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Spam, More Spam, and Spamatizers!tm

Spam, More Spam, and Spamatizers!TM by Marcus A. Nannini About one year ago, I set my email filters to send everything to spam except for messages from senders who were in my address book. Each day since then, I awake … Continue reading

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Dream the Movie, Write the Novel

Dream the Movie, Write the Novel by Marcus A. Nannini So you want to write, to apply an extremely overused phrase, the great American novel. Wow! Not exactly an original opening on my part, and just about now you have … Continue reading

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“Gee, I wish I could write a book”

“Gee, I wish I could write a book” by Marcus A. Nannini How many times have you heard that? Naturally you follow up with a question along the line of “So why don’t you?” The responses run the usual gamut … Continue reading

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What It Takes to Write for a Living, or Who Needs to Eat Anyway?

What It Takes to Write for a Living, or Who Needs to Eat Anyway? by Marcus Nannini If it had been easy, my parents would not have discouraged the hell out of me. They termed my pursuit of any manner … Continue reading

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That’s about That!

That’s about That! by Marcus A. Nannini   I can be as guilty as anyone when it comes to overusing the word that. “That” said, there is a strong case to be made for excluding up to 90 percent of … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture by Marcus Nannini Be forewarned: The following is my opinion and is based upon my experience. There is a long road to travel when a book is published by an “indie” publisher, and it’s much longer still … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing by Marcus A. Nannini If, as an author, you cannot accept criticism, you are in deep trouble. If you believe every sentence you have strung together into a book is critical to the book, you are in even deeper … Continue reading

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