Monthly Archives: January 2017

Can you offer constructive critique?

You might like to check out the writing of Pens members who have submitted their work for consideration by other writers and readers. The latest, from Dr. Val Inchely, a short independent story – based on the original in the … Continue reading

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The Right Word is the Simpler Word

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Millie Ho Note: This is a follow-up video/post to my post “To People Who Think I Use Big Words to Sound Smart”. After reading “Mystic River” by Dennis Lehane, which was full of…

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Programme of Meetings 2017

Yes! It’s here ! The Pens Programme of Meetings and Events for 2017 is now available Check it out from the link below and never miss a single exciting, informative, educational and always enjoyable meeting of our Writers Collective Pens … Continue reading

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7 Rookie Writing Mistakes (and 7 Ways to Improve) ….. we all need to revisit these things every now and again!

Originally posted on Poetry and prose from a creative mind:
by Phoebe Quinn 7 rookie writing mistakes: Source: 7 Rookie Writing Mistakes (and 7 Ways to Improve)

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Does Your Book Need a Sequel?

Originally posted on Poetry and prose from a creative mind:
by John Briggs Should your book be part of a series or a stand-alone? Creating sequels to books is big business these days. It’s the popular thing and profitable thing…

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Three Practical Reasons Why Creativity-Based New Year’s Resolutions Are a Very Bad Idea (And What To Do Instead)

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Pekoeblaze First of all, happy New Year everyone. : )  Now that I’ve said that, it’s time to get a little bit more cynical. Don’t worry, there are several good reasons…

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Want to Write Great Fiction? Stop Using the “Logical” Side of Your Brain

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I…

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2 Tips For Introducing Your Protagonist

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kathryn What’s wrong with this picture? ‘I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, find my big green eyes crusted with sleep. I brush my beautiful brown hair and…

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5 Mistakes Authors Make on Social Media

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Michael Cristiano I thought writing a novel was the hard part. I thought endless drafting and editing and proofreading involved the most work when it came to being a writer. I…

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