Life After a Writers’ Conference

by Diane Buie

How can I capture in words what last year’s Write2Ignite conference meant to me? Attending my first-ever writers’ conference left me feeling (and probably looking) like a deer in headlights! I left with an overwhelming conviction of the need for Christian writers and with a vast amount of information gleaned from each workshop. God lit […]

Giveaway Contest: Week 4!

Category: Most Memorable W2I Experience

UPDATE: Congratulations to Maria Faust Bostian, the winner of our Week 4 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! All you have to do is answer this question: what has been your most memorable experience at a Write2Ignite conference? If you haven’t attended a Write2Ignite conference yet, describe the experience you would most like […]

Contest: Teen Track Comments Wanted!

Carol Baldwin highlights teen writers' potential

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jenna Turner, the winner of our teen contest! Keynote presenters, workshop choices, editor and agent appointments, professional critiques, and contests—these benefits are available to both students and adults who attend the Write2Ignite Conference on September 21–22, 2018! Carol Baldwin, who’s returning as a presenter, chose students’ potential as her “success story” focus: […]

Run into Writing

by Mary Jane Downs

I love it when activities in my life work together for good. That is the way I feel about my running and writing. One seems to feed the other. When I am out running, my mind clears and I relax. It is the time when I am most ready to listen. I’m not sure whether it is the endorphins kicking in, the fresh air, clearing my mind, […]

Dusty Old Writing

Fresh Ideas to Reach Children and Teens

I remember words of advice from seasoned professionals in the writing industry. Don’t be in a hurry to hit ‘send’ as soon as you finish your manuscript. Put it away for some time. Then, revisit it and send the revised, polished work on to your agent or publisher. I was like many authors I know. […]

Preparing for a Writers’ Conference

by Carol McAdams Moore

It’s writers’ conference season! The idea of attending a writing conference might be new and scary to you. It might be an annual event on your calendar, or you may be one of the seasoned professionals who presents at multiple conferences around the country each year. After many conferences, my heart races a bit at […]

The Child’s Voice in Writing

Understanding Young Readers

Engaging young readers is important for children’s authors, but in an effort to reach them, how do we understand our young readers? Maybe we are parents or grandparents. We might be teachers or caregivers. Maybe we just have a heart for littles. I think every children’s author would agree that effective writing for children requires […]