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Hen&ink is a literary studio that aims to work in the traditional publishing arena, but also to encourage and develop work across cultural borders, genres, and media.

Hen&ink founder, Erzsi Deàk, brings her nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, connecting individuals and companies with those around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself.

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News from the Coop

OPEN COOP YA LOVE STORY — A Valentine’s Day Special

February 7, 2016

heartthrobbing news! (or, how do you spell heartthrob?) OPEN COOP YA LOVE STORY 14 Feb 2016 Noon to Midnight PST. … Continue reading OPEN COOP YA LOVE STORY — A Valentine’s Day Special

OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

February 2, 2016

Shut the door!  OPEN COOP DAY Announcing Open Coop First Fridays FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time (PST) Contemporary … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

Carmen Oliver’s Book Trailer Launches on Cynsations

November 16, 2015

The book trailer (created by Square Bear Studio) for Carmen Oliver’s debut picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies, illustrated by Jean … Continue reading Carmen Oliver’s Book Trailer Launches on Cynsations

Carmen Oliver’s The Booking Biz spotlighted in Summer 2015 SCBWI Bulletin

July 7, 2015

We are excited to report that Carmen Oliver is spotlighted in Alexis O’Neill’s column The Truth About School Visits in … Continue reading Carmen Oliver’s The Booking Biz spotlighted in Summer 2015 SCBWI Bulletin

Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

February 2, 2016 | by Erzsi Deak

Shut the door!  OPEN COOP DAY Announcing Open Coop First Fridays FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time (PST) Contemporary … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

March 28, 2015 | by J.M. Lee

Trying to catch up on beta-reading this week. Thinking about writing formulas again. This time, specifically in regard to introducing … Continue reading The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading

January 15, 2015 | by Erzsi Deak

This is a short note about empathy. Character empathy. I see a lot of texts where a character (primary and … Continue reading A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading

Writing Process Blog Tour

August 11, 2014 | by Sandra Guy

I’m thrilled to have been invited to participate in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. The four simple questions I … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour