Disclaimer: Although we support this book because it is strongly pro-life and addresses several serious issues, the main character in Bound occasionally uses language that some Christians might find offensive. Within the first pages of Bound by Vijaya Bodach, the reader realizes that this is going to be a book that deals with serious issues. The main character, seventeen-year-old […]
By Brenda Covert You may be wondering whether your manuscript is ready to be published. Maybe you have a nagging feeling that your story is missing something, but you don’t know what it is. Perhaps you’re going to attend a writer’s conference, and you want to make sure your writing is polished before sharing it […]
As a writer, I often find myself bogged down in fear. Fear that my writing may not be good enough. Fear that I am too old. Fear that I don’t know how to write. Attending conferences gives me the insight to overcome those fears through encouragement, instruction, resources and reminding me that my writing needs to be covered in prayer.
Who are you? How do you identify yourself? We might identify ourselves by name, family, where we live, what we do, our physical attributes…and that’s just the beginning. Does this list describe who we really are? The world defines being special in terms of physical beauty, talent, status, and wealth. Problem is, all those things […]
Announcing Write2Ignite Conference 2019 Faculty & Theme!
A love of reading starts early, but how do we keep older kids reading, and enjoying material with Christian worldview values? Join us for #Write2Ignite2019 to explore the theme “Witness!” The following editors, agents, and authors plan to present at Write2Ignite Conference 2019: Nancy Lohr* will deliver a keynote and workshops. Perennial favorite Kim Peterson will return, joined by the following: Edie Melson, Carol Baldwin, Vijaya Bodach, Samantha Bell, Brenda Covert*, Daniel Blackaby, Vanessa Fortenberry, Jean Matthew Hall, Lori S. Hatcher, Linda Vigen Phillips, Tony Snipes, and Todd Williams*. Editor and agent responses are still coming in. In addition to those listed above (*), we expect Tessa Emily Hall of Hartline and Kenzi Nevins (Cyle Young). Watch for additional names, keynotes and workshop titles, and schedule announcement!
Authors are constantly striving to grow their platform. If you’re on social media, you’re working to increase followers. But if you have hundreds or even thousands of followers, what’s the point if they don’t stop to read your posts? The real goal is active interaction. Are your followers interested in what you have to say? […]
As part of my research for my YA novel Half-Truths, I read a lot of books. And I mean A LOT. Read my pitch and I think you’ll understand why: In the heavily segregated South, fifteen-year-old Kate Dinsmore’s world is shaken when she realizes she’s related to her grandmother’s black housemaid. This knowledge leads Kate to truths […]