Hanna Nowinski


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Hanna Nowinski is a language enthusiast and trained translator for German and English who lives in the middle of nowhere, Germany. She has wanted to be a writer since she learned that books were made by real people. As a kid, she made up her own bedtime stories, mostly sending her stuffed animals on adventures around the world. She loves books, music, coffee, and getting way too emotionally invested in stories and sports. Meg & Linus is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, The Thursday Next series - Jasper Fford, Harry Potter - JK Rowling.

Favorite Quotes

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. - Sir Peter Ustinov

Favorite Genres

Hanna Nowinski's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski: Has Anybody Seen My Motivation and If So, Could You Tell It to Contact Me ASAP?

I’ve been writing for most of my life and therefore have absolutely no idea why I still have this image stuck in my head. You know, this image of authors sitting in their spacious studies, sunlight flooding in through the floor-length windows as they sit at their huge, tidy desks, shaking their heads at their brilliant ideas as they type … Read More


swoon reads, author, inspiration, motivation, experience, Meg & Linus, wisdom, writing
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski: To Outline or Not to Outline?

(Psst, the answer is to outline.)  (Except no, don’t listen to me. Do your own thing.) (That said, I’m going to give you my opinion anyway.) Outlines help. They really do. For obvious reasons: you kind of wanna know where your story is going next. So you’ll know in which direction the scene you’re writing should be heading. It’s also … Read More


swoon reads, tips, author, writing, Hanna Nowinski, experience, Meg & Linus, wisdom, pantsing, plotting, outline
Friday, December 9th, 2016

Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski's Editing Update: Writing – Not Really a Solitary Activity

Everyone tells you that a first draft has to do nothing but exist. That's certainly true, but what comes after that first draft? I mean, everyone who has ever written anything, be it a book or a school essay or a work email, will probably agree that you at least have to read it over before showing it to anyone. … Read More


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Friday, March 4th, 2016

And the winning cover for MEG AND LINUS is...

My book has a cover! Holy crickets, my fellow Swooners, I just … need a moment. I can't stop staring at it. It's a cover! For my book! How is this real? It was so exciting to see the votes come in over the week and read everyone's comments, and now we have a winner! Thank you so much to … Read More


cover creation, cover voting, cover design, poll, results, voting, winner, Hanna Nowinski, Meg and Linus, cover reveal

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