10 Questions about the fantasy genre and YA literature:

an interview with fantasy reader and hopeful writer Paul DeCiantis

 While not every publisher accepts fantasy manuscripts, strong interest in this genre exists among children, teens, and young adults well beyond college age. This interview is the first in a series to explore fantasy’s appeal to younger readers, and to look at connections between this genre and Christian faith. Q: Before we start, how do […]

Benefits of Growing Your Email Distribution List

by Ava Pennington

Platform. We hear it so often we want to scream, “Enough, already!” Yes, we know we need a growing platform. It’s why we spend hours on social media, trying to grow our lists of friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter and Instagram. And it’s why we wrack our brain attempting to come up with clever […]

An Inside Look at Great Greenvillage

by Courtney Madeira

Please welcome Guest Blogger Courtney Madeira as she shares her journey into creating The Great Greenvillage. Before The Great Greenvillage Everything in my life has been about devising a thorough plan and then systematically following that plan to achieve specific goals. I majored in Secondary English Education at North Greenville University and got a job […]

Bring a Friend to Write to Ignite

And You BOTH Receive a Discount!

In honor of National Best Friends Day, June 8th, Write2Ignite is offering a “Bring a Friend” discount on registration fees during the month of June. When you and a friend register for the conference, you will each get a $10.00 discount off the current registration rate of $124.00. To secure the discount, each person must […]

Do You Live With Expectations or Expectancy?

by Ava Pennington

Have you recently experienced frustration? Plans didn’t go your way? Maybe that meeting with your dream agent didn’t go well. Or the pub committee declined your project, despite enthusiastic championing by the acquisitions editor. Maybe you planned a full day of writing while the kids were in school, only to have your third-grader come down […]

Conference Schedule

Here’s our jam-packed conference schedule! Start planning NOW for two days of encouragement and education. Spring Blessings discount has been extended through June 15!  registration   Friday, September 20, 2019  *Please check final schedule and room assignment 12:00 – 2:00 PM   TEAM set-up in Craft-Hemphill (CH) and Hayes Ministry Center (HMC) 2:00 – 3:00 pm  […]

How To Find an Agent:  Six Questions for Picture Book Writers

by Laura Sassi

As an aspiring picture book author, I had high hopes for breaking into children’s publishing. I worked on my craft, joined a critique group, revised and polished my picture book manuscripts, then sent them off to publishers, hoping my dream would soon be reality. That’s when I encountered two seemingly impossible hurdles: the slush pile and, worse […]