For the Price of Two Fortunes

FOR THE PRICE OF TWO FORTUNES by William Gensburger The jerk, who had just entered the coffee shop before us, kept insisting that the door should be shut; a slight breeze was striking him on the back of the neck, and this greatly upset him. I felt like grabbing him by the collar and throwing […]

My God Loves Me More!

It seems to me that through the history of mankind one premise stands as the prime motivator of all action; a just cause empowered by the most powerful deity. In short–my God loves me more! Ancient tribes of men, wrapped up in fear-beliefs, offered sacrifices to appease the wrath of the Gods of the wind, […]

The Bastard Children of the Over-Exposed Generation

I have never asked anyone what they do in the bedroom, bathroom or other areas that violate the bounds of privacy. Likewise, I care nothing about the attitudes of people toward whatever makes them happy, whether that is a drink at 2pm or a gay lover. There are just some things that should remain none […]

Counting By Numbers – A Study on Humanity

“For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.” ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet.   It has been estimated that since humans first appeared, there have 108 billion of us that have walked the Earth. That said, life is often short and often cruel, […]

Sometimes I Scream When I Read….

There is a promise made by the cover of a book. An exciting cover demands an exciting interior. And yet, quite frequently, as I examine the books that interest me, I find that the opening pages make me want to scream. “What is this crap?” Clichés, redundancies, wordy, yet unnecessary narrative that uses simplistic language; […]

Lucid Dreaming; Vivid Writing

A Writing Tip: Have you ever had a dream, so real, that it lingered upon awakening?  I have. Often. Bizarre, seemingly unrelated imagery, words, that seem to make sense in the dream world, although, upon awakening, leaves an emotional aftertaste, without much in the way of cohesive meaning. And then, over the ensuing half-hour, or […]

Looking For Words in All The Wrong Places

Sometimes, the act of putting words on paper—seems easy enough, right—becomes a tortuous exercise in rhythm, not unlike lyrics to a song. You know what you want to say’ you know how you want it to feel, and yet the words just do not emerge in the way you have envisioned. Is this your poor […]

A New Direction from Alternative Publishing Services. What Do You Think?

I am often sent short stories and novels, the author asking for my input and opinion, something that I have been happy to give freely, with the acknowledgement that I am rendering my opinion, based upon my experiences as a writer, publisher, editor, and reader. For me, it is quite clear, where things “fit” within […]

The Best Book Ever Written

Well, I certainly got your attention, didn’t I? You see, we are wired that way, both skeptics and believers, all wishing for the one absolute truth, the best of everything, whether it be a book, a life changing program, or whatever.We are inundated, and yet trained, to want to believe. Why do we buy lottery tickets? […]

HALF ‘N HALF is not just for coffee.

Alt Publish is pleased to introduce the Half ‘N Half program for our digital books. The concept is simple – download and read the first HALF of the book for FREE before deciding if it is worth finishing. You can download a pdf, .Kindle, ePub edition. We’re so sure you’ll want to finish that we are making […]