Tag - authors

The Reality Bender Lives Up to His Name

Kerry Alan Denney, a.k.a. "The Reality Bender," is the multiple award-winning author of seven published novels and numerous short stories. Denney blends elements of suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, paranormal, and various ways the world ends in his work: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With glee and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers ... even when the voices don't make him do it. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as...

Editors as Artists: Using the Red Pen to Create a Masterpiece

Oh, the many times we've heard writers worrying themselves over the editing process. They’re not sure if it’s good enough. They’re not sure if it’s grammatically accurate, even though a good friend, who is an English teacher, proofread it. They’re not sure everything coordinates. They’re protective of their work and don’t want to change its essence. Their friends read it and think it’s awesome. Do they really need a professional editor? And this is before they’ve even arrived at the editor’s...

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...

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 have...

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!    

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...

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. Born...