Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent

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? ? by Kelly D. Smith Recently I did something I never thought I would do. I queried an agent. See, there are so many options out there for authors that I never…

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How to Find New Freelance Writing Opportunities

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? by Meg Dowell Looking for new writing opportunities to boost your income, exposure and/or establish relationships with organizations you want to support? Here are some tips for finding and taking advantage of…

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Pens Meeting report 16 November 2016

Great meeting today, we had to work hard with our brains but it is always a good thing to keep them active and productive. The main event was Kate’s mini workshop on Characterisation, the things to think about when you … Continue reading

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Merrily Ablaze

More thoughts on the Bonfire season All around the flames flicked like serpent’s tongues. Leaping like fiery demons seeking out crevices where their heat had yet to reach. Fluidity spreading covering ever-wider territory, oozing seeping. Then a last searing explosion … Continue reading

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15 minute sketch on Magical Realism

During a recent mini workshop at the Pens group, this was Irenes ‘on the spot’ writing exercise. Standing at a bus stop near the Fire Station in Birmingham on a chill, blustery day, was a hungry mature art student, being … Continue reading

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Fireworks

A fun pices from Irene hinton-Mullins on the recent colorful festival Oh China!  What did you do? Sulphur, Charcoal & Saltpetre. Yes, it was you! Who invented Gunpowder. Celebration Fireworks, Then a battle tool If any animal nearby lurks It … Continue reading

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4 Lessons Learned in Writing and Revision

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? by Millie Ho This past weekend, I finished revising the novel I started this April. The New Story has been sent to beta readers, and I’ll do more revision once I get…

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The Most Misunderstood Writing Advice: Write What You Know

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? by John Briggs Write what you know is good advice, if you do it correctly. We’ve all heard it a thousand times: “Write what you know, write what you know…” It’s practically…

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