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.

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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Top 7 Newbie Writer Mistakes

We all start out somewhere. None of us are awesome novel writers right off the bat. That’s to be expected. No one goes straight from “I think I might write a book” to Stephen King, writing superstar, just as no … Continue reading

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The Year of Writing Dangerously- Writing News

The Year of Writing Dangerously- Writing News Today is mostly going to be writing news, and all the things I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been a busy bee, both with writing and also with a ton of campaigning and … Continue reading

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Obedience Training Can Save Your Dog’s Life

I just spent 30 minutes trying to catch a dog, and another 30 posting its picture all over the internet. It’s a big baby. Not frightened or unfriendly, but so intent on chasing other animals that I could do nothing … Continue reading

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Book Cover Blues- Part Two

Book Cover Blues- Part Two I’m still working on the new cover for my next book, Nick of Time. Folks like the new art in both new covers, but I’m still fine tuning the fonts, and I have yet to … Continue reading

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Making a Cover Blues

Making a Cover Blues I’ve spoken about the trials and tribulations of an author making their own book covers before, and now I’m back again. There are good reasons that it’s smart to hire a professional. Book cover designers know … Continue reading

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Other People Shouldn’t Suffer for Your Art

It’s clear to all artists that to make your art, you have to be willing to make some sacrifices. No artist makes enough money to make a living right off the bat, and most artists never make enough money to … Continue reading

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Motivation is a Cop Out

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson I’ve written about this before and I’ll no doubt write about it again. It’s a subject that is … Continue reading

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