Category Archives: Marcus Nannini

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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Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects

Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects by Marcus A. Nannini Research can make, break, or cast doubt on the validity of your effort. A recent example is the movie Hidden Figures, a movie based on some excellent real-life characters and … Continue reading

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Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much?

Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much? by Marcus A. Nannini The further removed your novel is from the present day, the more critical the research element becomes. You know the story you desire to convey, but … Continue reading

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