Writer, Do You Have the Cabin Fever Blues?

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  Being Thanksgiving Day, I want to show my gratitude for technology. If it weren't for the Internet, Zoom, and our devices, we would be isolated indeed! Virtual Research Are you working on a manuscript, but finding it difficult to do the research you need, since many libraries and museums are closed or have limited…

A Season of Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks in Troubled Times

"Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord." Ps. 34:11 NKJV As a group of writers dedicated to sharing our faith with the next generation, do we effectively communicate thanksgiving and hope in difficult events as well as holidays? Why give thanks? The very first mentions of “thanksgiving”…

Naming Your Character: Nicknames by Brenda Covert

Nicknames At 11 years of age, I wanted to be a Native American and live in a tepee. I thought of the perfect name too. “Mom,” I asked, “can you call me Li’l Sunflower?” Mom seemed both surprised and amused. “Why do you want me to call you Little Sunflower?” “Just because...” My voice trailed…

Grateful Marketing: Saying Thank You

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Looking for marketing ideas for your book(s)? Whether it’s a new release or a backlist title, here’s an idea to help market your book that fits perfectly in this month of thanksgiving. And no worries about learning a new skill. This is something we all learned in kindergarten . . . Almost as soon as…

Give Thanks for this Writing Season!

  While you’re accumulating your list of blessings to share around the Thanksgiving table, don’t forget to include these features that make up your writing journey. You can find many reasons to be thankful for it this season. Be thankful for… A never-ending amount of writing resources. No matter what part of the process you’re…

Youth Value Veterans by Sally Matheny

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A survey of high-risk teens asked with whom did they feel safe and protected. The options the survey gave were: EMT’s, police officers, lawyers, doctors, and veterans. The troubled youth valued the veterans and said they respected them the most. Thus, mentoring programs began between vets and teens who live in some of the high-crime…

Writing from the Overflow of the Heart

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"The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks."--Luke 6:45 (BSB) Our words and actions reflect what fills our hearts. As Christian creatives, we…

PEBBLES: A Book Review by Guest Blogger Ellice Wong

  REVIEW Pebbles is a wonderful, reflective collection of devotionals with modern-day parables suitable for readers in their mid-teens written by one of our Write2Ignite bloggers, Leah Meahl. Girl readers in particular may be more inclined to draw similarities between their everyday life situations and the parables. It is particularly helpful to Christians who desire to…

So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? by Jarmila Del Boccio

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Do you love to travel? Adore adventure? Can't stand monotony? Love to write? Sound like someone you know? If so, travel writing might be for you. When the coronavirus is no longer a global threat, the world will slowly open for exploration. And when it does, you can be ready! So, travel writing is all…