Chris Norbury

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Chris Norbury is a novelist and freelance writer. He independently published his first novel, "Castle Danger," in April 2016. In June of 2017, "Castle Danger" was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion from indieBRAG.com. In October of 2017, "Castle Danger" received an Honorable Mention-Genre Fiction- Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. In September of 2018, "Castle Danger" was one of three finalists in Adult Fiction for the MN Writes, MN Reads self-published author contest.

"Straight River," the prequel to "Castle Danger," was published in February 2019. A sequel to "Castle Danger" is in the planning stages.

Chris's essays on wilderness canoeing have been published in the "Boundary Waters Journal," the leading canoe country magazine in North
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I'm grinding away on the revision of "Straight River" (the prequel to Castle Danger). It will definitely come out in 2017, hopefully in the…more
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I'm grinding away on the revision of "Straight River" (the prequel to Castle Danger). It will definitely come out in 2017, hopefully in the first half of the year. Would love to have it published by the end of March in time for the UWWI conference, but that seems optimistic right now.

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Chris Norbury I ignore it. When I'm stuck on a scene or a plot sequence or how to write a character, I tell myself it's only because I haven't subconsciously…moreI ignore it. When I'm stuck on a scene or a plot sequence or how to write a character, I tell myself it's only because I haven't subconsciously decided how to proceed. I have no problem letting a manuscript sit for days or even weeks until my writing "solution" comes to me. The downside is, I write slower than many authors, but then again, I'm not trying for maximum output. I'd rather write one exceptional book rather than 5 average books.(less)
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