Month: July 2021

  • September Review + October Goals

    I’ve decided that I will start sharing a monthly post here on the blog describing my different updates and news. I’ve noticed some other bloggers doing this, and I thought it might be kind of cool. In each of these monthly posts, I will start with how well I followed my writing goals last month, […]

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  • How to Write a Short Story Step-by-Step

    Short stories can be difficult; especially for those folks who are used to writing novels. That’s why today I will be sharing this article on how to write a short story step-by-step so that I can help those novelists who might need a little guidance. It can be a big change from writing novels to…

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  • Held Captive by Grace A. Johnson: Book Review

    One of my friends and fellow bloggers, Grace A. Johnson, recently gave me an e-copy of her novel, Held Captive, and, as you can guess, I read the whole thing over the span of a few days. And guess what? It was amazing. Held Captive is a historical romance novel. And while historical romance isn’t…

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  • Interview with Rue Arrow

    Rue Arrow is a wonderful writer and friend of mine, who I had the pleasure of interviewing last month. Some of you may remember her story, Remembering Laughter, which won first place in the short story contest not too long ago.  Now, today, you will get to read more about Rue, as well as more…

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  • 100 Story Ideas

    As a writer, I always have a ton of story ideas floating around in my head. Story ideas for plot twists, characters, scenes, lines… all sorts of stuff. But unfortunately, I am only one person. One person with only twenty-four hours in a day to work on stories. And probably even less than that if…

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  • Poetry by Meredith Gundale

    My friend, Meredith, recently shared two amazing poems with me, so I wanted to share them with you! Meredith Gundale is a super talented writer friend of mine and I’m excited to share some of her work with all of you! Meredith is also a fiction writer and published her historical fiction short story, Tea…

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  • Quiz: Which Daughters of the Sea Character are You?

    About eight months ago, I posted one of my most popular topics on Pen & Ink – Quiz: What Kind of Mermaid are You? Everyone enjoyed the quiz, and after that, I got a ton of requests from readers to do more quiz posts. And now I finally have. So here you are with the…

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  • Interview with Gary Bower

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing a professional author in person: Gary Bower. Gary writes books for toddlers as well as teenagers. He has written over a hundred books and published a number of them. His novel, Gulliver Wimple and the Gems of Dara Mhor, is one of my favorite books…

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  • The Short Story Contest First Place Winner!

    I’m going to get straight to the point here: we have a first-place winner for the Pen & Ink Short Story Contest! And here is the moment you all have been waiting for; the moment when I will announce this winner! The first place winner of the short story contest is… . . . .…

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  • The Short Story Contest Second Place Winner!

    Hey friends, welcome back to Pen & Ink! I will be sharing the second place winner of the short story contest with all of you today. First, I’ll announce who it is, then I will share the winner’s story and what I liked about it. So here we go! . . . . . .…

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About Me

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Hello, my name is Annabelle Batie, and I’m a 14-year-old writer and bookworm. I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember, but I’ve only been writing seriously for about two years. I homeschool in Traverse City, Michigan, with my three younger siblings and parents. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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  1. Annabelle I’m so excited for identity! I’m saving up to pre-order it! Also I enjoyed all the blog posts this…