Tag - creative writing

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!    

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. [...]

A Mother’s Every Day

Musings from the Pipeline -- by Janet Fix Mother Mom Ma Momma Mums. Tough job, lots of burdens and stressors We worry about things that no one else does No one else sees or feels because no one else can Rewards are great, yes, but not every day We get tired like everyone else Our shoulders will gladly carry all the weight But sometimes we just can’t Did you know we hurt sometimes and feel alone Watching you come home, [...]

For Every Season, Forgiveness

It's a book about forgiveness. And cowboys. And doing what's right. And a horse named Whisky!! Ken Capps' first book surely foreshadows more great stories to come.  Just what the world needs now. For presale at www.forgivingwaters.com

Buzzard Blessings

~~ Musings from The Pipeline by Jan Fix ~~ I met Alva Harris as a freelance editor through his ex-publishing company.  I guess it's been almost a year now, and I continue to be enraptured by his charming character. From New Bern, NC, where all great authors seem to blossom (think Kenneth Capps, Sharon Phennah, and Nicholas Sparks), Alva Harris is a fine wine to be savored, as is his book Born on a Buzzard's Stump. I wrote the following blog [...]