How Save the Cat Saved My Novel by Marianne Hering

Save the Cat Saves Your Novel–in more than one way! … More How Save the Cat Saved My Novel by Marianne Hering

Always Winter and Never Christmas

Those of us who celebrate the birth of Christ at this time of year are being distracted by the goodies of this world. Stuff. Celebration. Santa. Food. And more stuff.
But what about Christmas? … More Always Winter and Never Christmas

What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King?

What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King? Music is an important part of celebrating Christmas. Remember the Christmas song, “The Little Drummer Boy”? It’s about a little boy who wonders what gift he could give to the baby Jesus. Or how about “We Three Kings,” a song about the costly gifts the magi … More What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King?

Did you Know? November is Picture Book Month!

Celebrate National Picture Book Month … More Did you Know? November is Picture Book Month!

WHO I am Thankful For

Of course, the Person I am thankful first for is our Lord Jesus Christ–our Prophet, Priest, and King! Second, I’m thankful for my family, friends, and the wonderful fellowship of believers I am a part of every Lord’s Day. Third, I’m thankful for the team of Write2Ignite bloggers who dependably bring you great content every … More WHO I am Thankful For

An Unconventional Gratitude

This year, I’m going to be grateful for all the things I didn’t get or didn’t happen as I wished. And for the prayers God answered in the negative. I’m going to thank the Lord for the hard times — the low times — that knocked the wind out of me or caused me to slip and slide. I’ll be grateful for those times I would categorize as disappointments or dead ends, and for people God surrounds me with who keep me humble — those who withhold praise, give criticism or are uncomfortable to be around. As writers, we certainly experience many of the above. … More An Unconventional Gratitude

The ABCs of Thankfulness in our Writing Life

It’s easy to be thankful for an agent’s representation or signing with a publishing house. But as we consider the ABCs of thankfulness in our writing life, let’s be more creative than that! … More The ABCs of Thankfulness in our Writing Life

The First Page of Your Picture Book

A picture book is all about your Main Character (MC) and the problem he or she is trying to solve. As in all manuscripts, the first page of your picture book plays an important role. We’re going to talk about the text that will eventually become the first page of the published book. Because the … More The First Page of Your Picture Book

“Seven Ways to Increase Tension in Your Scenes” by Marianne Hering

I’ve written more than thirty adventure books. And I still find that building tension in each scene is as difficult as losing weight. You think you have a “formula” and then BOOM! boringness creeps in, saturating your book in bloated prose. Here are seven things I look at to make sure my chapters are paced … More “Seven Ways to Increase Tension in Your Scenes” by Marianne Hering

Please welcome our new blogger, Marianne Hering

We’re excited to have Marianne Hering join our blogging staff. … More Please welcome our new blogger, Marianne Hering