A Case of Grace at W2I!

Kristi Butler and Samantha S. Bell collaborate on Groundhog Day in Amazing Grace Acres

  Author Kristi M. Butler shares how her new books about Groundhog Day and groundhogs emerged from attendance at Write2Ignite Conference, a vacation cabin, and meeting illustrator Samantha S. Bell. Write2Ignite is one of my “happy places”! Perusing the website and blog brings back sweet memories and never fails to bring a smile to my […]

Writing in a Wonder-Full World

Guest Post by Karley Conklin

“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder.” -G.K. Chesterton When you see a mushroom in your yard, do you dismiss it? Or do you tap it with a stick to see it bounce? Do you think of fairies and smile? And when you see the little snail […]

Showing Christmas Using the Five Senses

by Ava Pennington

Show don’t tell. We hear it all the time. Don’t tell the reader, show the reader. Draw readers into your story. Make it easy for them to feel as if they are in the middle of whatever you’re writing. Prompted by a recent series of blog posts on the Hartline Literary Agency website,  I’ve been […]

Author Interviews III: Sandy Carlson’s first self-publishing experience

Author Sandy Carlson was born in Michigan, lived in six other states, and now resides in Michigan again. A former elementary teacher, Carlson is a blogger and a long-time member of SCBWI. She is published in magazines, e-zines, newspapers, and anthologies, in addition to being the author of historical fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction books. Today, […]

Author Interviews: Gail Cartee Shares Self-Publishing Experiences

W2I series on Self-Publishing by Deborah DeCiantis

Self-publishing: Writers Share Their Experiences More writers are choosing self-publishing to deliver their books to readers, whether print or online. Write2Ignite is reaching out to several authors, to ask about their decisions, experiences, and tips for other writers considering whether to pursue self-publishing for their projects. Tsali – Self-published book by Gail Wofford CarteeToday’s author, […]

First Steps: The Pilgrim’s Progress Model

Second in W2I 2018 theme series

First Steps: John Bunyan’s Model in Pilgrim’s Progress  by Deborah DeCiantis “In media res” – starting “in the middle of things”– is the classic plot opening used in literature from ancient times to today. Bunyan uses both this method plus the biblical model, “in the beginning,” to introduce his protagonist, Christian. Structured as a frame […]

Is Your Personality Showing?

by Ava Pennington

It’s been said writers include a bit of themselves in everything they write. If that’s true, how much of your personality appears on the pages of what you write? Teaching on temperament or personality differences has been around for more than 2,000 years. Hippocrates categorized the 4 temperaments as choleric, melancholy, sanguine, and phlegmatic. In […]