7 Ways to Write More Effectively for Ministry on the Web

by Deanna Kustas

Please welcome Deanna Kustas, our guest blogger today. How many times have heard the saying, “It’s not just what you say, but how you say it”?  Words matter. Writing a great story  matters. But how you share a story will change depending on where you are telling it and who you are telling it to.  […]

An Inside Look Into A Freelance Editor’s Work

A Q&A with Brenda Covert

Check out these bookshelves!  These are just some of the books which Write2Ignite team member, Brenda Covert, has edited. (She edited all of the books on the second shelf and about half on the top shelf.) Brenda took time out of her busy writing, editing, and grandparenting schedule to answer some questions about what she […]

Writing, Service, and Witness

2019 Conference Theme- Part II

Biblical witness is relational and demonstrable. John’s gospel (1:6 -7) states that John the Baptist was “sent from God . . . to bear witness of the Light [Jesus], that all through him might believe.” Verses 14-18 name Jesus Christ the primary witness [the “Word became flesh”] who “declared” God, bringing access to “grace and […]

The Power of the Parable

by Ryan Hendrick

Ryan Hendrick’s guest post introduces the Bible’s use of parable and its impact. He follows this discussion with his original example.   A parable intrigues me because its brevity often conceals its power until it blindsides its audience. In this sense, parable is as unexpected as the boy who slays a giant with a stone […]

10 Questions about the fantasy genre and YA literature:

an interview with fantasy reader and hopeful writer Paul DeCiantis

 While not every publisher accepts fantasy manuscripts, strong interest in this genre exists among children, teens, and young adults well beyond college age. This interview is the first in a series to explore fantasy’s appeal to younger readers, and to look at connections between this genre and Christian faith. Q: Before we start, how do […]

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

by Laura Sassi

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 […]

Part III of “How to Lose an Editor in 10 Ways” COMPLICATE YOUR CONTENT

by Cindy Lynn Sawyer

We’ve been talking about some of the top 10 ways to lose an editor, based on interviews I conducted with editors at four Christian children’s publications. (Part I: SKIP THIS STEP, Part II: HOW TO MESS UP YOUR CHARACTERS) In this section we are going to cover four more ways to lose an editor through […]