Pen & Ink

Sharing Fiction, Poetry, and Writing Tutorials

  • 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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  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • 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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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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