Pen & Ink Go Behavioral

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Soooo…

When did you first recognize that you heard strange voices in your head?  How long was it before the voices forced you to go to a keyboard and pound out their words?

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 Anna Burke, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 10/16-31/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? When did you know that you wanted to be an author, and what was the first step you took towards meeting your goal?

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 talented as Anna Burke is!

- The Editors

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Annie to the Rescue

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“Please, say that you will, Annie.  Pleeeeze!”  Ron Shaw’s deep southern drawl came through her telephone.

“He didn’t quite beg,” she informed us the next day, “but there’s something a bit pathetic about a grown man on his knees – probably the reason why so many women agree to enter into bad marriages.”

This, then, is how Annie became the surprise guest on The Ron Shaw Show this past Monday evening, October 6, 2014, when Ron’s scheduled guest had to cancel at the last minute.

So copy and paste this link into your browser artistfirst.com/ronshaw.htm and listen up, as Annie and Ron discuss such diverse topics as indie vs traditional, owning a boutique publishing house, collaborative writing, and lessons learned from producing a series.  Oh, and did we mention the laughter?  Lots and lots of laughter?

We guarantee you’ll be entertained as you learn!

Enjoy!

- The Editors

 

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Pen & Ink Gather Together

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Writers, feeling a bit lonely?  Has your work in progress (WIP) stalled?  Are you at war with your characters?

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 Katie Oliver, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 10/1-16/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? When and how do you/have you sought out the company/comments/input of other authors?

So…  Before you toss your work in progress in the trash, 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 talented as Katie Oliver is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Do Dialogue

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Editing your novel or short and find that you can’t get it right?  Try as you might, your dialogue still comes across as terribly stilted?

Can’t figure out how to fix it?  Ready to set a match to the whole thing?  Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Elizabeth Marx, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 9/16-30/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? How do you insure that your dialogue sounds natural?

So…  Before you toss your work in progress in the trash, 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 talented as Elizabeth Marx is!

- The Editors

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Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury!

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Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Anthologies) edited by Annie Acorn

Also available for Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. Print version coming soon!

It’s here!  The Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury is now available for your reading pleasure per the links provided above.

Those of you who waiting anxiously for each year’s new Treasury will be delighted with our newest offering, and those of you who are discovering this wonderful annual collection for the first time are in for a treat!  Included are short stories and novelettes by Juliette Hill, Susan Jean Ricci, Angel Nichols (who also designed the gorgeous cover – so evocative of the season), Charlotte Kent, and Annie Acorn herself.

You won’t want to miss this one!

– The Editors

 

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Cover Reveal – Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury

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Once again, Angel Nichols has done us proud with our cover for this year’s Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury.  Warm and inviting, the scene presented is truly reflective of the novelettes and stories contained within.

As in prior years, readers are sure to enjoy this new offering from the gals of From Women’s Pens, scheduled to launch Friday, September 12, 2014, in plenty of time for the holiday season.

Enjoy!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Flip a Coin

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Not sure if you should write a short story or a novel?  There are pros and cons for both, and while each new project offers opportunity, it can also offer pitfalls.

Not sure which way to cast your vote?  Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Jane Carroll, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 9/1-15/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? Do you prefer to write full-length novels or shorter pieces? Why?

So…  Before you flip a coin, 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 talented as Jane Carroll is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Seek Inspiration

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Think writing a short story or a novel is easy?  Then, think fast!  Give us a killer plot, great characters, and wonderful ambiance.

What?  You found it difficult to come up with all of those?  Need some more time?  An hour?  A day?  A week?  So how do the pros do it?

Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Anne Riley, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 8/16-31/14 session?

This session’s question? Where do you find your best inspiration?

So…  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 talented as Anne Riley is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Take on Character

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Anyone can write a story, but not everyone can make that story and its characters come alive.  So how do the pros do it?

Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Clara Grace Walker, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 8/1 – 15/14 session?

This session’s question? How do you bring your characters to life on the page?

So…  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 the diverse experiences of someone as talented as Clara Grace Walker is!

- The Editors

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31st Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Anthologies) – Edited by Annie Acorn.

Also available in print, for Nook and Kobo, and on iTunes.

In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury by authors of From Women’s Pens, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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- The Editors

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