Monthly Online eZine  
News And Views For Working Writers

 INside Scoop
 IN Her Own Write
 Pen IN Hand
 Write On!
 Screen & Stage
 Top 10 Resources
 Book Reviews
 Items Of INterest
 Global Offerings
 INside Services
 Bill The Bard
 The Writer At Work
 Games & Puzzles
 Classic eTexts
 Free Software
 IN Banners
 Who's IN
 What's IN
 Editorial Calendar
 Join IN's Team
 Contacting IN

IN Front Cover


Learn To Be A Better Journalist

Buy Classic Literature Collections

Acclaimed Screenplay Writing Software

Books On How To Write Fiction

Become A Well Paid Travel Writer

Vote daily and raise our ranking!

Who's IN
January, 2008

IN Advertising

The People
Where everybody knows your name
By  IN House Staff

Mission Statement

The official name of our publication is Inkwell Newswatch (IN) Writing and Literary Ezine for Writers. It is the flagship publication of the Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l

IN is a free e-zine for experienced, intermediate and beginning writers. Each month, IN presents articles about how to write for a living, gives a glimpse into writers' lives, showcases authors and their works, reveals hidden secrets and agendas about the writing industry and its players, plus provides news and views for writers about writing.

Subscribers and patrons of the literary arts are encouraged to financially support this publication by making voluntary contributions, purchasing advertising, and sending in letters and 'how-to-write' article submissions to the editor. Financially supporting this publication allows us to avoid charging subscription fees.

Business Administration

Inkwell Newswatch (IN) and the Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l, is the brainchild of Brian Wilson, a writer, author and business entrepreneur, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He's one of those "behind the scenes guys," who concentrates on cash flow and the overall success of the many endeavours he has personally dipped his fingers into.

General Manager

Rowdy Rhodes is author of VisuaLink, many short stories and articles under various pen names, and is in the process of working on his second book, And Then There Were None . . . . He is most notable for his enormous volunteer contribution to the writing community by operating the Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l, as well as for his undying pursuit to provide new writing resources to writers.

With 25 years experience in writing, advertising, computer technology, Internet and websites, plus having been a professional management advisor to numerous small business start-ups, he is a jack of all trades with a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks. His passions in life are reading, Euchre, and travel. Email Rowdy at

Senior Editor

Julie Pierce is a lover of languages and a fan of the arts. Romantic at heart but realistic in effect, she holds degrees in Literature and Philosophy and enjoys the challenge of understanding the human race.

With 15 years of professional experience under her belt, Julie proactively continues to pursue the development of her writing and editing skills. Her professional career has led her to work for the likes of Oracle Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc. as well as freelancing as a developmental editor and writer on varied projects in more creative realms. She is the type of editor who allows the voice of the author to come through without a strong overshadowing of her own writing voice and style. Email Julie at

Associate Editors (Alphabetical Order)

Jim Curtiss is a cultural sojourner who makes his living as a freelance editor, writer, actor, and teacher. Much of his work deals with the challenges and glories of the expatriate lifestyle. Jim and his wife Jarmila currently live in Seville, Spain. Contact him.

Anne Duguid is a features writer who loves travelling and telling other people's tales. A subeditor in the days when metal type tinkled and stone subs proofread upside down, she now freelances for newspapers and magazines in the UK and websites worldwide. Email:

Mark London is a Toronto-based freelance and assignment writer and has been with the FWO-Int'l from the early years volunteering much of his time in assisting young writers' careers. At IN you'll find him writing articles and interviewing authors, among other things. Email Mark:

Christian Marcus Lyons is an award-winning writer of screenplays, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  His poetry can be found in a new line of greeting cards published by Blue Mountain Arts. Christian is a professional creativity coach and editor for numerous well-known authors and publications. Email:

Regular Contributors and Columnists (Alphabetical Order)

Anne R. Allen, our IN Her Own Write columnist is a California novelist and book editor. Her novels include, The Best Revenge: An Historical Novel Of The 1980s, Food Of Love, and she is currently working on her next novel and writing freelance articles. Her books are available from Amazon most bookshops.

Peggy Bechko, our Pen In Hand columnist is an author of Doubleday western novels, Harlequin romances, Fictionworks' fantasy, screenplays, animated series, and a variety of other venues. She is constantly working on new novels and screenplays. Her website can be found at:

Rob Denton, co-creator of our very own Bill The Bard, is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer, currently working on a children's book. In addition to cartooning, Robert occasionally auctions his ink drawings of famous blues musicians online. Stopping by his site at will give you a full taste of his abilities.

Helen Dunn Frame, our INstruction columnist is a Syracuse University journalism school graduate, published in major newspapers, magazines and trade publications in the U.S., England, and Germany. Her writing skills and love of travel inspired her mystery novel Greek Ghosts.

J. R. Kambak is an award-nominated screen-playwright, award-winning videographer, and former corporate communications/media relations executive. He frequently shares his knowledge and experience in the Screen & Stage section of Writer's Life. Write to J. R. Kambak for more information and resources at:

Char Milbrett, our Top 10 Resources columnist is an independent researcher, online since 2000, providing writers and business professionals with information needed to complete projects, novels, articles or any other type of undertaking requiring up-to-date facts and materials. Email :

Joan R. Neubauer, our Q&A columnist is an author and works as a publisher at Joan invites you to visit her website at or contact her at She and her husband, Steve, own and operate Royalty Publishing. You can also sign up for WordWright's monthly email newsletter at her site.



Ken Robinson, IN's Write On! columnist, winner of Bare Bones Int'l Film Festival Best Screenplay Award, has written over 10 screenplays, 3 episodes of TV series West Law, is executive producer for the feature Sacred Bloods, board member of the Oklahoma Film Society, founding member of Oklahoma Movie Makers. Email Ken or visit his website.



Bev Walton-Porter, our INscribe columnist is a multi-published author, freelance writer, and writing instructor. Her work has appeared in numerous publications since she turned full-time writer in 1997. She lives in Colorado with her fiancé, two teenagers, and four lovely felines.

Want to join the gang? See our Submissions page.

IN Icon

Sign Up and Use Our New Forums! Voice Your Opinion! Discuss Our Content! Ask for Writing Assistance. Post Your Successes, Queries or Information Requests. Collaborate with Other Writers.

© Freelance Writing Organization - International 1999-2049

Who's IN
IN This Issue
The People

Support IN
Receive Free Gifts
$20.00 Voluntary Contribution
$35.00 Voluntary Contribution
$50.00 Voluntary Contribution

New Novelist Software

Effectively Manage Your List

Writers Digest 101 Site Award

Your Ad Here

Traffic Swarm For Writers

Hottest Books This Month!

Whose Books Are Turning Into Movies?
Bald Ego
Mouse Over To Pause

Writer’s Block
The path to inspiration starts
Upon the trails we’ve known;
Each writer’s block is not a rock,
But just a stepping stone.

Poetry Is Not
Penned to the page
Waiting for us to admire.
It is only a lonely thought
Caught by tears on fire.

Silent Echoes
A quiet rhyme upon a page
Is what a poet gives;
Some gentle words whispered in trust
To see if memory lives.

Bard From Deadlines
What makes a poem finally work
Is not the time it takes;
It’s how the poet used the muse
To prophet from mistakes.

Be Mused
The art and craft of poetry
Are not so far apart;
The craft comes from the cunning,
The rest comes from the heart.

Fine Vintage
Don’t plant your poem on the page
As though you’re hanging drapes;
It’s shape and flow should come and grow
Like wild summer grapes.

Getting It Write
Writers write what they know best,
Their passions, fears, and dreams;
Writers rarely write about
What other call their “themes.”

Double Vision
A writer’s life is paradox,
It’s more than what it seems;
We write of our reality,
The one inside our dreams.

The echo of a promise,
The thunder of a sigh,
The music of a memory,
A child asking why.

Letter Perfect
Twenty six symbols arranged on a page
Can send a soul to heaven or torment it with rage,
Can free a fragile world or hold it in its net--
The power and the magic of the mighty alphabet.

The Write of Passage
The jump from writing just for fun
To getting paid for it
Begins when you first realize
You know you’ll never quit.

It is not the magic of his wings
That sets us free from our bond.
It is the muse within ourselves
That lets our words lift us beyond.

Photo Poet
Consider your mind the darkroom,
Consider your life the lens,
Consider your eye the camera
On whose focus the poem depends.

Rising Moon
A poem is a rising moon
Shining on the sea,
An afterglow of all we know,
Of all we hope to be.

Star Light
Writing a poem,
Reaching a star,
In making good art
We find who we are.

Spider Web
A poem is a spider web
Spun with words of wonder,
Woven lace held in place
By whispers made of thunder.

The final draft upon the screen,
At last my poem’s through;
A verse of only four short lines--
I rewrote twenty-two!

Read All Of Charles Ghigna's Poetry at

Our Own Banner Rotator System
Any banner seen below is either our own or one of our members.
Support the cause - click a banner.

Want Your 468x60 Banner Above? It's FREE For Newly Published Books

© Freelance Writing Organization - International 1999-2049
All Rights Reserved. Copying in any way strictly forbidden.
Our Disclaimer Is Based Upon McIntyre's First Law: "Under the right circumstances, anything I tell you may be wrong."