Writer, Do You Have the Cabin Fever Blues?

National Parks Virtual Tours

  Being Thanksgiving Day, I want to show my gratitude for technology. If it weren't for the Internet, Zoom, and our devices, we would be isolated indeed! Virtual Research Are you working on a manuscript, but finding it difficult to do the research you need, since many libraries and museums are closed or have limited…

So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? by Jarmila Del Boccio

Never Stop Exploring sign

Do you love to travel? Adore adventure? Can't stand monotony? Love to write? Sound like someone you know? If so, travel writing might be for you. When the coronavirus is no longer a global threat, the world will slowly open for exploration. And when it does, you can be ready! So, travel writing is all…

Reflections from a Fiction Master Class by Jarmila Del Boccio

Write2Ignite

Our logo truly became a reality to me last Saturday as I attended the online Fiction Master Class taught by the gifted Joyce Moyer Hostetter. Not only has she written a popular MG Historical fiction series, but she is able to impart her knowledge of writing to her students in a simple and engaging way.…

Have You Found Your Writer’s Voice? by Jarm Del Boccio

Jarm Del Boccio's Children's Lit Bookshelf

On one of my blog posts, where I shared a "Flash Fiction" piece, a commenter had mentioned that I had "a voice".  I can't tell you how thrilled I was with that revelation! I kept saying to myself, over and over: "I have a voice!  I have a voice!" as if I had received the…

Our Publishing Dreams

Proverbs 13:12

We've all had longings or yearnings during our lives, especially when we were young. Having the whole world before us, we could dream about what our lives would look like as writers/authors. "If only I could publish a book" "I wish I could find the perfect literary agent" "If I could only have more sales"…

Inspired by History by Jarm Del Boccio

  Paris is one of my favorite cities. Its history and ambiance intrigue me. There is something about strolling down the streets of Paris, crossing the bridges, or walking along the Seine, even in the rain, that can't be experienced anywhere else in the world. It has a certain "Je ne sais pas" (I don't know…

Would Your Life Win an Oscar? by Jarm Del Boccio

  ”Do You Hear the People Sing?” * ”I Dreamed a Dream” — that They Won All!  * Am I ”On My Own” in this?  *   Les Mis should have won more Oscar Awards! At first, I was discontented. Well, okay, miserable. Only three awards out of eight possible? C'mon! Couldn't the judges see the…

Finding Comfort in our Crisis with Les Misérables by Jarm Del Boccio

Do you hear the people sing? scene from Les Misérable

Do you hear the people sing? Well, no. But I do hear fears expressed and complaints a-plenty! There was trouble during the French Revolution, and there is trouble today in the form of a virus -- the coronavirus. Although many are in dread of the contagious enemy, we as Christians know we have nothing to…

Researching for Historical Fiction in Bath, UK by Jarm Del Boccio

    I had the privilege of visiting England the last week of February -- one of my favorite destinations before the coronavirus situation became a deterrent for travel.  I am so grateful! Since I am a historical fiction author, researching the location in person is a real treat, as you can imagine! The day…

Mr. Rogers – Will You be Our Mentor? by Jarm Del Boccio

  Our family had the opportunity in December to watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks, who, by the way, did a fabulous job portraying Mr. Rogers. It would not surprise me if he won an Oscar. It helped me understand the heart behind the man so dearly loved by his young viewers. What…

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