Pen & Ink

Sharing Fiction, Poetry, and Writing Tutorials

  • 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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  • Resources for Writers

    Over my years of writing experience, I’ve discovered some great writing resources. Believe it or not, there are actually a lot of helpful resources for writers! There are things like forums, map-makers, informational blogs, and more! And these resources are super helpful for writers who are just starting…

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  • What’s Your WIP? Blog Tag

    Hey readers! A few weeks ago my friend Emma at Roses of Grace tagged me for the “What’s Your WIP?” blog tag! As some of you may know, I typically don’t do a ton of blog tags because I don’t want to spam my readers too much with…

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  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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