Recently, I was invited to Smiley Elementary School in Redlands, California to give two author presentations for Read Across America week. The groups were to be divided into Kindergarten to 2nd grade and 3rd to 5th grade. The original understanding was to present my book, The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, but I … More Inspiring Younger Students with a School Presentation
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
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/ Tony Snipes – 5 MORE Things I Learned in Corporate America What do you and CBS have in common? You … More Finally Friday AND TWO GIVEAWAYS!
Although he’s an illustrator at heart, Tony has always found himself helping creative people reach audiences and engage the public. For more than 20 years Tony has carried out this calling professionally for newspapers, TV and now Christian radio, helping each traditional industry tell their stories using digital and social media platforms. Tony’s path … More Meet New W2I Team Member- Tony Snipes!
You’ve finished your picture book manuscript. You’ve read it over and over again, and you’ve revised it several times. The children in your life love it. You’ve even had a writing friend or two critique it for you. Finally, it’s ready to submit . . . or is it? In my workshop “Polishing Your Picture … More Sneak Peek: Samantha Bell’s Presentation for W2I 2018
In this post, author Kristi M. Butler shares how her new books about Groundhog Day and groundhogs emerged from attendance at Write2Ignite Conference, a vacation cabin, and meeting illustrator Samantha S. Bell. Write2Ignite is one of my “happy places”! Perusing the website and blog brings back sweet memories and never fails to bring a smile … More A Case of Grace at W2I!
My name is Lisa Albinus. I get to live the dream of being an artist and author as I live my life with a Bible tucked under my arm and a paintbrush in my hand. My greatest desire is to breathe hope into the latent, creative dreams of your childhood and the crayons that have … More Spotlight on Lisa Albinus
When you think about writing for children, you might picture stacks of picture books or a shelf full of novels. But did you know there’s a large nonfiction market as well? In my workshop session “More Than Just the Facts, Ma’am,” I’m going to introduce you to the world of children’s nonfiction and educational publishing. There’s … More More Than Just the Facts, Ma’am
Do you have a picture book in the works? If so, you know picture books are a lot harder to write than most people think. Whether you’re just starting to write your manuscript or are in the final stages of revision, here are some things not to do: Don’t write down to children. Children are … More Ten Things NOT to Do When Writing a Picture Book
When I was in the 3rd grade, Mrs. Wheatley, my teacher, gave my mother a warning. She said, “Mrs. Snipes, we just can’t let his imagination run off with him.” My mom didn’t heed that warning . . . and it’s the reason why I still daydream today! One of my favorite daydream scenarios might … More If Your Future Could Speak