Author Archives: writinginoverdrive

Dinosaurs, Amazon Reviews, and This Thrill-Ride Called Life

by Jim Denney I just did something authors are NOT supposed to do: reading Amazon.com reviews of my book. Why shouldn’t writers read their reviews? Some say nothing good can come of it. The five-star reviews will swell your head … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Wildfire

By Jim Denney A little less than a month ago, I was returning from a medical appointment, with a brief stop at Target. From the Target parking lot, I saw a thin plume of smoke in the distance. After I … Continue reading

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The Emotional Life of a Writer

by Jim Denney To me, writing is not so much a mental activity as an emotional activity. When I’m writing well, I’m not thinking about the words — I’m feeling the emotions, and those emotions pour out of me in … Continue reading

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The Gift of Wings

by Jim Denney In September 1962, my third-grade class filed into the school library in search of adventure. I found mine right away—a book displayed on the “new arrivals” shelf. It had a blue cover with three children silhouetted against … Continue reading

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