Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Writing 103: 1-C Get A Grip

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, March 29, 2013, In : Writing 103 
Last time we examined word count issues, and if you fell on the too-low or too-high side, you did a lot of work. In fact, if you did, please read this section, but you can likely skip it. For those of you who are proud your word count was just's time for the heavy lifting.


Powerlifting and editing will cause you to make the same face


Today we review the first part of the aforementioned heavy lifting, the most difficult (emotionally) part of your journey as a writer: editing for co...

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Meat On the Bone

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Influences 
It's March, and what a crazy month it's been. I've had some health issues which combined with other things means I am no longer planning to leave Chicago. That's right, I spoke to the smoke monster and I'm not leaving this island.

Oh, well. I'll make the most of it. My self-owned business, my night job, has been requiring tons of my time lately. I've also been writing a project you'll never see, it's just for me. However, I've been productive: the latest chapters of Secret Desires and Love On ...

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Writing 103: 1-B The Thick & Thin of It

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, March 16, 2013, In : Writing 103 

Now that you have taken a break, it's time to begin the most difficult phase of writing: editing. Before you get into the nitty-gritty of editing for grammar and spelling, and even for content, we have to revisit an old friend: word count.


It's okay, go ahead and scream if you like

Yeah, I heard that groan. How many times do we have to revisit this, you're likely asking yourself. Well, given the fact that we have time and time again should clue you in to how important it is to have an outl...

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Inception Solved: the Totem at the End isn't Cobb's, it's Mal's, So Stop Analyzing

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello my faithful friends.

Once more I must apologize for a long absence. Working three jobs eats up my time, and doing such while battling depression is a challenge. It's gotten worse lately, just too many things going wrong, and last weekend a friend of mine was murdered. There are no leads on her killer but we've managed to raise money to help her family and are now working on putting together reward money for information on her killer.

It's a lot to deal with. I retreated into a strange kin...

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