Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

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

The Writing Process Blog Tour

August 8, 2014 by Susan Montanari

Special thanks to Laura Gehl for inviting me to participate in The Writing Process Blog Tour. You can find Laura’s … Continue reading The Writing Process Blog Tour

“My Writing Process” blog tour (spoiler alert: there are post-it notes involved…)

July 28, 2014 by Laura Gehl

I am excited to participate in the My Writing Process Blog Tour.  I love reading books about writing.  Two of … Continue reading “My Writing Process” blog tour (spoiler alert: there are post-it notes involved…)

Fraught with Peril: A Book-loving Family at the Bookstore

July 21, 2014 by Laura Gehl

Like every book-loving family without millions of dollars in spare cash, we are a family of library enthusiasts. In fact, … Continue reading Fraught with Peril: A Book-loving Family at the Bookstore

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2013 by Erzsi Deak

Here at the Coop, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend with Chick Jeanne (http://jeannedesaintemarie.com/) and her family here in France. Thanks … Continue reading Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

The Last of the Season – Château Chantilly from a Painter’s Eye

November 19, 2013 by Doug Cushman

If you threw a rock outside of Paris proper in any direction, chances are you’d hit some kind of château. … Continue reading The Last of the Season – Château Chantilly from a Painter’s Eye

Ring in the Good Cheer!

November 14, 2013 by Erzsi Deak

The First Annual Hen&ink Iconic Holiday Black Hen Contest Last year, Doug Cushman gave the Black Hen of Hen&ink’s logo … Continue reading Ring in the Good Cheer!

It’s All About the Cake

August 5, 2013 by Andrea Zuill

Day 3 and the Urban Wolf (aka Andrea Zuill) says, “Goodbye ’til next year” from SCBWI Summer Conference 2013: Our … Continue reading It’s All About the Cake