In one month Native Moments will be released. Having made that switch from writer to salesman is strange, but if I want to continue to play the role of the writer, books have to sell. And with hundreds of thousands of books coming out every year, there is no other way to get noticed but through shameless self-promotion. With that being said, Native Moments is now … Continue reading Native Moments – Kindle Version
Hate to promote drinking especially when it has had such a negative impact on so many lives. But could it have possibly extended Hemingway’s life and art? Was alcohol something that could have made his life bearable up to that point it was no longer bearable? Would he have lasted so long without self-medicating? We don’t know, but it’s possible. Regardless, alcohol played an important … Continue reading How to drink like Hemingway
Only five days left to enter the goodreads giveaway. You will be entered to win a free autographed copy of Native Moments. Enter here. Also, still looking for reviewers. Read it before it becomes available. I’ll send you a PDF file in exchange for an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads or both. Just email me at Nic.Schuck@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you. Native … Continue reading 5 Days Left!!!
For some reason every time I see Pensacola in a book I’m reading, a sense of hometown pride swells in me. For instance, I’m currently reading Tom Robbins’s Another Roadside Attraction and came across this line on page 61: “Despite his silly grin. He was accepted for pilot’s training and was graduated from the Pensacola air school, third in his class.” This line is from Barry … Continue reading Seeing Your Hometown in Novels
Apparently Amazon and Goodreads will allow reviews to be posted prior to the release date as long as the reviewer states “I received this book free from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.” That being said, I’m looking for readers who would interested in reading Native Moments prior to the release date. Unfortunately, I do not have physical copies available but if you … Continue reading Looking for Early Readers for Reviews
What chapter of Ulysses will you be reading for Bloomsday? The world needs more literary holidays. Too many great quotes from one book so I’ll just leave you with one that describes the man so well. “Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices filled with crustcrumbs, … Continue reading Happy Bloomsday
Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before.” Melville was before that, but you could arguing although Melville was American what he was doing wasn’t really American writing. It was more English than American, right? American writing is the terse, hard sentences. The absence of adjectives. Melville used … Continue reading Who is the next heavyweight of American Literature?
Fuck this book. I made it about 140 pages before I put it away and decided to reread McCarthy’s Cities of the Plain. I’ve read War and Peace, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Ulysses. But this book can kiss my ass. There are so many goddamn words and the plot is seemingly not going anywhere. Is there someone out there that can convince me this is really … Continue reading Book Review: Infinite Jest
Looks like one of the librarians visiting Book Expo America this year picked up an advanced copy of Native Moments and decided to put it on the shelf. They also ordered an Ebook copy when it becomes available. Good to see some return from the visit. So, Chicagoans, go check it out!!! Continue reading Native Moments available at Waukegan Public Library
I’m working on collecting my three days of notes to tell people about my first experience at Book Expo America and hopefully give some insight into what writers can expect by attending, but for now I’m just bragging about my publication on the kickass website theinertia.com. If your unfamiliar with it, it’s a great website for surfing news. I was stoked they accepted an excerpt … Continue reading Not a follow up to Book Expo America; just another shameless bragging post