I am holding in my hands for the first time, the very first copy of my new book, Speedsuit Powers . It’s a teen fiction novel where the main character, Curtis, is the new kid at a new school dealing with bully issues. It releases this December. My prayer, hope and desire is that this book will help to positively impact urban youth culture. That it will inspire, motivate and educate youth to see their lives differently and make new choices (or stand by decisions they’ve already made) which lead to true and lasting success.
It’s been a long road to get to this point. But the adventure has been great! This story has lived within me for 10 years and – at the challenge of my friend Demetrius T. Veasy II and his manager – I began to write it down in April 2008. A year and a half later… and it’s finally done. Now everything REALLY begins. Read more...(454 words, 3 images, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
Hey people! Here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the synopsis about my new novel, SpeedSuit. I can’t tell you why it’s called SpeedSuit without giving away more than what I want to at this point in time. You understand, don’t you? Enjoy.
-Allen Paul Weaver III -
Curtis Powers has problems, but what teenager doesn’t? Peer pressure, relationships, family issues – the usual. Since his dad died it’s just been him, his mom and older brother. Thank God for them or his world would’ve crumbled a few years back. But Curtis keeps everything in check; and when things get to be too much, he writes, throws himself into his school work and watches his real passion: Track & Field. If it wasn’t for the asthma, he’d be doing more than watching. Read more...(416 words, 2 images, estimated 1:40 mins reading time)
You Got A Deadline? “Nothing gets done without a deadline.”
You may have heard this quote about deadlines before. I heard it from my friend Andrew Seltz. Do you know what it’s like to be behind deadline? It doesn’t feel good! But isn’t it funny that when you give your deadlines over to God, while doing your best, somehow things work out? God has a better deadline for things than we do. I try and remember that. :-)
Anyway, you already know (from my previous post, One of THOSE Projects) I’m working on this Big Project – my second book – a novel. It’s about a boy in high school who’s going through some serious issues; but through a series of amazing events, he ends up going from a bad neighborhood to the world stage! I’m pressing for it to be released in time for the February NY ComicCon Convention. Read more...(475 words, 1 image, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)
Do you have one of those projects that you’ve been thinking about for a long time? Maybe you’ve been saying for years that you would get around to it and now it seems like forever? I remember a quote I read a while back, "Most people talk about their dreams, very few actually go out and do them."
I’ve got some projects that I’ve been holding onto for several years, but there’s one in particular that I’ve carried around with me for at least 10 years. I would always talk about it and even did some illustrations and technical schematics. But all I did was talk.
Well, back in April, a friend of mine finally called me on it! He looked at my illustrations and said, "Allen this is some good stuff! When are you going to do something with this?" Read more...(384 words, 2 images, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
You can move from being a writer to being an author! I have a heart for writing and love to hear about others who also love sharing their thoughts through the written word. As a published author, I periodically get questions about my writing experience.
Just the other day a friend asked me about the copyright process for a literary work she had completed. Actually, every few months a writer asks me about the copyright process for their literary work. So, I decided to post some information to help you begin this process. I am not a lawyer and this is not legal counsel. I am merely sharing the process I went through to secure a copyright for my book manuscript when it was in it’s early stages.