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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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!
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]