COVER REVEAL ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’

Coming December 2017

Cover reveal for this year’s holiday season story. Want to read last years story WHITE BIRD? Just let me know and I’ll send you a link to it. STORY BLURB: When you’re on everyone’s shit list… you get stuck working Christmas Eve. But sometimes there’s a reason for what’s happened–what happens–to you. And what you’re called […]

‘Tide Buried Bones…’ [REVISED & EXPANDED]

DRAFT Scene Excerpt from The D'Arkane Files Book One

Her hair whipped in the wind and a tingle climbed her spine. The bad kind you get when you’ve done something you shouldn’t and got caught. She quickly rose, “I wonder who they were.” She looked above at the ruined house that watched them. “And what happened.”

SHORT STORY DRAFT IN WORK – ‘Death Strokes’

A Short Story (to be edited, expanded and refined further)

Inner Harbor — Baltimore, Maryland — Saturday Morning The soft voice was just as distinctive—for most of the audience—as the hair. “I’m only here this weekend, so let’s have some fun… I’m going to show you how to create happy little places on canvas.” The man dipped the four-inch brush he held in an open can […]

NEW eBook | How to Get Started on Your Memoir: A 9-Point Guide

“You should write a book,” people tell you. Or perhaps you’ve had that thought yourself. And maybe the interest in writing your story or memoir has grown because with it you can leave something permanent as a legacy that provides details never shared before. With it you can educate, inform or entertain others; even create intellectual […]

How to Get Started on Your MEMOIR by Dennis Lowery

How to Get Started on Your Memoir: A 9-Point Guide (AVAILABLE AT AMAZON: Booknology, 2017)

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This guide is the equivalent of the following excellent advice for memoir writers:

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.” –Abraham Lincoln

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Written in a way that removes the two main obstacles that most people face when they want to write their memoir, this guide walks the reader through establishing the belief they can do it and then shows them exactly how. It’s important to understand that this IS NOT a guide to teach you how to become a writer. Countless books, courses, articles, and websites can help you with that. They can teach you proper grammar, structure and even how to format your manuscript for publication. This IS a guide to help you do what needs to come first, the most important steps you must take if you want to complete your memoir:

CREATING THE CORE COMPONENTS OF A ROUGH FIRST DRAFT

Intended—designed even—to change preconceived perceptions that form problems for most people new to a writing project of such scope, if followed, it removes the two largest barriers to getting started writing their memoir.

Table of Contents

YOU CAN DO IT—I’LL SHOW YOU HOW

  1. START WITH THIS IN MIND
  2. SUPERCHARGING YOUR TIME
  3. PREPARATION AND PLANNING TO CREATE & ORGANIZE YOUR CONTENT
  4. THE FOUR-WORD QUESTION YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF
  5. WHAT MAKES A COMPELLING STORY
  6. WORKING WITH WORDS
  7. IT’S OKAY IF YOUR DRAFT IS CRAP
  8. DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST FEAR
  9. FEW ARE BORN WRITERS (BUT YOU CAN BECOME ONE)

A RECAP: THE SIMPLE WAY TO GET STARTED

EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE NONFICTION (THREE MEMOIR VIGNETTES)

The author, Dennis Lowery, is a writer, ghostwriter and publisher who has worked with dozens of clients on their books, several of which were memoirs.

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Buy the eBook and then request a free 15-minute call with Dennis Lowery to talk about how to use the guide to help you get started on your memoir:

VIDEO | Memoir Projects 2010-2017 (to date)

A Recap 4/14/2017

“You should write a book,” people tell you. Or perhaps you’ve had that thought yourself. And maybe the interest in writing your story or memoir has grown because with it you can leave something permanent as a legacy that provides details never shared before. With it you can educate, inform or entertain others; even create intellectual […]

‘The Bell Ringer’

A little story about the importance of seeing a path to follow... and knowing that obstacles can be overcome.

With thanks to Dan Caldwell; something we talked about recently inspired this story. DRAFT (to be refined further) He slowed the rocker when he heard the steps come out onto the wooden floored porch. His eyesight was failing, but hearing was still sharp as ever. Those boards—how they sounded when trod on—told him it was […]

The Crossing - Short Fiction by Dennis Lowery

‘The Crossing (Escrire, 2017)

 BUY NOWThere comes a time when the light and dark side of a person are truly revealed–a crossing–and events don’t go as expected.

 

“I’m bound for the broken promise land
To meet my demons and get back my upper hand
Long man can’t catch a soul like mine
Miracles are just too damn hard to find…”
–Elle King, Ain’t Gonna Drown
EXCERPT
The Crossing - Short Fiction by Dennis LoweryNow…
 
Underneath them—below the asphalt and concrete—the supports anchored to the land hugged the curve of the foothills. Their columns were hidden by the deepening shadows of a setting sun, now too low on the horizon to cast its fading light to reach them. The bridge arced then straightened as it spanned the darkness below. There was water there, and she recalled its embrace as she studied the length of iron and stone that disappeared into a fog-shrouded distance.
 
She looked at him, maybe he would understand. “I thought it was a new beginning…. a rebirth.” She took his hand briefly then let go to gently cup his chin in her hand. In his eyes shone all that had happened since he had pulled her from those cold, murky, waters. “But it wasn’t.” Time, past and present, flowed around her as she reached to caress his smooth face. She trembled and then steadied. 
It was only…
 
—EXCERPT ENDS–
 
AVAILABLE FOR $0.99… less than a fancy coffee and if you’re a reader that enjoys suspense… a quick read–3,371 word short story–that’s far more satisfying. 
Some reader comments:
  • “OOOHH HELL YEAH!!!! Loved it. Awesome!!! Exciting, with unexpected twists and turns. —SPOILER PART OF COMMENT REMOVED — Thanks for this very satisfying story, Dennis, I really enjoyed it!” –Nina Anthonijsz
  •  “Oh man! You really got me with this one. Could not stop reading and had no clue about the twists and turns of the story.” –Susan Lewis
  •  “That’s good. But now I have to know about the white dress! I’m on the edge of my seat. Nice writing. Keep it up. I’m hooked.” –Brenda Church
  •  “Nicely done! I really liked how ‘The Crossing’ turned out Dennis. That was good story. Glad you were able to make something out of just a photograph… a credit to your talent.” –Dan S
  •  “I just finished reading it. Love the twist… hehe… in the story. You always have the best surprises!” –Debra Dayton

Every Picture Tells A Story - THE CROSSING