Author: 1livingmylife11960

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 social media sites. Currently that is Facebook and Twitter, but other social media may follow.

  • How often do you write?
  • Are you published? If yes, where and book/ article title please.
  • Do you blog?
  • If yes, what is your blog address?
  • Do you have writing victories? (manuscript going to editor, signing with an agent, book /article publication, book signing, etc)
  • May we share them on our social media pages?
  • May we link to your successes?
  • Did you take any photos at any Write2Ignite conference you attended?
  • What is the last book you read? (children’s literature or other)
  • Do you have a favorite children’s book?

This last one is for general self-analysis.

  • How serious are you about your writing? Using a scale of 1-3, 1 being full on gangbusters to 3 being ho-hum,

Please reply in the comments below or copy/paste the questions with your responses to:

Note that your reply, in comments or by email, grant Write2Ignite permission to share your brag on all our social media sites.

I look forward to hearing your brag.

Connect with us….

There was a day, when to connect with someone, you sent them a letter. Or if you had the resources, you picked up the phone and gave them a call. And if they were really special you went to their street address, their house, to see them in person.

One thing shared by all these ways to connect was an address. In those days, if you had a phone, it was a land line. Your number was connected to your name, and in the phone book, your street address was listed too. Letters were delivered to a street address or a post office box.  Visits were personal, often at the home of your friend or acquaintance.



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Of course to see us in person, you can come to the Conference on April 1st and 2nd, 2016 at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.

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Write in The Corner Where You Are

This post originally appeared on Jan Prahl’s personal blog, Writing Under the Maple Leaves on April 18, 2015. She graciously shared it with us today.

This was me, today.

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When I think of writing, This is the kind of idyllic spot that comes to mind.

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closer view,
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I penned this while sitting where my little green purse is laying on these rocks.



(Even my blog name hopes to bring  up this type of imagery)

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Maple trees in Spring time South Carolina.
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Close up of maple leaves in fall.



But realistically, most of my writing happens more often in a place like this

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(This is my little writing corner .)


or this

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(okay, I have to clean it off before I sit to write at my kitchen table)


or this

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(We eat at the other end of the table, Sewing, writing, and miscellaneous
crafting as well as  homeschool planning and clutter happen at this end)



I want my house to look like this……..

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(well not exactly like this, but neat and sweet like this)



But this is a more realistic view.

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This was after several hours of play, my two shortshots, and two of my grandbabies.
Yes, four kids are in this photo, one is not visible, she’s sitting on her Aunt Sgirl’s lap.

My point is, where ever you are, enjoy your life and make the most of TODAY!


If you can do better, keep striving towards it, but don’t allow the distance from where you want to be and where you are to, hold you down.


Serve the Lord with Gladness…..Psalm 100:2


Whatsoever you do, so it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.   Colossians 3;23.


(PS, read that title  to the tune of that song from days gone by “Brighten the corner where you are”)

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