Looking for some readers that would enjoy reading a gritty southern story set in the piney woods of the Florida Panhandle. Need people that would be willing to read it in exchange for honest reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. If you have a blog even better. Email me at Nic.Schuck@gmail.com and I will send you a pdf copy. If you would rather just buy it, … Continue reading Free copy of Panhandlers!
I’ve always been a closet poet. I consider myself a novelist, but poetry is at the heart of all writing. I’ve never shared my poetry like I have my prose. It was something secret and a way to get better at writing when I was too stubborn or frustrated with my novels. Then I found Everette Maddox’s poetry. Two things instantly attracted me to his … Continue reading 225 Zaragoza Street, a poem
My follow up novel, Panhandlers, was officially released on Oct. 15th, 2018 and the Kindle version was released shortly after on Oct. 24th. Two early reviews have come in, one from Readers Favorites and another on Amazon from a reader. I’m including both in their entirety in hopes that it entices you to head over to Amazon and purchase a copy. Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers’ … Continue reading First Two Reviews for Panhandlers!
My next novel, Panhandlers, will be released October 15th and as I did with my first release, went to Goodreads to set up a giveaway. Goodreads now charges authors to give their book away for free. And they charge a lot. $199 is the cheapest. Don’t understand how that is beneficial. Instead I’ll run my own giveaway. To enter: go to my Facebook page and … Continue reading Panhandlers Book Giveaway
Had the pleasure of talking with Adam Sinclair, a writer for Palm Beach Happening and he asked me some pretty fun questions. I always feel a little silly when I read the interviews for the first time, but I do enjoy them. Hope you enjoy it, too. Palm Beach Happening interview Panhandlers is currently available for preorder on Amazon. Continue reading Interview with Palm Beach Happening
In six months my second novel, Panhandlers will be published. I’m really proud of this one. I was really proud of Native Moments, too, but I feel I’ve grown as a writer since then and I really look forward to sharing this new story with you. I’m looking for advanced readers that will share their review of it on their blogs or on Amazon and … Continue reading Advanced Readers needed for Panhandlers
Getting testimonials for the back of a book is a strange task. I imagine if you have an agent that is what the agent helps with, but I wouldn’t know. I have had my share of rejections from them. Panhandlers will be my second novel published without one. I’ve decided with my third – yet-to-be-finished – novel, I will attempt to go that route again. … Continue reading Testimonial for back cover of Panhandlers
Last month I shared my thoughts on Scott Frank’s Netflix series Godless. You can read it here. I also posted it on twitter. Scott Frank read it there. And he replied. Frank set me straight, and to my surprise, he has never read Blood Meridian. Below is the conversation that we had via twitter. Scott Frank: “I’ve not read Blood Meridian. I stole plenty from the … Continue reading Godless and Cormac McCarthy, pt. 2: follow-up with Scott Frank
***This contains some spoilers*** Decided to check out the Netflix show Godless after hearing great things about it and finding out the writer/director, Scott Frank, is from Ft Walton Beach, which always makes it a bit more special when it’s someone from so close to your home town. I live in Pensacola, Florida for anyone reading this who might not know me. And I love … Continue reading Godless and Cormac McCarthy
I’m fascinated, obsessed may be a better term, with word count. I want to make sure I reach the magical number of 50,000 words when writing a novel. Native Moments is around 95,000 words. Perhaps a bit on the long side. As of now, Panhandlers is just above 58,000 words and I’m working on paring it down to get it as tight and precise as … Continue reading The Art of the Short Novel