Writer’s Workshop at Two Worlds Media

Two Worlds Media is about independently published books from a Christian perspective.

TWM is mostly a marketplace. It’s kind of a storefront for indie writers. But what if we could do more to encourage readers and writers? What if we could make suggestions and provide resources to people who have some of their own ideas for the journey? To do that I’ve started a Podcast called “Read Between the Worlds” where I’ve discussed some of the aspects of writing and publishing in a print on demand world. That’s been going for a few months. 

I’d like to do more. In addition, I’d like to offer resources for indie writers. So, allow me to introduce the Two Worlds Media Writer’s Workshop.

This will be a place for active and aspiring writers to explore. It will have the following elements. 

  • Resource Links to sites we run across that may be helpful. Got a favorite? Let us know. 
  • Collaboration. Invite readers and other writers to look in on your work while it is in progress; offer compliments, encouragement and suggestions. Let us know if you’ve got a project you’d like to tell folks about and we’ll post links to it so they can find your work. You may be posting your project on your personal blog, or using a site like Wattpad. Whatever platform you’re posting your work to, we’ll link to it.  
  • Services like editing, cover design, concept refinement, etc. 
  • Training and TutoringI’ll be organizing some online workshop-style classes and personal tutoring in case you’d like to work with a qualified teacher to sharpen your skills. I don’t know about costs and other details yet—teachers gotta make a living, ya know—but I’ll keep you posted. Watch for details. 
  • Facebook Group. Finally, what do you think about a FB group for this writer’s workshop? You know, a place to discuss the craft of writing and publishing. This would differ from the from Collaboration in that it would not be around a specific project, but a place to field questions and offer or ask for suggestions about writing and publishing. Leave me a comment if you’d be interested. If enough are, I’ll get cracking and set it up. It would be a moderated group. Only us TWM insiders…

So, there ya go! It’s an idea in the larval stage at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if I have to scrap it due to lack of interest, but who knows? Maybe this is an idea whose time has come. 

Here’s the link. Remember we’re just getting started here. With enough interest, who knows what may evolve. I’d love to hear from you. 


Sampler: For This Reason – Femininity, Manhood and the Mystery of Original Design

The release of For This Reason is only a week or two away –if all goes as it should. This episode of Read Between the Worlds includes a summary of upcoming books, a brief description of some of the self-publishing process here at Two Worlds Media and an excerpt of Daryl Knudeson’s next book, For This Reason – Femininity, Manhood and the Mystery of Original Design. Described as “a study for women, initially written to the hearts of men.,” For This Reason is ideal for a women’s group Bible Study. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

A New Title from Two Worlds Press!

Now Available! 

For This Reason – Femininity, Manhood and the Mystery of Original Design, the second title from author, Daryl Knudeson, is in the final stages of layout and proofing. 

For This Reason is an interactive study focused on taking a deep and brave look at our distinctly feminine design. The questions woven into each section help equip women with the understanding of how truly amazing that design is, and give a fresh perspective of how we influence the men in our lives. As we examine the triumphs and failures in our own relationships, and scrutinize two “femme fatales” from Scripture, we learn how to successfully live out our unique design with a sense of grateful tenacity.

In the midst of the current turbulence surrounding gender, For This Reason points to every woman’s immense worth to God and to man–for quite frankly, without her, man would still be “alone.”

Click here to get For This Reason.


Check out Daryl’s first book, Sacred Story – Finding God in the Ordinary. 


Sampler: Heal Me, O Lord

What we call a “sampler episode” is a chapter or portion of one of the books we feature at Two Worlds Media. This one is from the book by Calvin Tadema called, Heal Me, O Lord — The Christians Handbook to Personal Wholeness Through Healing Prayer. This is the second sample of this book on Read Between the Worlds. 

Marc Schelske Talks About Marketing Your Book and Yourself

Marc Schelske, author of The Wisdom of Your Heart — Discovering the God-Given Purpose and  Power of Your Emotions and his self-published book Discovering Your Authentic Core Values

Mark has recently released his first commercially published book (David C. Cook) and has some great thoughts about marketing your name and, most importantly your book. Having both a self-published book and the recent commercial release Marc has lots of practical advice for aspiring writers. Also, look for Marc’s discussion of The Wisdom of Your Heart on our sister podcast, Church of the Heart which will be posted soon. 


In this Episode: 

[26] Interview: Jeremy Myers

Today’s episode is an interview with Jeremy Myers, graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary and prolific writer about all things theological. Jeremy has been writing and publishing for many years, having written and published, not only his own books, but several by other authors. In this episode we touch on such publishing issues as cover design, ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and marketing strategies. 

In This Podcast: 

[ 25 ] Preaching to the Quoir – An Interview with Rafael Polendo

Dan interviews Ralph Polendo, creator of Quoir a self-publishing service and small publishing company. In this dialogue, Ralph talks about his journey into the publishing world, and into what he calls “organic church.” For his publishing company, Ralph uses Lightning Source/Ingram Spark for the books they publish. He spends some time explaining how those services differ from CreateSpace, an Amazon company, which many self-publishers use. Today’s guest describes a company that evaluates and selects books with an eye for quality and substance.

Mentioned in this epsiode: 

The Last TV Evangelist by Phil Cook
Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna
Lightning Source
Ingram Spark

[ 24 ] Kiah Cross: Fiction with a Touch of Fantasy

Kiah Cross

Kia Cross, is a health care professional and a writer–in that order. Her book is titled Blue – The Calling.  In this interview, she confesses to being reluctant to write for anyone else to read, a feeling with which many of us who love the written word can identify. Kiah talks about her work with vulnerable children in her family and around the world, as well as her passion for words and story. This guest is the first fiction writer we’ve had on the podcast and the first author we’ve interviewed who has used a self-publishing service, an experience that may be helpful to listeners who are considering a similar choice. 

In this episode:

[ 23 ] Interview with Richard Jacobson

Richard JacobsonAn interview with Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: ChristianityUnchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity Without Churchianity. Richard describes his journey as a self-published author of his first book. He talks about the motivation for his work as well as some of the tools he used, and strategies for marketing. Richard is from Nashville, TN where he is a part of what he calls an “unchurched community.” 

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