5 Things I Learned from Writing Moms’ Night Out

  5 Things I Learned from Writing Moms’ Night Out Do you have a dream that you don’t dwell on long because the idea of it coming true seems so unattainable? I’ve had a dream like that. It’s seeing one of my novels make it to the big screen and that happened on May 9th! Do you have “unattainable” dreams? I did. Once. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Well, to clarify, I wrote the novelization of Moms’ Night Out. That means they {Read More}

3 Questions About Giving Every Parent Should Ask

3 Questions About Giving Every Parent Should Ask   This summer I was blessed to travel to Kenya to meet with some amazing men and women who are using AWANA clubs (www.awana.org) to disciple children to know Jesus and know His Word. We visited six schools, each with 200+ students. My heart was drawn to the kids who praised God with smiling faces, even though many of them were orphans and had little or nothing of their own. It was easy {Read More}

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well)

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well) I’m not sure I should admit this, but as much as I loved Women Living Well, I felt a twinge of jealousy as I read chapter two. Unexpected emotions rolled around in my gut as I read about how Courtney’s mother sat down with her in fourth grade and taught her how to have a quiet time. I almost couldn’t relate to the picture of a young Courtney, {Read More}

The Best & Hardest Part of Being a Writer is The “Undoing.”

The Best & Hardest Part of Being a Writer is The “Undoing.” To do my best, I must give my all. All authors do.   I have many writer friends and I don’t know a single one of them who writes the first sentence of their new novel and knows the whole story, knows it will be wonderful, and has confidence in every word. Instead, we question, struggle, have doubts, and turn to God in ways greater than we ever dream possible. And {Read More}

Christian Fiction Shares Good News Even When You’re Not Looking For It.

When did you first start reading Christian fiction? What kept you reading? Here is my story… I was a very rebellious kid in highschool. A Christian friend of my mom’s loaned her some novels by Jeanette Oke. I was a big reader. I usually read stuff like Stephen King, but I loved those Jeanette Oke books. I read them over and over. When I was 17 and pregnant out of wedlock, I gave my heart to the Lord. A few years {Read More}

God is Not Punishing You For Your Past Sins

God is Not Punishing You For Your Past Sins The other day I was mindlessly scrolling my Facebook feed when a headline caught my eye: “Toni Braxton Once Believed God Gave Her Son Autism Because Of Her Past Abortion.” My heart clenched as I read that—not only because of Toni’s pain and shame, but because of my own. As a fifteen-year-old young woman I found myself pregnant.   Overwhelmed with despair and seeking advice, I went to a Planned Parenthood {Read More}

27 Ways to Show Your Husband Respect

27 Ways to Show Your Husband Respect When John swept into my life, I was a teenage mom, and I saw him as a godly man who worked hard and made good choices. I could tell he loved God and cared for people. I looked up to him with respect. Then came marriage . . . It wasn’t that I stopped respecting John, but I saw more of his flaws. I also had more expectations. As the years passed, I {Read More}

God is Good, In Spite of My Procrastination

If you could see my desk you would chuckle.   Okay, maybe not. Perhaps you would have pity on me, volunteer your time and set to work on my massive to-do list. (Any takers? eh? eh?) If you could see my desk you would chuckle. Okay, maybe not. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Seriously, I have stacks of bills to pay, letters to answer, books to mail out, and a checkbook to balance. That’s not including the research books for my {Read More}

How to Write For Magazines: 8 Keys to Getting Published!

How to Write For Magazines: 8 Keys to Getting Published! Years ago I took a workshop on writing for magazines. I took the best tips I learned there, and I’m sharing them with you. Following these tips I sold thirty articles to national publications in one year. Maybe you can do the same! My start as a writer came through writing articles. There are magazines that target thousands of audiences and markets, and they are on the lookout for writers {Read More}

How to Interview for Non-Fiction Magazines and Books: 17 Tips for Ease and Success!

  I’ve been honored over the years to interview hundreds of people for articles, blogs, and books! A few of my non-fiction projects are Life, In Spite of Me and Plain Faith. Throughout the years I’ve learned how to create a better interview—one that will make the subject comfortable and help me as a writer. Here are my tips! Hey, #writers! @TriciaGoyer shares her tips for creating better #interviews. Click To Tweet Prepare. Have a short list of questions you {Read More}

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