Pen & Ink Design Some Folks

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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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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!

ATOW-AV_HEAD

Annie Acorn

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Pen & Ink Plan An Author’s 2015

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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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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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Pen & Ink Debate Fiction vs Nonfiction

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You’re a writer who must make a choice.  Should you accept a position that offers you the opportunity to write nonfiction for money, or should you stand firm and pursue your dream of writing the Great American Novel.  OR  You’re an author who has succeeded in both the fiction and nonfiction arenas  How do you evaluate and determine an appropriate balance between the two?

Feel your dreams are 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 Theresa Snyder, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 11/16-30/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? Do you prefer to write fiction or nonfiction? 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 Theresa Snyder is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Admit to Self-Doubt

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It appears that every butcher, baker, and candlestick maker of writing has suffered from this dreaded condition – self doubt.

Feel your dreams of completing your WIP (work in progress) 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 P. L. Jenkinson, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 11/1-15/14 Pen & Ink session?

This session’s question? What was the worst mistake you made as a newbie writer, and how did you overcome it?

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 P. L. Jenkinson is!

- The Editors

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Agreement With Bee Zee Books

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Press Release!

Annie Acorn, noted author and publisher, has confirmed that Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, and Bee Zee Books, two growing concerns on opposite sides of the globe, have agreed to mutually support one another’s growth and development.

“Mike Smith, the genius behind Bee Zee Books, a company home-based in New Zealand, is a strong supporter of indie authors, as are we,” Annie explained.  “It was only a matter of time before we found common ground, where we could interact in a mutually beneficial way.”

Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, has encouraged all of its signed authors to take advantage of the opportunity presented by listing their books on beezeebooks.com, and Annie herself is an active member of the firm’s Promotional Group.

“It’s win/win all around, and we’re very grateful for the marketing support that Mike and his team have provided,” Annie concluded.  “We at AAPub look forward to a long and happy relationship.”

- The Editors

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