Writing Quotes to Inspire You for the Journey

by Ava Pennington

The Write2Ignite conference is over and you’re sitting in front of your computer facing a blank screen. Here are some writing quotes to help you reconnect with your passion and creativity! “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”  ~ […]

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 […]

It’s Not Self-Promotion

by Ava Pennington

I was excited when my first book, Daily Reflections on the Names of God, was published several years ago. But my delight at the release of this project was tempered by the need to market it through a website, blog posts, newsletters, Facebook author page, Twitter, book signings, and other activities. A conversation with an […]

Wallowing or Ministering?

by Ava Pennington

The party was in full swing. I had arrived early and was determined to be the last to leave. That wouldn’t be difficult, since I was the only person there. I can party with the best of them. And I’m especially adept at hosting and attending my own pity parties. It’s easy to feel sorry […]

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 […]

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 […]

Classic Keys for Writing for Children

by Ava Pennington

If you’re like me, you probably have bookshelves crammed with books. Too many to keep and too precious to give away. As I look through my bookcases, I enjoy finding a long-forgotten treasure. Even better, on occasion I’ll make a new discovery—a book that made it onto the shelf without being read. I recently came […]