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Liberalism’s Support: Stupidity, Ignorance & Evil

January 16, 2016 Leave a comment

*picks up the mic*

I witness with my own eyes every day the intrusion of more and more big federal government. I see its negative, very often devastating, effects on a multitude of individuals who must scramble to deal with it or lose everything they’ve worked for caused by some new regulation, new requirement, or new program.

I see it spreading through institutions, industries and businesses like a devious, poisonous, greedy web of exploitation. It is strangling our lives!

I could pick many issues and go everywhere with each one but before I pick one issue tonight I want to thank my “Liberal”/Democrat friends for your good intentions that have paved this path to hell.

I see you as one of the following THREE primary problems:
First – you could be just plain stupid.
Second – you could be ignorant.
Third – you could be just downright evil.

The FIRST problem is not fixable – if your IQ is low (i.e. a slack-jawed mouth-breather) then you are being a useful idiot for “Liberals”/Democrats who love gargantuan government. Please stop voting. PLEASE.

The SECOND problem, thankfully, is fixable but let’s be honest, rare. Once you’ve swallowed “Liberalism” from the crib to college through movies, music, sitcoms, education, news media, you’ve pretty much swallowed enough postmodern Kool-Aid to choke a donkey. The “Conservative”/Liberty-loving cure is strong herb and it just might be as useful as a frontal lobotomy. Nevertheless, on the slim chance you want to wake up from the seductive slumber of America’s slothful slide in the silly socialism, I’m here for you. If you choose to remain ignorant then you are straddling the line to…

…The THIRD problem that will not be fixed. If you have knowingly and willingly participated in inflicting the evil ideology of “Liberalism” and its countless freeloading and corrosive philosophies on this greatest nation on God’s green earth …then YOU are my enemy. And, unless you raise the white flag of surrender and volunteer to have your “liberal” software erased from your mind … I will be relentless. I have zero sympathy for you unless you repent.

Because YOU voted a man into the White House whose mentor was a card-carrying communist, my mother, who’s on a fixed limited income, will pay a $1,000.00 fine because of Obamacare (The ACA – “Affordable Care Act”) that she was FORCED to join because of YOU.

And that “Liberals” is just a tiny fraction of the distress, damage and devastation you have inflicted on this nation precisely because you are either STUPID, IGNORANT or EVIL! Or all THREE!

*drops the mic*

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My book Blood & Soul Debuts on Amazon Kindle Best Seller

I’m confident Blood & Soul deserved to be there, but I was honestly shocked to see it do so well with meager promotion on Friday. I’m not just talking. Here’s the screenshot to prove it.


It peaked at #5,379 11PM (7/11/2014) #50 in Fantasy #60 in Sword and Sorcery #67 BOOKS

It peaked at #5,379 11PM (7/11/2014) #50 in Fantasy #60 in Sword and Sorcery #67 BOOKS

Here’s a review from my editor:

This truly epic fantasy begins with action and never lets up. From humble, unassuming human emotions through world-changing, apocalyptic struggles, the heroes in this novel take a licking and keep on ticking. This story is a roller-coaster of strife and solutions, with insurmountable odds being toppled by perseverance and ingenuity.

Fans of the genre will love the fantastic world Bagby has created. The writing transcends genre fiction, facing issues relevant (and important) to all human experience. Masterfully unveiling the plot one revelation at a time, this author could keep anyone entertained for hours on end—a true storyteller.

I fell in love with the world and the writing. A thoroughly-considered setting goes a long way, and Bagby’s contains history, geography, politics, religions, commerce and culture—all diverse.

Once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down. The next book in this series can’t come fast enough.

Andrew Doty

No matter what, it’s time to get back to next book in the saga, which has been fully outlined.

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Blood & Soul is Live and Lethal on Amazon for $0.99

(please come to my website and join the tribe there.)

Today is the day! Buy Blood & Soul for $0.99. Thank you! If you wanna know more…keep reading.

Last night, blurry-eyed and exhausted, I uploaded the final edits to the First Edition of Blood & Soul on Kindle Direct Publishing for e-readers and CreateSpace for print readers. Blood & Soul has been in a preparation mode since I uploaded it about a month ago, without counting the 7-year, million-word brainstorm.

As a writer I’m at a loss for words and deeply moved by all the sacrifices good friends and colleagues have made to go the extra 100 miles in the last moments.

  • To my dad, who handed me that green notebook so long ago and told me to “Write somethin'” in his thick East Texas accent.
  • Dale Young, for building my fully operational killer website, creating the Mail Chimp system, for kicking me in the rear, and contributing many fertile marketing plans – I’d be lost without you bro!
  • Andrew Doty at Editwright and I played tennis with Blood & Soul for 9 months. We modified and tweaked, sharpening this story to get it as close to perfection as humanly possible – I drove him crazy this week before going official on Amazon at 12AM this morning. Happy editing, Andrew!
  • Kevin Eagan for the big proofread that eliminated the lion’s share of typos and errors that Andrew and I missed. We confirmed that Kevin has no Backstreet Boys music and thus got the deal to proofread.
  • Then Jim Wyatt stepped up and threw a long bomb touchdown pass in the last seconds of the 4th quarter to secure victory with one last profound proofread out the goodness his heart – he found the excepting/accepting error on page 33 and really tightened things up throughout. Nobody’s perfect and Jim was merciful.
  • Mark Skinner and Mike Griswold for the book cover and epic imagery in the book trailer – Mark truly was an inspiration. His inquiry about the book cover led to the sharpening of the story’s theme.
  • Patrick Runblad composed an incredible score for the book trailer that is jaw-dropping awesome.
  • To ALL my pre-release readers who trusted me enough to delve into the PDF and read with their e-readers, even though that must have been challenging.
  • To Wyndi Veigel editor at Farmersville Times and the Princeton Herald for reaching out to me at Charlie’s. I know you wondered about that dude in the corner with the laptop and headphones.
  • Last but not least Heather Grupido, owner of Charlie’s Old Fashioned Burgers (it’s not just burgers!), for letting me hang out for hours and work on this book.

I hope I’ve done you proud by writing Blood & Soul.

The Curtains Begin to Open: July 11

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July 11 is the DAY Blood & Soul will Publish

Join the growing tribe at the Official Website of Author Allen G. Bagby (signing up here on my blog won’t work. You must go to my website) and you’ll be rewarded with an awesome audiovisual delight – the book trailer to Blood & Soul. It’s a collaborative creation between me, my graphics designer and award-winning composer Patrick Rundblad. I’m ready to unleash the book on July 11, 2014. It’s the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga.  As a bonus you’ll also get a download of the epic map. There are more goodies to come. Don’t miss out.

My New Website

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Happily Forging Ahead

bloodandsouledit3-2-14I’m happily forging ahead on Blood & Soul. When I began revising this document it was 611 pages. It’s now 756. It’s not getting longer. Let me explain. In several locations I told the story in a non-linear fashion. I thought it was clever, my editor thought is was confusing – ha ha. I cut and pasted those scenes back into a linear sequence and “rewired” them into place. When you are in the “tracking changes” mode of MS Word it does not literally remove a cut section, it strikes through a section. Therefore it adds pages because if I strike through four pages those stricken pages remain until the change/deletion is “accepted” by my editor. But as I write-through, the goal post seems to stretch away from me but in reality it is not.

Self-Publishing, Editing and Concern

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

After swearing to never self-publish I changed my mind a couple of years ago. But one thing I will never swear off is a valuable editor. One of the chief complaints I see about self-published authors is horrendous editing – if it’s been truly edited at all. Three weeks ago I received my manuscript back from my editor. I’m astounded by the improvements an objective eye brings to my story even after I had revised my work seven times. As hard as I tried I still needed help. I won’t compromise on quality when it comes to something I’ve slaved over to try to make it great. I don’t understand why more self-published writers don’t invest in an editor. If you truly cherish your story why would not want to craft it as near perfection as possible?

My book is going to be self-published. But I confess I’ve never been able to make it through a self-published book. Granted, there are probably some great ones out there. I’m concerned there’s a lot of people out there like me who won’t give a self-published author a chance. I wrote my book for a lot of reasons; one was for picky readers like me.

Another Step Closer to Publishing

December 30, 2013 4 comments

I received my manuscript back via email. This is what my editor had to say:

All done! Enjoy! And thanks again for this project, Allen. I loved editing this book, and I really hope I get to work with you again in the future! Keep in touch, I’ll be happy to help you with anything you need. Sincerely, Andrew,

That was not ALL he said. The email is huge with lots of instructions and notes. Now begins the process of refining, BLOOD & SOUL, this first book in the Creed of Kings Saga, for publishing. I’m a little more than a month away from my publishing goal. I’m not going to settle for second best. I’d rather take my time and publish during spring break the best book I can publish rather than in February a book that is less than the best. I’m chomping at the bit to start in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee.


Artist/Illustrator Needed for Epic Heroic Fantasy Saga

November 5, 2013 2 comments
I’m going to give this a shot here. I posted the following on I was not satisfied with the bids. If you or someone you know can demonstrate they’re capable of doing any of the following on a professional level please contact me through my Facebook Page or email at allengbagby[AT]reagan[DOT]com. I will pay and they will get exposure on a fairly large-scale. Send them this info:

Author of upcoming epic heroic fantasy saga starting in early 2014 seeks hungry-for-success artist/illustrator to create images/art for a cohesive vision across multimedia; book cover, video promo/book trailer with text/image graphics (original epic music score provided) and website. Having knowledge of wordpress CMS is a plus and After Effects. Think – Lord of the Rings, 300, Troy, Gladiator type images and landscape – more classical and medieval. I’m looking for “realism” in the art not a cartoon or comic book look. I will provide a book synopsis to give ideas for the images. I will promote you, brag on you, and credit you if you can deliver.

What I need from you:


1. FIRST AND FOREMOST the ability to project in the screen of your mind this project and brainstorm with me and my team and the ability to collaborate with a creative director and a composer of the music for a book trailer via email, phone and/or Skype.

2. An AWESOME book cover (This is wide open but here are some pointers):

• One stand-out eye-popping singular image without being cheesy.

• Or a more complex and/or dramatic image with the illusion of a battle or Romanesque style city on the foothills of a mountain in the background.

• Book covers of authors David Gemmell, Terry Goodkind and George R. R. Martin are a good place to understand what I’m talking about. Some are single images, some are more complex.


3. Theme/Images/banner, for website (Again, a wide open brainstorming from you is okay):


• Three poses of different characters, maybe four.

• City rising on levels up into the foothills being the foreground of a mountain rising behind.

• Map for use in book trailer and book (a rough draft already exists)

• Landscape

• Work with creative director on an all-in-one layered image to lift out images to fit elsewhere—perhaps for the book trailer


4. AWESOME images for book trailer (original music provided) estimate time is 1 to 1:30 seconds:

• Wording will hover and glide over the map (think the trailer for the Hobbit trailer) and mixed with images/artwork and some motion/text graphic animation you will produce to correspond with music originally composed for the book trailer.

• Collaboration (conference calls, emails, phone calls,) with composer and making a killer book trailer.

• Images, wording, from the book cover, and website to coincide with book trailer images and wording.

Done by mid Jan, 2014 for book launch in Feb 2014. Don’t hesitate to contact me! THANK YOU!

Skills required:

Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Motion Graphics, Visual Arts

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