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INKWELL NEWSWATCH (IN)
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The Inkwell
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A Publishing Division of Freelance Writing Organization International

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  Ken Robinson
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IN WRITING CONTENTS December, 2012

TOOL KIT
Top 10 Resources

Top 10: Illusion
Do not deny illusion. Use it to inspire your writing and move you to your end goals. Follow that smell of chicken, and then write the ending you want.
By Char Milbrett


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Advice/Q&A

Neubauer's Nuggets
Are you in a catch-22 trying to get published, being rejected because you haven't been published yet? How do you create a formal proposal to submit to a publisher for your nonfiction book? Joan's got answers.
By Joan R. Neubauer


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Features

Part I: Early Elementary Picture Books
A story map and some general industry information about each genre will set you on your way to creating successful early elementary picture books.
By Marjorie Allen


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Book Reviews

Book Reviews - June
Anthony Ackerley reviews writing books on voice, creating a classic cookbook, and embracing the joy of writing. There's something here for every writer.
By Anthonly Ackerley


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Items Of INterest

We Return To Writer's Digest's 101 List!
As of May, 2007 the FWO-Int'l has again been recognized as an enormous and successful collection of writing resource links and accumulated writing information vital to today's writers, authors, editors, and publishers.
By IN House Staff


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Items Of INterest

Swat Those Be's
By eliminating the verb "to be" and replacing it with active and specifically descriptive verbs, your writing is enlivened. Add interest by losing the be's.
By Debra Weaver


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Items Of INterest

Authors Night At Salmon Bay
A local school celebrates its 6th-grade authors in a brief event at the end of the school year. The opportunity to share achievements in personal expression was an amazing experience for this writer.
By Penelope Jensen


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Items Of INterest

Second Annual FutureVision Short Story Contest
Take advantage of this opportunity to imagine either the future you're afraid of or the future you'd like to experience. The HopeDance speculative fiction contest wants to read your vision.
By Anne R. Allen


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Items Of INterest

Prizes For Your Prose & Poetry
The New Writer magazine opens its 11th annual Prose and Poetry Prizes competition. Will you be a winner?
By IN House Staff


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Items Of INterest

Ad Boost
With five of the 21 techniques presented in her free booklet, Amanda Eaton gives us a taste of how to improve ad response.
By IN House Staff


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Global Offerings

Events - June 2007
IN provides a listing of writing-related events spanning the globe and the universe of writing.
By IN House Staff


INside CHUCKLES
Bill The Bard

Bill The Bard
Bill The Bard : Shakespeare In The New Millennium
By Robert Denton and Rowdy Rhodes


INside CHUCKLES
The Writer At Work

The Writer At Work
The Writer At Work Cartoon
By Richard Krzemien


INside Scoop
And The Band Played On
Julie A. Pierce Where have I been for two months? How did I get here? Why don't I have more writing to show for this passage of time?
By Julie A. Pierce


ON THE COVER
No Imitation Here
Robert MccammonBeneath an unassumming exterior lies the soul and imagination of a genius. IN visits with Robert McCammon and learns about the penchants of the publishing industry and vital fortitude.
By Julie A. Pierce and Rowdy Rhodes


ON THE COVER
Speaks The Nightbird
Speaks The NightbirdMatthew Corbett has his first encounter with the wily and sex-obsessed preacher Exodus Jerusalem, who has come to Fount Royal to make his own use of the witchcraft trial of Rachel Howarth.
By Robert McCammon


INside AUTHORS
INtroducing . . .
Author SnapshotsSometimes writing is what you do in the next phase of your life. That's the way these two authors came to creating books.
By Penelope Jensen and Steve Neubauer


COLUMNS
IN Her Own Write

Hooks, Loglines, and Pitches
In Her Own WriteClimbing the ladder to success includes hooks, loglines, and pitches. Get them to work for you.
By Anne R. Allen


COLUMNS
INscribe

Part III: It's A Fact
Bitter QuillEnsuring that what you write is correct when dealing with facts is an absolute must. Use a collection of resources designed to do just that.
By Jennifer Edelson


COLUMNS
Pen IN Hand

Six Editing Hints For Writers
Pen In HandDo we follow the trends, the dos, the don'ts, the forbidden words in our quest to become published and read by larger audiences? Or is it better to buck the trend?
By Peggy Bechko


COLUMNS
Write On!

Hoping For Rock Bottom
Write OnThese are the trials and tribulations of being a writer you can't avoid; but this experience will leave you smiling and realizing that you're not alone.
By Ken Robinson


COLUMNS
INstruction

Background INformation
INstructionCollect descriptive background information from all of your encounters. Make notes and apply these details to your creations.
By Helen Dunn Frame


WRITER'S LIFE
Fiction

Out Of Order
When an idea comes and your creative juices start flowing there's no better way to kill your desire than starting at the beginning, so take a look at an alternative outline.
By Kimberly Dawn Wells


WRITER'S LIFE
Nonfiction

Pet Prose
Let your affection for your furry companion be the source for new writing opportunities. Lori Myers and Willy show you how.
By Lori Myers


WRITER'S LIFE
Screen & Stage

Part I: The Script's Key Plot Points
In Part I of this two-part series, J.R. Kambak sets you on the path of script development and leaves you with an assignment to have ready for Part II.
By J.R. Kambak


WRITER'S LIFE
Poetry

A Poem Is A Little Path
Keeping it breezy for May, we present some guidance in the form of a poem from one of our favourite accomplished poets.
By Charles Ghigna


TOOL KIT
Top 10 Resources

Top 10: Appreciation
If something is of real value, it will hold its worth or appreciate over time. If you need some help creating appreciation for your writing, Char Milbrett's got the resources you need.
By Char Milbrett


TOOL KIT
Advice/Q&A

Neubauer's Nuggets
Selling your book as print-on-demand, getting a new ISBN, and building your portfolio of clips; these are the topics Joan conquers this month. 
By Joan R. Neubauer


TOOL KIT
Features

Part II: Are These Mistakes Costing You Money?
In the conclusion of this two-part series, we look at the vital art of getting your article actually read.
By Paul Hooper-Kelly


TOOL KIT
Book Reviews

Book Reviews - May
In a tag team review Anthony Ackerley and J.R. Kambak cover Ansen Dibell's, Ayn Rand's, and Christina Hamlett's books on how-to.
By Anthony Ackerley and J.R. Kambak


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Fade In
J.R. Kambak takes us along for the intense journey of the pitch fest. For a screenplay writer, Fade In: Hollywood Pitch Festival is an exhilarating must.
By J.R. Kambak


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

The Write Answer
You are a writer. So why be shy about declaring it? Be bold. State it clearly with forward thinking genuine intention.
By Judy Adourian


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Items Of INterest

Murdered For Her Words
Awarded posthumously for the first time, the UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for 2007 has been given to journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
By Christina L'Homme


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Do You Have An Audience?
The Internet provides a convenient modern-day soapbox. Stan Grimes encourages a get-out-there-and-write-it philosophy. The audience is reading.
By Stan Grimes


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

Dealing With Rejection
Amanda Eaton reveals her bulletin board incentive program. Do what it takes to keep the writing flowing and the rejection from getting the best of you.
By Amanda Eaton


TOOL KIT
Items Of INterest

What A Novella Idea!
Hayseed Novellas is currently accepting submissions for their debut issue dedicating themselves to the niche market of novellas.
By IN House Staff


TOOL KIT
Global Offerings

Events - May 2007
IN provides a listing of writing conferences spanning the globe and the universe of writing
By IN House Staff


INside CHUCKLES
Bill The Bard

Bill The Bard
Bill The Bard : Shakespeare In The New Millennium
By Denton and Rhodes


INside CHUCKLES
The Writer At Work

The Writer At Work
The Writer At Work Cartoon
By Richard Krzemien


INside Scoop
The Discipline Factor
Julie A. PierceAre you getting your writing done? Are you writing at all? Consider the importance of discipline. Get thee to a chair at once!
By Julie A. Pierce





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