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I peaked socially in the second grade. That was the year I entered public school for the first time, after spending my early formative years in a private school so my mother could circumvent the cut-off date for Kindergarten and get me out of the house a year early.  I...

March 10, 2018

I really have a hard time with the thought of writer’s block.  I realize that many people would probably swear by it.  I realize it may actually be a defined thing in this world.  However, I encourage you to look at it maybe a different way.

I am working on a...

March 4, 2018

When I began to write children’s stories, I promised myself that the work would always remain idealistic and secular. My utopian goal was (and still is) a collection of stories that are void of religion and politics.

Human unity is my windmill, and I it’s Quixote.


When one considers marketing of anything, it can sometimes be a daunting task.  Honestly, who has the skills, the time or … most importantly, the patience??

I would encourage you, it is not as hard or as scary as it may seem.  As an author, when it comes to the finer de...

October 24, 2017

Two Pen It! Publications, LLC authors were recently recipients of prestigious awards. 

Anke VanZweel was recently awarded 2nd place in the Virtual FantasyCon Awards in the Romance Novel category for her book, Fighting Love.  Anke lives in South Africa with her family an...

August 16, 2017

For those of you who were not able to attend our last event at the Bartholomew County Library, here is the presentation given by Kimberly S Hoffman, Author of Emma's Dancing Day, on how to market your children's book.

Develop a Strategy:

*   Who is your main audience? Ca...

August 15, 2017

Even if you are a very successful writer, criticism can hurt.  

Try really hard to consider the source. Could this person be jealous or envious of you because it is something they always wanted to do? If you think that is the case, then encourage them to start writing....

July 20, 2017

Who Is My Reader?  If you don’t first ask yourself who your reader is or is going to be, how are you going to know how to write to them?

Start by thinking of one person you absolutely know will read your work:  friend, mother, sister, husband, child…  Then start picking...

July 10, 2017

Facebook has billions of users worldwide.  It is the number 1 site for social media.  Setting up an Author’s page on Facebook should be a priority.  Even if you don’t use Facebook for daily use, set up an Author’s page and check it regularly (at least once a week)....

July 3, 2017

Author Laura Lance:  This issue’s featured author is Laura Lance. Laura is an American writer, who was born and raised in Paris. She moved to New York, at a young age, to work in fashion. After that, she worked in the entertainment industry, where she was able to nurtu...

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