Marketing Doesn’t Have to be a Hard Sell

Marketing

  Marketing Doesn’t Have to be a Hard Sell I’m sure I’m not the only person to see subject lines like these in my email inbox: Check this out!Sale!New discounts!New Prices!Get it now!Order now! I didn’t ask for them. I don’t want them. Still, they show up, dozens and dozens each day. Annoying at best,…

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…

PB Master Class Takeaway: From Frustration to First Draft

The video clip is adorable. A racoon dips a chunk of cotton candy into water, anticipating the scrumptious morsal. but it disappears! He frantically looks for his dissolved treat, unable to comprehend the science between water and the fluffy confection. This is the inspiration for my picture book. Unfortunately, I discovered that it was extremely…

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…

Takeaways from The Master Class on Picture Books: Here’s What You Learned by Carol Baldwin

The Write2Ignite team was thrilled to have so many new W2I attendees at our Master Class on April 24 with Laura Sassi. I asked our participants to share some takeaways from the class. Here are some of their enthusiastic responses. Because of the power of Zoom, we had folks from Montana, Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee,…

Making Images for Book Marketing

The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio

It's my 2nd book birthday! I can't believe The Heart Changer debuted with Ambassador International on April 26th, 2019. Looking back, my book launch was a busy but rewarding time. Knowing I needed to continue marketing (not always easy for me), I am repurposing my launch images to be used this month to celebrate The…

Grand Reopening: Write2Ignite on Pinterest by Sally Matheny

Yay! Pop open a new pack of pens and pour color ink into the printer. That’s how writers are celebrating the “grand reopening” of the Write2Ignite Pinterest account. Fresh layout designs and up-to-date pins are ready to encourage and assist writers, as well as readers.  We’re kicking off the new account with sixteen boards! Write2Ignite…