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Repost: #ChillWithABookAward Winning author, Charlene Newcomb talks all things bookish with #ETLBW @charnewcomb @ChillWithABook

Congratulations, Char!  Here is a lovely interview with our Pen in Hand writer, Charlene Newcomb.   …I am delighted to welcome author Charlene Newcomb to the blog this afternoon … Huge congratulations on winning your Chill Award! You must be … Continue reading

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Slight Obsession with Knights? A Fun Interview at Maria Grace’s Random Bits of Fascination

Originally posted on Charlene Newcomb:
Novelist Maria Grace invited me by her blog today. “Obsessed with Star Wars, her costume is a Jedi Knight. Read on and find out more…” my home office ?

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Time Triptych

Here are some poignant pieces by our fellow poet, Steve Pfister.  We hope you enjoy these views of time, our mortal yet fickle companion. Midnight Butterfly Wings pressed against blue moon- Your shadow soars on shifting winds- Your image floats … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Life with B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Charlene Newcomb

Originally posted on Layered Pages:
I’d like to welcome back B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Charlene Newcomb to talk with me about her writing. Charlene is the author of Men of the Cross, Book I of Battle Scars. A tale of war’s…

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Traveling Times

June…July…August… We take to the road, sky, sea, and mountains when that old yearning returns.  Every since we were babies, we’ve needed to find out exactly what is on the other side of that door or hidden atop the table. … Continue reading

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Sea-side

By Catherine Hedge One of the best aspects of teaching writing is that inspiration flows as much from the students to the teacher as the other way around.  If I challenge the students to do a bit of quick writing … Continue reading

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Hearts Aren’t Crystal

By Catherine Hedge Kansas is beautiful today.  The sun is brilliant. After a week of brutal cold and icy winds, the warmth penetrates the icicles hanging off my deck.  It seems they weep as they disappear. Heartbreak is much like a winter … Continue reading

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Kansas On My Mind

We had the pleasure this week of meeting an area poet, Steve Pfister.  He is a long time Kansan who celebrates the beauty and mystery of the land around us.  We at Pen In Hand hope you enjoy his unique … Continue reading

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

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By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers: …

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers:  Sharon M. Draper, Jennifer Mattson, Karen … Continue reading

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