Ships, Secrets, and Survivors: A Book Review by Teen Reviewer, Elle Dennison

Write 2Ignite rarely posts two reviews of the same book. But, in a few weeks Helena George will be posting a great article on how to write a clean YA book and I thought I'd bring her book to your attention again. - Carol Baldwin, blog administrator. ***** Sarah Rodecker and Helena George’s Ships, Secrets, and…

The World is on Fire: Book Review by Kathryn Dover

In my last post, I talked about one of the assigned essay collections for my creative nonfiction course: The World is on Fire by Joni Tevis. Although the book did not appeal to me at first, within the first pages, I was captivated by Tevis’ unique writing style: Standing inside, I was at the center…

Musing with Music by Helena George, Guest Blogger

Helena George, a former conference attendee, has blogged for Write2Ignite several times. Her fantasy young adult novel, Ships, Secrets and Survivors was reviewed in September. In this post, she shares some thoughts on writing and music. ******** One thing I’ve noticed in writers, is that we aren’t “just” writers. As creatively-minded people, most of us…

Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover   I reviewed Katherine and Jay Wolf’s first book, Hope Heals, a few months ago and have been looking forward to reading the sequel, Suffer Strong (Zondervan, 2020). Suffer Strong is different from its predecessor but nonetheless relevant and inspiring for today. Katherine Wolf suffered a massive…

One Writer’s Path by Guest Blogger, Theresa Parker Pierce

Has anyone ever spoken over you and it felt prophetic? After talking through my writing path, someone said to me, “See, you are a writer.” It was a game-changer. In college, I wrote for the campus newspaper. As Teacher of the Year, I wrote articles for the system newsletter. Throughout my career in education, I…

Youth Value Veterans by Sally Matheny

Youth Value Veterans - Matheny

A survey of high-risk teens asked with whom did they feel safe and protected. The options the survey gave were: EMT’s, police officers, lawyers, doctors, and veterans. The troubled youth valued the veterans and said they respected them the most. Thus, mentoring programs began between vets and teens who live in some of the high-crime…

Ways to Connect with Writers

Writing takes up a lot of alone time. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that many other writers are facing the same questions and struggles over the keyboard that you are. If you take the time to broaden your circle of writing peers, I guarantee that you and your writing will be better for it. Here…

Cracks in the Ice: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

  When I received an email about Cracks in the Ice by Deanna K. Klingel, I could not wait to read it. While I enjoyed the novel, it was not what I expected.  The synopsis on the back cover described the protagonist, Gina Mangalli, as a mafia princess, but the story focuses more on Gina’s…