Episode 48: So You Want to Write a Book?

This week we’re talking all about writing on the podcast — specifically book writing. Whether you’re a writer/aspiring author or not, I think you’ll find this conversation with author Barnabas Piper interesting.

Aside from being the first repeat guest on the show — check Episode 18 for his first appearance — Barnabas has written four books and also worked for a number of years on the publishing side of the industry. He’s one of the most knowledgable people I know about how the writing industry works and what it takes to get published.

This conversation is going to be most beneficial to writers and aspiring authors, but we discuss plenty of concepts and principles that can apply to people in many professions and avenues. But for writers, we talked about:

  • The writing process 
  • Marketing
  • Building an audience vs. building a platform
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Comparison
  • Red flags for aspiring authors to be aware of

Barnabas, who is the son of well-known pastor and author John Piper, just released his fourth book, “Hoping for Happiness,” on Oct. 1. You can purchase it and his other books, and check out his other work, on his website at barnabaspiper.com.