Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anniversary Edition - A Year of Spectacular Postings

Photo by L. Fernandez
Pen & Ink is One Year Old!

In honor of our anniversary, we are offering a Peer Review Critique!
We build our email list. You get a critique of the first three pages of your current MS. Everybody wins.

We are not agents nor editors, we are writers, we understand how you feel. We know sometimes, a new pair of eyes works wonders.

In these tough economic times, it's nice to know that some things are still free!

This limited time offer begins November 1st and ends November 30th, 2010

What kind of critique?

That depends on which one of us does the critique. We all have different strengths.

Hilde G. the quietest member of our group, will search for voice and help you strengthen it.

Lupe F. caresses characters, palpitates plots, and strokes styles. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Outcall Service Available.

Sue B. often swirls your thoughts around in her magic teapot and puts them in a new order.
Kris K., the picture book writer and sanest member of our group excels at logic problems, fact verification and all things grammatical.

  • Must be first three pages of your story.
  • One story per author.
  • Please do not submit unedited Nano Pages.
  • Submit to Put Critique request in the subject line.
  • Provide us with your name, email address, genre and a brief synopsis in an email and then attach your document.
Happy Writing!


  1. Congrats. to you all on your blog-o-versary! What a very nice offer, too. Now, which story's opening pages need the most help . . . hmm.

  2. Dear Lori W.
    Thanks for the support. I'm sure your stupendous pages merely require a mere glance, unless the phrase "It was a average day" is used. Arg!

    Senor Arg!

  3. Happy Anniversary to Pen & Ink!
    Thank you for the very tempting offer. I'd be foolish not to consider it seriously.

  4. Dear Megan,
    You know you want to.
    Oh yeah, you do.
    The Management

  5. HILDE is the quietest member of your group??? LOL! XoX ;^)

  6. Dear Grizzlygirl1
    Shhh......It's our little secret.
    The Management

  7. CONGRATS and Happy Anniversary to Pen and Ink! What a generous offering you have extended to the followers of this wonderful blog.

    I also wanted to say that Lupe's current project, Medicine Boy sounds interesting.

  8. Dear Susanne,
    Thank you for patronizing Pen & Ink.
    We shall relay your compliment to Mr. Fernandez as soon as he sobers up.
    The Management

  9. Happy anniversary and may many more be in your future!

    You're offering such a wonderful gift to us writers still struggling with our words. We really appreciate your generosity.

    Can we request a certain member of the "management"? Or are you going to just assign the critiques as they come in?

    I'm wondering because if I'm a middle-grade author, I'd hesitate to critique a PB. And it might be the same if the situation was reversed.

    But understand, I appreciate ANY notes, comments or suggestions to improve my WIP, regardless who looks at it.

    I hope I haven't overstepped any boundaries or hurt any feelings. Not my intention at all.

  10. Dear Danceluvr,
    Thank you for your kind words. Feel free to request whomever you wish to critique your work. However, should you exclude Mr. Fernandez, at least compliment his fireworks photo. The poor fellow needs a bone now and then.
    The Management


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