"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
As featured on: Pro Blogger, Men With Pens, Write to Done, Tiny Buddha, LifeHack, Technorati, Date My Pet, South 85 Literary Journal and other award-winning sites.

ABOUT

Welcome to Pen and Prosper. A Blog designed with you in mind. Whether you're a new writer seeking to learn the ropes, or a vet in search of ideas for a more lucrative career, you'll find needed resources here.

Pen and Prosper is devoted to supporting and advancing you in your creative journey. You're in the "write" place.

Created originally in 2009, Pen and Prosper has been mentioned, lauded and linked to by both small and influential, award-winning sites throughout the Blogosphere. It's been listed as a "top 10" favorite by many readers, and I'm hoping it'll become one of yours too.

In December, 2011, Pen & Prosper was chosen as a Top 10 Writing Blogs finalist at Write to Done, (out of thousands of nominations).
Pocketchange.com also selected Pen & Prosper as a noteworthy blog in its weekly "Best of the Web" round-up in May, 2012.

Recent awards here include:

TOP 100 BLOGS FOR THE MODERN WRITER IN 2013
--By Livehacked.com

TOP 25 WRITING BLOGS IN 2014
--By Positivewriter.com

TOP 50 WRITING BLOGS IN 2015
--By Positivewriter.com

TOP 100 WRITING BLOGS IN 2016
--By FeedSpot.com


In her "Awesome Blogs" designation at Writing World.Com's monthly feature selection, Writing World editor, Moira Allen, shares: "If you want to find out more about blogging, here's the ultimate blog about blogs."


What makes Pen and Prosper different and perhaps deserving of your time?

Expertise based upon solid experience (more than 15 years of professional writing)
An array of interesting topics
A friendly, diverse, welcoming community
Actionable tips to hone your craft, increase your cash, and help you grow
And the opportunity to laugh and learn

...The writing ain't too bad either. :-)


READ WHAT FANS ACROSS the COUNTRY are SAYING ABOUT
PEN & PROSPER:


"You do a great job helping writers and have an informative and interesting site."

---Jenine Boisits
Publisher of Literary Beginnings Journal

"Perhaps the most resource-rich Blog I have seen for writers thus far."

---Yasmin M.
Author of "From Cane Field to the Sea"


"Banks seems to have infinite energy, and this blog offers a vast array of articles. Well worth a long visit."

---Moira Allen
Writing-World.Com, Editor


"I have long admired and learned from your articles in Writing for Dollars and your numerous Blogs. You are a wonderful writing model!"

---Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
Author of "Trust Your Life Now"


"I stumbled across your blog while looking for interesting and informational voices in digital publishing. I loved your posts and I did not realize I spent about 30 mins just reading your posts in a row. Congratulations on such an informational blog! You come from a rich background and your passion to share is evident in your blog posts."

---Shilpa Mudiganti
Founder Inkspell Publishing LLC and The Good Villain

"The Blog looks nice, and I appreciate the resources. However, for me, the attraction remains the quality of your writing. It gladdens my heart to know that there is a writer out there who is crafting the language so beautifully. Brava."

---Cythia C.
Award-winning author, Travel writer

"I take your advice to heart, and kind of see you as the (way more attractive) version of the coach in "Rocky". You want to push us to be our best, but refuse to nudge us there with sugar-coating realities.
We all need the coach in Rocky in our lives!"

---J. Dolores
Writer/blogger


"Jen, you are a creative genius, and your brain must always be zooming. I aspire to be like you."
---Linda O.
Chicken Soup Contributing Author/ 24 times

"I feel like your blog does the research leg work for me and I can just sit back and read/enjoy/learn."

---Wendy A.
Writer/blogger


"I love the vibrant energy you bring to your posts---very cool!"
---Samuel P.
Novelist


"Your thoughts are amazing! I find what you write inspiring."
---Katie, 14 year-old high school freshman and aspiring journalist

" I just found you last month, and already I've learned so much from you. I appreciate your open and honest approach. Keep up the incredible job!"
---Heidi

"Jennifer's writing voice is unique and interesting. Her posts always grab my attention."
---S. Reinhardt, Writer/author

"You have a phenomenal voice! I think it's great the way that you're able to speak to so many groups of people."
---K. Evans, Financial Expert and author


As for the woman behind the Blog?


For more than a decade, I have donned an array of creative hats, including:

Award-winning Blogger
Relationship Columnist
Senior Editor
Writing Instructor
E-Book Author
Creative Strategist
Ghost Writer
and hand holder...

When I'm not writing, you'll likely find me in hot pursuit of a good bargain sale, enjoying a sappy love movie, slaying my opponents in "Jeopardy", cooking, reading, sipping on herbal tea,
"vibe-ing" to some good music, and embracing the simple joys of life.
(Though not simultaneously). :-)

Look for posts on an array of writing and blogging related topics weekly, in addition to guest posts.

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You can count on Pen & Pro$per to help you put the "PRO" IN (PRO)SPER.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out.

Warmly,

Jen

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Content provided is for informational purposes only. Results may vary.
Please consult your accountant, astrologist, or attorney for specific advice that correlates to your personal situation, circumstances and desired goals.

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I may,  (from time to time) receive compensation for products and services reflected at this site.