Browsing Archive: August, 2014

As Steve Winwood Said: Roll With It, Baby

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, August 30, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
One of the hardest challenges for a new writer is finishing a story. But once you master that you face two great challenges: the Muse and the emotional roller coaster of life.

I feel the Muse should be capitalized because it is a concept combining two things every writer needs: inspiration and drive. Like many writers before me (including the Greeks who took it to another level) I personify a lot of concepts. The Muse is genderless to me, but I do refer to it as Her sometimes (because the Gree...

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Play It Again, Sam - Vitamin C or Sarah McLachlan

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, August 25, 2014, In : Story Previews 
Ending a book or series is really hard for an author. I know, whine, whine, whine, why don't I? I know for many aspiring writers writing an end is an almost impossible dream, but once you master that it feels like graduation day every time you do it.

I know, you're asking wha? Bear with me. Remember graduating high school? You were so proud. A new life. College or work, adulthood! But you knew some of your friends you'd never see again, or you'd lose touch and become acquaintances instead. Bit...

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Helpful Hints from Hell

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, August 18, 2014, In : Contests 
Hello friends. First the good news: Out of the Past (Part 3) won 1st place in the Literortica Reader's Choice Awards for August 2012. I guess Laurel & Manu are just a little behind on tallying so it was just awarded now two years later. 

It's great to find that out. Admittedly, I kind of wish I had discovered this earlier. See, OOTP and the loose sequel Love On the Run were my ode to 1980's pulp novels. My guilty pleasure. Sandy beaches, a deadly mystery, casual sex, and buried secrets making ...

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Back In 2 'n' 2

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
Welcome back! I finally have any issues worked out with the new layout for editing the site/the blog so regular updates return!

It's been the usual roller coaster ride. I try to be as honest about my life as possible because I know many readers are also writers, and we're all at different points and are always curious about what others experience and what to expect. That being said, some quick updates on life:

I've gotten my depression under control, it seems. I'm sure many of you know I have a...

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Our Organization Is On Fire, Please Continue To Hold On The Line...

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
There haven't been blog posts all of July because Yola, my host, changed their system and the blog updater wasn't working. If you can read this they must have figured out which cable the IT Gimp chewed through and replaced it.

The latest chapter of A Dangerous Legacy was uploaded last night to literotica.com so look for it soon.

Secret Desires will be coming down this August as I plan to rewrite some of it, heavily edit it, and have it published late 2015 or early 2016.

So until later, happy rea...

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