Pen & Ink Don Their Hardhats

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Soooo…

You have an idea for a new novel or you receive a writing assignment for an anthology.  Characters and plot lines are flying around in your head.  Do you reach for a pen and begin jotting notes, construct an outline, and develop a chart, or are you better off merely allowing your new story to flow?

“What to do?” You pace back and forth in a dither, unsure which is the better approach.

Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than author Angel Nichols, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 3/1-15/15 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? There’s both writing a story and constructing a story. How do you approach the two?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Angel Nichols is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Go With The Flow

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Soooo…

Suddenly, you’re filled with inspiration for a new storyline.  You grab a spiral notebook and pen or rush to your keyboard.  An outline takes shape, and you begin to put words on the page.  Everything’s progressing just fine, but then one or more of your characters refuses to play along.

What do you do?  The more you attempt to bring everything back on track, the more blocked you become.

Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than author Juliette Hill, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 2/16-28/15 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? How do you find the courage to trust yourself to go with the flow of a story, rather than wrestlling it back to your original ideas?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Juliette Hill is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Design a World

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Soooo…

Suddenly, you’re filled with inspiration for a new storyline.  You grab a spiral notebook and pen or rush to your keyboard.  Words are ready to flow like warm chocolate, but then you realize that you now have to design a new world.

What does this world look like?  How does it smell, feel, sound?  Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than award-winning author Theresa Snyder, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 2/1-15/15 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? How do you approach creating a new world for your readers?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Theresa Snyder is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Design Some Folks

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Soooo…

Suddenly, you’re filled with inspiration for a new storyline.  You grab a spiral notebook and pen or rush to your keyboard.  Words flow like warm chocolate until you’ve captured your idea, and then, suddenly, you stop.

Who are these people that you’re writing about?  Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than award-winning author Tammy Ferguson, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 1/16-31/15 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? How do you individualize your characters?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Tammy Ferguson is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Search for a Cure

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Soooo…

Suddenly, you’re feeling feverish.  Your head’s filled with words.  Insomnia plagues your nights, and forgetfulness runs through your days.  A tablet or laptop is now your constant companion, but it isn’t there for playing games.

Not quite sure what is wrong?  Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than beloved, From Women’s Pens author Susan Jean Ricci, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 1/1-15/15 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? You are addressing a group of newbie writers. What would you most want to tell them? Why?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Susan Jean Ricci is!

- The Editors

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Christmas Memories 2014

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Back before time, when I was a child, Christmas was celebrated much differently than it is today.  The season was shorter, decorations were simpler, and small things meant more than bigger ones.

Even so, the Christmases I remember from my childhood were a step beyond those celebrated by the generation before mine.  As a treat for those of you who enjoy stories of the ‘old days,’ we at Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, have published on our website the Christmas memoirs of two such individuals, who were both born and raised in Indiana many years ago.

So, prepare a warm drink, put together a small plate of Christmas goodies, settle into a comfy chair by the fire, and prepare to enjoy a good read as you enjoy:

Patrick Family Christmas Memories and The Lancaster Christmas Celebration

In addition, my friend and fellow AAPub author Ron Shaw and I have shared memories of special Georgia Christmases that we each experienced – our gifts to YOU!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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Annie Acorn

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Pen & Ink Plan An Author’s 2015

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Soooo…

You’re an author!  You’ve written your story, edited it to perfection, gotten it published, and moved on to the marketing phase.  How can you ensure that all your hard work will result in financial success?  How do you balance the writer in you against the business person you’ve now become?

Feel your dreams slipping away?  Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than author Lizzie Lamb, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 12/16-31/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? As an author, what are your goals for 2015, and what process did you use to define them?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Lizzie Lamb is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Debate Characters vs Plot

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Soooo…

You’re a writer who’s striving to make your work in progress the best it can be.  Should you concentrate more on character or plot development?  How do your readers perceive their importance?  How do you evaluate and determine an appropriate balance between these two critical components of any story?

Feel your dreams slipping away?  Can’t figure out where to go for help?  Might we suggest the tried and true?  Who better to provide you with an answer than author Peggy Teel, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 12/1-15/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? Are your books plot or character driven? Which kind of book do you prefer to read?

Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Peggy Teel is!

- The Editors

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Turning Writing Into A Business

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You’re a writer – a pretty good one at that, and now you’d like to kick it up to the next level.  Want to know how our Annie did it?  Then you’re in luck, because she just recorded a podcast telling you how for Cherrie McKenzie’s Coactive Dreams.

“Annie, you’ve given a Master Class in starting a small business,” Cherrie states, and we would have to agree.

Sooooo…

Click on this link Coactive Dreams where you’ll find the link to Annie’s podcast embedded in Cherrie’s blogpost that gives you a bit more information.

ATOW-AV_HEAD  This is the face of a woman who has owned and/or flipped several successful businesses.  Don’t miss this chance to learn important lessons that will help you to achieve your dreams, too.

- The Editors

 

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Juliette Hill’s A Christmas Quilt

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A Christmas Quilt (Juliette Hill’s Christmas Shorts Book 6) by Juliette Hill

Also available in the UK! and for Nook, Kobo, and iTunes!

Annie Acorn Publishing LLC is pleased to announce the release of Juliette Hill’s A Christmas Quilt. The author will be celebrating the launch of her latest release throughout the month of November.

A Christmas Quilt marks a departure from Juliette’s traditional tales of romance, courtship and love to a story more literary in nature, built around strong themes of enduring love, loss, forgiveness, faith and renewal.

As with all of Ms. Hill’s works, A Christmas Quilt is both inspirational and uplifting, as her main character, Ella Brown, finds a way to turn tragedy into internal growth, while holding onto the belief that love does conquer all.

Curl up by the fire, pour a cup of tea, and enjoy Juliette’s special story of Christmas miracles revealed through A Christmas Quilt, a wonderful addition to AAPub’s already stellar list of holiday offerings.

May your season be filled with joy, laughter, and lots of Christmas spirit!

- The Editors

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