• The Short Story Contest Third Place Winner

    Hey readers, today I will finally be announcing the third place winner of the Pen & Ink Short Story Contest I did last month. First, I will share who the winner actually is, then I will be sharing the story written by the winner. Are you all ready? . .  . . . . . […]

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  • Interview with Aletheianna Mercy

    Happy Monday, readers! Today I will be sharing an interview I did with a 13-year-old blogger and writer, Aletheianna Mercy. Aletheianna has a blog called Notes of a Feather Pen that was recently launched. She shares writing tips, prompts, and more! If you’re interested, you can find her blog here. So here is the interview!…

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  • Contest Submissions Due Tomorrow!

    I’m just popping on here really quick to let you all know that the short story contest ends tomorrow! If you haven’t submitted your story yet, then please do so before 12:00 AM tomorrow night. I will be announcing the winners very soon, at the beginning of August. I’m super excited about this! So if…

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  • The Wingfeather Saga Book Review

    Hey friends! Today I’ll be giving you a book review on one of my favorite book series of all time: The Wingfeather Saga. This is a post for A.K. Cromwell’s Rainy Day Writer Blog Tour, celebrating the launch of her new blog, the Rainy Day Writer. Be sure to follow along with the tour and…

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  • How to Make an Outline for your Novel

    Hey Pen & Ink readers! This is the second post in my blogging series, Outlining Your Novel. If you missed the posts from last week and the week before, Should I Outline My Novel? and Interview with K.M. Weiland, make sure you go ahead and read that before continuing on today’s post: How to Outline…

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  • Identity is Now Available for Kindle Pre-Order!

    Big news: My novel, Identity, is finally available for Kindle pre-order on Amazon! 🥳 So now you can order Identity and receive the ebook version of it by February 2023. I’m still working on the third draft, so that’s why the date is still so far in the future. But I’m super excited for you…

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  • Interview with K.M. Weiland

    Hey friends! Today I have a special post for you: an exclusive interview with K.M. Weiland, the second installment in my blogging series about outlining. I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Katie this past week, and it was super cool to hear her thoughts on outlining your novel. In this post, K.M. Weiland shares…

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  • Should I Outline my Novel?

    Hello again, readers! Today I am sharing the first post in a blogging series I’m doing about outlining your novel. Today I’m covering the topic: should I outline? This is for all the pantsers (people who don’t outline) who are reading this. (Yes, that does include me.) We typically find ourselves not outlining because we…

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  • I’ve Officially Reached 100 Subscribers! (Plus Blog News)

    Hello readers, I have some exciting news for you today! I’ve finally reached a goal I’ve been trying to reach for a long time! I. Have. Officially. Reached. 100 SUBSCRIBERS!!! Isn’t that just amazing?! I have no idea if you all are as excited as I am right now, but I just have to say…

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  • Short Story Contest!!!

    Hello readers, today I have a special announcement for you that you probably weren’t expecting. I’m hosting a short story contest! I’m super excited about this, and I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. Now it’s happening! I think this will be lots of fun. So, what kind of short story contest is…

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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…