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…

Perceive the Trends in the Young Adult Market: Part II by Guest Blogger, Kim Peterson

In Part I of this series, we’ve explored two trends in writing YA: fantasy and retellings. This time, let’s examine trends that speak to important social and cultural topics. TREND 3: EMPHASIZE MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY Stories with characters from different cultures continue to be a big draw for tweens and teens. With our current national…

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.

5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship

What does is mean for a writer to practice good literary citizenship and why is it important?

6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Master vacationing as a writer with these 6 easy steps.

Young person, what do you see?

Why I write for young adults

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…

DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE: A Review, Author Interview, and GIVEAWAYS GALORE! by Carol Baldwin

Laura Sassi, our Master Class instructor, gives us a peek into her publication journey.

Let’s Explore Picture Books by Laura Sassi

Here's a glimpse into Laura Sassi's Picture Book Master Class is next month.

Book Review: A Book for Writers by Jean Hall

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of STEERING THE CRAFT: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GUIDE TO SAILING THE SEA OF STORY by Ursula K. LeGuin Dear Writers, If the beauty of language thrills you; If you love weaving words, sounds and silences as they move readers through a story; If you admire and respect the power…

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