Writing can sometimes be discouraging work. It may become even more discouraging when we’ve poured ourselves into our calling but no one seems to notice our efforts. Or maybe we’ve worked and worked . . . but someone else gets the break we’ve been waiting for. As Christian writers, we serve to glorify the Lord. […]
As a child, I penned a collection of Christmas poems. Little booklets of the poems became gifts tucked under Christmas trees. I loved creative writing and often wrote stories that I never finished, but I could always finish a poem. (Just don’t ask to see one of those early Christmas pieces!) Puzzles have always intrigued […]
UPDATE: Congratulations to Hailey Hudson, the winner of our Week 8 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! Check out our list of presenters for W2I 2018. Then list the names of the two presenters you’d most like to meet. Submit your answer before July 21 by commenting on this post, sending a comment […]
Carol Baldwin’s Workshop “Writing Historical Fiction”
Excited about Carol Baldwin’s workshop “Writing Historical Fiction”? This hands-on workshop includes the following topics: researching, finding and interacting with experts, creating a system to keep track of notes and interviews, and moving from rough drafts to final drafts.
If you’re planning to attend, don’t go unprepared! Participants should bring a favorite historical novel to use as a mentor text. If you’re working on a project, Carol also asks that you bring one to two pages of that project.
See you this September!
How can I capture in words what last year’s Write2Ignite conference meant to me? Attending my first-ever writers’ conference left me feeling (and probably looking) like a deer in headlights! I left with an overwhelming conviction of the need for Christian writers and with a vast amount of information gleaned from each workshop. God lit […]
Conference Critiques Reminder and Availability
Write2Ignite Conference Critiques are available from now to the beginning of September. (See “send by” dates in the chart below. A key is included below the chart to help you interpret abbreviations in the chart.)
Conference Critiques are only for registered conferees. They include a face-to-face fifteen-minute meeting at the Write2Ignite conference with a pro you choose from the chart below to critique your work (see page limits on our critiques page). Check the chart to ensure that you choose a person who critiques the type of work you’re submitting. The fee is $35 per manuscript critiqued.
Each critique will give you a thorough review of the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, offer suggestions for improvement, and help you identify potential markets. For full details, see our critiques page.
Write2Ignite 2018: Conference Critiques Availability
# = Number of submissions a faculty member will critique
YA = Young adult novel
MG = Middle grade novel
NFB = Nonfiction book
ERC = Early reader/chapter book
PB = Picture book
SS = Short story
NFA = Nonfiction article
P = Poetry
D = Devotional
C = Curriculum
A = Activity book/pages
Type of Manuscript
Young adult novel—Submit book proposals for teens/young adults: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript, up to 10 pages total
Middle grade novel—Book proposals for children: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript, up to 10 pages total
Nonfiction book—Book proposals for children: cover letter to editor, chapter outline/synopsis, and the first pages of the manuscript up to 10 pages total
Picture book—Complete manuscript up to 1,000 words
Early reader/chapter book—First chapters up to 10 pages
Nonfiction article—1,200 word limit
Short story—1,200 word limit
Poetry—5 poems equal 1 critique; 40-line limit for each poem
Devotional—500-word limit each; up to 4 devotionals per paid critique
Curriculum—A table of contents and 2–5 chapters; up to 10 pages
Activity book/pages—Up to 10 pages
Manuscript Submission Procedure
Submit a manuscript for critique in any of the categories listed above. Email your manuscript to our critique facilitator, Brenda Covert, at email@example.com, and place “W2I CRITIQUE ENTRY” in the subject line. You’ll receive a written one-page critique or comments written on your pages. Include in the email text your name, email address, title, and category. You may submit as many manuscripts as you wish, as long as you pay the fee for each one.
Hi, there. Vicki Moss—contributing editor of Southern Writers Magazine and author—here. Looks like we’re fast approaching September and the Write2Ignite conference, and as usual, I can’t wait to cross the South Carolina line. This year, I’ll be teaching two classes: “The Journey towards Finding Your Writing Voice” and “Connecting the Dots.” Believe it or not, […]