The Sixth 4

Her name is Mrs. Norman. Sixties. Long white-gray hair with next to nothing wrinkles. A warrior who has weathered several wars and just as many attempts on her life. Despite her kind, sweet façade, Mrs. Norman has seen the worst atrocities people are capable of, first hand.

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The Sixth 3

Ninety percent of adult life for Cory Raymond has been filled with four letter words. On occasion, it is the higher end of the ninetieth percentile. Some days Cory gets really creative with those four letter words he’s learned to use efficiently. Cory learned them all while adulting and he would swear to that.

The Sixth 2

The Sixth Kevin Allen – Writer    ♦    Melissa Bird – Editing    ♦ Tia Myricks - Production    ♦    Krystal Clear Logics – Digital Promotion    ♦    TBD - Illustrator   ♦   TBD - Producer Episode Two: Sleep Cory thinks he lost them between Oak and Ridgedale. He had been able to … Continue reading The Sixth 2

The Sixth

The Sixth Kevin Allen Episode One: Run   Cory knew he had to keep running even if his lungs imploded. If his pursuers caught him he’d spend time in that lab again. He didn’t want that. All he wanted was to be normal again. His legs were burning and getting heavy and his heart was … Continue reading The Sixth

The Stone Cutter by Melissa Bird

Poetry. The lyric we are defined by. The seed of life. This is where our pains our glories our wants and needs reside.  All balled into paradoxical strings preaching we are alive. We are here. Please enjoy the lyrics of Melissa Bird. The Stonecutter I cut at this stone some relief its trapped the figure … Continue reading The Stone Cutter by Melissa Bird

An Ode to the Editor

The proofread is where the battle begins. It starts when the editor looks at what they’ve been handed. They open it and read a few lines in. Looks up and gives you a cheeky smile that says more than it needs to, assuming you’re in the same room, which almost never happens to protect the poor writer. Could you imagine the headline? EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT: EDITOR STRANGLES WRITER DURING PROOFREADING!

ACTION: the jitters of writing to publish

It starts with an idea. The story. Months, years later, it’s time to take the first step. The decision to publish. It isn’t an easy decision with all the jitters running through writers once they’ve “finished” writing their story (that’s never finished), with all the options available. But it is a step that should be … Continue reading ACTION: the jitters of writing to publish

Fun with google for authors

Google Adwords. The learning curb. I spent a month and a hundred bucks fiddling with different options including... analytics. As frightening as it may sound it was fun. Watching the numbers and graphs and trying to figure out what they meant without losing my marbles. What I learned; google adwords can be good for authors. … Continue reading Fun with google for authors

Writing: moving from hobby to small business

Reading all the information on well meaning friends and family who try to get you to adjust your sails left an impression. I didn't think I was sore. this week I was proven wrong. The word obsessed was used to describe my devoted time to writing development. After saying ouch, I went into defense mode. … Continue reading Writing: moving from hobby to small business