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

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

Alternative Fall Activities for the Family

If you are uncomfortable with celebrating ghosts, skeltons and demons at Halloween, I have some alternative family-friendly fall festivities for you! Before I offer links to other ideas, I will list a few of my own (certainly not original with me) for you to try: … More Alternative Fall Activities for the Family

Handy Resources for the Serious Writer

A writer can never have enough craft books—true or false? True, of course! In that case, I have two for you. The first, Blueprint for a Book is written by Jennie Nash, and the second is The Conflict Thesaurus. Both stellar in helping you flesh out plot and characters. … More Handy Resources for the Serious Writer

Introducing Candice Yamnitz, YA Fantasy Author

Candice Yamitz has a YA fantasy novel “Unbetrothed” debuting with Illuminate YA an imprint of Iron Stream Media, in February 2022. … More Introducing Candice Yamnitz, YA Fantasy Author

Creating Images for Your Author’s Platform

Join me below as I take you through the motions of creating both on Canva. … More Creating Images for Your Author’s Platform

Making Images for Book Marketing

It’s my 2nd book birthday! I can’t believe The Heart Changer debuted with Ambassador International on April 26th, 2019. Looking back, my book launch was a busy but rewarding time. Knowing I needed to continue marketing (not always easy for me), I am repurposing my launch images to be used this month to celebrate The … More Making Images for Book Marketing

Using Instagram as an Author’s Platform, Part 2

How do you develop your Instagram presence and draw followers? Today I will share more tips about using your bio, images and hashtags to their best advantage. … More Using Instagram as an Author’s Platform, Part 2