Pen & Ink

Sharing Fiction, Poetry, and Writing Tutorials

  • Editing Q&A – Part 2

    Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! Today I will be continuing my Editing Q&A series, where you (my readers) will get to ask me all your editing-related questions, and I will answer them. We will be going over topics such as breaking cliches, why editing is…

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  • Identity Release Tour Sign-Ups

    Hey everyone! With the upcoming release of my novel, Identity, I decided it would be a good idea to get a release tour together before I run out of time. So I want to invite all of you to participate in the tour! Whether you’re a blogger, a…

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  • 2022 Review + 2023 Goals

    Hello readers, and happy new year! As we turn the page to 2022 and look ahead to 2023, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what I accomplished in the past year and set some goals for the year ahead. As you probably know by now,…

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  • Get to Know Me Tag – Writer’s Edition

    You all probably have seen that I’ve been trying not to do too many blog tags lately… but I was recently tagged for this one by Joelle Stone (Sword of the Penmaiden), and it looked like fun. In case you don’t know what a blog tag is, allow…

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  • 4 Researching Tips for Your Short Story (Guest Post)

    Hey readers! Today I have a wonderful guest post for you by the author Amy Sinclair. Amy reached out to me a couple of months ago asking if she could write a guest post for this blog, and I immediately said yes. Amy is such an amazing writer,…

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  • Interview with Micah Collier

    Hello, all you readers! Today I have a special post for you: an interview with the one… the only… Micah Collier!!! *cue applause* Micah is an author and blogger with an amazing heart for the Lord. I had the pleasure of doing an interview with him for you…

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  • October Review + November Goals

    Well, it’s been a great month, everyone! I’ve been much more productive on my blog, on Identity, and on writing as a whole, despite the fact that I’ve been crazy busy with church events and Christmas performance rehearsals. I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to…

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  • Identity: Chapter 1 (Sneak Peek!)

    I am super excited (and nervous) about today’s post! Today, I will be sharing… an exclusive sneak peek of… Identity! Yes, that’s right. All of you guys will get to read the first chapter of my novel, Identity, which will be published in February 2023. I will warn…

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  • Editing Q&A – Part 1

    I’m so excited for the first installment of this Editing Q&A! I have gotten some amazing editing questions so far, and it was really fun to answer them for you all! Today we will discuss some topics such as editing as you write, how to edit a book,…

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  • How to Come up With Names for Characters – 5 Tips (Guest Post by Amelia Cabot)

    Hey everyone! Today I will be sharing a guest post with you by my friend, Amelia Cabot! Amelia won second place in the short contest last summer with her story, The Fault to be Forgiven. Now she returns to us with this wonderful article, How to Come Up…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Annabelle Batie, and welcome to my blog! I’m a homeschooled freshman with a huge passion for Jesus! I love all things related to writing, reading, and books. I hope you enjoy my blog!


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