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Showcase: Return to Cornwall + Collective Effort

Boy, we sure are lucky here at Pen to Print. Not only are we Write On! editors privy to superb creative poetry and stories that our generous and talented readers contribute (that's you!), but we're also able to showcase the brilliant and varied writing of published novelists. As Write On! ...
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Showcase: Lost Madonna + The Sea And The City

For our first entry this week, sit back, shut your eyes and allow yourself to be transported to 15th-century Italy. Denise Gow's The Lost Madonna follows the story of a young woman, abandoned as a child and raised by nuns, who is so beautiful she inspires the painters of the ...
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Showcase: The Lioness & The Flame + Nursery Rhymes

I hope you will allow me a small self-indulgence this week. Two years ago, I was privileged to see my debut novel shortlisted for one of the most prestigious adventure fiction awards open to unpublished authors. By some small miracle, my second novel was shortlisted for the same award this year. The ...
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Showcase: Charitable Thoughts

Welcome back to Showcase, everyone! Last week, we were pleased to show off our feature from our recently published fifth issue of the magazine, which you can read online here. This week, we are returning to business as usual with a fantastic novel extract by author Janet Howson, which we featured ...

Wednesday Showcase: Blood In The Dust

This week, we have an extract from the award-winning Blood In The Dust by Australian author Bill Swiggs. Bill and I became acquainted at the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, where we were both shortlisted for the Best Unpublished Manuscript category: a competition he won and which led to his novel ...

Wednesday Showcase: Breakfast in Bogota

This week, I am thrilled to present an extract of the published novel, Breakfast in Bogotá, courtesy of Helen Young, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing in this week's As A...Writer series, and her publisher, Unbound. As both parties were kind enough to share the first two chapters of the ...
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Rose and Thorne: Lifeblood (Chapter One)

by R J Cambridge I look through the old musty curtains, unchanged in all the years I have been coming to Chez Sanguis. The decor is the same, dark oak panelling, high, wing-backed chairs, crimson tablecloth and strictly tables for two or four only. It is the ultimate place for a ...