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Jacob Nordby

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in Santa Rosa, California , The United States
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Jacob Nordby is a storyteller, thinker, and adventure seeker whose many quests have led him to a deep fascination with life in all of its weird splendor. He has written the award winning novel, The Divine Arsonist, and a non-fiction title, Blessed Are the Weird - A Manifesto for Creatives. He is the founder of the independent Manifesto Publishing House.
Jacob lives and works in Boise, Idaho where he is now actively plotting new novels.
He really hates writing bios.
He loves life.

Jacob's favorite quote about writing:


“Of all that is written, I love only what a person hath written with his blood. Write with blood, and thou wilt find that blood is spirit." - Friedrich Nietzsche


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Jacob Nordby I always ask myself, "what am I afraid of here?"
Because writer's block is just another name for fear. Also, I recently read something that is…more
I always ask myself, "what am I afraid of here?"
Because writer's block is just another name for fear. Also, I recently read something that is seriously true.
"You can't think your way out of a writing block. You can only write your way out of a thinking block."
That helps but sometimes the only thing for it is to go take a hike in the hills near my house. Or talk to a friend who makes me laugh. Something about that kind of conversation always lights up my imagination.(less)
Jacob Nordby I love that I can slow down time. It's like having a super power. When I write, I am forced to revisit old feelings, new feelings... remember…moreI love that I can slow down time. It's like having a super power. When I write, I am forced to revisit old feelings, new feelings... remember experiences. Feel them again.
Writing makes me feel life--my life, all life.(less)
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I am an unlikely fan of The Walking Dead. I don’t like zombie stuff and I don’t like horror. But this one is different.


The Walking Dead has escaped both genres and has climbed to the stature of a modern myth. It has important lessons to teach us all—relevant things, practical things, and uncomfortable (but potentially inspiring) things. I have been transfixed by this tale since Season 1/Epis...

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“Blessed are the weird people:
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.”
Jacob Nordby, Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to live your best life now

“You know that crazy heart of yours? The one with lightning crackling and moonlight shining through it. The one you’ve been told not to trust because it often led you off the beaten path. The one so many have misunderstood your entire life. Trust it. Feed it. Grow it. It’s your greatest treasure and will point the way to your highest destiny. It is the voice of your soul.”
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“You can’t know this right now, but…
your ragged, rugged honesty…
your crazy, passionate, naked vulnerability…
your trusting plunge into the unknown of Life at every turn…
your journey of love and healing…
these change your world, the world of those around you and the world as a whole.
Someday you’ll know how important you are.”
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message 2: by Jacob

Jacob Nordby hi! sorry I didn't see your comment here until now. Look forward to hearing more about your first book. I like the title.

Here's my first one

The Divine Arsonist A Tale of Awakening by Jacob Nordby


message 1: by Dixon

Dixon I enjoy Lawrence Block also, but somehow failed to add any of his books to my reading list. I'd better fix that mistake.

I'm also a novelist (thrillers) and honestly don't know how I'd rate The Assassins Club, my first e-book. Guess I need to get some emotional distance - maybe after I finish the 2nd and 3rd books...


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