THANKFUL FOR OUR FRIENDS

We at Pen Parentis, Ltd, want to give back to you, our amazing supporters.  Starting January 2014, we will be posting links to the best writing advice-sites that we can find in the hopes that it will help you keep on creative track.  Write hard today – take Thanksgiving off from social media and your […]

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On Family-Friendly Fundraisers

There is a special sort of anxiousness that accompanies adult events to which kids are welcome. First you go all-out making sure there is something for the kids to do (we invited the unparalleled Church Street School for Music and Art to do an all-ages bookmaking craft) then you have to make sure the adults […]

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Three-part writing process: a theory.

Tragedy.  I wrote this idea out in an email to a friend. Wrote it in gorgeous, bloggy detail. Then I cut it from the email, realizing that she (not a writer) wouldn’t be interested in my theories. Intended to paste it into a blog entry. But, as life would have it, I got randomized and […]

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Fifteen minutes of euphoric play

Is there ever a time when we writers are working on only one thing at a time? Yes, of course, there’s the big piece– amassing a collection of stories, hammering outlines to a novel– but somehow, creatively speaking, that big piece becomes “work” and you seem to lose (or I do, anyway) the fun of […]

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Get Motivated

I am in a creative slump right now. Not because I have no ideas; I have plenty. I also have two kids in school giving me enough time to write, should I wish to do so. Tell me then, what’s the hideous sluglike thing wrapping itself around my brain and slowing me down? Is it […]

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