Choosing Your Mentor Text

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixaba As any brave explorer would do before embarking on a journey, it’s important for us as children’s writers to choose a reliable flashlight to help us find our way.For writers, our flashlight is a mentor text. What exactly is a mentor text, you may ask? In a nutshell, it’s…

Get to Know Our New Team Member: Nancy I. Sanders

Meet our new planning team member, Nancy I. Sanders

Handy Resources for the Serious Writer

A writer can never have enough craft books—true or false? True, of course! In that case, I have two for you. The first, Blueprint for a Book is written by Jennie Nash, and the second is The Conflict Thesaurus. Both stellar in helping you flesh out plot and characters.

Should Writers Be Hopeful About the State of YA Christian Fiction? by Tessa Emily Hall, Master Class Instructor

Tessa Emily Hall, Write2Ignite's YA Master Class instructor, provides hope for Christians writing in this genre.

Writing Christian Themes in Young Adult Literature by Guest Blogger Vijaya Bodach

Christian Themes in YA books.

Websites for YA Writers

Compiled by Jean Matthew Hall If you would like to read up on writing for young adults before our September 18, 2021 Master Class with Tessa Emily Hall here are a few helpful website. Some contain quick tips. Some go into much more depth. They are handy resources for you to refer to again and…

Does The Women of the Bible Speak with Relevance for Children’s and YA Writers? A Book Review and Thoughts for Writers by Debbie DeCinatis

Wanting to support a Christian journalist who openly owns her faith, I pre-ordered a copy of Shannon Bream’s new book, The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today (HarperCollins, 2021), but I confess my expectations were not high on first look at the table of contents. Most women covered…

Creative Nonfiction by Kathryn Dover

“She said you could graduate!” My mother’s news shocked me. I could graduate high school a year early? I don’t even remember saying “yes.” God was directing my path in a different direction than I anticipated, and I could not get in His way. I never envisioned myself at Presbyterian College, and I certainly never…

Mine Your Life to Write Authentic Fiction

Tips on mining your life.

5 Poetry Prompts For National Poetry Month

5 Poetry Prompts

Ready to celebrate National Poetry Month? Here are a few prompts to get you excited about writing poetry in April.

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