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Nancy Norbeck

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Nancy Norbeck wrote her first story, inspired by her brother’s case of chicken pox, when she was in fourth grade. She flirted with writing off and on over the years, but began to take it seriously in high school, and then in college. After teaching writing to English as a Second Language students for several years, and working on her own writing projects, she enrolled in Goddard College’s MFA in creative writing program, which she completed in 2009. THE SILVER CHILD is her first novel. She currently works as a writing and creative process coach.

Nancy is a longtime fan of Doctor Who and can often be found spoiling her two nephews rotten. She lives in New Jersey and loves to travel, especially when she can go back in time via a good book.

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Nancy Norbeck I suppose "writing" is too obvious an answer, but I wouldn't write if it weren't fun for me. Yes, there's something wonderful about finishing…moreI suppose "writing" is too obvious an answer, but I wouldn't write if it weren't fun for me. Yes, there's something wonderful about finishing something, but a project becomes such a huge part of your life while you're in it that it feels a little empty once it's finished. But when I'm in the deep end of it, working out who does what and why and how, and what works and what doesn't, and having those great moments where it all suddenly comes together and I can see where I'm going again--that's where the magic lives for me.(less)
Nancy Norbeck Right now, I'm working on a Victorian time travel novel. Sort of skirting the fine edge of Steampunk without actually crossing it (not an intentional…moreRight now, I'm working on a Victorian time travel novel. Sort of skirting the fine edge of Steampunk without actually crossing it (not an intentional thing--just how it's worked out!). I'm having a lot of fun with it, but it takes a lot more research than THE SILVER CHILD did.(less)
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Instead of our usual coaching call, this month I’m bringing you an unusual interview—it’s with me. My guest this week is…me! I asked Domenic Sciortino to interview me, since it seemed only fair to turn the tables on myself, and to give you a chance to get to know me a little better. There’s a lot here about my history with writing and music, the folks who inspire me and encouraged me, and even...

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“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”
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