Periscope How-To for Authors

Periscope is one of the best things happening on social media right now. I’m just getting started, but I’ve looking forward to the possibilities! Pericope helps authors send their message into the world in a personal way. Who better to tell your story than you can? Who better to share your content or your passion? When people SEE you, they also see your authenticity. If people like you they’ll be interested in your books, your message, your heart. As of {Read More}

Writers: How to NOT give up on the book of your heart

Do you have a book that you’ve been wanting to write? Do you think it’s a great idea, but it’s hard convincing a publisher the same? In 1999 I had an idea for a book for young people called Prayers that Changed History. As a homeschooling mom I kept coming upon these GREAT stories of prayer such as: Governor William Bradford praying for rain for the failing crops in the New World, and nine hours later clouds rolling in after {Read More}

Advice to My Younger {Writer} Self

I’m sure all my fiction writer friends agree that one of the questions we get asked the most is, “How do you write a novel?” First, because readers are curious as to how a story that is fresh and exciting and filled with true-to-life characters comes out of an author’s mind. Second, because they have an inkling to do it themselves. The truth is that almost anyone can write a novel . . . but (did you guess that was {Read More}

The Spiritual Life of a Reader

I remember the first Christian novel I ever read. It was Love Comes Softly by Jeanette Oke. I was in high school, and my spiritual life was a mess. Around this time I was also reading things like The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough and Pet Cemetery by Steven King—books that truly vexed my soul. Reading Love Comes Softly was like finding a cool spring of fresh water in a blazing hot desert. I went on to read more of the {Read More}

Interviewing Tips for Nonfiction {Plus FREE Printable!}

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 Teen Mom, You’re Stronger Than You Think, 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 {Read More}

Books: Snapshots of Our Lives

John and I are in the process of adopting four girls, ages 14, 12, 12, and 10, from the foster care system. They are beautiful, smart, and funny. We’ve had two day visits and one weekend visit with them, and John and I are just scratching the surface at discovering who these amazing young women are. At the same time John and I are trying to share our lives, our likes, our values, . . . and our books. A few {Read More}

4 Ways to Connect at Conferences

4 Ways to Connect at Conferences   I remember my very first conference. It was a writer’s conference in Northern California, and I’d gone with a friend. My dream was to be a novelist, and the very first lunch I sat next to an editor. My knees started shaking. My heart started pounding. I couldn’t swallow a bite. I could barely answer a questions. {So much for making a good impression!} In 2013, I attended the Allume conference for the first {Read More}

My Favorite Marketing Tools for Authors

My Favorite Marketing Tools for Authors You think that writing a book is the hard part, right?! Getting your book noticed (and appreciated) by readers is a whole new thing. Here are ways I’ve connect with readers and have grown my fan base … without being annoying! Just a few quick tips that have worked for me… Marketing: 1. I’ve hired a nearly full-time assistant to help with marketing. She posts my blogs, formats my newsletters, sends out packages, etc. {Read More}

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing I get letters almost daily from people who want to write a novel. Most of them have started one, and some are close to the end of their book. But once the writing starts, the fears come quickly. We know what we want to say. We know what story we want to share . . . but the words on the page often don’t match. We look at our manuscript and see that {Read More}

Ways I Fuel My Creativity

  Ways I Fuel My Creativity I’m an author of a lot of books and a lot of blogs— 40+ and 3,000+ respectfully! I write a lot. I plot a lot, but one of my biggest weaknesses is in taking time to consider how to fuel my soul. There’s a lot outbound and if I’m not careful I get drained. Creativity: There’s a lot outbound and if I’m not careful I get drained.  @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Ways I fuel my writing day: {Read More}

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