Recent Reviews for William J Neven
The Final Phase (Book) - 10/5/2003 11:58:42 AM|
This sounds very interesting William, very interesting in deed. G
Charley (Short Story) - 2/17/2005 8:08:12 PM
A powerful & poignant story here Bill, you are not only a masterful story teller but you pen your pieces with the grace and ease of a real pro who has been around the block a few times...you obviously know your craft well. When I took a look at the 700 plus page novel I was more than just a little impressed! My only question...how long?
Charley (Short Story) - 1/23/2005 10:04:09 AM
Outstanding work. I'm so happy to have read this.
Charley (Short Story) - 1/21/2005 12:20:34 PM
Very emotive, powerful write ... descripted to perfection!!
A Most Holy Man (Short Story) - 10/5/2003 12:07:13 PM
Interesting religious story William. Gives the mind something to think about when it comes to life and loved ones. G
The Obe (Short Story) - 7/1/2003 3:54:54 AM
Hell yeah -- this one is good. Another Chicago based horror writer on here too, I grew up in Glendale Heights and Roselle started writing off the places dark history and one being tied to me directly in form of a friend of mine doing a murder. About the short story you wrote -- it has a tinge of Robert Bloch in there maybe a bit of John Saul in there colaborating with him . But all the same it is a very dark write. Check out "Shadow of the Gathering" if you want to see some Midwest based Cthulhu Mythos.
So when is the religious radical Republican right going to protest ... (Article) - 8/26/2005 11:02:01 AM
It's their God-given, inferior IQ - There's the answer. Same reason they are more interested in saving unborn lives than the lives of people already born. They want to force children into the world, then starve or bomb them. It's not about life, it's about control and dragging everyone into their IQ zone so they don't have to admit they're inferior.
So when is the religious radical Republican right going to protest ... (Article) - 8/26/2005 6:10:40 AM
Let's either save people or let them die.
Makes sense to me, William.
Here's the latest email scam, m'am. (Article) - 7/26/2005 5:08:37 AM
They are usually too far away for some nice person to simply pick up the money and manage their task. Perhaps he'll find a helper in the U.K.
Here's the newest, Nigerian money-scam (Article) - 7/15/2005 9:33:09 AM
these people need to be stopped; this is insane! well done!
In memory of the three women marines who died today in Iraq (Article) - 6/25/2005 7:48:42 AM
I think Americans in Iraq are confused about the fact that they are intruding into a country where modesty and religious faith are the core of the people's lives and culture. Americans are too liberal to too any good there. They can only cause death and destruction of all that is important to that ancient culture. I wish they would all be sent home immediately, because I can't see much of an enemy in a place where family is more important to the leadership than for instance, here, the freedom to open a strip joint, where American young women are enslaved by their financial needs.
In memory of the three women marines who died today in Iraq (Article) - 6/24/2005 8:13:03 PM
This is the Most Honorable Tribute and heartfelt thing to do for the Most Honorable of this country! I Salute You and Them! And Thank You All to with All of my heart and No they will never be a number They will always be a piece of my heart and always remembered for ever and always for the Honorable Courage and Bravery they have for this country and for me and our Freedom! No they will Never be a number, Never!!
Thank You all I love You all and I'll be so happy when you all can be with your families again. My ever lasting Love and Thanks for All of those who are the team complete, who've protected me, my freedom so Unselfishly!! XOOX No amount of words will ever express my feelings and love for you! Love,Tracey
The scam - like the beat - goes on (Article) - 5/24/2005 1:38:44 PM
Thank You so much for this information!! If it's ok with you I'd like to pass this on to my friend who has a tendency to get into these things. I received one similar to this earlier this year. subject was "business proposal" They had asked me to find land for them to invest in for that same exact amount of money as you have in this. A few people fell for it and lost 1000's of dollars one being an elderly lady in her 80's. she only wanted to help them. pretty well wiped out her savings. Thanks so much for your caring friendship. Folks like you help all so many. Thank You!!xo (c:)
The scam - like the beat - goes on (Article) - 5/16/2005 7:39:50 PM
Well I do get them and report them to my spam blocker each time. Also we have aggressive attorney general who has prosecuted them.
Ball on Base (Article) - 4/15/2005 11:34:50 AM
Very thorough description. I enjoyed the read.
As I Lay Dying (Article) - 3/26/2005 8:02:20 PM
Well written and informative.
This statement is so profound: The Terry Schiavo case is just another glaring example of how primitive we truly are. Meanwhile, we sentence Dr. Kervorkian to prison as a cold-blooded murderer.
As I Lay Dying (Article) - 3/26/2005 11:13:02 AM
i was not expected to survive when i was born nearly 46 years ago; doctors gave me and my twin sister last rites, and i had virtually no chance of surviving (karla had a slightly better chance than i did, but not much); we were born three months premature, and we weighed 3.5 pounds together (karla weighed 2 pounds, and i weighed just 1 pound, five ounces!), and back then, they just didn't have the technology to keep tiny infants like us alive. but god had other plans; and we are both still kickin' nearly 46 years later! doctors do not know everything, and we are living proof of that. glad you are still around! :)
(((HUGS))) and love, from one miracle survivor to another, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
As I Lay Dying (Article) - 3/25/2005 7:28:49 PM
It seems like we will never learn. We have so much evidence right before our eyes and at our finger tips. We are numb and oblivious to all God's treasures.
As I Lay Dying (Article) - 3/25/2005 5:09:19 PM
You are correct and I was told that I would die in two weeks to two months. Which proves that they do not always know what they are talking about. The thing is that the case has made people put their wishes in writing and takes away the option of having someone else decide for you that may have other motives.
Georgia's on my mind.... (Article) - 1/24/2005 8:53:35 AM
I wish that people would getthe message that the Bible is a work of theology -- neither science nor [strickly speaking] history -- it relects upon and reflects a people's long, and evolving, relationship with "God".
Thanksfor your insight
Georgia's on my mind.... (Article) - 1/23/2005 1:48:21 PM
Thanks for this informative, well-written piece - exceptional!!
Georgia's on my mind.... (Article) - 1/18/2005 7:41:03 PM
Yes my image of God is that he is loving. Some people use whatever they chose to explain themselves. I chose to believe the way I do because that is what faith is all about. In that we chose to believe as we do. It takes years of study of the bible to understand but I rid myself of stumbling blocks and encourage those to keep practicing their faith.
Just to note another author-friendly place (Article) - 11/3/2004 8:19:00 AM
Thanks, William and congratulations on making the cut.
Win just one more for The Gipper (Article) - 6/12/2004 11:42:34 AM
Greatly appreciate this fine and educational piece, William - a great write! Robert.
At last - a museum for the man they called 'Sweetness' (Article) - 5/26/2004 8:50:53 AM
Thanks for posting this, William. If ever an athlete deserved a shrine, it is, indeed, Sweetness. I will plan on visiting when it opens.
PS That's a fascinating story about the Bears Cap delivery, too.
From a White Grandpa on his Half-Black Granddaughter (Article) - 5/21/2004 10:07:07 AM
Amen! Good stuff in your article.
Is Vendor Pro legit or a scam? (Article) - 3/28/2004 10:26:24 PM
I've never heard of Vendor Pro but, believe me, their pitch ain't the way the book business works. I'm assuming your novel is self-published, which makes it difficult to get attention from retailers but not impossible.
Start with retailers in your own home town. If the book sells well they will tell their friends in other markets and you are on your way.
You would be better off investing that $470 upfront money in reviewer's copies of your book to be sent to newspaper Books editors in selected markets across the country. Start with large to medium size markets. If you have success with these start sending them out to more medium markets and also to smaller markets.
Search the Internet for willing reviewers and make copies available to them. If you are short of cash ask if they will accept electronic submissions.
If you get some good reviews link your web page with E-Bay and Amazon and post them those outlets, your web page serving as the ordering medium.
Political Rumors (Article) - 3/21/2004 6:34:24 PM
Too funny, William and sadly too many hit home!
If this were 1930, newly-discovered Sedna would be a planet. (Article) - 3/18/2004 12:37:09 PM
Interesting read, William.
American Politics for Dummies (Article) - 3/15/2004 12:06:15 PM
Dead servicemen wouldn't be a counter to a dead firemen, or office employee. They are all heroes and represent our continual fight for freedom and the fact that we now fight a battle with soldiers not civilians. God willing, it will stay exactly that way. Although we do not see images, the Democrats talk about dead servicemen regularly for political gain! FYI: FDR used the World War to try to remain in office.
The Million Dollar Email Scam (Article) - 2/29/2004 5:40:10 AM
I get these all the time, too and I usually skip everything and go right to the bottom line and that's where the catch is, "all this if you just do this or do that ..." Sorry, that's when I delete or throw the junk in the rubbish.
Greenie, the one-eyed gator (Poetry) - 2/12/2010 8:17:01 AM
EEK!!! Get that 'thang' outta here!!
...but your poem is great... anyway ;)
Greenie, the one-eyed gator (Poetry) - 12/18/2005 9:12:28 AM
This is so very cute, William! There is another version out there called "Randolph the Reg-gunned cowboy". I'll have to see if my son remembers it. Thank you for sharing...
Greenie, the one-eyed gator (Poetry) - 12/18/2005 5:07:57 AM
Very Cute, William - and I hear Greenie is once again very hungry this year - be careful! And have a wonderful Christmas, too.
Greenie, the one-eyed gator (Poetry) - 12/17/2005 11:00:40 PM
It Has Finally Ended in Florida (Poetry) - 3/31/2005 2:02:09 PM
Hospice is supposed to be a place where a person terminal spends the last six months of thier life but it no less diminishes their right to be humanely treated. Now when people get married they should have separate living wills and most do not know that POA ends at death.
The Death of the Truth Brigade (Poetry) - 11/7/2004 6:22:57 AM
Egad I had a case of fingertypolitis and misspelled your name in the last review. Nothing to be done but to say that I CAN spell W.I.L.L.I.A.M.
Another exceptional poem. You can write!
A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (Poetry) - 11/7/2004 6:20:20 AM
We almost share a surname (bar one letter my surname is the same as yours). I found your den because your surname struck me but reading this has inspired me to read more. What a striking poem and one that will hit a chord with anyone who reads it. As sad as I was to hear that Christopher had quit his mortal shore, I also believe that he has finally been set free.
Say it can't be so, Joe! [I mean, Tony...] (Poetry) - 10/29/2004 5:39:28 AM
Wait...I forgot...The game is not desecrated!
There's one scourge remaining - that some goat created.
Thanks for reminding us!
Say it can't be so, Joe! [I mean, Tony...] (Poetry) - 10/28/2004 7:20:28 PM
A great tribute to the Sox! Born in Yankee country its hard to accept, but while this curse is done - the curse of the ARod lives on!
A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 4:53:40 PM
i've reviewed several christopher reeve poems--he will always be superman to me, and now he's not only walking and running, but he's breathing on his own :) and THAT indeed is a blessing
he shall be missed--wonderful, heartfelt tribute
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 2:29:29 PM
A most courageous super man in the face of almost insurmountable odds; and he will be truly missed.
You've penned a marvelous ode to his passing, William.
A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 1:10:51 PM
I am so saddened by Christopher's departure. Just makes me think that all our lives are so fragile. We should capture what the time we have on earth to do something good, and Christopher had done that.
A great tribute to our hero!
Sandie May Angel
The Death of the Truth Brigade (Poetry) - 8/28/2004 8:38:38 AM
The Death of the Truth Brigade (Poetry) - 6/7/2004 11:13:07 AM
Great prose with a true depth of conviction...very well-penned!
The Death of the Truth Brigade (Poetry) - 6/5/2004 11:33:25 AM
Powerfully meaningful write, William. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace. Regis
The Death of the Truth Brigade (Poetry) - 6/4/2004 5:55:15 AM
Censoring the Sheep (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 4:29:55 AM
Personally, I like to roar--tends not to get me a job but settles my soul, none the less. Freedom has never been synonymous with comfort and silence, as you say so boldly here.
cheers 2 u and blessin's too.
cynth'ya lewis reed
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 3/21/2004 11:50:12 PM
Your tribute to an obviously unique man was rather interesting to read ..I must say that if one has so much respect and love for another and thus writes a tribute..the writer himself must also be a very unique and most intriguing person.
Thankyou for this wondrous write..
In Wrigley's Ivy Land (Poetry) - 3/18/2004 12:46:55 PM
This must be how Boston fans about their Red Sox. I'm not a big sports fans so I have no obsessive sports quirks, but if I did I'd have to go football.
In Wrigley's Ivy Land (Poetry) - 3/17/2004 11:22:43 AM
Excellent. Well written. Bill Murray
In Wrigley's Ivy Land (Poetry) - 3/15/2004 8:10:24 AM
Hey William...wow this is just awesome...
I sang the whole song...loved it so much..
You did a fantastic job of it...I also am
from Chicago...and grew up with the sox and
cubbies...great city....this is remarkable
writing...I had such fun singing it...
In Wrigley's Ivy Land (Poetry) - 3/15/2004 7:31:49 AM
Tis a great poem, so lyrical it tis, twas a joy to read of the warin of the uniform in Ole Ivy Land.
In Wrigley's Ivy Land (Poetry) - 3/15/2004 4:51:03 AM
Laddy McNeven, tis not a better playin field, nor one as grand,
As the one on the Northside of Chicago, in Wrigley's Ivy Land.
Limerick from Da Loop (Poetry) - 2/29/2004 5:43:16 AM
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 2/29/2004 5:42:20 AM
Fine tribute to someone who must've been a very nice person.
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 2/7/2004 8:37:24 AM
I am a fan of the New Orleans Saints. Trust me, I understand the curse very well. But I also understand the loyalty and the passion that make Cubs and Redsock fans what they are. Great poem.
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/24/2003 8:08:04 AM
William, don't know how I missed this one. Sorry. Glad I found it today. Wonderful heart-felt tribute to a fellow Chicagoan who will truly be missed. Thanks for writing and posting this!
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/19/2003 6:15:26 AM
Very fine tribute...BHUWAN
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 12:00:56 PM
Respectful tribute. Nicely done! Regis
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 8:54:25 AM
nice tribute; well done! :( (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn.
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 7:41:22 AM
The Man of Big Shoulders (Poetry) - 11/11/2003 12:03:15 AM
Limerick from Da Loop (Poetry) - 11/4/2003 9:28:05 PM
Very good, William! Short, to the point and very funny. Good rhyme and rhythm. Visit me sometime.
Love in Christ,
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/24/2003 5:38:27 AM
If I was ever to get into sports it would be because of the fans that speak so well of the sport. The legendary stories of baseball, I have been finding very appealing. Great write!
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/22/2003 9:35:02 AM
I'm not a sports fan; but I think this is a great write.
Thank you for your comment on my poem "Mad World".
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 6:46:43 AM
Amen to my poor Cubbies. This is a poem for every Cub and Red Sox fan, yet like always.... we'll wait till next year!
Great write, I'm saving this.
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 6:25:57 AM
Alas, our Cubbies are, indeed, cursed. Nice write!
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 5:04:13 AM
Sorry I am a Marlins Fan... Would have loved to see the cubs win but Marlins are where my loyalties must stay.. My son wanted the redsox to win this season.. Ohhh well it all evens out in the end.. every team will have their year of glory.
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 4:02:09 AM
Great poem! Sure made me cry when my Cubbies lost though! Good write William. Lisa
Limerick from Da Loop (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 3:35:39 AM
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
For Those Cursed on the Cubs and Red Sox (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 2:22:39 AM
the bronx bombers are something else, huh? ;)
Limerick from Da Loop (Poetry) - 10/14/2003 8:24:22 AM
LOL, good write