Monthly Archives: March 2017

Important decsions to be made

Hello to all Pens people, but not forgetting all other interested followers. We would like to make a strong appeal for everyone who can make the next Pens meeting to do so as we have very important things to discuss … Continue reading

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Important Announcement from ‘Pens or Erdington’

You may be aware of the changes that are happening in the Birmingham Library Services in recent months, unfortunately, these are also effecting the Library of Erdington where Pens currently meet. ♦   Although not all the plans are known yet, … Continue reading

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Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of…

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6 Ways to Transition Out of Writer’s Block

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kathryn Writer’s Block The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing it. Also known as: every writer’s worst nightmare. And let’s be real,…

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Pens Meeting Report 15 March 2017

Autobiography is the flavour of the month, this, and many others I think. With several further episodes of members lives and one new one to consider, a fascinating insight into the world we live in through those recollections bought gasps … Continue reading

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Four Questions to Ask Before You Hit “Publish”

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Allison Maruska A friend emailed me a question. She’s written a book and is considering what to do with it. Her question: “How do you self-publish on Amazon?” She didn’t mean…

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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by J.U. Scribe It’s been over a year since I published my book, Before the Legend. This past year I’ve learned so much about self-publishing and marketing. Although I’m thankful for the little successes…

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On Learning to Be Happy with Your Imperfect Draft

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Meg Dowell What is your reaction – or what do you perceive your reaction will be like – when you finally finish writing that first draft? Relieved? Sad? Ecstatic? Numb? All…

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Pens Meeting Report 01 March 2017

When Pens members are asked to ‘bring it’, boy oh boy, do they bring it and ‘then some’! With autobiography as the general theme for this meeting, how wonderful it was to hear so many lives being put into words … Continue reading

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