10 Journal Prompts for Writers

Strengthen your writing voice with 10 Journal Prompts for Writers. … More 10 Journal Prompts for Writers

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

6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Master vacationing as a writer with these 6 easy steps. … More 6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Book Review: Social Media for Today’s Writer

Social Media for Today’s Writer offers practical advice for building an author platform. Read a full review here. … More Book Review: Social Media for Today’s Writer

Comp Titles: Where to Find Books Like Yours

Comp titles are an opportunity to highlight the best elements of our stories. But where do we find titles that will pack a punch? … More Comp Titles: Where to Find Books Like Yours

Writing Resources: Before and After the Book Deal by Karley Conklin

“Remember that ‘author’ is always a temporary job description . . . Your permanent job description is ‘writer’ and that’s what you are even when no one else is looking.” —Author Kristoper Jansma (quoted in Before and After the Book Deal, pp. 333) Today’s publishing world offers a plethora of writing resources. A simple search … More Writing Resources: Before and After the Book Deal by Karley Conklin

3 Editing Tips from a Woodcarver by Karley Conklin

“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft You’ve probably never thought to ask for editing tips from a woodcarver. I normally wouldn’t, either. Yet this … More 3 Editing Tips from a Woodcarver by Karley Conklin

Bird By Bird: A Timeless Writing Resource by Karley Conklin

“‘So why does our writing matter again?’ they ask. Because of the spirit, I say. Because of the heart. Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.” –Anne Lamott, pp. 237 Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott should be on every … More Bird By Bird: A Timeless Writing Resource by Karley Conklin

Barking with The Big Dogs: Hope and Honesty for Children by Karley Conklin

“It is necessary to be hopeful to write successfully for children, yes, because children themselves are generically hopeful, but the quality of hopefulness is not an immature quality.” -Natalie Babbitt ( pp 42) Natalie Babbitt’s book Barking with the Big Dogs is a collection of her essays and speeches written over several years. In all the … More Barking with The Big Dogs: Hope and Honesty for Children by Karley Conklin

Picture-Driven Stories: Learning to Think in Pictures

“A picture book illustrator needs to tell a story with pictures. A picture book author needs to show the same story with words.” –Jean Matthew Hall  When I attended last year’s Write2Ignite conference, I went to Jean Matthew Hall’s discussion, What is a Picture Book. One of her main points was that a true picture book tells the … More Picture-Driven Stories: Learning to Think in Pictures