Become a Better Writer

Read Aloud to Kids and Teens

We know that authors should read, read, read in the genre they write. So, for example, if you aspire to being a children’s fiction author, you should read tons of children’s fiction. If you want to write devotions for teens, you should read lots and lots of devotions for teens. Gathering the books you need […]

Finding the Elusive Balance

One of the things I hear a lot writers talk about is that balance between family life and career. In the countless interviews I’ve given through the years, the question of how I juggle the needs of my family with the demands of my writing career often comes up. Balance seems elusive. Parents can carry […]

Do you have a brag?

by Jan Prahl At Write2Ignite, one of our goals is to encourage you to write quality material for children and teens. As you pursue that goal there will be many opportunities to brag. Got a brag? Lay it on me! Here are a few questions to get your brag on. We want to share your brag on our […]

Where is your writing place/space?

Do you have a special place where you like to write? What makes it work for you? Kathleen M. Muldoon wrote a chapter in her book Sowing Seeds: Writing for the Christian Children’s Market about the importance of setting up a place to write. Here are the first few paragraphs from Chapter 3, “In the Beginning”: The book […]

Last Minute Reminders

Have you registered for Write2Ignite! yet? If not, get clicken! Click on the Registration tab above. Have you made arrangements for a Sleep Inn motel room? (Or, are you staying with your Grandma?) Have you studied our website? It will make you look really smart at the Conference. Do you have an appointment with Sharon […]

Say, “Cheese,” Please

For years I kept trying to get a great candid shot of myself to use for all that (Ugh!) marketing we writers do. Nothing seemed to be just what I wanted.   They weren’t exactly ugly. They just weren’t the best me I wanted to see.   I hired a local photographer to take a […]

Why Do You Write?

Why DO you write? I used to say, “Because I can’t not write!” But I’ve learned over the past eighteen months that I CAN indeed survive without writing. But it’s painful. I can feel my creativity and imagination shriveling during this time. In his book 100 Things Every Writer Should Know, Scott Edelstein says to ask […]