Pen & Ink

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Category: Writing Tips

  • Interview with Luella Treto

    Once upon a time, there were two authors. One was named Annabelle, and the other was named Luella. Annabelle ran a blog where she interviewed other writers, so she decided she should interview Luella. By Annabelle’s request, the two authors met with each other in the magical land…

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  • 4 Steps to Creating a Sinister Villain (Guest Post by Karli Roth)

    Hey everyone! I come to you today with a very special guest post written by my writer friend, Karli Roth! Karli has some amazing tips to share with you all today about creating a sinister villain. In my opinion, villains are some of the most important and exciting…

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  • Ask Me Questions About Publishing

    Hey everyone! With my recently-published book, Identity, I thought it would be a cool idea to host another Q&A, this time about publishing! Going through the process of publishing Identity taught me a lot, so I want to share some of that knowledge with you. If you have…

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  • 9 Remarkable Blogging Tips from Successful Bloggers

    Today I will be sharing a post written not only by me but three other bloggers! Grace A. Johnson (from Of Blades and Thorns), Joelle Stone (from Sword of the Penmaiden), and Kayti Phillips (from Sisters Three and Writers’ Vision). I’m super excited to share this post with…

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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…

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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…

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  • Writer’s Block and How to Overcome It

    I have known so many writers, including myself, who struggle with writer’s block. As a writer, being in a position where you can’t think of anything to write about is not exactly a good thing. I have gone through this problem, too, and it’s not fun. You get…

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  • How to Write Distinct Character Voices

    God created each human being uniquely, with different personalities. No one person is the same. Therefore their actions, thoughts, and especially their ways of speaking, reflect who they are. They each have distinct character voices. Each and every one of your book characters has their own unique personality,…

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  • 4 Things You Need to Know When Starting a Blog

    I recently had someone ask me about my blog and if it was hard at first when I had no followers except friends and family. My answer to the second question was yes. Blogging was, and is, hard, and keeping up with it is even harder. But with…

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  • Why Should Writers Read Books?

    Being a writer isn’t just about writing: it’s about improving your skills and learning along the way. But some writers struggle with reading. Why should writers read books? One great way to start writing better is to read more. Reading automatically shapes your ability to write and helps…

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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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