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Workshop – how to get you and your work into the media

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Writing with a medical element

At a recent Pens meeting , the main event was a workshop, courtesy of Dr Val Inchley with an additional contribution by Nori on his own specialist subject as a psychiatric nurse. Val lead us through the many considerations needed … Continue reading

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What were your New Year’s resolutions?

Thank you Val for passing on these!

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New Programme of Events 2018

Hello everyone, we just wanted to point out the new Programme of events for Pens creative members. There is so much to get excited about and with the energy and creativity that members bring, you might like to join us … Continue reading

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Poetry event for the New Year

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Marketing you books – a collection of guides

Courtesy of those lovely people at Createspace, I have put together their information and guides on Marketing your books, self published, or other routes, I find they are written simply and very useful to read through to consider applying some, … Continue reading

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Pens latest mini workshop PowerPoint presentation

The Pens meeting on 21 November 2107 featured another Mini Workshop. This one was on Social Media and Self-Publishing giving an overview of each topic rather than an in-depth, mind-bending, tidal wave of information, It covers the basics of what … Continue reading

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Sutton Coldfield Art Trail 2017

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15 Tips for Writing Poetry

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Jacqui Murray Poetry is not something I’m good at writing so I enjoy it vicariously through online friends like this amazing poem by Diana over at Myths of the Mirror or…

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Ninety-Nine Ways to Fail in Writing, Publishing, and Marketing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Dr. Kent Gustavson When it comes to writing, publishing, and marketing a book, there are many mistakes to be made (many more than 99). The #1 most important mistake NOT to…

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