What are you doing up here? All the good stuff is down below.

The Latest News pulls in the RSS feeds from many of the PCS author websites. Check it often because this will change constantly.

If you want to read interesting, amusing, and helpful information from PCS authors, click the Articles link. Some are reprints from the authors and others are PCS exclusives.

The Authors drop-down has brief bios on some of the authors at PCS.

The Links page will be expanding to include everything for the reader or an aspiring author. Many of the PCS authors have published physical and digital books. They will include their resources here.

Want to meet some of the PCS authors? Want to meet other superhero genre readers? Click the Forum and leave a note or join a discussion. We would love to hear from you.

Jeffrey Allen

/Jeffrey Allen

NaNoWriMo Starts November 1st

The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in just over a week, November 1st, and this year's theme is superpowers. I think this is a topic the Pen and Cape Society knows something about. If you are up to the challenge of writing 50,000 new words of fiction in the month of November - visit [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Jeffrey Allen, NaNoWriMo|0 Comments

Website Updates Now and Upcoming

Greetings visitors! Jeff here from the site maintenance team of one member with some updates on the PCS website. You've cried for some changes and I've listened. There are three major updates happening as I type. First, we've moved to the newest version of Avada. This should speed up the site a little due to better [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Jeffrey Allen, WordPress|Comments Off on Website Updates Now and Upcoming

GenCon and GenCon Writer’s Symposium Start Tomorrow in Indianapolis

The best four days of gaming is also one of the best conventions for writers. You can attend events to have your work evaluated, discuss the current market with industry insiders, and meet dozens of up-and-coming authors and established best-sellers like Robin Hobb (The Farseer Trilogy) and Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind). Afterwards, [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Conventions, Jeffrey Allen|2 Comments

Happy Friday and Weekend Maintenance

Happy Friday to everyone out there. This weekend the site might experience intermittent downtime during the web code update to the latest releases of WordPress and the Avada theme. The downtime should only last a few minutes if everything goes smoothly. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting us!  

By | April 22nd, 2016|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on Happy Friday and Weekend Maintenance

Site and Forum Maintenance Scheduled Tuesday (02/02/2016)

On February 2nd, 2016, the PCS website and forum may experience intermittent outages as we perform maintenance on the site/forum software and server. Any outages should only last a few minutes. If you have any questions, please use the PCS Contact Form.

By | February 1st, 2016|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on Site and Forum Maintenance Scheduled Tuesday (02/02/2016)

Holiday Season at PCS

It's that time of year again. You just got rid of the family after a noisy Thanksgiving (if you live in the U.S.) and now you have to put up the cheap decorations on the lawn that your children demanded from Walmart. The authors at PCS sympathize with you so we've put up some of our own decorations. [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on Holiday Season at PCS

Creating Realistic Armed Combat

Author's note: This article is intended as a high-level overview of real weapons, tactics, and terminology (plus some ramblings). Most superhero stories operate in a different universe in regards to physics or emergency care, as Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated at the end of Last Action Hero, but the information could be useful in a setting like [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on Creating Realistic Armed Combat

How Writers Write Fiction 2015

Are you an aspiring author or an old-timer looking for new ideas? Do you like the price of FREE? You might want to check out the International Writing Program. The fourth MOOC, How Writers Write Fiction 2015, begins later this month (September 2015) at no charge. You can find out more about the University of [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on How Writers Write Fiction 2015

Website Downtime

Update (Aug 7) - We are no longer hosted at Arvixe. Hi everyone! This week has been a mess for ThePenintheStone.com and PenandCapeSociety.com. If you don't follow my Twitter (and you should :)) then you know that our host server, already extremely slow, died four days ago. Since that time, both websites have gone up and [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Jeffrey Allen|Comments Off on Website Downtime

Carrying Arms and Armor into Battle

Perhaps you are a gamer (many PCS authors are gamers) or maybe you are like Drew Hayes and write fantasy novels. Then YouTuber scholagladiatoria has a great video for you. Using historical records and common sense, he explains what a soldier, mercenary, or maybe a Middle-Earth Dwarf would and would not take on an adventure. He also explains why [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|Jeffrey Allen|2 Comments