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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31th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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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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30th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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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 Jolly Old Spook by Angel Nichols herself, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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Jolly Old Spook (Angel Nichols’ Christmas Shorts Book 3) – A Christmas story for everyone in the family who’s old enough to learn the the real truth about Santa as shared by Angel Nichols.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

It’s two days before Christmas Eve, and the Mills family is under siege. Nine-year-old Will is used to the annual battle with Ysolda Povenmire and her devil dog, but what, pray tell, do the FBI and CIA have to do with things? Fearlessly risking life and limb, the brave youngster follows first one clue and then another, until they lead him to the biggest surprise of all and the best Mills family Christmas EVER!

So grab a couple of gingerbread men, a flask of hot cocoa, and your mittens, and come along for the ride. Internationally read, From Women’s Pen author Angel Nichols has produced yet another charming tale, and you won’t want to miss it.

Bet you can’t read this one without laughing!

- The Editors

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29th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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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 Country Cabin Christmas by Juliette Hill, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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Country Cabin Christmas (Juliette Hill’s Christmas Shorts Book 3) – A contemporary Christmas story by Juliette Hill.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Rival rising music stars, Skylar and Tony know that the path to stardom never runs smoothly. They both need a seasonal hit to shoot to the top the charts. Nashville record producer, Jack P. Dylan has an idea, but will it be enough? Will they be able to work together to create a winning combination, or will their differences block their way to success and true love?

You won’t want to miss this latest Juliette Hill Christmas short!

- The Editors

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28th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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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 A Caraway Christmas by Elizabeth Bastos, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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A Caraway Christmas – A Christmas reminder by Elizabeth Bastos that all is not always as it seems.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Holly’s reindeer cookies are something of town lore, sometimes causing folks to claim they hear the tinkling of Christmas bells. This Christmas, though, Holly finds herself drawn more to caraway. What could this mean? You won’t want to miss this one!

- The Editors

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