5 Tips for Using Literal and Metaphorical Language, Part V (conclusion): Always Remember Context by Deborah DeCiantis

TIP #5 Use context to recognize, understand, and interpret literal and metaphorical language. Historical, social, cultural, and biblical contexts are essential for understanding literal and metaphorical elements in speech and writing. Accurate understanding should come before interpretation! A cropped photo automatically demands interpretation, zeroing in on details the user wants to emphasize while excluding others. In…

5 Tips for Using and Understanding Literal and Metaphorical Language, Part IV by Deborah DeCiantis

TIP#4 Recognize valid situations where literal and metaphorical meanings co-exist. Statements may have both literal and metaphorical meanings without being ambiguous, equivocal, or contradictory. Acronyms and acrostics, homonyms and antonyms, sound devices like alliteration and rhyme, humor, and even puns, function as literal content and also as helpful memory aids. Today’s icons, emoticons, GIFs, and…

Reflections from a Fiction Master Class by Jarmila Del Boccio

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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.…

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…

Site Changes Underway: Pardon our construction!

   Write2Ignite Conference is in the process of updating our website with the addition of e-store functions, in order to facilitate online payments for books, critique services, webinars, conferences, or other programs and products. In the process, we've discovered that our previous design templates appear to be incompatible with the e-commerce plugin. As we work…

The Finishing Touch

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. To register, visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/   Vijaya Bodach - Writing a Book that’s Controversial   Come to this workshop if you feel called to bring the Light of Christ to problems in this fallen world.…

Looking for an Afternoon Pick-Me-Up? **PLUS A GIVEAWAY**

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. You still have time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. To register, visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/   Kim Peterson - Selling Snappy Sidebars Sidebars fill the pages of magazines, our computer screens, and even…

The Child’s Voice in Writing

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…

Do You Write in a Bubble?

Are you familiar with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) syndrome? It’s a genetic illness that strips people of their immune system. They're vulnerable to infectious diseases that aren't a problem for most of the general population. As a result, those who suffer from SCID must live in a bubble---a sterile environment with filtered air. They can't…