Dear author... don't give up!

Mar 23, 2023 6:31 pm


Dear author,

Your words have the power to touch hearts, inspire minds, and change lives. And believe me: your stories, insights, and perspectives are exactly what this world needs more of! Don't grow discouraged when the journey gets difficult.

Remember that your words matter, even if you never know the full extent of their impact. So, keep writing with passion and purpose, knowing that your work has the potential to make a difference in someone's life. Your words bring light to dark places, entertain, educate, and inspire!

Keep going, dear author! We're here with you, cheering you on and sharing information to help you on the way.

We've been hard at work creating some of the resources we wish we'd had when we started writing. We are so excited to share our first The Inspired Author newsletter.

In this email, you'll find

  • A coupon code for half off our Author Newsletter Course
  • Our Prayers for Writers Book
  • The Ultimate Romance Trope List (on sale for just $3)
  • A new book coming your way for romance authors
  • Some of our favorite recent articles about writing, publishing, and platform

It doesn't have to be scary to start a newsletter

Taught by best-selling and award winning author, Tara Grace Ericson, this 1-hour video course with Q&A, checklists, and pdf downloads will answer all your questions about newsletters. Why you need one, how to start one, what to share, and more.

Tara breaks it down step-by-step in an easy-to-digest fashion, so you'll be on your way to creating and growing your list of superfans, eager to hear from you - directly in their inbox. Grab it today for less than $15.

*Limited time offer, coupon code expires March 31st, 2023.*

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Prayers for Writers


"So many of the prayers spoke to my heart. I will definitely go back through this book repeatedly and use the prayers to guide my author's journey."

-Amazon Reviewer

With prayers about your craft, the people in your life, a writing career, and for specific times in your writing endeavors, you'll find countless ways to grow as a writer and as a follower of Jesus. Beautifully designed with journaling space and prayer prompts, this book was developed with the heart of a Christian writer in mind.


Prayers for Writers

Romance Author Resources


"The list of tropes is handy, but what makes it useful is the way the tropes are broken down into categories, with suggestions of how to combine them. I felt inspired just reading through the list and have added a couple story ideas to my plot garden already." - Laurie S.

Get the Ultimate Trope List

Coming Soon

Releasing in May 2023, Jessica Barber's newest book Beyond The Beats: How to Write a Romance Readers Can't Resist is based on insight from editing and coaching romance novelists over the last decade.

This book will teach you:

  • The guiding principles of the romance genre
  • The basic structure and storytelling elements of romance
  • Content expectations
  • Practical ways to enhance and improve your storytelling so your book stands out from the crowd.


Pre-Order Here

Catch us in person

Tara will be presenting at the Nebraska Writers' Guild Conference in Omaha, NE on April 20-22nd. This great conference has many excellent speakers lined up. Tara will be talking about productivity, prioritization, goal-setting and habits from the perspective familiar to many of us: over-scheduled, under-rested, over-stimulated, and unmotivated by the end of the day. I would love to see you there!

Other resources

In each of our emails, we want to point you to other blogs, articles, or books that we found helpful. While we don't necessarily endorse the author or website broadly, but these articles will be thought-provoking or helpful for The Inspired Author network. Enjoy!

Writer's Digest: Mistakes Writer's Make - Not trusting the reader

Christianity Today: Christian Publishers focus on Platform

Jane Friedman: How to get emotion on the page

Story Embers: Writing a large cast without confusing readers

That's all from us this quarter, but we have some really exciting things in the pipeline for the rest of this year. Thanks for being here. Now go write something inspired!

-Tara and Jessica

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