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Why We Write

Writing

 

As authors, we are often asked, “When did you first start writing?”

Or “Why do you write?”

The typical answer that most authors give, myself included, is some sort of anecdote about a deep-rooted love of writing or a long-held passion for story telling that we have possessed since a very young age, and while this is in fact true, it doesn’t seem to get to the heart of the matter.

We do enjoy telling stories, of course. Taking a passionate life event or a spectacular action sequence and committing it to the page in an effective and compelling manner is the great challenge of the writer. The goal is to communicate to the reader. Trying to accomplish this in a way that is captivating is what all writers seek. But the question still remains—Why do we write?

The fact that we as writers enjoy storytelling doesn’t necessarily shed light on why we write at all in the first place. In my estimation, there seems to be something much more fundamental to the human experience that compels us to write. Continue reading

Welcome

Writing

“Nothing any good isn’t hard.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Welcome to Nothing Any Good. If you stumbled upon me, I’m glad you did. If I was recommended to you, please thank whomever did so. The more the merrier!

The indie author and self-publishing world is difficult. As writers, we simply love to write. Unfortunately, getting your work published is never that simple. Sure, publishing in the current environment is almost as simple as a click of button, but publishing well is far more daunting. There are thousands of decisions to be made–from publishers, editors, cover design, distribution channels, marketing, and on and on. Having struggled on the path to getting my collection of stories published, I know how difficult it can be.

Through Nothing Any Good, I hope we can create a community of writers and readers offering each other tips and advice on how to navigate the difficult path. I will work to help you make sense of the difficult world that is indie publishing. I will be supporting other indie Continue reading

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