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 […]

Dual-Curriculum in Learning to Write for Children

by Darcy L. Hendrick

I am the mother of four grown sons. But they weren’t always grown. There were quite a few hectic years that could best be described as managed chaos. I would get a little one off my hip and onto his feet just in time to have another firmly attach himself. And honestly, who knew there were […]