12 Questions – Are You Ready for an Agent?

This information is for writers of fiction seeking an agent. If you hope to have your book published by a traditional publishing house (Christian or general market) you will very possibly need an agent. Have you been thinking about searching for one? The task is daunting. Before you begin you need to figure out whether…

How to Get an Agent

Have you considered obtaining a literary agent? It can be time consuming and frustrating. The Christian Writers Institute is bundling several of their courses into one and offering a significant discount to help you on your way. NOTE: the discount ends October 31, so there's no time to waste! This program comes with the following courses:…

Looking for an Afternoon Pick-Me-Up? **PLUS A GIVEAWAY**

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. You still have time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. To register, visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/   Kim Peterson - Selling Snappy Sidebars Sidebars fill the pages of magazines, our computer screens, and even…

Part III- What is Our Faculty Looking Forward To?

For the last two Thursdays, we've been hearing what our team and attendees are looking forward to at the 2019 Conference. Today we hear from some of our faculty. For more information about each one of these workshop leaders, please consult our Faculty page. Tessa Emily Hall, Author and Associate Agent Hartline Literary Agency Since…

You’ll Love These Rise and Shine Workshops AND A GIVEAWAY

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. You still have time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. Visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/ Tessa Emily Hall - How to Sell Your Book to an Agent: What to Do and What to Avoid You’ve…

How To Find an Agent:  Six Questions for Picture Book Writers

As an aspiring picture book author, I had high hopes for breaking into children’s publishing. I worked on my craft, joined a critique group, revised and polished my picture book manuscripts, then sent them off to publishers, hoping my dream would soon be reality. That’s when I encountered two seemingly impossible hurdles: the slush pile and, worse…

Who Needs a Write2Ignite Critique?

If you’re fairly new to the writing business or trying out a different genre, you may wonder whether you’re doing it right. Or maybe you have a story that you feel is almost---but not quite---working, and you’re not sure why. What’s a writer needing a professional opinion and guidance to do? Get a professional critique,…

The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

When I worked as a Human Resources executive, one of my responsibilities was to offer outplacement training---a fancy term for helping people who lost their jobs find new employment. Outplacement training included creating a resume, polishing interview skills, and developing an elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is something writers need as well. A pitch is…

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