Author Archives: JulianneQJohnson

About JulianneQJohnson

I am a writer in Indiana who lives with two cats, two ferrets, and one fiance. I enjoy cheap coffee and expensive chocolate.

Writing Novels While Female

Writing Novels While Female It can be a problem. Many, many female authors have taken up male pen names or publishing under their initials due to a pronounced gender gap in the literary world. J K Rowling is a perfect … Continue reading

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Get a free copy of Nick of Time!

Get a free copy of Nick of Time!   My newest paranormal suspense novel, Nick of Time, has started it’s Kindle Scout Campaign. For the next thirty days, everyone with an Amazon account can nominate it. If it gets selected … Continue reading

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Depression and the Arts

Depression and the Arts This isn’t an article about the recent suicide of a musician I admire, though I remain sad at his passing. This article is about the effects of the arts and media on folks with clinical depression. … Continue reading

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Word Choice and Writing Style

I was taking part in a conversation between various writers today about word choice. Some participants were arguing the point that using fancier word choices was the way to go. They were quite fierce about it and mentioned how it … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Book Trailer (if you have to.)

Making your own book trailer is much like making your own cover- if you can afford it, hire a professional. Me, while I’ve been writing for years, I’ve just started publishing as an Indie author. At this point, I don’t … Continue reading

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Teatime of the Living Dead’s Big Fun Release Day!

Teatime is live on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Amazon and available for purchase.  I love this book and I’m very excited about this release.  Teatime is one of my favorite things I’ve written to date.  It combines all the things … Continue reading

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Writing News

The year of writing dangerously continues! I finished Nick of Time!  It’s done, it’s had a couple of re-writes, and it’s off to the editor.  Once I get it back and make corrections, it’s next up at Kindle Scout.  I … Continue reading

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Starting Your Novel with Backstory? Don’t.

Starting Your Novel with Backstory? Don’t. I’ve gotten some great free eBooks by being involved in the Kindle Scout program. You nominate a book, it gets selected for publication, and you get a free book. You get a free book … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers- Picture Post

I love early spring wildflowers in Indiana.  It’s living proof that the winter is behind us and warm days are on the way.  I think winter is nice for about a week, then I’m done with it, and the long … Continue reading

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Crown Hill Cemetery

Picture post!  I had a big fun day with my family today.  First there was the dropping off of an old mattress and box-springs as well as an old dishwasher at my town’s free heavy trash drop off.  Okay, maybe … Continue reading

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