Benefits of Growing Your Email Distribution List

by Ava Pennington

Platform. We hear it so often we want to scream, “Enough, already!” Yes, we know we need a growing platform. It’s why we spend hours on social media, trying to grow our lists of friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter and Instagram. And it’s why we wrack our brain attempting to come up with clever […]

An Inside Look at Great Greenvillage

by Courtney Madeira

Please welcome Guest Blogger Courtney Madeira as she shares her journey into creating The Great Greenvillage. Before The Great Greenvillage Everything in my life has been about devising a thorough plan and then systematically following that plan to achieve specific goals. I majored in Secondary English Education at North Greenville University and got a job […]

Meet New W2I Team Member- Tony Snipes!

  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 […]

BOUND by Vijaya Bodach

A Pro-Life YA Novel You Don't Want to Miss

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 […]

6 Social Media Tips That Make a Difference

by Ava Pennington

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? […]

Easy Video Tool for Social Media

by Ava Pennington

Ever feel like Sisyphos? In Greek mythology, the gods punished Sisyphos for his greed and deceit by assigning an impossible task. He had to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down when it reached near the top. And he had to do it for eternity. Gaining traction for […]

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Speaker Spotlight: Tessa Emily Hall’s “Create and Maintain a Blog to Build a Readership”

Headshot of Tessa Emily HallTessa Emily Hall says that aspiring authors should have an online platform before they begin pitching to agents and editors. But how is it possible to build a readership before releasing a book?

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.

You can connect with Tessa on her blogmailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: TessaEmilyHall.com.