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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 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 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 Search for a Cure

Soooo… 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 … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Plan An Author’s 2015

Soooo… 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 … Continue reading

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Annie to the Rescue

“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 – … Continue reading

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