Oaks From Acorns Grow

Oaks From Acorns Grow

Are you feeling "buried" or "planted" when it comes to your writing journey? What difference does it make?

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community

Writing Community

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community Are you a member of a writing community? I’m not talking about attending a writers’ conference. Are you part of a writing critique group or other professional organization that meets at least once a month? If you are, then you already know the benefits. If you’re not, then…

6 Common Mistakes in Building Your Email List

Email marketing

Examining 6 common mistakes authors make in trying to grow their email list. How many of these are you guilty of?

Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward


Trust When You Can't See the Way Forward by Ava Pennington Ever feel as if you’re writing plans have gone off track? Maybe you’ve decided there’s no point in having writing goals since none of them have come to fruition. What do you do if your writing life is not measuring up to your dreams?…

Create Free and Easy Lumen5 Videos For Social Media by Ava Pennington

Social media videos

Create Free and Easy Videos for Social Media Using Lumen5 videos (Note: This is an update of a previous Write2Ignite post.) Ever feel like Sisyphus? In Greek mythology, the gods punished Sisyphus for his greed and deceit by assigning an impossible task. They required him to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to…

Disappointment is His Appointment by Ava Pennington


Have you ever experienced disappointment? Silly question, isn’t it? Because we’ve all been disappointed at one time or another. We live in a broken, sin-sick world. Disappointment is part of the package. But it’s not the only part. I know. Because I’ve lived this out. Four years ago, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. A…

Life’s Traffic Lights

Life's Traffic Lights

This month marks the 106th anniversary of the first electric traffic system installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914. Four sets of red and green lights told drivers when to stop and go. The Cleveland Automobile Club praised the system, saying they expected that it was “destined to revolutionize the handling of traffic in congested city…

The Key to REAL Success by Ava Pennington

Key to success

God lays out the Key to REAL Success ’Tis the season of graduations…and graduation speeches. And almost every speech will encourage the graduates in their pursuit of success. Let’s face it. No one wakes up thinking, today I will strive to be a failure. Yet we often search for the key to a successful life…

5 Steps for Goal Recommitment by Ava Pennington


Think back to the resolutions or goals you set in January. Less than 5 months ago,  yet it feels like years have passed! Did you write them down? Do you remember what they were…or would you rather forget? How well have you done with your goals? Perhaps you haven’t thought about them for months. Maybe…

Wait in Hope by Ava Pennington

Waiting in hope

Waiting is hard for most of us. And right now most of us are practicing some form of “sheltering in place” to distance ourselves from COVID-19 as we wait for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to fade away. Whether it’s waiting out COVID-19 or waiting for a writing-related project, you may be in God’s waiting room  today.…

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