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

I have loved watching movie shorts since I was little but making one myself was harder than I expected. I quickly realized that I needed a grasp of basic storytelling, scriptwriting, filming, and editing in order to produce even a short, three-minute-long movie.   My first video short was made using an iPhone, LEGO  minifigures, and my…

Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward

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Trust When You Can't See the Way Forward by Ava Pennington Ever feel as if you’re writing plans have gone off track? Maybe you’ve decided there’s no point in having writing goals since none of them have come to fruition. What do you do if your writing life is not measuring up to your dreams?…

Introducing Laura Sassi by Carol Baldwin

The Write2Ignite team is very excited about hosting Laura Sassi for our Picture Book Master Class on April 24. We thought you would enjoy getting to know her so she kindly agreed to this email interview. INTERVIEW CAROL: What inspired you to become a writer? Was this something you’ve always wanted to do? LAURA: My…

Where Do Writing Ideas Come From?

Where Do Writing Ideas Come From?  by Guest Blogger, Theresa P. Pierce  About ten years ago, as a Curriculum Coach, I met children’s writer and curriculum instructor Lester Laminack. Over dinner, at the Wrenn House in Salisbury, NC, he taught a room full of educators how to inspire and instruct student writing. It was a great…

Lessons in prayer for Christian writers – Part 1.

Scripture references: Psalm 5:3, Psalm 27:13-14, Romans 8:23-26 In these next few posts, I'd like to share with you some lessons that I've learned about prayer. As a Christian writer, I believe that every word I pen should be birthed from time spent in prayer before the Lord. This is what distinguishes Christian literature from…