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:

Ice cream downtown for mom’s birthday.

Ice cream downtown for mom’s birthday.

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Got to spend part of the day working from the boat. Ready for some fall weather. #catalina25

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Today, I received the first typeset proof of The 5 Masculine Instincts. It’s set to release on March 1st. It represents about five years of work and I owe so many of you so much. Thank you for all the prayers, encouragement, and strange conversations you indulged as I tried to figure this thing out… that one’s mostly for you @ashreplogle.

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Books in the works. #amreading
Books in the works. #amreading
Books in the works. #amreading
Books in the works. #amreading
Books in the works. #amreading

Books in the works. #amreading

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Got to take the family and my parents sailing today. The wind was hit and miss but we always have a good time. #catalina25
Got to take the family and my parents sailing today. The wind was hit and miss but we always have a good time. #catalina25

Got to take the family and my parents sailing today. The wind was hit and miss but we always have a good time. #catalina25

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Supposed to be a hen… it is not.

Supposed to be a hen… it is not.

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He’s always a gentleman.

He’s always a gentleman.

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It’s no Busch stadium but it was still Cards for the win.
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It’s no Busch stadium but it was still Cards for the win.

It’s no Busch stadium but it was still Cards for the win.

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