Browsing Archive: June, 2013

It's a Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, June 30, 2013, In : Strangeness 
For those of you who read urban fantasy and are familiar with the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (re-christened the Sookie Stackhouse novels after the cinematic abortion that is True Blood went on air), if you haven;t read book 13, Dead Ever After, quit reading now. This post has more spoilers that Fast and Furious 6.

There is an eternal struggle between writers and readers, and it is indeed confusing. First off, every writer began as a reader and is still a fervent reader. Sec...

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Writing 103: 1-G Watch the Showgirl, Not My Hands Nor the Rabbit

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, In : Writing 103 
Welcome to break time. You've finished for first, most grueling editing, you've done background work on finding copy editors and/or critique readers, so now it's time to back off the manuscript, and resume marketing.

Readers should focus on the rabbit, not the false bottom and trap door that got it there. Credit

What's that, resume? You don't remember doing this before? Well, you should; Marketing 102: 1-A was important. In that phase you started joining story sites, uploading free work, and ga...

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Writing 103: 1-F Why Right Is Incorrect Yet Correct Is Right

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, June 22, 2013, In : Writing 103 
We have come to the hardest part of writing a book. Let that sink in: those sleepless nights, the writer's block episodes, the agonizing over what scenes to cut out or add in...and it was all child's play until now. We have come to copy editing.

Don't this film the theft as a MacGuffin, but of you followed the previous lessons your work was not Credit

You probably just laughed. Fine, keep laughing. Copy editing will kick your ass. Every met a copy editor? These people are not human. ...

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Of Writing, Moving, And Insanity

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello there,

First up I hope you've seen the first few chapters of a new epic story A Dangerous Legacy up on It's  a modern day fantasy story featuring my favorite supernaturals, werewolves and witches, but I'm still in the process of writing it and I am hoping dragons will make an appearance. The story follows Anna, a young woman in poverty who learns the long lost mother she's known of but never contacted has died and left her a legacy. To achieve her inheritance she must pas...

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Writing 103: 1-E Calling All Cars! Calling All Cars!

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Writing 103 
Welcome back to the wonderful world of editing. I'll pause so you may groan.

Don't worry, you'll pass

The best writing comes from good editing. Once you've done this  process, that sentence will make sense. Think back to a creative writing course you took in high school or college, and think of some of the things you read. Some were great. Some were shit. The truth is, anybody can write, but not everyone can write well. However, if you know how to edit correctly, than yes, you can be shit write...

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