Episode 19

Episode 19: Matt Smethurst on Writing, Candy, & Coffee

May 22nd, 2017

41 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of 1–2 Thessalonians: A 12-Week Study (Crossway, 2017). He and his wife, Maghan, have three children and live in Louisville, Kentucky.

Listen to Matt detail how I changed his life. Discover my favorite candy. And of course, listen to Matt’s wisdom on writing.

1:50 Matt honors me for changing his coffee life
10:50 Our favorite candy
13:35 How Matt became an editor
15:45 What’s the hardest part about writing for Matt?
17:17 How we can grow in creativity
20:46 What kind of writing does TGC look for?
27:00 What are some of the common writing mistakes the editors at TGC see?
37:00 What advice do you have for those who want to turn submit a piece to TGC?

Find all of Matt's writing at TGC here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/author/Matt-Smethurst

Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattSmethurst
Follow me, J.A. Medders: @mrmedders

My blog: www.jamedders.com

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