy Wall

After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
After years of working on a book, mostly in secret, it is such a wonderful gift to hear what people think. I’m so grateful for all the reviews.
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After five minutes of lessons, she’s now basically as good as I am.
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Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
Back from filming for @bibleengagementproject with @harpcreative in Arizona. One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in.
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Link in Bio.

Responsibility feels like a loaded word, but what does responsibility actually mean? Technically, responsibility is nothing more than the ability to respond. To be responsible for anything doesn’t mean you’re an expert. It only means that you’re willing to answer, to show up, to enter the complexity and uncertainty of it, to give it your honest best shot. Think of responsibility as the willingness to respond.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

The first key to fatherhood is not a head full of answers and advice, it’s simply being there. Responsibility is first presence.

#fathersday #fatherhood #father #dads
Link in Bio. Responsibility feels like a loaded word, but what does responsibility actually mean? Technically, responsibility is nothing more than the ability to respond. To be responsible for anything doesn’t mean you’re an expert. It only means that you’re willing to answer, to show up, to enter the complexity and uncertainty of it, to give it your honest best shot. Think of responsibility as the willingness to respond. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” The first key to fatherhood is not a head full of answers and advice, it’s simply being there. Responsibility is first presence. #fathersday #fatherhood #father #dads
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Second grade is going well. Sounds like a true writer. Spells like one too.
Second grade is going well. Sounds like a true writer. Spells like one too.
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Spring not-sailing in the Ozark.
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Plants in the ground, dogwoods booming.
Plants in the ground, dogwoods booming.
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2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
2,100 pastors are about to get free copies of The 5 Masculine Instincts as a part of Church Marketing University’s new Father’s Day Kit. Special thanks to CMU and Fulfillment House, a Kansas City non-profit providing opportunities for adults with special needs. Both are amazing organizations.
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