Month: October 2015

Why I’m Going to Fail NaNoWriMo This Year

Not exactly the title you were expecting to see from a NaNoWriMo prep article on Kingdom Pen, now was it? Pretty soon, the beginning of November will hit and writers all around the world will be starting NaNoWriMo: when they attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in just one month.  At this point, several of you probably plan on doing it, several of you have probably decided against it, and some of you are on the fence. This article is written for those people who are on the fence about it.  A bit of background information about my...

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Focused Hues: How Graphic Is Too Graphic?

How graphic should one be when writing a battle scene? When forming a beating or torture scene? When describing the dark rituals of some fantasy druid? These, and hundreds of related queries are valid questions. And yet, to answer inquiry with inquiry, there’s one question which can help clear up this confusion. And the answering question is this: where does your focus lie? As Christians, when we write a story, what are we trying to focus on and portray? Philippians 4:8 reminds us to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, and are...

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KP Critiques – 14

Here today we present to you, fine ladies and gentlemen, our fourteenth installment of KP Critiques! We thank all of you for the flood of critiques we have received! It’s lovely to witness the rise of courageous writers who are willing to submit their work to be analyzed and critiqued. It’s never easy to  put your work out there for all to see, but by doing so you are benefiting more writers as well as growing as a writer! Thank you Charis for your submission!   ҉Chapter 1҉ A kick, a punch, a block. In a few short minutes,...

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Book Reviews Now Accepted!

The last page has been turned and the final sentence read. You have to tell someone about this amazing book; the whole world should know! Today, Kingdom Pen is making that possible. KP isn’t global yet, but we are on the World Wide Web, which is close enough.  Book reviews can be difficult to write, but we’ve simplified the process just for you! One of our editors, the talented Josiah DeGraaf, has written up guidelines that doubles as a how-to for writing book reviews! Once you’ve written up your stellar book review, simply put it in a Word document and...

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Hello, My Name Is

  Hello, my name is overwhelmed with sadness; I’m tired of feeling like  I’m worthless. I’m spinning, spinning, spinning tales of greatness, when inside I’m broken.   How can I– How can I– fix this  before it’s over.  But I can’t fix this heart beating in my chest that reminds me that I’m alive; and each breath I take is labored with  one thousand regrets and one thousand scars. I’m distant, and in their eyes,  I’m taller, wiser, greater than I’ll ever be. And in my heart, I’m on my knees, crying because I can never be who they need...

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