Enjoy a sneak peek of Tony Snipes‘s presentation for Write2Ignite 2018: “5 Things I Learned in Corporate America That Can Jumpstart Your Writing Business in under 24 Hours.”

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Tony Snipes started out as an entrepreneurial artist and has grown with the times to become a digital strategist, focusing on marketing and small business. He spent most of his career in the news media industry, blending his Internet marketing and sales experience with his passion for the arts and entrepreneurship.

Tony now devotes his time to illustrating, writing, consulting, and speaking, using his blog, Art Lessons from God, and his new platform for Creatives, “Your Creative Mission.” This platform serves two purposes: to help creative people answer three questions—Who am I? Why am I here? and What should I be doing?—and to help them discover connections between their creative gifts and God’s calling on their creative endeavors. He markets his illustrations through the Facebook page “Portsmouth Aeroshipbuilding Co.” In addition, he has developed Art Slam! Live exhibitions, which are held throughout the Upstate of South Carolina.

Tony is happily married to his wife, Monica, and is the father of three beautiful and talented daughters: Azsa, Anisa, and Moriah.

 

Sneak Peek: Samantha Bell’s Presentation for W2I 2018

by Samantha Bell

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 […]

Speaker Spotlight: Tony Snipes Applies Corporate Principles to Writing Entrepreneurship

Tony Snipes, originator of Art Lessons from God, combined experience in media, sales, and digital communication with his Christian faith and artistic talent as an illustrator to develop an income-producing model for artists, writers, and others engaged in creating artistic works, media, and events. At W2I 2018, his workshop will help writers (and illustrators) apply what he calls “Corporate America” principles to the necessary business that writers and other creators of art must navigate in publishing and marketing their work.

Tony says, “I believe it’s not a coincidence this year’s Write2Ignite Conference is taking place in September . . . the same time many corporate businesses map out the success of their upcoming year.

“For over a decade I’ve worked within the multimedia Broadcast and News publishing industry, creating, launching and managing roadmaps for the companies’ success.”

He identifies “5 basic strategies” that writers, vocalists, designers, artists, or other creative individuals “can apply to their own project, ministry or business . . . in less than 24 hours.”

Tony Snipes is an illustrator, writer, consultant, and speaker. Drawing on his experiences in media, internet marketing, and sales, he applies his passion for arts to help “Creatives” develop their own business and marketing strategy, nurture their creative inspiration and abilities, and engage the culture.

Connect with Tony at his blog, Art Lessons from God, or on Facebook. You can also find him on Instagram, and you can check out his art at Portsmouth Aeroshipbuilding Co.

A Case of Grace at W2I!

Kristi Butler and Samantha S. Bell collaborate on Groundhog Day in Amazing Grace Acres

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 […]

Spotlight on Lisa Albinus

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 Than Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Samantha Bell

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 […]

Ten Things NOT to Do When Writing a Picture Book

by Samantha Bell

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 […]