Browsing Archive: August, 2012

It Figures....

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
...That right after I post I am back something else explodes. Sadly my computer time is limited and would you rather I spent it writing, or updating the blog? If you said blogging, I will hunt you down and murder you.

So...soon, that's all I can say. To keep my readers entertained I uploaded the first 2 chapters of a new story on literotica, I have 13 chapters already written and it will be published in 2014, but for now you can get a free read on it!


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My Kingdom For A Horse

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

 Writer's block is the worst thing that can happen to any of us. The worst kind is when you have no time to write and stay busy for so long the muse commits suicide on you.

For me, my computer died. Ouch. Well, I still had notebooks and even tried writing a short children's story for my goddaughter who is staying with me. Then I got busy. So busy in fact I had not a waking moment to myself, I began to chain smoke to save my sanity, and even began laughing at nothing while talking with friends,...
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Writing 102: 1-B The Wheel Of Fish or The Mystery Box?

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, August 19, 2012, In : Writing 102 

Finally, I'm back! The computer rides again, and so I am back with updates, and working on the next Marly Jackson, so stay tuned.

A portrait of me after nearly 2 weeks with no computer


In this modern age there are really only two ways you can publish: The traditional route or self-publishing. It's always been that way, but self-publishing is free and easier than ever now thanks to eBook readers. Choose carefully which path you follow, because that will determine a few things about your novel...

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It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin...

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Strangeness 

A quick note to you all, written on a friend's computer. Mine is dead, awaiting a replacement part, so for the weekend and into the middle of this week I won't be able to post again. To my literotica fans, this does mean the final Out of the Past will be delayed.

Hang in there folks, there's not much anyone can do with a dead computer and no handy backup. Once that damnable part arrives and I can fix it I'll be back...with a vengeance!

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Why Writing Is A Bad Day Job

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

Some of you my know I have a day job copy writing. Many other writers mention to me how much they would love to have my day job. No.No! NO!!! Run screaming!

You fools! I said RUN!


Outside of fiction writing, in the 9-5 writing world there is commercial writing. Within that your choices are technical or copy writing. Technical writing is writing for engineers, writing stereo instructions, stuff like that. Copy writing is marketing, it's product descriptions in catalogs, the words in ads, even...
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Writing 102: 1-A When Someone Offers You Free Drugs Say "Thank You." Drugs Are Expensive!

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, August 4, 2012, In : Writing 102 

Welcome to Writing 102. You should be 1/3 to 1/2 way done with your first draft at the time you read this. In Writing 102 we're going to cover the basic nitty-gritty that needs to take place NOW  in your process. We'll cover deciding how you will publish, tailoring your manuscript to market, and the most common issues that plague you while you write. Today we begin with finding a fanbase.

Today we learn the difference between self-promotion and attention whoring. Pay attention!


Whenever you ...

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Preview of "Out of the Past" Part 3 & Update

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

First off I apologize there has been a lack of posting. It's been hell week for my day job and my computer suffered some crippling injuries. I'm back though!

I'll be beginning writing 102 soon (as in ideally tomorrow) but for now I want to leave you with a preview of the next chapter of Out of the Past. Enjoy!


Strained to a breaking point she realized she was  outside a little mom & pop shop with signs in Spanish. Inside she dug out a twenty and asked for a p...

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