Tag - writers

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...

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, and...

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 does...

POP’S DAY BONANZA STARTS TODAY!

POP'S DAY BONANZA!! FREE GIFT-WRAP AND HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE PLUS BUZZARD BOOK FOR $12. (on Amazon under new/used sellers "bookswithverve" is my store name) My first "Father's Day Special" and my first "official" book promotion venture starts today! Yes, I've added a new hat, PAID book promoter, but only the ones I'm truly mad about. You should know by now that Buzzard is one of them. One of many first steps I'm taking right now is to sell this now out-of-print Second...

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...

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, all...

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 set:...