Creating Characters Who Have Hearts and Souls

Each year 5th graders in the school where I teach become buddies with a kindergartner. They sit with them in chapel, listen to them read, and also write and illustrate a picture book for their kindergarten buddy. The 5th graders created characters and wrote their stories. Their teacher then asked me to help them with … More Creating Characters Who Have Hearts and Souls

Five Tips for Celebrating Christmas with Books by Nancy I. Sanders

Our neighbors built a fire in their firepit and invited the children on our street over to toast s’mores. The wonderful fragrance of woodsmoke made everyone feel so festive! It’s Christmas time!  This year as we’re getting to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, there are so many things I’m thankful for this year, even in … More Five Tips for Celebrating Christmas with Books by Nancy I. Sanders

Tips for 5 Best Gifts to Give Yourself as a Writer

Are you hurrying and scurrying to get your last-minute shopping done? Is your writing set aside in the hustle and bustle of the season? Are you still looking for presents for your spouse…kids…grandkids…parents…friends…and writer friends, too? This year, don’t forget to wrap some holiday cheer for yourself as a writer, too! Even if these won’t … More Tips for 5 Best Gifts to Give Yourself as a Writer

Biblical Hope

Biblical Hope If there’s one thing in short supply these days, it’s hope. Politicians promise, but fail to deliver on their promises. Family members make commitments, but disappoint us. Jobs are scarce, money is tight, and the more we wish for positive change, the less it appears probable. And for the writer? Contracts are scarce, … More Biblical Hope

The Reason: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

I first heard about The Reason by Lacey Sturm when I read and reviewed God Breathed by Rut Etheridge III last summer. In God Breathed, Etheridge references The Reason and includes many quotations that greatly intrigued me. The more quotations that I read, the more that I wanted to read this book. … More The Reason: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Mouse’s Christmas Gift: A Review and Giveaway by Sally Matheny

Tis the Season Tis the season to savor excellent Christmas books! This week you’re in for a treat with a review of MOUSE’S CHIRSTMAS GIFT. To top it off, we have an autographed giveaway copy.  Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la! Review When Parson gets sick, the village’s Christmas Eve service is cancelled. But, one tiny church mouse doesn’t … More Mouse’s Christmas Gift: A Review and Giveaway by Sally Matheny

New Online Christian Children’s Magazine

In January of 2022 God gave me the assignment to create an online Christian magazine for children ages 5 to 10 years. I am attempting to create StarLight Magazine: Shining God’s Truth through Children’s Literature. … More New Online Christian Children’s Magazine

How to Critique Poetry in 5 Steps

Join Karley as she shares five steps to critique poetry, giving helpful and encouraging feedback to your fellow poets. … More How to Critique Poetry in 5 Steps

What We Are Thankful For by the Write2Ignite Team

Penny Reeve, our “Next-Steps” Facebook Group Coordinator I’m thankful for opportunities to think about my faith in God, for the miracle of salvation and the wonder of grace – and then to be able to write for children and young people in a way that might honour these precious gifts!  I’m thankful for the network … More What We Are Thankful For by the Write2Ignite Team