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True Courage

‘Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s the courage that counts.’ While this quote from John Wooden might not be literally accurate in every instance, there is a good amount of truth in it. In writing, and in life too, one success won’t establish your character forever. It will build him up, giving […]


The Bildungsroman: What It Is and How to Write One

The transition from childhood to adulthood is an important transition that everyone has to make.  So it shouldn’t be too surprising to find that this transition is a common motif in literary works.  Coming of age stories are staples among children and YA literature, but all of this may raise some questions.  What exactly makes […]


8 Common Cliches of Coming-of-Age Stories

There is a theme which abounds across a number of genres. One in which young men are torn from their farms and thrust into events which will change the course of an age,  young women rise up to fulfill prophecies, and youths are thrown into conflicts where they must fight for their very survival. The […]

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Introduction to Character Archetypes & Stereotypes

We kick-off our newest series… At least Daniel attempts to kick it off. Josiah may need some convincing that now is really the best time to talk about our upcoming series of videos. Interested in reading more about this topic? Check out Josiah’s article here! Buy our Swag! Music Credit: AudioMachine


Journeying Through Your Novel Part Nine: The Resolution

The last video of our Journeying Through Your Novel series, in which we talk about what happens after the climax of a novel, discuss the future plans for our show, and do a second post-credits interview.  Check it out and let us know what you thought of the series as a whole in the comments! […]


The KP Team Answers: What Is Your Favorite Part of Kingdom Pen?

What do our staff members love the most about Kingdom Pen?  Check out their thoughts in this video, and let us know in the comments what your answer would be to this question!

Short Stories



By Sarah Spradlin   “What is it like—saying goodbye?” Her eyes misted as her mind tumbled backward, down spiral staircases and through doors—some which were locked, some open, a few dark, and yet others inviting.The winds of change were blowing behind her. The winds that pushed her forward—the winds that sometimes made her forget. “It came […]


A Blade of Grass

By Hannah Carmichael It was his very first spring; he was a young sprout and that day started out perfectly… Blade looked up at the breathtaking sky. Beautiful, hardly a cloud covering its perfect canvas. “Isn’t it a nice day?” he asked his brother, Root who stood tall by his side. “Yeah, sure,” Root replied […]

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