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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Soooo…

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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Soooo…

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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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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