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Debora's Pen - Writer's retreat (May 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 31 MAY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Showing up is half the battle won. Knowing when to retreat is the other half. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author)

Debora's Pen - Writer's revenge V (May 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 15 MAY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Publications, with their editors' quirks and odd submission guidelines, can turn a writer--a person who works with words--speechless. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to th

Debora's Pen - Writer's revenge IV (Apr 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 30 APRIL 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen When "Thank you for your kind consideration" really means "Please show writers some consideration". The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library

Debora's Pen - Writer's revenge III (Apr 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 15 APRIL 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen What they say to us and what we wish they'd say for us. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author) and Jake Tebbit (ill

Debora's Pen - Writer's revenge II (Mar 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 31 MARCH 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Writing and frustration work hand-in-hand glove. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author) and Jake Tebbit (illustrato

Debora's Pen - Writer's revenge (Mar 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 15 MARCH 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen When... if... a writer bites back. It's what we all are thinking anyway. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author) an

Debora's Pen - Everything must come to an end (Feb 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 28 FEBRUARY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen There's no such thing as a stupid question. Until you ask a stupid question. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (auth

Debora's Pen - Pen's dictionary #2 (Feb 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 15 FEBRUARY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen What's sauce for the goose is greek yoghurt for the gander. The latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author) and Jake Tebb

Debora's Pen - Sting in the "tale" (Jan 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 31 JANUARY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen When the tail stings, the tale stinks. Have you heard about the latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali that is now on sale? Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pirates in the Library, by Nadia Ali (author) and Jake

Debora's Pen - Love thy enemy (Jan 2017)
VERBOLATRY | 15 JANUARY 2017 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen 50 Shades of (a) Red (pen). Announcements Writing matters Happy new year! We are thrilled to announce that the latest book of Debora's very good author friend Nadia Ali is now on sale! Kids ahoy! Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime as the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the…library! Pir

Debora's Pen - Dream magazine (Dec 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 DECEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Every writer dreams of magazines. Every writer has a dream magazine. Were you forwarded this? Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. © Devyani Borade. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reprinted or distributed without the author's prior permission. Follow us on online social media and spread the word! @v3rbolatry #Verbolatry

Debora's Pen - Careful writer (Dec 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 DECEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen She knows all the tricks, but she has nowhere to apply them to. Make your writing careful, not crippled. Were you forwarded this? Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. © Devyani Borade. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reprinted or distributed without the author's prior permission. Follow us on online social media and spread th

Debora's Pen - Nyah, nyah, NaNoWriMo (Nov 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 30 NOVEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen NaNoWriMo isn't a thing. Were you forwarded this? Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. © Devyani Borade. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reprinted or distributed without the author's prior permission. Follow us on online social media and spread the word! @v3rbolatry #Verbolatry Twitter Hohenstaufenstraße 2,

Debora's Pen - Screen screen everywhere (Nov 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 NOVEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Sometimes even when you have so many options, you still really have no choice. And you know it. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. © Devyani Borade. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reprinted or distributed without the author's prior permission. Follow us on online social media and spread the word! @v3rbolatry #Verbolatry

Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 Results! FREE category (Oct 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 OCTOBER 2016 View this email in your browser Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 Results announced! In last month's issue, we announced the shortlist of our very first prose and art contest dedicated to writing-related humour. To conclude with a flourish what has been a fabulous fun exercise, we bring you the winner of the FREE category... Monica Graff for her essay The Doubts at the Door! Congratulations Monica. You win £50! This is what the judges had

Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 Results! PAID category (Oct 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 OCTOBER 2016 View this email in your browser Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 Results announced! In our last issue, we announced the shortlist of our very first humour writing and art contest. So without further ado, the winner of the PAID category is... Ian Tucker for his essay Pride in Creation! Congratulations Ian. You win £100! This is what the judges had to say about Ian's submission: "Nicely sarcastic. Dryly amusing but that's right for this pi

Debora's Pen - Come into my parlour (Sep 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Where there are writers, there are leeches. Question is: who is the sucker? Announcements Writing matters Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 Shortlist announced! Judging for our very first writing-related humour contest is now complete. The wait is nearly over. Our awesome judges have given their verdict and the scores have been tallied. Thank you to everyone w

Debora's Pen - Helping hand (Sep 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 SEPTEMBER 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen A writer can use all the help she can get. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. © Devyani Borade. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reprinted or distributed without the author's prior permission. Follow us on online social media and spread the word! @v3rbolatry #Verbolatry Twitter Hohenstaufenstraße 4, Düss

Debora's Pen - Payment is as payment woes (Aug 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 AUGUST 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Paying markets rule. The trouble is, they know it. Announcements Writing matters Last chance to win £150! Today is the last day for participating in our annual celebration via the Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016. The contest closes in a few hours. For those of you who haven't sent in your stories yet, hustle your bustle over to the Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contes

Debora's Pen - Idealistic writer (Aug 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 AUGUST 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen The road to obscurity is paved with ideals. The ideal writer might have fluid ideals. I can't say for certain. Announcements Writing matters Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's our comic book zooming off to eager readers! The charming Debora in her glorious brand new 10-page colour comic book avataar steps up the pace, as Debora's Pen - The Real Writer is shared wit

Debora's Pen - Been there done that (Jul 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 JULY 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Writers value originality. So when others say imitation is the best form of flattery, we say nah... why copy when you can confuse? Announcements Writing matters We've been getting some fun submissions! So where's yours? Ever since our very own Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 opened for entries in April, we've been getting some hysterical submissions about writing!

Debora's Pen - Money talks (Jul 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 JULY 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen If money could talk, it wouldn't have to say much. Just showing up would be enough to make people happy. If money could talk, it wouldn't have much to say either. Probably keep repeating "Hello!" and "Bye!" on endless loop. Announcements Writing matters Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's our comic book zooming off to eager readers! The charming Debora in her glorious

Debora's Pen - Lost in translation (Jun 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 30 JUNE 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Trying to please one editor is bad enough. But a whole editorial team? It's the stuff nightmares are made of. Easier to pass yourself through a reverse osmosis membrane than to get a story by these diverse guardians of the good word! Announcements Writing matters Laugh with us! Our very own Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 is inviting entries of humorous fiction, n

Debora's Pen - Pen's dictionary #1 (Jun 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 JUNE 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen A rose by any other name... means you haven't been paying enough attention in Science class. Announcements Writing matters Going fast...! This popular comic book can be yours to read, absolutely FREE! Wow! The inimitable Debora in her glorious brand new 10-page colour comic book avataar is fast becoming a hot favourite with you all, as Debora's Pen - The Real Writer i

Debora's Pen - Guidelines gotcha (May 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 MAY 2016 View this email in your browser Debora's Pen Guidelines are sacrosanct. Even when they don't make sense. Especially when they don't make sense. You can never have too many guidelines. Announcements Writing matters Refer a friend and enjoy a free comic book! Thank you for all the wonderful love you've been sending our way! We're so glad you're enjoying these cartoons. Which is why we think you'll love Debora even mor

Debora's Pen - Prolific writer (May 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 MAY 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen I love to write everyday. I write shopping lists, doctor's appointments, kindergarten reminders, holiday chores and electronic messages to family and friends seven days a week. So why am I not becoming a better writer?! Subscribe to

Debora's Pen - Realistic writer (Apr 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 30 APRIL 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Reality has a habit of biting back when least expected. All we writers can do is keep the bandages handy. Announcements Writing matters We're accepting submissions! Don't forget, our Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 is

Debora's Pen - Why the writing doesn't get done: Reason #6 (Apr 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 APRIL 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen My husband loves to help. Sometimes he helps me in my writing. Those times I can hear the deadlines rushing past with a whoop and a holler. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. Hohensta

Debora's Pen - Slow and steady (Mar 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 MARCH 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen I write crazy fast. I once wrote an entire novel in four hours. That was when Mum wanted to know why I couldn't get ready for school this quickly. Announcements Writing matters We're accepting submissions! The Verbolatry L

Debora's Pen - Labour of love (Mar 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 MARCH 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen You know you are a writer when, upon receiving news that you are going to have a baby, instead of wondering if it is a boy or a girl you wonder which magazine you can sell your parenting stories to. Subscribe to this newsletter.

Debora's Pen - If the hat fits (Feb 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 29 FEBRUARY 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Writers resemble hat stands. Every hat fits. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. This message was sent to v3rbolatry.gmail.com@mail.benchmarkapps.com by v3rbolatry.gmail.com@mail.ben

Debora's Pen - Fire without smoke (Feb 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 FEBRUARY 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Articles published without bylines? Happens all the time. But this? Only happens to the Deboras out there. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. This message was sent to v3rbolatry.gma

Debora's Pen - Every writer needs one (Jan 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 31 JANUARY 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen This writer's helper is not a writing course, writing tool or writing tip. It's something much more useful. Get yourself one today! Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. This message wa

Debora's Pen - Change of heart (Jan 2016)
VERBOLATRY | 15 JANUARY 2016 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen I enter writing contests. Many. Scores of them. If there were ever a job that required someone to simply participate in writing contests, I'd be prime candidate. (But would I win even that?) Announcements Writing matters

Debora's Pen - Pen's Law #9 (Dec 2015)
VERBOLATRY | DECEMBER 2015 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Opposites attract. For a writer, this means when the money is attractive... Happy new year, everyone! We meet again in 15 days. Subscribe to this newsletter. View previous issues of this newsletter. This message wa

Debora's Pen - Special issue! (Dec 2015)
VERBOLATRY | 3 DECEMBER 2015 | SPECIAL ISSUE! View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen salutes Writing-World.com 350+ issues, millions of words of wisdom! Today, after nearly 16 years, Moira Allen, founder, publisher and editor of Writing-World.com put to bed the final issue of its newsletter. I've been privileged to

Debora's Pen - Fast worker (Nov 2015)
VERBOLATRY | NOVEMBER 2015 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Rejection is a fact of life, a writer's rite of passage. It's what you do after receiving a rejection that determines how long you stay in the game. Announcements Writing matters We're becoming fortnightly! From January 2016

Debora's Pen - Win some lose lots (Oct 2015)
VERBOLATRY | 31 OCTOBER 2015 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen In the gamble that is the writing life, readers may lose money, writers may lose money, editors may lose money, publishers may lose money... but these guys never lose. Subscribe to this newsletter. Follow us on social media:

Debora's Pen - How long is a short story? (Oct 2015)
VERBOLATRY | OCTOBER 2015 View this email in your browser You are receiving this email newsletter because you signed up for it at Verbolatry, or it was forwarded to you by an acquaintance. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Debora's Pen Meet Debora, the writer. Her pen has a mind of its own. You try and try. Sometimes you just can't win. Subscribe to this newsletter. Follow us on social media:

Debora's Pen - Ten minutes is a long time! (Oct 2015)
VERBOLATRY | OCTOBER 2015 (Format messed up? Click on the link in the footer to view this newsletter in your web browser in all its technicolour glory.) Time flies when you're having fun. When you're not, it can feel slower than a snail stuck in molasses crawling backwards. Best wishes and lots of chuckles, Devyani Borade http://devyaniborade.blogspot.com v3rbolatry@gmail.com Debora's Pen Meet Debora, the writer. Her pen has a mind of its own. News Put





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