Tag - storytelling

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

Murder Mystery Set in Transgender Community “Brings It”

This is a review straight from the heart of a reader, me (as opposed to  the editor, the marketer, the reviewer, the writer) ~~ Janet Fix First, the basics.  Renee James debuted with her new novelComing Out Can Be Murder this month through Windy City Publishers, a hot alternative publishing company based in the same blustery city of the story’s plot.  This is a fiction novel about a hairdresser named Bobbi, who struggles with gender transitioning and the “fitting in” that [...]

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 [...]

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