Category Archives: Marcus Nannini

Predictability Can Kill a Great Story

Predictability Can Kill a Great Story by Marcus A. Nannini As an author, I strive to avoid predictability. My two most recent works were a challenge in that regard because the titles made it clear there would be a significant … Continue reading

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What to Write When the Mood Doesn’t Strike!

What to Write When the Mood Doesn’t Strike! by Marcus A. Nannini We all find ourselves in situations where we must write out of obligation, rather than for our own edification and joy. If I’m lucky, the writing obligation is … Continue reading

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A thought. A word. A sentence. A paragraph. A page. A chapter – or a Magazine Story!

A thought. A word. A sentence. A paragraph. A page. A chapter – or a Magazine Story! by Marcus A. Nannini Combine all the concepts in the above title, and a person is looking at the first solid step in … Continue reading

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The Rabbit, the Tortoise, and the Good Writer

The Rabbit, the Tortoise, and the Good Writer by Marcus A. Nannini Writing a book is not a race. Though the term “in a rush” has no place in the life of a good writer, it might be the toughest … Continue reading

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Which One Doesn’t Fit? Free-Time, Writing Time, Work, Life, Family.

Which One Doesn’t Fit? Free-Time, Writing Time, Work, Life, Family. by Marcus A. Nannini Not much of a trick question, yet it underscores the commitments an author must successfully balance on the way to the publication of a good manuscript. … Continue reading

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Writing the Book Is the Easy Part

Writing the Book Is the Easy Part by Marcus A. Nannini The topic for the Phoenix Publishing and Book Promotion Meetup of January 19, 2019, was “Your Book as a Business.” I am picking up on that theme with today’s … Continue reading

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Can a 600+ Unit Bookstore Chain Evolve and Prosper in Today’s Market?

Can a 600+ Unit Bookstore Chain Evolve and Prosper in Today’s Market? by Marcus A. Nannini Barnes & Noble recently announced it is opening a “new concept” bookstore in the form of a 21,000 sq. ft. space in the Twin … Continue reading

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