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 […]

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 […]

Interviews with Editors and Agents

You’re headed for Write2Ignite! 2015 and you want to be prepared. You want to meet with some editors and agents for sure. And you want to wow them with your ideas. And that is exactly the reason those folks are at Write2Ignite! 2015. They really want to hear about your work, listen to your ideas […]

Getting Ready

by Jean Matthew Hall We’re getting ready for Write2Ignite! 2015. Are you? Have  you registered yet? Don’t forget that early registration discount. When I’m investing in a conference I try to prepare with the following to-dos: Pray that I’ll meet the right people to encourage, instruct and inspire me. Pray that God will use me to encourage, […]

The Power of Art

by Jean Matthew Hall Jean Matthew Hall writes encouraging stories for children and the adults who love them. She also seeks to encourage other writers by directing the Write2Ignite! Conferences. About thirty minutes from my home is NarroWay Productions, home of “world-class, Christian entertainment.” And it really is. It’s professional and personable. It’s clean and Christ-honoring. […]