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 […]
Disclaimer: Although we support this book because it is strongly pro-life and addresses several serious issues, the main character in Bound occasionally uses language that some Christians might find offensive. Within the first pages of Bound by Vijaya Bodach, the reader realizes that this is going to be a book that deals with serious issues. The main character, seventeen-year-old […]
Authors are constantly striving to grow their platform. If you’re on social media, you’re working to increase followers. But if you have hundreds or even thousands of followers, what’s the point if they don’t stop to read your posts? The real goal is active interaction. Are your followers interested in what you have to say? […]
Speaker Spotlight: Tessa Emily Hall’s “Create and Maintain a Blog to Build a Readership”
In her workshop “Create and Maintain a Blog to Build Readership,” Tessa will help writers of fiction and nonfiction understand the basics of blogging and its multiple benefits. She’ll also share mistakes and lessons she’s learned through 7+ years of writing her award-winning blog, Christ Is Write. By the end of this workshop, you should be ready to create a blog that will establish your brand and target your core readership—both of which will play key roles in building your online platform.
Tessa, an author and literary agent, made her literary debut as a teen novelist and has since built her profile to include numerous articles, school and conference presentations, a blog, and associate agent status with Hartline Literary Agency. At Write2Ignite 2017, she connected with many of our junior writers, and the Team is delighted to bring her back as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter.
Last month I talked about how to plan a physical book launch party. This month, let’s discuss how to host a virtual (online) book launch party using social media. You can plan a virtual party in place of a physical party, especially if finances are tight. Or your virtual launch can be in addition to a […]
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.