Musing with Music by Helena George, Guest Blogger

Helena George, a former conference attendee, has blogged for Write2Ignite several times. Her fantasy young adult novel, Ships, Secrets and Survivors was reviewed in September. In this post, she shares some thoughts on writing and music. ******** One thing I’ve noticed in writers, is that we aren’t “just” writers. As creatively-minded people, most of us…

Combat!- Part II

"In the Christian life, one fact is crystal clear: we are at war. It involves every Christian—and collectively the entire Church—and it is a holy war. It does not involve physical combat; it is against spiritual enemies. It is a hard-fought war, demanding everything a believer has and is...To do their part in this war,…

WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR

The Write2Ignite Team is thrilled to welcome Jean Matthew Hall back to the Team as the Write2Ignite Director. Jean was one of the original founders of Write2Ignite back in 2008. We thank the Lord that she is able to rejoin us. Jean will spearhead our next big event in September 2020. YA-HOOO! We asked her a…

Writing With Consideration by Darcy Hendrick

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. Luke 12:27 I have always loved this passage, perhaps because among the many challenging instructions in scripture, this one comes naturally to me. Consider the lilies. My…

What Write2Ignite Conferences Taught Me

My first attendance at a W2I Conference was in March of 2017.  I landed a scholarship which helped me enjoy the whole weekend.  I brought a notebook of questions that God answered in every workshop I attended.  I still have that notebook with notes.  Reflecting on that wonderful weekend, I wonder, should I have been…

The Blessings of Fall

Jean Matthew Hall founded Write2Ignite in 2008. For ten years she and I have encouraged one another in our writing and publishing pursuits. I was delighted when she received a contract for four picture books with Little Lamb Books; one for each season. The first  one, God's Blessings of Fall in the Bountiful Blessings Series just came…

What About Rejections? Part I

Now that we're ready to dig into our various writing projects and (gulp!) even think about submitting a few...we face a common enemy: Fear of Rejection. To encourage your hearts, our faculty shared some of their rejection stories. Now you can say to yourself, "If they were rejected and look how far they've come... I…

Faculty Focus

Jean Hall is very excited about her debut picture book. We're excited for her since she's a Write2Ignite success story! We'll feature a blog post about The Blessings of Fall in the fall along with a GIVEAWAY!     She's also thrilled to be teaching about picture books at the 2019 conference. Watch her video here. If…

An Inside Look Into A Freelance Editor’s Work

Check out these bookshelves!  These are just some of the books which Write2Ignite team member, Brenda Covert, has edited. (She edited all of the books on the second shelf and about half on the top shelf.) Brenda took time out of her busy writing, editing, and grandparenting schedule to answer some questions about what she…

My Wonderful, Terrifying Journey @ Write2Ignite 2018

Today's guest blogger, Celeste Hawkins, shares her first experience attending a Write2Ignite Conference. As I opened the doors to check into my first writers' conference, I held a print-out of my book draft in one arm and the parking-line-yellow purse that makes me feel more optimistic in the other. I pulled it closer to my…