Editors – Should an English Teacher Edit Your Book?

Write2Ignite 2019 is history, but now your work begins! We hope you're primed and ready to tackle a new project or pull out an old one that needs editing and polishing. No matter how well we write, we all need someone with an objective perspective to critique our books. That’s why writing critique partners and…

It’s Not Self-Promotion

I was excited when my first book, Daily Reflections on the Names of God, was published several years ago. But my delight at the release of this project was tempered by the need to market it through a website, blog posts, newsletters, Facebook author page, Twitter, book signings, and other activities. A conversation with an…

Benefits of Growing Your Email Distribution List

Platform. We hear it so often we want to scream, “Enough, already!” Yes, we know we need a growing platform. It’s why we spend hours on social media, trying to grow our lists of friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter and Instagram. And it’s why we wrack our brain attempting to come up with clever…

Classic Keys for Writing for Children

If you’re like me, you probably have bookshelves crammed with books. Too many to keep and too precious to give away. As I look through my bookcases, I enjoy finding a long-forgotten treasure. Even better, on occasion I’ll make a new discovery—a book that made it onto the shelf without being read. I recently came…

Easy Video Tool for Social Media

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Ever feel like Sisyphos? In Greek mythology, the gods punished Sisyphos for his greed and deceit by assigning an impossible task. He had to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down when it reached near the top. And he had to do it for eternity. Gaining traction for…

Light in the Darkness

I’m usually an optimistic person, but lately it’s become more and more difficult for me to muster optimism as I read the newspaper or watch the evening news. Even my Facebook and Twitter feeds are not immune to the avalanche of bad news. Headlines and links are posted in real time as the events occur—the…

Are You a Christian Writer?

How is a Christian writer different from other writers? How is a Christian plumber different from other plumbers? How is a Christian salesperson different from other salespeople? Are you a Christian writer, a writer who writes for the Christian market, a Christian who writes for the Christian market, or a Christian who writes for the…

Seasons of a Writer’s Life

The calendar tells us that it's time for the seasons to change again. Still, beyond winter, spring, summer, and fall, we experience other seasons, too. We move through seasons of life as we parent babies and teenagers, experience empty nests, and become caregivers for our own parents. Writing adds another layer to already full lives. So…

When No One Seems to Notice

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.…