Want to Write Inspirational Romance? Follow the Advice of These Love Inspired Authors!
Are you interested in writing inspirational, faith-based romances but still need a little help to get that creative spark going? Four of our Love Inspired authors are here to share tips on how they continue to create such wonderful reads!
Do you have any writing tips and tricks of your own? Be sure to head down to the comments to share them with fellow aspiring authors!
Put in the effort
“Nothing is by accident. I’ve never lost ten pounds by accident. Never ran a marathon…
Never feed the hungry…
And never wrote a book by accident. Good results takes great effort.”
Build a good work ethic
“There is so much we can’t control around us, but one thing I can control is my work ethic. I put in the work and leave the rest up to God. When I see others achieving things I’ve been working my tail off for, I pray, ‘Thank you for blessing her, God, and while you are blessing her, please remember me.’ I never want envy to take over my life.”
Get inspired by those closest to you
“In my family room, which is decorated mostly with pictures of—guess what—my grandchildren, I have a large canvas with small birds on it with the quote “What if I fall? Oh, but, my darling, what if you fly?” This inspires me to keep trying with my writing and everything else in life.
My husband and I read from the scriptures every night. I also read inspirational magazines and greeting cards. The magazines help me keep up my faith while I can’t attend church, and the cards make me laugh. I also send inspirational or funny cards to friends and look forward to receiving theirs.”
Find a change of scenery
“I like to move around my house to write. Here is one of my favorite nooks. Circa the 1940’s, the chair originally belonged to my great-aunt Polly, a spinster schoolteacher. Her advice to me when I had my first child, “Read to her every day.” And as a Welcome Baby gift, she gave me a copy “Goodnight Moon.” The chair eventually passed to my father, and after his death in 2016, to me. The upholstery is new, but when I sit here to read or write, I think of them.”
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