Spark Your Writing Creativity:
Think of Someone Who Needs a Word of Hope

by Tricia Goyer

Why are you writing?

Usually, it’s because you feel called to share a message or a story.

When I sit down to write, I often envision a person who needs advice or a word of hope, and I write as if I’m writing just to that person. Sometimes I’ll ask my Facebook friends questions, which always sparks my creativity.

But other times, I will see that someone is struggling, and I will write my book, blog, or message specifically to address that issue. This helps me to remember my reader and not get caught up with my own thoughts.


Tricia Goyer writes out of her passion for God and her love for family and others. The author of more than 70 books, she writes both historical fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting. This USA-TODAY best-selling author has also won two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold Medallion nominee and a Christy Award nominee. Her latest book is Heart Happy: Staying Centered to God During Chaotic Circumstances. Tricia will keynote at the 2022 Cascade Christian Writers Conference in June.