“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 authors through interviews and guest posts. I will also be aiming to provide interesting content in the form of essays and stories, written by me as well as by other indie fantastic writers.

Why should you be here and listen to me? Well, that’s for you to decide. But I have recently published my first fiction work. My non-fiction works have been distributed online and in print for nearly a decade now. My father is an indie author himself and has two published books and countless article credits to his name. I have experienced the struggle of being a writer. I know the painstaking difficulty of trying to publish your work. I have suffered the demoralizing experience of wanting readers and finding none.

But don’t let me tell you that this will be helpful for you. Stay awhile and decide for yourself.

In an homage to the most famous writer from my home state of Minnesota, F. Scott Fitzgerald, (with all apologies to poetic song writer Bob Dylan), “Nothing any good isn’t hard.” This is a difficult path. I hope I can help.

I’m glad you’re joining me in the journey. Ask questions. Comment. Email me. I’m all ears.

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.