Thankful for Silver Linings

By Ava Pennington

Silver Linings

The writing life can be unpredictable. Times of joy interspersed with times of discouragement. Mountains and valleys. Successes and failures. Problem is, all too often, the discouragement and failures seem to outnumber the joys and mountaintop experiences. So what do we do when our visits to the valleys seem to morph into extended stays? When […]

Self-Publishing Series Part IV Author Interviews

Janice D. Green's Self-Publishing Ventures

Author and former Write2Ignite Team member Janice D. Green has a wealth of experience with self-publishing projects. Below, she shares information about the steep learning curve she experienced as she navigated different options, programs, and methods for publishing books herself. What book did you first publish using a self-publishing provider or system? I have self-published several […]

BIG Savings on 2018’s Conference!

BLACK FRIDAY 2017: originally 72 hours only – now 96 hours!     We’re excited to launch our Deep Discount Early Registration for Write2Ignite Conference September 21 – 22, 2018!!!  Adult conference registration: $150  $95.00 Middle school, High school, College student deep discount:  $95.00  $70.00 Register Now! Paid registrations for Write2Ignite Conference 2018 receive extra discounted rates – […]

Kick Out Christianese

by Ava Pennington

Last month, we talked about the importance of identifying and removing clichés from our writing. This month, let’s tackle Christianese. What is Christianese? Christianese phrases are Christian clichés. They form an insider language that is often overused, misused, and abused. Have you ever asked readers if they are saved? Or perhaps encouraged them to “ask […]

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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, […]

Kick Out Clichés

by Ava Pennington

We hear them so frequently that we’re often oblivious to their presence. But if we want our writing to make an impact in this day and age, in the final analysis, we must think outside the box and avoid clichés like the plague or our writing will be behind the eight ball! What are clichés? Once […]

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