131: Why Switching To Scrivener Will Save Your Sanity.

Running away from Microsoft Word for all my writing.

If you’re an author, writer, or somebody who simply wants to write a book one piece of software we always gravitate toward is Microsoft Word. But what if there’s a piece of software that will ensure you never touch Microsoft Word again?

In today’s episode, I’m talking about a writing software called Scrivener. This one piece of software has changed my writing life. No longer do I have to have multiple folders and windows open, everything can be neatly nestled into one document using Scrivener.

Listen to episode: (0:34:03)

130: How do I Publish Without Losing Money?

Finding the right tools to get your book into the world!

Most writers dream of holding a freshly printed book in their hands. The one thing that scares them, spending the money to get to that point.

How do I Publish Without Losing Money? Podcast episode 130

In today’s episode, we’re talking about investing finances into publishing your book. Your book is finally written and after shoving paper into the printer you hit print and now you hold 300 pages of your manuscript.

Listen to episode: (0:38:05)

129: How writing goals will help you write more.

Don't wait, write your book in 2018!

Every writer I know desires to write that next Great American book. They talk about it with their friends, their family encourages them, and yet years go by and they’ve barely touched the book. Why? They have not established good writing goals.

I’ve mentioned on this blog before, writing is hard work. But setting goals will make your writing Adventure that much better.

Listen to episode: (0:36:48)

128: Setting SMARTER Goals.

Take your life to the next level in 2018!

Have you ever taken a road trip without a map or clear directions? Maybe you want to take your wife to a fancy 5 Star Restaurant but you failed to set the reservations. This is what happens in our life if we desire something but we never set a written goal with specific action steps to get us from point A to Victory.

For years, I desire to write a book. The dream so realistic, I could taste it. However, I never put action steps in place to make it a reality. I would Flounder with the idea 4 months or years on end before writing the very first word. When the book was finally finished, I desired to write more and yet, it took 5 years to write another short book.

127: Give yourself the gift of editing this Christmas!


Congratulations, you made it through your book, you now have something in your hands. You’ve worked for months on end and you finally have that finished manuscript. You excitedly print out your hard work, place it before you on the desk and wonder, now what do I do?

In today’s episode, I talk about the next phase of your writing journey. All your hard work has finally paid off and now your book needs to be rewarded. It’s time to talk about editing.

126: How Writing Has Changed My Life.

My personal journey of writing my books!

Have you ever had a dream where you’ve desired something bigger than yourself? You work hard, you strive, and you see part of your dream fulfilled but now you want more?

Episode 126 - The J. B. Sisam Show - How Writing Has Changed My Life.

In today’s podcast episode, I’m opening up about my personal journey of writing and how it is changed my life. Going to hear stories of my friends and how they have touched my life, and how kinship Spurs you on to do more.

125: Taking the time to become a healthy writer.

Becoming an effective communicator.

Do you feel that life is difficult and you feel out of balance or out of touch with reality? The Writer’s life is hard, and if we get out of sync inside of our soul we don’t have the resources in our well to draw from.

Episode 125 - The Writer's Healthy Lifestyle

In today’s episode, we’re talking about living a writer’s healthy balanced life, and what that looks like. The more balanced we are in life the more we can become effective communicators of the message that God has put in our hearts.

124: How to face failure and start moving forward.

Learning to jump life's hurdles.

We all fail. Some fail largely while others fail on a small scale. But failure is something we all face and the question remains, how do we move forward?

In today’s episode, we’re looking at how we can pick up the pieces and live the life we want. Failure is a short-term hurdle and how we choose to jump those hurdles determines our success.

123: The Anatomy of a Novel.

The help you need to write your first novel.

Book writing can feel overwhelming. If you are writing your first book, questions of, how long should chapters be or how many words do I need to write a full-length novel, take center stage in your mind.

The Anatomy of a Novel episode 123

In today’s episode, I’m talking about novel writing from beginning to end. Now that we’ve approached the half-point in NaNoWriMo, If you’re struggling on structuring your book, this is the episode you need to plan your book and before handing it off to an editor.

Listen to episode: (0:31:08)

122: Don’t Lose Your “Why” As you Write.

Finding purpose and focus in your writing during NaNoWriMo.

One week into NaNoWriMo and you now are trying to beat a deadline without purpose in your writing.

Don't Lose Your "Why" As you Write. episode 122


Does that sound like you? In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about writing with purpose. As we go through the motions of meeting our 1667 words a day, we must not forget the reason we write. We write to entertain, educate, encourage, and inspire people to action.

Listen to episode: (0:24:39)