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Writing

Our creative writing and ghostwriting skills have helped clients turn their knowledge, life experiences and imaginative ideas into compelling and entertaining stories and books (memoirs, nonfiction & fiction).

See this page for our service rates.

We write on assignment (freelance) for clients, as well. Crafting and delivering commercial writing such as: articles, essays, blog posts, information or instructional guides or manuals and stories that fit their need whether for business, marketing or personal objectives.

Ghostwriting (click here for more information)

Original Content

We write fiction and nonfiction both as work-for-hire, as an independent author and as co-author/collaborator.

Book Development

Like a real estate developer or movie producer–we help clients take ideas and turn them into something–in this case books.

NONFICTION

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Online Content (for websites, blogs and social media)

FICTION

  • Novels
  • Short Stories
  • Flashfiction

The above require custom pricing on a project-by-project basis. Please contact us if you have a project you’d like to discuss.

Exclusive Services for a defined period and project are available for a premium fee. Such exclusive service can reduce completion time for projects but must be scheduled in advance; i.e. with sufficient lead-time for Adducent’s planning and scheduling purposes. Exclusive Services require a deposit at time of request to secure exclusivity (the deposit is applied towards the initial payment at project start).

Rewriting & Polishing of articles, Op-Eds, essays or full-book-length manuscripts

As Hemingway famously said “First drafts are crap” … and so they are. We help people rewrite their work. And rewriting is crucial to making the work better.

We can help you polish your writing to create the perfect reflection of what you want your story and book to be!

Basic editing (grammar, fixing typos, etc.) is not something we do as a standalone/sole service because there are editing services that will do it for less than what we charge for what we do. What we do does encompass basic editing functions but is what is called “Developmental Editing”, which improves the narrative (the writing) and flow of the client’s story/manuscript. Basically we make what the client has written better. Our re-writing and polishing, from an author’s perspective, takes what’s been written (and can write new content as appropriate in collaboration with the author/client) to make the story/manuscript stronger and more compelling. Most importantly… a skilled rewriter will improve “readability” which equates to better reader engagement (and that’s the key to building interest in your books and to success as an author). Readability is particularly important if you are writing a series. The first book has to be a story quality that will engage the reader and set the hook for the subsequent books—this is critical to build your brand as an author.

We can also take a rough nonfiction/memoir draft and rewrite to a creative nonfiction style, which makes the narrative read more like a novel.

See this page for our service rates.

Contact us for details and project minimums. Following is a link to our site page to see the contents of the questionnaire we ask prospective new clients and those interested in our writing, ghostwriting or developmental services for their book or story project to complete and return to us before scheduling a call with Dennis Lowery to discuss their project. http://adducentinc.com/project-questionnaire/

We’ve worked with clients throughout the United States, in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do. Many thanks for your help and best regards.” –George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources

“Thanks Dennis. First let me say I think your draft is great!” –M. R. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality – via email in response to the initial draft of the thriller novel I’m working on for him]

WOW!!! I love how you wrote that. The feeling I got when I read it is exactly what I wanted to feel! Awesome! –T. F., writing client – name withheld due to confidentiality agreement – via email]

“Ooooh, you’ve certainly piqued my interest, Dennis.”Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

“Holy crap! I can’t wait to read more!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!” Heidi L.
  • “Well written and full of good information.” Richard R.
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “My gratitude also goes to Dennis Lowery at Adducent, Inc. He was an enthusiastic and discerning partner who made our book idea into an actual book.” – J. Phillip “Jack” London, author of Character: The Ultimate Success Factor and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE), a $3.8 billion information technology and professional services company that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2012. He served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer for 23 years between 1984 and 2007. J. Phillip "Jack" London
    Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE)
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination . . oh, and he can write !!!” Dulce Fazel, Esq.
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “Talent and skill is developed over time and must be nurtured by those who have an eye to see what others miss. Dennis M. Lowery is a gifted, insightful and talented artist, who is able to listen and can hear what is intended (a rare skill) and has the writing talent to create masterpieces out of fragmented ideas. Thanks, Dennis, for sharing your gifts with the world.” Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina, Sr.
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” SC
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “A really good read with a crisp narrative style…” S. Barton
  • “This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” Annie W.
    [on reading an excerpt from an early part of Dennis Lowery's The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…” HRC
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “This is the first essay I read on Figment.com aside from the typical story variety, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” :)))))) Miss J.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Rebecca W.
    on Facebook
  • “Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris
    Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • “He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.” Vicki Hubbert
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.” Kathy Rosson
    Amazon purchase of "Sky High | No Goal is Out of Your Reach"
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!” Arlene U.
  • “Dennis Lowery, your eloquent and poignant words personify the concept of the “butterfly effect” for we are affected by the world around us as much it is affected by us. Such words can only come from a creative soul; so sensitive and able to sense the effects, and strong enough to be able to transform them into some cohesive form. Kudos to you Dennis!! And thank you so much for stringing the lines you so beautifully dotted.” Nina M.
  • “I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” Kathy Rosson
    posted on Facebook
  • “I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.” Michael Koontz
  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.” Reader of Dennis Lowery's personal blog
  • “Linda and I are thankful to Dennis Lowery and his firm’s superb services that enabled us to reach our publication goal—June 4, 2011, the 53rd anniversary of my graduation from the Naval Academy.” Frank Gamboa, Captain, USN (Retired)
  • “It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… Irony. How wonderful. I love this story.” [Regarding ‘Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun’] Vicky Klopp
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • “The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”
  • “Your, ‘What Wasn’t There…’ is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest” JM, Connecticut
  • “This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and it was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! :)” WB
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard Irwin
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SNVC
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • “This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” Liam P.
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project would never have been finalized.” Barbara Benke
  • “Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.” Kerry C. Kachejian
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “Adducent is a top-notch, first class organization which I would highly recommend to another who may have an interest in publishing a book. I’ve used this company in publishing two books and they were most helpful in helping me navigate through the many obstacles in book publishing.” Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret), Principal Leader, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Computer Sciences Corporation
  • “This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.” Rebecca W.
  • “I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writings, on the other hand, seem to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”