Episode 45

Jeff Medders

Tools for Writing and Avoiding Discouragement

Jeff Medders is a pastor, author, and host of the Home Row Podcast, a show with writers on writing. He joins me to talk about writing tools and what he calls the "sin of platforming."
Jeff Medders is a pastor, author, and host of the Home Row Podcast, a show with writers on writing. He joins me to talk about writing tools and what he calls the "sin of platforming."
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Show Notes:45: Jeff Medders — Tools for Writing and Avoiding Discouragement

Jeff is the host of the Home Row Podcast, a podcast with writers on writing. It’s one of my favorites and a close companion to the Pastor Writer podcast.

This spring, Jeff will be releasing his third book, Humble Calvinism. He joins me to talk about writing tools and his process for recognizing a book idea, developing the outline, and staying organized.

We also discuss what he calls the “sin of platforming.” Jeff describes the risk of writing to make our own names known. You can read more in his blog post at https://jamedders.com/confessing-the-sin-of-platforming/

Tools we discuss:

  • It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
  • Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
  • Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
  • Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
  • So it begins.
  • Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
  • Great day sailing.
  • New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
  • We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
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Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
1 month ago
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Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
2 months ago
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Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
2 months ago
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So it begins.
So it begins.
2 months ago
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Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
2 months ago
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Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
2 months ago
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New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
2 months ago
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We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
3 months ago
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