Writing, Service, and Witness

2019 Conference Theme- Part II

Biblical witness is relational and demonstrable. John’s gospel (1:6 -7) states that John the Baptist was “sent from God . . . to bear witness of the Light [Jesus], that all through him might believe.” Verses 14-18 name Jesus Christ the primary witness [the “Word became flesh”] who “declared” God, bringing access to “grace and […]

My Wonderful, Terrifying Journey @ Write2Ignite 2018

by Celeste Hawkins

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 […]

The Power of the Parable

by Ryan Hendrick

Ryan Hendrick’s guest post introduces the Bible’s use of parable and its impact. He follows this discussion with his original example.   A parable intrigues me because its brevity often conceals its power until it blindsides its audience. In this sense, parable is as unexpected as the boy who slays a giant with a stone […]

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 […]

Do You Live With Expectations or Expectancy?

by Ava Pennington

Have you recently experienced frustration? Plans didn’t go your way? Maybe that meeting with your dream agent didn’t go well. Or the pub committee declined your project, despite enthusiastic championing by the acquisitions editor. Maybe you planned a full day of writing while the kids were in school, only to have your third-grader come down […]

Christian Writer:

What Do You Think?

by Carol Baldwin Last week there were two more horrific shootings. One in a California synagogue, the second in a university in Charlotte, NC. This is not a blog about gun control or even an attempt to answer the question that plagues many of us, “What is our world coming to?” But it is a […]

Have You Heard?

2019 Conference Updates

The WRITE2IGNITE team has been working hard to select a theme and faculty for the 2019 conference. Just in case you missed our announcements, here are the links: THEME: A True Witness KEYNOTE SPEAKERS TEEN TRACK WORKSHOP OPTIONS ADULT WORKSHOPS FACULTY    Can you tell we’re excited about this conference? We’re praying that it will […]