Tag - writing

Manhattan Author John Nuckel Joins thewordverve to Publish White-Collar Crime Thrillers

Don’t Give Up Your Daydream. We stole that line from Manhattan resident John Nuckel, former Wall Street-er and current financial adviser, podcast host, and author of several titles in the “white-collar crime” genre, as well as some short stories. The idea of “don’t give up your daydream” really hits home with us. That is just one of many reasons we knew John would be a good fit for thewordverve, and we are honored he accepted our invitation to represent him [...]

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Aussie Writer Salutes her Homeland

Sydney-born Sharyn Bradford Lunn, author of the popular Australian historical series Southern Skyes, wrote this today about what the 26th of January means to her country. Today, 26th, we Aussies are celebrating Australia Day--very much like your July 4--which marks the first European settlement in Australia. The First Fleet of convicts arrived in New South Wales on January 26, 1788. We are still such a young country, but we've much to celebrate. The fireworks on Sydney Harbour tonight will be [...]

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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, [...]

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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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Let This Be the Moment

Let this be the moment we bow our heads today and give thanks to our military friends. I was so fortunate to wake up this morning and receive this gift, a post from "Taco," Mitchell Bell LtCol USMC, Military Blogger Thesandgram.com. He invited me to post it, and of course, I eagerly do so. You'll be seeing much more from him in weeks to come. **** He wrote: I have a great friend, a former Sgt in the Marine Corps named Marcus [...]

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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. [...]

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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, [...]

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