Muse Recap: A 2013 Replay

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Pen and Muse news, Writing | 4 comments

Muse Recap: A 2013 Replay

It seems silly to say that 2013 was a big year for Pen and Muse, when really shouldn’t every year be a big year for your life? However 2013 was the first full year of P&M’s existence, bringing : additional Muses to the table, the first year of Pen and Muse Summer School, as well as the first showcases highlighting the work of you guys. Thanks for growing with us, and helping us to grow!


The Top 13 Posts of 2013

1. How to Outline Your Novel  by Andrea Hannah

2. When You Should and Shouldn’t Use a Pen Name

3. The Dark Carnival Schedule

4. #PitMad

5. Character Worksheet: Getting to Know Your Main Character

6. Basic Story Plots – Revenge

7. Map to Self-Publishing – A Report from Seven Weeks Post-Debut by Self Published Muse Leigh Ann Kopans

8. Publishing 101 – Building a Street Team by Self Published Muse Leigh Ann Kopans

9. The announcement for Pen and Muse Press 

10. Andrea Hannah on How to Fix Your Outline After You’ve Royally Screwed It All Up

11. Self-Publishing is for Quitters by Self Published Muse Leigh Ann Kopans

12. Getting the Best out of Your Beta Readers by Self Published Muse J. Meyers

13. Self Publishing ProTips: The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting Reviews by Self Published Muse Leigh Ann Kopans


What are you looking to see from the Muses in 2014? Let us know!

Kristen Jett, YA writer, and co-founder of Pen and Muse. & Jolene Haley, Jolene Haley, @JoleneHaley



  1. What a grand first full year of Pen & Muse. You’ve created a wonderful place for writers of every kind to come and find useful information while feeling at home. I know my 2013 wouldn’t have been as epic without this website, and the people behind it. Keep up the great work, and here’s to another big year!

  2. Congratz, Ladies. You all deserve it. Here’s to a bigger better year in 2014!

    • Thank you so much Mari! We couldn’t do it without your support (and awesomeness).

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