Author: Reagan Ramm

May Theme – Coming of Age

Hello Kingdom Pen! This month’s theme is “Coming of Age”. It’s the time of the year when many are closing in on graduation, and by the standards of many, “coming of age.” The “Coming of age” trope is a common one in fiction. For example, Luke Sykwalker, the lowly farmer boy, is thrown into the middle of a galactic struggle and forced to mature to be able to defeat the enemy. In every Coming of Age story, a character starts out young and immature, and then grows into adulthood. How does one write an effect “Coming of Age” story? How...

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Hard Love: How Shedding Romance Can Highlight Love

Stories follow a familiar pattern because it works. When it comes to character archetypes, we have the Hero, Villain, Mentor, Ally, and Love in just about every story. Usually, the weakest of these is the Love.  This is because in an adventure novel, the main story goal is not to “get the girl” (or boy as the case may be), which means your Love character will become the object of a subplot. This leaves less time available for pursuing the Love. Less time for the Hero to be rejected, overcome the rejections, and eventually win the Love.  As a...

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2016 Writing Themes Released!

Hello Kingdom Pen! The KP staff is so excited for this new year! Last week, we all got together (many of us meeting in person for the very first time!) and cooked up some pretty cool new treats that we hope to reveal to you soon! In the meantime, here are the new writing themes for the year, which can also be found under the publishing schedule tab.   February: Romance/love   As the month of February holds Valentines Day, we thought it appropriate to make the theme for this month romance and love. Valentines Day today epitomizes the...

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Interview and Giveaway with Daniel Schwabauer

Hey Kingdom Pen! We are excited to bring to you our very first book giveaway!   I think it is very appropriate that our first giveaway is “The Curse of The Seer” by Daniel Schwabauer. For those who don’t know, Kingdom Pen, in a way, owes it’s existence to him, as the original founders of Kingdom Pen met through the curriculum he developed called The One Year Adventure Novel. With the addition of John Stonestreet, you could say Daniel Schwabauer is to Kingdom Pen what John Locke was to the American founding fathers. If you’d like to be eligible...

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