What do you do when you’re motivated to write, but lack the creative inspiration to get started? This is a question every writer struggles with. As a New York Times best-selling author, author John Perry has a few tricks up his sleeve to keep the creative juices flowing and stay inspired to write. From shifting your focus, to taking it one step at a time, keeping a journal, and joining a writer’s circle, these tips from an accomplished writer can help keep you inspired.

Do something else

Sometimes the most productive way to get inspired is to focus on something else. According to…


Whether you write for work, or self-expression, your passion for writing likely ebbs and flows. When you feel inspired, writing flows easily. When you feel disconnected or overwhelmed, writing can feel like pulling teeth. However, New York Times best-selling author John Perry believes that it is possible to sustain a long-term passion for writing if you employ a couple of key strategies. Having written biographies of historical figures including Sergeant Alvin York, Booker T. Washington and Winston Churchill, John Perry has extensive experience experimenting with the writing process. …


Many people have thought about writing a book based on their lives. While it’s exciting to imagine telling your story, the challenge lies in sitting down at the keyboard and getting it done. First-time writers can be overwhelmed by the task of organizing their projects and using their time efficiently. Often they’ll make a promising start, then bog down after a chapter or two. Writing is time consuming work that takes commitment and focus. It’s harder than it may seem.

Many would-be writers turn to collaborators for help. An experienced co-writer will be able to sit down with you, plan…


New York Times best-selling author John Perry was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, and raised in Houston, TX, where he excelled in athletics, academics, and creative pursuits. He served in the Army after which he attended Vanderbilt University, graduating cum laude with a BA in English and a minor in piano. Perry also attended University College, Oxford, England.

John Perry began his professional career as an advertising copywriter and radio producer in Houston. …


If you’ve been taking piano lessons and are ready to invest in your own instrument, there are some things you need to know. At first glance, the range of options can seem overwhelming. However, author John Perry explains that a little bit of research goes a long way towards finding the right instrument at a fair price. As an avid player, John Perry provides some helpful tips when it comes to investing in your first piano.

Research, Research, Research

For beginner piano players, the easiest course of action is to visit a local piano store, play the used pianos in stock, and buy…


It has never been easier to self-publish a book, but it took a revolution in the industry to make it possible. When John Perry first started writing books in the 1990s, self-publishing was an uphill battle. Authors who couldn’t get a contract with a mainstream publisher were often viewed as second-class, since publicity, distribution, and order fulfillment were next to impossible for an outsider. While there were a few unlikely successes, most self-published authors ended up with stacks of paperbacks that they couldn’t give away. …


Ghost writers are in a unique category when it comes to freelance writers and authors. Instead of taking credit for their own work, they are often paid a premium to remain behind the scene and allow a client to take credit for the finished product. But there’s more to it than that. Ghost writers don’t just write blogs, articles, books, or essays and let someone else take credit. Rather, ghost writers have the tricky task of making their writing sound like their client in tone and vocabulary.

John Perry is a successful ghost writer who was born in Greensburg, Kentucky…


John Perry is a New York Times best-selling author and ghost writer. He has written major biographies of historical figures and co-written popular novels. But, as a student, Perry was drawn to music as well. He studied English and piano at Vanderbilt University and even began his career working as a radio producer in Houston. He followed his musical interests to Nashville, where he brushed shoulders with some of the music industry’s biggest stars. While writing eventually became his bread and butter, music was once one of Perry’s career paths.

Like many aspiring classical musicians, a young Perry considered a…


How many people have you met who wanted to write a book or start a blog? Maybe you’ve even wanted to be a writer yourself. Writing is a deep-seated desire in people from every walk of life and every level of education and income. Because we humans are natural storytellers, we are driven to share our stories, both true and fictional, with others. Yet, as successful author and ghost writer John Perry says, writing is an art that requires discipline, motivation, and dedication. Like any other craft, it requires refining and practice.

“In the digital age, a good book takes…

John Perry

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