Ships, Secrets, and Survivors: A Book Review by Teen Reviewer, Elle Dennison

Write 2Ignite rarely posts two reviews of the same book. But, in a few weeks Helena George will be posting a great article on how to write a clean YA book and I thought I'd bring her book to your attention again. - Carol Baldwin, blog administrator. ***** Sarah Rodecker and Helena George’s Ships, Secrets, and…

Does The Women of the Bible Speak with Relevance for Children’s and YA Writers? A Book Review and Thoughts for Writers by Debbie DeCinatis

Wanting to support a Christian journalist who openly owns her faith, I pre-ordered a copy of Shannon Bream’s new book, The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today (HarperCollins, 2021), but I confess my expectations were not high on first look at the table of contents. Most women covered…

A Take on Making Short Videos- Part III by Guest Blogger, Hadassah Murdock

In the post before this, I discussed my method for writing a script for a short video. In this post, I aim to shine some light on the next step in my short movie making process: filming!   WHY A VIDEO? A picture may be worth a thousand words… but a video is worth a thousand pictures.…

Grants Can Open Gates by Guest Blogger Liz Steffenson

Have you ever dreamed of attending a writer’s retreat?  Mingling with other creatives and soaking in all kinds of writerly wisdom from seasoned professionals?   image from: https://thewritelife.com/writing-retreats/ Or, can you imagine having a veteran author mentor you, giving you one on one advice on how to improve YOUR writing? Fortunately, there are organizations who have set…

Creative Nonfiction by Kathryn Dover

“She said you could graduate!” My mother’s news shocked me. I could graduate high school a year early? I don’t even remember saying “yes.” God was directing my path in a different direction than I anticipated, and I could not get in His way. I never envisioned myself at Presbyterian College, and I certainly never…

EQUAL by Joyce Moyer Hostetter: A BOOK REVIEW by Carol Baldwin

Last September, Joyce Hostetter was our first Master Class Teacher on writing Middle Grade books. It is my privilege to share her next book (unfortunately, the last in the Bakers Mountain Stories series), EQUAL with you. PROLOGUE When I went to the river that day in 1959 I didn't expect to meet a colored boy…

A Take on Making Short Videos- Part II by Guest Blogger, Hadassah Murdock

In my previous post, I wrote about the creative process of brainstorming a short story. Today, I’m moving on to show you my next step in making a video short: writing the script. REASONS FOR A SCRIPT “Do I really need a script?” I remember grumbling to my mom after hearing my older sister bugging me to create…