Perfect your writing

I originally wrote this post as a guest article for an amazing blog, https://www.nuellaigwe.com/ . Whatever you write, emails, stories, blog posts, your writing represents who you are, professionally and personally. If you’re publishing a novel and the way you write it out doesn’t interest the reader or you drag out certain bits, no matterContinue reading “Perfect your writing”

4 of the best book cover designers of 2021

Book covers are important. Yes, I know, never judge a book by its cover…but will readers pick up a book with just a title in an old font and an image behind it? Not likely. Stunning, eye-catching book covers can be pretty pricey, however it is totally worth it! So many great books fail becauseContinue reading “4 of the best book cover designers of 2021”

Penable write the perfect essay ebook!

Essay writing isn’t tedious once you’ve got the hang of it! This little ebook has everything you need to know to write the perfect essay! I’ve been working on writing related ebooks and paperbacks for a while, and you can check out the first Penable ebook for free, simply click the image below. Check outContinue reading “Penable write the perfect essay ebook!”

Author Corner – Interview with mystery and suspense author, T J Blake

A big thank you to special mystery and suspense author, T J Blake for preparing this video. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Penable Net YouTube Channel if you haven’t already! If you are interested in recording a video for the Penable Net YouTube Channel, please contact me at phoenix@penable.net Stay safe,

Book review – Infinite World by Rishika Jain

Book review – Infinite World by Rishika Jain. I love writing poetry, but I don’t read many poetry books. And out of all of the poetry books I have read so far, honestly, this is my favourite! Infinite world is bursting with beautifully written poetry about the world’s wonders. From magical oceans, dreams, stunning skies,Continue reading “Book review – Infinite World by Rishika Jain”

10 publishers who want your book!

Every writer dreams of getting their book published. Seeing their names on the cover of a book – how amazing would that be? I want you all to go through the awesome experience…which is why I’ve listed fifteen publishers who are accepting submissions! FOUR WAY BOOKS Four Way Books is dedicated to producing and promotingContinue reading “10 publishers who want your book!”

Meet 12 year old author Michelle Nkamankeng – Bright Sparks episode 1

I’ve been working pretty hard over the past three weeks to create the Bright Sparks series for the Penable Net YouTube Channel. This series will feature some of the youngest authors, entrepreneurs and motivational speakers in the world and I’ve just published episode one! In episode 1, Penable interviewed Michelle Nkamankeng, a twelve year oldContinue reading “Meet 12 year old author Michelle Nkamankeng – Bright Sparks episode 1”

How to write a cliffhanger – Top Tips

When I write stories, I love using cliffhangers! They make the reader gasp and turn the page in excitement. What is a cliffhanger? Getting your readers to turn pages isn’t an easy thing to do. But once you’ve got the hang of it, your writing will definitely improve. Cliffhangers act as bait to lead theContinue reading “How to write a cliffhanger – Top Tips”

7 fantastic gifts for bookworms

Here are 7 fantastic gifts for bookworms that aren’t books and under £20! BOOKLOVERS CANDLE These amazing candles from Frostbeard Studio have so many great scents to choose from. Sherlock’s study, old books, or headmaster’s office, there’s even a wardrobe to Narnia candle that smells of snow, snow doesn’t smell of anything, but who cares?Continue reading “7 fantastic gifts for bookworms”

World book day special: Bestselling author, shares her top writing tips

In the World Book Day special on the Penable Net YouTube Channel, bestselling author, Deborah Rodriguez shares her top writing tips and reads out a few pages from her new book, The Moroccan Daughter. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Penable Net Channel to get notified of new, awesome writing related content! Stay safe,

World book day writing contest!

If you haven’t read the world book day special post, check it out here. Before you enter, make sure you read all of the following. Deadline: 13th of March Age : 9+ Fee: it’s free to enter! However, you must tell at least three people about this comp and subscribe to the Penable Net YouTube Channel. The results will be revealedContinue reading “World book day writing contest!”

Author Corner – Interview with Lana Broussard

A big thank you to special poet and author, Lana Broussard for preparing this video. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Penable Net YouTube Channel if you haven’t already! If you are interested in recording a video for the Penable Net YouTube Channel, please contact me at phoenix@penable.net Stay safe,

Creating characters your readers will love – 5 points to think about

Characters are extremely important in a story. Characters make the story intriguing for the reader and drive the plot forward. Here are some note-worthy points to think about when creating a character (or few) for your story that your reader will love! Make your reader connect with the character Fictional characters aren’t real (I’m sureContinue reading “Creating characters your readers will love – 5 points to think about”

Saturday Coffee Morning – Daily Wisdom 4 included!

Welcome to our first Saturday Coffee Morning! Penable Saturday Coffee Mornings are posts with a delicious recipe to make, then a poem, short story or writing tips to read with it. Today’s recipe… Chocolate Fudge Brownies Time: 25 minutes. Serves: 16 Ingredients: 1/2 a cup of unsweetened cocoa 1/2 a cup of melted butter 1/4Continue reading “Saturday Coffee Morning – Daily Wisdom 4 included!”

Daily Wisdom #3

‘Never measure your progress with someone else’s ruler.’ Mary Kistner This is one of my favourite quotes! Be yourself. I’m not telling you can’t copy other people’s ways, or styles of writing or anything. But never think that you’re not good enough or you’ll never get anything done. If you think that you’re never goodContinue reading “Daily Wisdom #3”

How to improve your writing skills – 5 top tips

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and I’ll be giving you some awesome tips that will improve your writing skills. 1. Don’t be the judge of your own writing Yes, you can just read your work yourself, or you can ask others for feedback. By asking other people to read your piece, you’llContinue reading “How to improve your writing skills – 5 top tips”

Character flaw ideas to use in your next story

What is a character flaw? A character flaw is a fault or weakness in a person’s character. Why do readers like characters with flaws? Flaws make the character more interesting for the reader, and realistic as no one is perfect. Try not to create a character that is flawless, they cannot go wrong. This isContinue reading “Character flaw ideas to use in your next story”

Tips for writing poetry – Guest Video

Thank you so much to Victoria from vickyswordsofpoems.com for preparing this awesome video for the Penable Net YouTube Channel! I hope you all are well and enjoy the video above. Please subscribe to the Penable Channel if you haven’t already! If you’re interested in doing a guest video for the Penable Channel, or have anyContinue reading “Tips for writing poetry – Guest Video”

Writing Historical Fiction – Guest Post

Thank you to Mary Tilghman for preparing this Guest Post on Historical fiction and writing it. Historical fiction How do you feel about time travel? A science fiction novelty? An impossibility for real life? Tempting, but…? Historical novelists would tell you they do it every day. And their deepest desire is to take their readersContinue reading “Writing Historical Fiction – Guest Post”

10 AWESOME pictures that you have to write about!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well and safe and here are some pictures that I think are pretty cool to write about! Give yourself five minutes to write as much as you can about each image, and feel free to send me your work at phoenix@penable.net This will get you writing more, get youContinue reading “10 AWESOME pictures that you have to write about!”

Writing your essay

Introduction  Start by writing a strong introduction, which needs to give a short overview of your topic, state the problem or tell the reader/listener the first point of the argument.  The introduction should outline your key ideas and hook the reader.  Some writers like to start the introduction with a rhetorical question. For example, anContinue reading “Writing your essay”

Writing an essay – Researching and Brainstorming

Perhaps your teacher has already given you a topic or theme to work with. If it’s your choice, don’t choose a topic that you’re passionate about, or know a lot about, although it can be useful and good sometimes. Choose a unique topic that you’ve never studied before.  This way, you’re learning and collecting new informationContinue reading “Writing an essay – Researching and Brainstorming”

Introduction to Essay Writing

You probably hate writing essays. They take up too much time that could be used playing video games or updating your Instagram.  Essay writing is dull and boring, but over the next few days, I’ll be posting tips and simple steps to help you write the perfect essay.  Yep, sounds pretty unbelievable, but I thinkContinue reading “Introduction to Essay Writing”

Book Review – Welcome To Nowhere

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing good and I wanted to share a fantastic book that I really recommend to you all. About the book: Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn’t care about politics – all he wants is to growContinue reading “Book Review – Welcome To Nowhere”

Creative Writing Tips – Guest Video

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well and a massive thank you to Lucy from lucysworks.com for preparing this Guest Video below for the Penable YouTube Channel! Please subscribe to get notified of more awesome writing related videos if you haven’t already. If you’re interested in making a video for the Penable YouTube Channel, pleaseContinue reading “Creative Writing Tips – Guest Video”

10 awesome creative writing prompts!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re well and here are fifteen awesome writing prompts! Enjoy! Most of these writing prompts are quite chilling (I like those) but I hope you have fun with them and craft amazing stories! Don’t hesitate to send me your work at phoenix@penable.net Stay safe and don’t forget to enter our JourneyContinue reading “10 awesome creative writing prompts!”

Journey to the stars writing contest!

Hi everyone, welcome to the Penable 2020 Journey to the Stars contest. What do I have to do? Write a piece of poetry, or short story (under 7, 500 words) What do I write about? We want to read a piece that takes us on a journey to a magical place. Stars, galaxies, or evenContinue reading “Journey to the stars writing contest!”

Important, regarding future contests

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well. I’ve noticed that only a few people are entering the Thursday Poetry Competitions these days, and I’ve decided to do a Poetry Competition and short story competition every two or three weeks. It may be a bit too much, having a competition every week and you have toContinue reading “Important, regarding future contests”

Subscribe to the Penable YouTube Channel!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing great good and… I made a YouTube Channel for Penable! Please subscribe to it here. Soon it’ll be filled with Author Interviews, writing tips, hacks and more! Some of my old posts will be turned into videos and maybe some courses from the Penable Academy too. Stay safe andContinue reading “Subscribe to the Penable YouTube Channel!”

Poetry 101 – The Penable Academy

This course is taught by Wardah from: https://silentsilverytears.wordpress.com/ Introduction Welcome to Poetry 101! This class is meant for beginner and advanced writers of all ages. You’ll learn about the elements of poems, different types of poetry, and how to experiment with rhyme, structure, and rhythm. You’ll also learn about different famous poets to draw inspirationContinue reading “Poetry 101 – The Penable Academy”

Tips and writing advice for all aspiring authors – From Bestselling Author, Kayla Krantz!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well and here is some tips and advice for all aspiring authors from bestselling author, Kayla Krantz! Tips for the Aspiring Author By Kayla Krantz There are a lot of guides out there telling you, the aspiring author, what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to writing.Continue reading “Tips and writing advice for all aspiring authors – From Bestselling Author, Kayla Krantz!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well, firstly, I know I haven’t been posting that often but I have some exciting new content coming up! Anyway, here are the results for last week’s comp! Contestants had to write look out of the window and write what they see, or they could make up what theyContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!”

Special Author interview with Brooke Nelson!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re good! A couple of days ago, I interviewed a special author, Brooke Nelson! Here it is, enjoy… Brooke Nelson is a debut young adult novelist and full-time college student. She lives in the upper Midwestern United States. She enjoys spending time with her pets, family, and friends. 1. What motivatesContinue reading “Special Author interview with Brooke Nelson!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!

Hi everyone, hope you’re doing awesome and here is the results for last week’s poetry Competition. Contestants could write about anything they liked however the first letter of each verse had to be the same. The winner is……. HAPPYSOUL! Congratulations 🎊 Here is what they have written: Deserted from world around, Dark clouds of painContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!”

Creating Lovable Fictional Characters – The Penable Academy

Lesson 1, Part one Welcome to Lesson 1, Part one in the course: Creating Lovable Characters. Part one: What is a character? And what makes us connect with them? What is a character in a story? A character is an animal, thing, being, person or creature in a story. Writers use characters to perform theContinue reading “Creating Lovable Fictional Characters – The Penable Academy”

How to stay motivated to write – The Penable Academy

In this course, growth instructor, coach and influencer, Vincent Ehindro gives note-worthy tips and advice on how to stay motivated to write. How to stay motivated to write As humans, we learn to stay motivated to do some “vital” things like getting out of bed early, taking our bath on time, preparing our food atContinue reading “How to stay motivated to write – The Penable Academy”

Procrastination and how to overcome it – Course by Emanuella Igwe

This course is taught by Lifestyle and relationship blogger Emanuella Igwe for the Penable Academy. LESSON 1 –  THE CONCEPT OF PROCRASTINATION Procrastination refer to as the  act of postponing and delaying a piece of work, duties, job, or tasks for later.  Some scholars have explain procrastination as a “form of self-regulation failure described byContinue reading “Procrastination and how to overcome it – Course by Emanuella Igwe”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing brilliant and welcome back to another poetry competition! This week, you can write about anything you like, however the first letter of each verse has to be the same. For example, Autumn leaves – Apple trees. So hand it in, writers this is your chance to show your talent!Continue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic. And here are the results for last Thursday’s Poetry Competition! Contestants had to write Autumn and we received lots of amazing entries. This competition was judged by Kunakshi! Thank you so much Kunakshi, you’ve done a great job! The winner is…… Smoky mayvern! Congratulations 🎊 Here is whatContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The results!”

How to deal with Writer’s Block – The Penable Academy

Introduction Today I’m going to explain what is a Writer’s Block, and no, it isn’t some type of cheese. What is a Writer’s Block? A Writer’s Block is the condition of being unable to think about what to write or how to proceed with writing. And actually, many people have Writer’s block, almost every writerContinue reading “How to deal with Writer’s Block – The Penable Academy”

Short story competition, enter now!

Hi everyone, just a reminder, the Roaring Flames Short Story Competition is ending in four days! Click here to find out more and send in your work if you haven’t already! This is a great opportunity for writers to show their talent, and if you’re not a story writer, it would be great for youContinue reading “Short story competition, enter now!”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing brilliant and welcome back to another poetry competition! The topic this week is… AUTUMN! So hand it in, writers this is your chance to show your talent! How do I submit my work? Part of submitting is to follow Penable and tell at least two people about this Comp. It’s easy, either submit yourContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing great and here are the results for last week’s poetry Competition! Contestants had to write about Sweet treats, and this competition was judged by the lovely Vrinda Nair. Vrinda Nair is an aspiring scientist and currently specializes in molecular and computational biology with a keen interest in programming. SheContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results”

New course for the Penable Academy

A huge thank you to growth instructor, coach and influencer Vincent Ehindro for taking the time to create a new brilliant course for the Penable Academy! Head to thepenableacademy.coursify.me and enroll for free! Don’t forget to give feedback, and if you’re interested in doing a writing course, contact me directly at phoenix@penable.net I’d appreciate itContinue reading “New course for the Penable Academy”

Writing for children – Guest post by Author Robbie Cheadle

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing great! Today we have a special guest post from children’s author, Robbie Cheadle. This post is about her experience of writing for children. Writing for children I have always been a reader and a writer. I learned how to read at the age of four years old andContinue reading “Writing for children – Guest post by Author Robbie Cheadle”

The Penable Academy!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re well and safe. And the Penable Academy is now open with free, online writing courses! I know the launch of the Penable Academy was meant to be a week ago, but I was super busy. Before you head to the academy site, please read the following carefully: When you goContinue reading “The Penable Academy!”

Thursday Poetry Competition!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well and welcome back to another poetry competition! I want you to write about something precious. Not only diamonds, gems or crystals, but you can also write about something that you find precious, like time, family, ect. Also, are any of you amazing, experienced poets feeling up to creatingContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!!

Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic! And here are the results for last week’s awesome poetry competition! Contestants had to write a poem of their choice, but it had to be under 25 words and we received lots of amazing entries. This competition was judged brilliantly by Krippa! Thank you Krippa! Krippa chose twoContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic and welcome back to another awesome Poetry Competition! 🙂 I want you to write a poem of your choice…. That is under 25 words! So hand it in writers, this is your chance to show your talent! How do I submit my work? Part of submitting is to follow Penable and tellContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic. And here are the results for last Thursday’s Poetry Competition! The topic was Adventure and we got lots of amazing entries. Now for the winner…. The winner is… AASHI! Congratulations AASHI! Here is what they have written: Setting all those maps on fireLoading a bag full of thrillsTakingContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!”

Mystery Blogger Award!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic, and I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Selina. Selina is an amazing fellow Blogger, with so many great ideas, so do follow her. Rules Display the award logo on your blog. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. MentionContinue reading “Mystery Blogger Award!”

Fantasy Writing 101 from Special Author, Hannah Sandoval!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well. Today, we have a special guest, Author Hannah Sandoval who’s going to do a Fantasy Writing 101. Bio: Hannah Sandoval is a full-time freelance manuscript ghostwriter and editor, and founder of PurpleInkPen, having dedicated her life and career to her love of books and crafting stories from aContinue reading “Fantasy Writing 101 from Special Author, Hannah Sandoval!”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hi everyone, hope you’re doing fantastic and welcome back to another Poetry Competition! Today, the topic is adventures. You could make it up, or base it on real life experiences, you could write a poem about the adventures a book takes you on, it’s really up to you. Use your creativity and imagination and sendContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Short Story Competition! For all ages! — Roaring Flames Writing Club.

The Roaring Flames Writing Club is holding an awesome short story competition! Hello Writers! First of all, we would like to apologize for being inactive for quite a long time. Second of all, we are hosting a short story competition! So, what is it, basically?  It is a story competition where you can send usContinue reading “Short Story Competition! For all ages! — Roaring Flames Writing Club.”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fabulous and here is the results of last week’s poetry competition! Contestants had to write a poem.. But with a story inside it, and we received a lot of awesome entries. Now for the winner…. The winner is…SAGAR! Congratulations! Here is the awesome poem he has written: All ofContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!”

Interview with Special Author, Windy Harris!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic and here is an interview with a very special author, Windy Harris! Windy Lynn Harris writes personal essays, short stories, flash, nonfiction, and novels from her desk in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. She is the author of Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to GettingContinue reading “Interview with Special Author, Windy Harris!”

The Anything Is Penable #9

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and welcome back to another awesome writing challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to put your writing skillsContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable #9”

Vote for free, online writing courses!!

Hello amazing followers, I hope you’re all doing well! I need your vote. I’m planning to launch a Penable Academy by the end of September (if I can) with FREE writing courses for anyone to access and learn from. There will be lessons from different Authors and lots of amazing courses. So.. Do you thinkContinue reading “Vote for free, online writing courses!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing fabulous and here is the results of last week’s poetry competition! Contestants had to write about Seasons, and we received a lot of awesome entries. Now for the winner…. The winner is… Kim from Kim’smagic! Congratulations! Here is the beautiful piece she has written: Mist laden emerald grass,The skyContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!”

Results of the Penable 2020 KIDS COMP

Hello! I know the results were due two days ago, so apologies, but here they are! Last month, Penable held a special short story competition.. For kids! I received many amazing entries and it was difficult to choose the winners. In the 5 – 8 category… The winner is 7 year old Benji B! CongratulationsContinue reading “Results of the Penable 2020 KIDS COMP”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #8

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing fantastic and welcome back to another awesome writing challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to putContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #8”

How to deal with Writer’s block – 10 Steps

Many of you have been asking for more informative posts, so today I’m going to explain what is Writer’s block and how to deal with it. So, What is Writer’s block? And no, it isn’t a cheese. There you go. And actually, many people have Writer’s block, almost every writer suffers from it! It isn’tContinue reading “How to deal with Writer’s block – 10 Steps”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re doing fantastic and welcome back to another Poetry Competition. Today’s topic is…. Seasons! Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall, or you can write about all of them! Okay everyone, we want you to send in your AWESOME work on Seasons or anything related to seasons. Please stick to the topic. SoContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing fantastic! Last week, our contestants got to choose what to write about, and the entries sent in were awesome! Now for the winner…. The winner is… Jamal – e- Fatima! Congratulations 🎊! You get the Penable Award along with all of the runner ups! Here is the amazingContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!”

Last Day For The Penable Kids Short Story Competition!!

Any last entries? Hurry and enter! Last entries have until midnight to enter for free. If you really want to enter and have no time, you may have a day more, but contact us first: penableme@gmail.com Find out the details of the comp here: https://penable.net/2020/08/04/the-penable-short-story-competition-for-kids/ Register here: https://penable.net/kids-comp/ Stay safe,

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #7

Hello and welcome back to another Penable Challenge. For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to put your writing skills to the test. Because justContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #7”

2 days left to enter the Kids short story Competition!!!

Hey everyone, there is only two days left to enter our Kids Short Story competition! If you’re between the ages of 5 -15 and love writing, then don’t hesitate to enter! If you’re not, then I’d really appreciate it if you could spread the news, reblog this post and share this. Find out more aboutContinue reading “2 days left to enter the Kids short story Competition!!!”

Should you put a prologue in your book?

Should you put a prologue at the beginning of your book? First off, what is a prologue? A prologue is the opening to a story and comes before chapter one. It introduces characters, gives background details and conveys important information to the reader. Secondly, is a prologue necessary? Well it’s kind of necessary if youContinue reading “Should you put a prologue in your book?”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and welcome back to another Thursday Poetry Competition! Today’s topic is….. You choose! Every three weeks, we will not have a topic, you can choose and write about whatever you want! So hand it in, writers this is your chance to show your talent! How do I submitContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing fantastic! Last week, contestants had to write about: Something that makes you smile. For this competition, the lovely Kim from Kim’s magic judged! Thank you so much Kim, and you did a spectacular job. 👏 Kim chose two winners, she couldn’t choose between them as they were bothContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #6

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and welcome back to another Penable Challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to put yourContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #6”

11 Days to go! Enter the short story competition for Kids!

Quick reminder, there is 11 days left till our kids short story competition ends! If you’re between the age of 5 and 15 and love to write, don’t hesitate to register and send in your work! If you’re an adult, then please spread the news to any children you know. Find out more about theContinue reading “11 Days to go! Enter the short story competition for Kids!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing fantastic! Last week, contestants had to write about: An animal you think is beautiful or strange. I received a lot of amazing entries! And now for the winner…. The winner is…The Knight Of The Pen!! Congratulations 🎊 ✨👍 Here is the amazing piece he wrote.. He’s a largeContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results!!”

Books that are trending in 2020!

Looking for new, awesome books to add to your reading radar? Check out these books that are trending in 2020! 1. Becoming, by Michelle Obama. This book was extremely popular in 2019 and now, it’s still a number one bestseller and a Netflix Documentary. Click on the image to view it on Amazon. 2. WhereContinue reading “Books that are trending in 2020!”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #5

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and welcome back to another awesome writing challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to put your writing skillsContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #5”

Top tips for writing a Book Review

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and I hope you’re all doing fantastic! Today I’m going to share some of my top tips for writing book reviews. 1. Tell the reader what you liked or disliked about the book. Readers like it when you note down your opinions, so don’t make your review too, too formal.Continue reading “Top tips for writing a Book Review”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and welcome back to another Thursday Poetry Competition! Today I want you to write about…. An animal you think is beautiful or strange. This is a interesting topic – you probably weren’t expecting this! But I’d love to see what you come up with. So hand it in, writers thisContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results..

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix and here are the results for last week’s conp! This time, our competition was judged by an amazing fellow blogger, Zamadlomo! Thank you so much Zamadlomo!! Lots of you took part in last week’s comp and the topic was storms. And now for the winner…. The winner is.. Kim from Kimmagic!Continue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition – The Results..”

3 common Story Writing MISTAKES Writers make!

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and today we’re going to go over some of the most common writing mistakes people make when writing stories. Don’t write about A PLAIN WORLD. This is a very common mistake writers make. Readers want description. They want to be transported to a different world, a different land. Many writersContinue reading “3 common Story Writing MISTAKES Writers make!”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #4

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix here and it’s Sunday which means another Anything Is Penable Challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, toContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #4”

Interview with Special Author, Kayla Ann!!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all having a fantastic Sunday, today we have a special guest, Author, Kayla Ann! Before we start the interview, here is a short bio of Kayla Ann for those who don’t know much about her: Kayla Ann is an English teacher, avid reader, and rising author who just recently releasedContinue reading “Interview with Special Author, Kayla Ann!!”

Fridays with Phoenix! #2

Hey everyone, welcome back to another Fridays with Phoenix where I write about my lifestyle and the crazy but cute life of my eleven month old kitten! Oh, before I start, has anyone checked out our homepage? It’s new and improved – because the old one wasn’t that great. Check it out here. I wasContinue reading “Fridays with Phoenix! #2”

Thrilling writing prompts…

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to share some thrilling writing prompts, so get your pens out people! 1. You wake up one night to the sound of Siri. She answers a question that you didn’t ask, but you powered down your phone before you went to bed. And you live alone. 2. You’re searching upContinue reading “Thrilling writing prompts…”

Thursday Poetry Competition!!

Hey everyone, it’s Phoenix here and welcome back to another poetry competition! The topic is… Storms! Think about the colours, the sounds and you don’t always have to think of a storm in a gloomy way… Okay everyone, we want you to send in your AWESOME work on storms or anything related to storms. PleaseContinue reading “Thursday Poetry Competition!!”

The Penable Short Story competition…… FOR KIDS!!!

Hey everyone, today we have a very special announcement… We’ll be having a short story competition for kids! 🎉🎉🎉 We’ll still be having our Thursday Poetry Competitions, but this comp is only for those between the age of five to fifteen. If you’re a kid, or have kids, then feel free to enter! Before youContinue reading “The Penable Short Story competition…… FOR KIDS!!!”

Interview with Special Award winning Author – K.M Weiland!!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re doing great! So today we have a very special guest on Penable, K.M Weiland, she is an amazing lady and author of several award winning books. She is the creator of helping writers become Authors and even has a channel on YouTube where you can watch videos with writing tips,Continue reading “Interview with Special Award winning Author – K.M Weiland!!”

Thursday poetry competition – The Results!

Hey everyone, it’s Phoenix here and last week, contestants had to write a funny or nonsense poem! Lots of people took part in this fun comp and sent in their amazing work! I had a great time reading all the poems and here is the winner….. The winner is… Zamadlomo!!! Congratulations, you get the PenableContinue reading “Thursday poetry competition – The Results!”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge #3

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and it’s Sunday which means that we have another challenge! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to be crazy, random topics, to put yourContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge #3”

500 FOLLOWERS!!! 😱 🎉🎉🎉 And a surprise…..

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 YESSSSS!!!!! Thank you all so so so so sooooooooooooooooooo much!!! I’m really happy and appreciate all the kindness and support! I want you to know that I think you’re all awesome! And to celebrate Penable getting 500 FOLLOWERS, I’ve decided to create a FREE monthly newsletter for Penable, which will have writing tips, quotesContinue reading “500 FOLLOWERS!!! 😱 🎉🎉🎉 And a surprise…..”

Interview with Special Author, Miriam Yvette!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and today we have a special guest and author on Penable, Miriam Yvette, who has kindly agreed to do an interview with us! Welcome to Penable, Miriam Yvette! Interview How many books have you published? I have officially published three books, The Birth Volume 1, Lola, and The Conflict Volume2, however; the last one isContinue reading “Interview with Special Author, Miriam Yvette!”

I need your help!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here. I hope you’re all well. I’ve been doing Penable for a while now. During this time, I have written over one hundred posts, gained almost five hundred followers, and published two books! I could not have done this without your amazing support, feedback, and praise. Don’t worry guys- I’m notContinue reading “I need your help!”

Guest post – A poem by Nima Mohan

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and we have another guest post for you! Today, we have a poem by.. Nima Mohan! If you haven’t checked out her blog already, do it now because it’s honestly amazing! Don’t forget to follow her blog, the tenth zodiac. So Nima has written a beautiful poem for us calledContinue reading “Guest post – A poem by Nima Mohan”

Thursday Poetry competition!!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here 🤗 And if you’re looking for somewhere to put your amazing poetry skills to the test then enter this comp! Today’s I want you to write a poem that is funny, nonsense, ridiculous or all three! Roald Dahl was an expert in creating nonsense poems, and even made up hisContinue reading “Thursday Poetry competition!!”

Thursday poetry competition – The Results!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and I’ve got the results for last Thursday’s poetry competition! This time, contestants could choose any style of poetry they liked, limericks, sonnet, ect. But there was a twist. They had to start each verse with the same letter. And now I reveal the winner…. The winner of this weekContinue reading “Thursday poetry competition – The Results!”

Who Was Charlotte Bronte?

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here! There are many great writers in the world and we keep hearing the name Charlotte Bronte…so I decided to do a short introduction to her! Charlotte Brontë was the eldest of the three, well know Brontë sisters, who eventually wrote novels which became classics in English Literature. Charlotte was bornContinue reading “Who Was Charlotte Bronte?”

Guest post – A poem by Kamya Seervi

Hiya everyone, hope you’re all doing well, today we have a special blogger at Penable, Kamya Seervi! She has written a beautiful poem for her guest post on Penable, and it’s about how she has changed after becoming a part of the WordPress family. Here it is…. Entering the realm of WordPress Before I enteredContinue reading “Guest post – A poem by Kamya Seervi”

What happened to Princess? – Cover reveal!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and if you remember, for the past couple of weeks, I have been posting a few chapters of my horror/mystery story – What happened to Princess? I started it off as a really short story, but everyone just asked for more and more and it was really popular! You canContinue reading “What happened to Princess? – Cover reveal!”

The Anything Is Penable Challenge! #2

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix here and though we only started this challenge last week – it is very popular! For those who are new, every Sunday we will be doing the Anything is Penable Challenge and anyone can participate! How does it work? We will give you a topic, and sometimes it’s going to beContinue reading “The Anything Is Penable Challenge! #2”

Book Review: A Pocketful Of Stars ✨

Hello lovely people! It’s Phoenix here and today I’ve come with a book review! A Pocketful of Stars By Aisha Bushby Review: Safiya and her mum rarely see eye to eye. But when her mum falls ill, something mysterious happens. Safiya finds herself transported back in time to her mum’s childhood home in Kuwait. AndContinue reading “Book Review: A Pocketful Of Stars ✨”

Bookmarks for book lovers!

Hiya everyone! It’s Phoenix here! Okay, just a quick note: if you don’t like books, don’t read this post! So I’ve created some bookmarks, here are a few designs: 1. I really like this design, the floral print and the quote. Want this bookmark? Wait till the end of this post for more info! 2.Continue reading “Bookmarks for book lovers!”

A word party in a one blog – An AMAZING poem by Jiayali!

Kind, kind Jiayali – one of my readers and fellow bloggers – has written a beautiful poem on Penable on their blog! Check it out! Thank you Jiayali! Week after a week,It comes and goes,A gathering of words,A party in a blog… Week after a week,It reminds that you can,Where you make your own cakeContinue reading “A word party in a one blog – An AMAZING poem by Jiayali!”

Thursday Poetry competition!!

Hiya everyone, welcome back to another Thursday Poetry Competition! Today, I want you to experiment with different styles of poetry, sonnets, limericks, ect. And you choose the topic!!! However, there’s a twist… You must begin each verse with the same letter! Let’s put your writing skills to the test… Because there’s another twist… Nah, I’mContinue reading “Thursday Poetry competition!!”

Thursday poetry competition – The Results!!!

Hiya everyone! It’s Phoenix! And here are the results for last week’s epic competition! The topic was chosen by Nima Mohan – thank you Nima – colours. The contestants had to write about their favourite colours and this one got a lotttt of entries!! And now. For. The. Winner! The Winner is…. KIM from Kim’sContinue reading “Thursday poetry competition – The Results!!!”

How to achieve your goals

Hiya everyone! It’s Phoenix here! Everyone has goals in life. Maybe you have a goal to learn another language, or learn to cook Turkish cuisine by the end of the month….. or.. You have a goal to finish your book! It’s always good to aim high for the sky, but don’t hesitate to start low.Continue reading “How to achieve your goals”

Writing Course – PART TWO — Roaring Flames Writing Club

Hi everyone, it’s Phoenix and I work with the Roaring Flames writing club. If you’re new here, I would advise to go back to part one of the course and start there first. Warm welcomes to part two of the course! Just a reminder, if you have joined this course, you must participate in the […]Continue reading “Writing Course – PART TWO — Roaring Flames Writing Club”

The Brand New….. Anything is Penable Challenge!!!

Hiya everyone, it’s Phoenix and I’ve got a brand new challenge for all the amazing writers out there! Okay, so it’s not a competition – so there won’t be any winners…. However if you do paricipate in this challenge a lot, and you visit Penable regularly, and you comment on a lot of posts… ThenContinue reading “The Brand New….. Anything is Penable Challenge!!!”

Writing Course – PART ONE — Roaring Flames Writing Club.

Hi there, my name is Phoenix and I work with the Roaring Flames Writing Club. Warm welcomes to part one of the roaring flames writing course! Just a reminder, if you have joined this course, you must participate in the homework at the end of this post, however there is no deadline. I really hope […]Continue reading “Writing Course – PART ONE — Roaring Flames Writing Club.”

Brand new: WRITING COURSE COMING SOON! — Roaring Flames Writing Club.

Hi Everyone! I’m going to be doing a writing course on the Roaring Flames writing club. Feel free to join! Hi there, it’s Phoenix and I’m so super excited to announce that I will be doing a two day writing course on the Roaring Flames writing club! I will post the first part on SaturdayContinue reading “Brand new: WRITING COURSE COMING SOON! — Roaring Flames Writing Club.”

Thursday Poetry competition!!

Hello to all my wonderful friends and followers, and here is another Thursday Poetry competition! The topic for today was picked by Nima Mohan, who kindly suggested that I should do colours. So what’s your favourite colour? What does it make you feel? However this comp will be a little bit different… The topic isContinue reading “Thursday Poetry competition!!”

What happened to Princess? – PART THREE OF MY HORROR STORY!

Hello lovely people! It’s Phoenix here 🤗 and I’ve come with the third, much waited part of my horror story, What happened to Princess? Sorry for the long wait, but here it is! If you’re new here, and haven’t read part one and two, please do that first, or you won’t know what’s happening here.Continue reading “What happened to Princess? – PART THREE OF MY HORROR STORY!”

Thursday poetry competition – the results!

Hello everyone! 😁 Yup, its me again, Phoenix and I’ve come with the results of last week’s comp! The topic was memories and childhood, a very interesting one. Contestants had to write about a memory or a story from when they were little in of course, poetry form. And now the winner…. 🎉🎉🎉 ZAMADLOMO! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Continue reading “Thursday poetry competition – the results!”

The big day is here! Our first ever activity!! Penscape #1-July 2020 — Roaring Flames Writing Club.

Our first challenge! Join in everyone! I’m looking forward to reading all the amazing entries, have fun and be as imaginative and creative as possible! Welcome to our first EVER activity!! So..what do YOU think this activity is? Any guesses? Anyone? Put them down in the comments! Okay. Enough with the suspense now. Let’s moveContinue reading “The big day is here! Our first ever activity!! Penscape #1-July 2020 — Roaring Flames Writing Club.”

Write a review for Penable!

Hi everyone! As the end of June is closing in, as usual, I am collecting reviews on how everyone is finding Penable! Please head to our review page here and leave a comment on how you’re finding Penable! Are our tips useful and helpful? Are you having an enjoyable time writing with us? How areContinue reading “Write a review for Penable!”

Special Interview with Author DIDI OVIATT! — Roaring Flames Writing Club

As you know, Penable and the ethereal unicorn have created a writing club. Yesterday, we interviewed a special author, Didi Oviatt!!!! Welcome to the Roaring Flames Writing club! Today, we have a special visitor – Didi Oviatt! Didi Oviatt is a wonderful author, who has published many of her suspenseful stories! You can find herContinue reading “Special Interview with Author DIDI OVIATT! — Roaring Flames Writing Club”