Tag - authors

Final Two Days :: Pulling Out the Big Wings Now

Pulling Out the Big Wings Now Update #7 to Kickstarter Campaign: Increasing Wingspan · Aug. 10, 2012 · (1)  This project is probably the biggest thing I've worked on in the past two years.  For everyone who has considered, tolerated my constant chatter about it, and have pledged already for it, I thank you so much.  It's almost over. Two more days. (2) We still need $175 to make funding goal. (3) Referrals:  For every referral you send our way, YOU get a $15 coffee card (coffee house of your [...]

That One Motivating Writing Tip

Musings from the Pipeline with Jan Fix ~~I'm always looking for it. That one writing tip that will stick with me like glue, send me over the top to the finish line. My least favorite tips but most often heard: Write for 20 minutes every morning.  Commit to 500 words a day.  Cut something out of your life to make time to write.   I don't know about you, but the regimens don't work for me.  I must be inspired, moved, [...]

“Writer’s Block” Doesn’t Even Come Close to This One!

Morning Musings from the Pipeline with Jan Fix. This quickie blog is not so much informative as it is hopefully relatable. For some reason, I feared writing this morning. Like I was scared to put my thoughts on paper. And so there I was on the back porch getting ready for some serious prose that I could just feel boiling within me, and pop. I put the pen and notebook away. I think I have a condition. Anyone else [...]

Buzzard’s Stump Still Available at $12

  After Father's Day, you can still find  Born on a Buzzard's Stump by Alva Harris available at the bookswithverve store on Amazon.  It's still $12.  You just can't get the free giftwrap offer.  Well, maybe you can, but maybe not Father's Day wrap.  All you have to do is ask and specify!    

Dithering Disguised as Writing

Order Sharon's roaring book via her website or Contact Us on the form at the right. New Bern, NC, author Sharon Phennah is just a charmer.  She's nutty and

Pop’s Day Starts Here … on a Buzzard’s Stump!

POP'S DAY BONANZA!! FREE GIFT-WRAP AND HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE PLUS BUZZARD BOOK FOR $12. (Purchase here onAmazon under new/used sellers "bookswithverve") I promote this book alongside author Alva Harris for a number of passionate reasons. Born on a Buzzard's Stump is a rare type of memoir; in fact, it's more like a fun bunch of stories that would be told around a campfire or after dinner on the back porch.  It is both comedic and poignant. At any given point in his eight decades of life, Alva has [...]

It’s a Book! My Adopted Baby

Musings from the Pipeline - wordshaper Jan Fix (and an offer . . . read on) Today, Mother's Day, I wish to officially announce a project for which I am deeply committed, as if it were a child of my own, in fact.  I have adopted a book, with the author's blessing of course, and couldn't be more passionate about this "baby." I have chosen to represent this book alongside the author Alva Harris for a number of passionate reasons. [...]

The Legacy of a Spoon

Musings from the Pipeline, by Janet Fix I hold in my hand a spoon. It's 50 years old, this spoon, "older than you are," says my mom, as if that in itself is something to behold.  But it is neat, this spoon.  It's from a silver set she was given the December before I was born, during a "girls night out" event in honor of my mother and li'l ol' me-to-be.  Mom has only two items left from the whole [...]

Publishing So Fix

Well isn't this an interesting thought: Print on Demand is not only green, but good business. Amazon v. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues Many thanks to www.passivevoice.com, an inspiring and informative blog site for writers and other industry professionals. ~~ Jan Fix, Wordshaper