Category Archives: Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink Get Edited

    Soooo… You’ve written the Great American Novel or the Greatest Short Story Ever Told.  You’ve even done some rewriting.  Now it’s time to edit your work, and suddenly your blood is running cold. How do you know what … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Solve a Murder

    Soooo… You’ve read mysteries all of your live.  You know them inside and out, and yet, you’re at a loss as to how to make sure that your own effort keeps readers guessing. What makes a mystery work?  … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Learn to Laugh

    Soooo… You’ve decided to inject some humor into your writing, in an effort to allow readers to better relate.  And yet, you’re at a loss as to how to make sure that your light-hearted efforts will make the … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Pick a Book

Soooo… You’ve decided to take your writing seriously, to work hard, pay your dues, and get yourself published.  And yet, you’re at a loss as to how to make sure that your work will make the grade. What are readers … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Make Their Way

Soooo… You’ve decided to take your writing seriously, to work hard, pay your dues, and get yourself published.  And yet, you’re at a loss as to how to get started, make your way, and insure your success. “What to do?” … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Surf the Net

Soooo… You’ve written a novel, rewritten it, edited, copyedited, and published it – either traditionally or indie.  Now it’s time to market, and you’re at a loss. “What to do?” You pace back and forth in a dither, unsure whether … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Fall in Love

Soooo… You’ve decided to write a novel.  Characters and plot lines are flying around in your head, but before you reach for a pen, begin jotting notes, construct an outline, or develop a chart, you first need to decide in … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Don Their Hardhats

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 … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Go With The Flow

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 … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Design a World

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 … Continue reading

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