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INKWELL NEWSWATCH (IN)
a monthly online publication
ISSN 1712-4328

The Inkwell
News Group

A Publishing Division of Freelance Writing Organization International

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  Julie A. Pierce

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  Rowdy Rhodes

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  Jim Curtiss
  Annie Duguid
  Mark London
  Christian M. Lyons

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  Anne R. Allen
  Peggy Bechko
  Helen Dunn Frame
  Char Milbrett
  Joan R. Neubauer
  Ken Robinson
  Bev Walton-Porter

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IN WRITING CONTENTS December, 2012

INside Scoop
A Writing Roller Coaster
Julie A. PierceAn unprecedented set of events turns IN topsy-turvy and places us in a position that one can only describe as a full spectrum of emotions.
By Julie A. Pierce


INside Scoop
INside On Hiatus
Julie A. PierceJulie A. Pierce lets Inkwell Newswatch readers know what's happening on the INside and what to expect in the future around here. Has everyone really gone on a hiatus?
By Julie A. Pierce


INside Scoop
Resource Redirect
Julie A. PierceEverything changes, including Inkwell Newswatch. Improvements are being made while the monthly publication takes a break.
By Julie A. Pierce


COLUMNS
IN Her Own Write

Timeout
In Her Own WriteA temporary timeout and some suggested reading may tide you over till our 2009 return.
By Anne R. Allen


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

Cha, Cha, Cha, Changes!
Pen In HandSearching for a publisher and ghostwriting are ways to stay busy during the transition. Changes can be exciting!
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Write On!

LA Bound
Write OnDon't wait! Don't stop writing. Keep the momentum with your writing projects and move yourself forward with every day. Progress is being made.
By Ken Robinson


COLUMNS
INstruction

High Expectations
INstructionHelping new writers learn about the craft and possibly reminding seasoned creators about things that may have slipped their minds has been a great opportunity. I'm looking forward to 2009!
By Helen Dunn Frame


TOOL KIT
Top 10 Resources

Top 10: On Hiatus
Top Ten ResourcesA cookbook and a writing course are keeping Char busy during IN's hiatus. She's on the sidelines cheering the progress along, ready for the signal to relaunch.
By Char Milbrett


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Constant Improvement
Off To New HorizonsTaking this opportunity to pursue an agent for his novel, scour the markets, update his podcast, and write every chance he gets, one associate editor looks forward to the coming improvements.
By Jim Curtiss


FREEdom STUFF
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Write Again Writing Management Software
No charge writing management software package for all subscribed members.
By IN House Staff


ABOUT IN
Submissions

Submissions
Want to write for IN? Take the leap.
By IN House Staff


ABOUT IN
Advertising

Advertise With Us
Inkwell Newswatch (IN) will get you noticed by the right people.
By IN House Staff


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Join IN's Team

IN Opportunities
IN Help Wanted ads. Take a peek. You'll be glad you did.
By IN House Staff


ABOUT IN
Contacting IN

The Coordinates
Here's the low-down on getting IN touch.
By IN House Staff


INside Scoop
Telling Stories
Julie A. Pierce If you're a story teller, you've come to the right place. Let your raconteur ramble without resistance. Get your message out. IN is here to give you the support you need.
By Julie A. Pierce


ON THE COVER
Gory Glory
Ronald KellyPerseverance and the impression left by a few outstanding horror writers brought Ronald Kelly to dedicate his craft to horror fiction. Down-to-earth and wise with experience, Kelly sheds light into the dark halls of a horror writer's mind.
By Julie A. Pierce and Rowdy Rhodes


ON THE COVER
Undertaker's Moon (Excerpt)
Undertaker's Moon"The distant rattle of chains. Then a long and mournful howl, bouncing off the shadowy walls in the dead of night, penetrating plaster and wood, squeezing like a cold draft through the tight cracks of the floor beneath his bed and prying his four-year-old mind from the depths of a sound sleep."
By Ronald Kelly


INside AUTHORS
INtroducing . . .
Author SnapshotsStorytellers and men of experience, Hugh McCraken and Sean Parker are living the writing life.
By Julie A. Pierce


COLUMNS
IN Her Own Write

For Whose Eyes Only?
In Her Own WriteThe pros advocate a low-tolerance policy on exclusive reads. There are certain rules you can follow to protect yourself from the restrictive and paralyzing clutches of the exclusive read.
By Anne R. Allen


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

Writer As Juggler
Pen In HandWhat do you do when there's too much going on? How do you manage all your life's details and get your writing done on time and to the right level of quality? Here's a little perspective to help.
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Write On!

Part II: Secret Origins Of A Screenwriter
Write OnEncouragement and validation from an outside source was the catalyst that got this writer rolling. Work your connections and keep the pen moving.
By Ken Robinson


COLUMNS
INstruction

Outdated Laws Or Plot Twists
INstructionClever little things laws. Add some spice to your writing by pulling out obscure laws.
By Helen Dunn Frame


COLUMNS
INscribe

Creative Karma
INscribePick up these five sure ways to develop your creative karma by doing as you would be done by.
By Bev Walton-Porter


WRITER'S LIFE
Fiction

Rolla-Costa
Follow this advice and take your readers on an unforgettable adventure filled with thrills and spills.
By Joyce Faulkner


WRITER'S LIFE
Nonfiction

Part III: What Your Publisher Won't Tell You
Use your existing network to bang the drum locally and get your name out there.
By Erika-Marie S. Geiss


WRITER'S LIFE
Screen & Stage

Novel To Screenplay: Adaptation 101
Old and very bad jokes aside, how does one pour 10 gallons of story into a one-gallon jug of a compelling screenplay?
By Lynne Pembroke


WRITER'S LIFE
Poetry

The Long Life Of Poetry
The power of poetry goes beyond words, across time and experience. The words you write today can touch your readers today and into the future.
By Stan Grimes


TOOL KIT
Top 10 Resources

Top 10: Knock, Knock
How's your funny bone? This list of 10 resources gets you on the humour track with knowledge and guidance, and it's not a joke.
By Char Milbrett


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Neubauer's Nuggets
We've all heard that nonfiction is what sells, so what do you have to do get your fiction published? Is writing for free a necessary part of paying your dues? Joan has the answers.
By Joan Neubauer


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Author/Agent Contract
The legalities of writing and publishing can be complex and confusing. The checklist simplifies the process.
By Tad Crawford


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Author's Bill Of Rights
Before entering an agreement with a self-publisher, use the Author's Bill of Rights to double-check that you are getting a fair deal. Know what you should expect.
By Mark Levine


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Character Questionnaire
Fill out the free character questionaire and never again worry if your leading lady's hair is rooster red at the begining and pea green at the end.
By Helen Dunn Frame


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Chase Scene Checklist
To create an effective chase scene, consult this summary list of tips from a master of impact writing.
By Joyce Faulkner


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

IN Editing Tricks
Using word processing techniques already available on your computer system simplifies finding passive sentences and creates manuscripts that sparkle and shine.
By Helen Dunn Frame


TOOL KIT
Features

The Write Group
Three critique groups can be better than one when it comes to producing the best writing.
By Judy Adourian


TOOL KIT
Book Reviews

Book Reviews - December
Three five-star books are served up as main courses for your writing library.  Be lured into a deeper understanding of your craft so that your art can shine, master the book proposal, and create characters that will be meaningful and memorable to you and your readers.
By Anne Duguid and Ben Parris


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Items Of INterest

We're Getting Older! Thank you!
This issue presents a passing milestone to many here at IN. Reflecting on the journey this publication has taken and continues to stride along, I find a need to express my appreciation.
By Rowdy Rhodes


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Standing On The Digital Platform
Perhaps it's the punched-in-the-eyeballs feeling that has been keeping us from fully embracing digital reading. New technology creeps closer to a paper-like approach.
By Ben Parris


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

NaNoWriMo Wrap
It's fast, furious, and demanding but is it worth it? Our Associate Editor, one of the winning contestants this year, details the demands of the National Novel Writing Month competition.
By Mark London


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Official Words From Pop Culture
Find out how dictionaries discover new words and have fun with them when they gain formal approval.
By M. Y. Mim


 
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