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
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
Just finished my first round of edits for my new novel, Panhandlers. Don’t have a confirmed release date yet, but I’m thinking maybe September 2018. It will be published by the same publisher as Native Moments, Waldorf Publishing. I will be working on getting a book cover soon to help with early promotions. As the title suggests, the setting is the Florida Panhandle and the … Continue reading Panhandlers, a novel
I’ve been on a Bill Hicks bender recently. Dude may have been a prophet. Dead at only 32 years old. Amazing insight at such a young age. But as he said, “It’s Just a Ride.” The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. And … Continue reading It’s Just a Ride
My first book reading went much better than I had expected and maybe some of the things I did to prepare for it will help your book readings as well. Open Books in Pensacola, FL was the host and it was tied in with an interview I did with the local free paper so I had some publicity leading up to it weeks in advance. … Continue reading Tips for Your First Book Reading
If you like audio books, here ya go. Head over to audible.com, enter the code and enjoy listening to Native Moments. If you like the book though consider buying it as a way to say thanks and don’t forget to tell your friends about it. These codes will get you a free download of Native Moments. It was narrated by Dan Jones. If one doesn’t … Continue reading Free Book!
The definition of the short-story cycle is something along the lines of “an interconnected collection of stories.” The definition is a bit vague and people can argue which works are considered a “short-story cycle,” but some of the ones that are usually agreed on are In Our Time, Dubliners, Go Down, Moses, and Winesburg, Ohio. I would include a few of my favorites: What We … Continue reading The Short-Story Cycle
I was recently interviewed on Blackwood Magazine’s blog. Check it out here: Guest Author: Nic Schuck Hey, all my writing and reading peeps! How are we doing today? I’m just gonna pretend you said “great,” then I’m gonna say how happy I am to hear that, and then I’m gonna introduce our guest for today. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Nic Schuck, whose first novel was … Continue reading Guest Author Interview
After months of sitting on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Surfing and Costa Rica categories, today is the official release date of Native Moments. All three versions are now avaialble on Amazon: Paperback, Kindle and Audio. If you subscribe to this blog using your email address, you’ll be entered to win a free audio version of Native Moments. Also, in a few days I’ll … Continue reading 09/15/16 – The Day I Became a Published Author