Jim Denney is a veteran of both traditional and indie publishing with well over a hundred books to his credit, including the Timebenders science-fantasy series for young readers (Battle Before Time, Doorway to Doom, Invasion of the Time Troopers, and Lost in Cydonia). He has co-written books with supermodel Kim Alexis, Star Trek actress Grace Lee Whitney, and two Super Bowl champions, quarterback Bob Griese and Reggie White. He has also co-written many books with Orlando Magic co-founder and vice president Pat Williams, including How to Be Like Walt, Leadership Excellence, 21 Great Leaders, and Vince Lombardi on Leadership. Jim is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
“My single-minded vision for WritingInOverdrive.com,” he says, “is to help writers discover what I had to learn the hard way — the ability to write faster, write freely, and write brilliantly. I call it writing in overdrive, and I believe that this is a kind of superpower that any writer can learn.
“I’ve been a full-time, self-employed writer since 1989. In those early days, it used to take me three or four months to write an 80,000-word book. Nowadays, it rarely takes me more than six weeks. My transformation from writing slowly to writing in overdrive took place over a period of a few months in late 2001 and early 2002. That’s when I discovered my writing superpower.
“I talk extensively about this experience in two books, A Writer’s Superpower (which you can download FREE as a PDF-format ebook — just click the yellow box at the bottom of this page and subscribe to my FREE email newsletter), and Writing in Overdrive (which is available in both ebook and trade paperback editions). So I won’t take time to retell it here.
“After I discovered how to write in overdrive, I realized that all the writers I admired most — Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, Greg Benford, Orson Scott Card — were already using this same approach. They had discovered their writing superpower. They knew the secret of writing quickly and writing freely — and that’s why they wrote so brilliantly.
“That’s what this website is all about. Here I share with other writers the writing secrets and superpowers I discovered by accident. To anyone visiting this site, I say: Click the yellow box, read the free ebook, subscribe to my newsletter, try out my other books for writers — I believe this revolutionary approach to writing will become your superpower as well.”