020 How to Get Unstuck With Your Writing Career

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On the Christian Publishing Show, I don’t just like talking with publishing insiders, I also like talking with folks in related industries. It is often in these related industries where some of the more revolutionary insights come from. One such industry is art. Authors and artists face many of the same challenges.

Today we will be talking with Matt Tommey, an artist from Asheville, North Carolina, internationally known Christian speaker & author of 4 books and mentor to hundreds of artists around the world. He is also the host of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast.

Matt, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!


  • What does it mean to get stuck as an author?
  • What are some of the roadblocks we face as creatives?
  • Why are so many authors “starving artists” and what can they do about it?
  • How do authors get unstuck?
  • What does it mean for an author to thrive?
  • How can authors thrive?
  • Let’s change gears and talk marketing, how should authors think about marketing their writing?
  • Where can our listeners find out more about you?


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2 Responses to 020 How to Get Unstuck With Your Writing Career

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 16, 2019 at 7:34 am #

    The ‘Ruptured Duck’ referenced below was the so-nicknamed B-25 flown by Capt. Ted Lawson on the famous Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942. It was destroyed in Lawson’s attempt to land on a Chinese beach in fading light, after bombing Tokyo, and the entire crew miraculously survived.

    This aeroplane became the symbol of the Doolittle raid through Lawson’s book, “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo”, and the subsequent film.

    I don’t worry ’bout gettin’ stuck,
    and every day I thrive,
    for like the crew of ‘Ruptured Duck’,
    I’m just glad to be alive.
    In a life that really gone to bits
    and here amidst the pain,
    there’s a place my writing fits
    and this I shall maintain.
    You see me at a precipice
    but I see the other side
    and can wave back, tell you this:
    grace shall yet betide.
    If you’re wanting to keep going,
    tell your truth, for it’s worth knowing.

  2. MJ April 16, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Thank you for this timely and wonderful message and poem to give our work wings! To all my fellow writers, may your work have wings and land in the right place at the right time with pure purpose! Blessings to all

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