Decisions, Decisions

Whose workshop will you choose at 10:30 Saturday September 21?

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/   Kim Peterson – Deepen Your Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels In this hands-on workshop, explore how to make […]

10 Questions about the fantasy genre and YA literature:

an interview with fantasy reader and hopeful writer Paul DeCiantis

 While not every publisher accepts fantasy manuscripts, strong interest in this genre exists among children, teens, and young adults well beyond college age. This interview is the first in a series to explore fantasy’s appeal to younger readers, and to look at connections between this genre and Christian faith. Q: Before we start, how do […]

“Christian Overtakes Faithful”: The Allure of Vanity Fair in Children’s Writing (in the Era of the Selfie)

Part V in W2I Conference 2018 theme exploration of Pilgrim’s Progress by Deborah DeCiantis

      Shortly before they enter Vanity Fair, Evangelist meets the pilgrims to give them a prophetic message about the dangers they will face there. Bunyan’s narrator follows this warning with the reminder that Christian and Faithful cannot avoid this test of faith, for “their way to the [Celestial] city lay through this town”; leaving “the […]

Writing in a Wonder-Full World

Guest post by Karley Conklin

“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder.”—G. K. Chesterton When you see a mushroom in your yard, do you dismiss it? Or do you tap it with a stick to see it bounce? Do you think of fairies and smile? And when you see the little snail […]

Pilgrim’s Progress theme Part III

The Learning Curve Becomes the Teachable Moment

Write2Ignite Conference 2018 theme series—by Deborah S. DeCiantis  After his escape from the Slough of Despond, Christian meets Mr. Worldly-Wiseman, who convinces him that an easier way to get rid of his burden is to turn aside from the path to the Wicket Gate and instead climb the hill to meet Legality and Civility. Christian […]

What’s New in Children’s Books?

by Carol McAdams Moore

If you follow our blog, you undoubtedly have a sense of calling to write for children and teens in the Christian market. Today, I want to encourage you to check out what’s new in children’s books. Keeping on top of that may include some things that surprise you, but they’ll be relatively simple additions to […]

Sowing Seeds: Writing for the Christian Children’s Market by Kathleen M. Muldoon

Posted by Janice D. Green I feel honored and blessed to have been granted the opportunity to republish the book Sowing Seeds: Writing for the Christian Children’s Market by Kathleen M. Muldoon. I’m thrilled to announce that it now appears again on Amazon. Crystal Bowman is one of several “talented professionals who added their wisdom and experience for sections of this […]