The Blessings of Fall

A Review of Jean Matthew Hall's Debut Picture Book

Jean Matthew Hall founded Write2Ignite in 2008. For ten years she and I have encouraged one another in our writing and publishing pursuits. I was delighted when she received a contract for four picture books with Little Lamb Books; one for each season. The first  one, God’s Blessings of Fall in the Bountiful Blessings Series just came […]

Scripture Saturation

A Guest Post from Reverend Rob McCurley

Fast is fashionable. The all-consuming lust for speed, however, caters to instant gratification and undermines weighty pursuits. It carries a hidden cost, a price tag that few would be willing to pay in many situations. And we know it. We understand that gaining proficiency in a skill requires sustained concentration over time. A classical cellist, […]

What Do You Do While You’re Waiting? — Part I

A Guest Post From Annette Whipple

Like other writers, I’ve had a lot of rejection (and silence). I recently experienced another obstacle: waiting. I drafted a sample manuscript and proposal for a book in 2014. I began submitting it the following year. Finally, in April of 2016 an editor made an offer for my middle grade nonfiction book. We couldn’t move […]

What About Rejections–Part II

We All Get Them!

Following up on Monday’s blog, here are more rejection stories from our 2019 faculty. VIJAYA BODACH Rejections! Oh yes! Thank God because I only want my best in print, but in my haste and excitement, I’ve sent out pieces too early, before they were truly ready. It’s only in hindsight I can appreciate these form […]

What About Rejections? Part I

We All Get Them!

Now that we’re ready to dig into our various writing projects and (gulp!) even think about submitting a few…we face a common enemy: Fear of Rejection. To encourage your hearts, our faculty shared some of their rejection stories. Now you can say to yourself, “If they were rejected and look how far they’ve come… I […]

Write 2 Ignite 2019 Wrap Up

And 2020 Save the Date!

We prepare, plan, and pray for a year and then quickly the conference is over! As a team, we are thankful for each attendee and presenter and are already looking forward to the 2020 conference on September 18-19. SAVE THE DATE! More details to follow. If you weren’t able to attend, here are some snippets […]

Editors – Should an English Teacher Edit Your Book?

By Ava Pennington

Write2Ignite 2019 is history, but now your work begins! We hope you’re primed and ready to tackle a new project or pull out an old one that needs editing and polishing. No matter how well we write, we all need someone with an objective perspective to critique our books. That’s why writing critique partners and […]