Browsing Archive: December, 2014

A Feminist Essay: Of Queefs, Jane Bond, and Rosalind Franklin

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, December 25, 2014, In : Feminism 
Recently my forthcoming novel Hidden Magic was reviewed by the Romantic Times (I will link it when it goes live). It was given three stars, and I am actually 100% fine with that. The review comes from the traditional stance of romance readers, and I don’t write for them. I write for the Joss Whedon girls. I accept the review and some criticism I think is completely fair, but one line in the review gave me absolute chills:

This fantasy reverses the traditional gender roles and places women at...

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Writing 104: 1-B: Measure Twice, Cut Once!

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Writing 104 

We've officially entered the basic formatting portion of your book.No matter if you are submitting to an agent or self publishing, you have to do the basic formatting your damn self. First up is creating your chapters.

Before we begin there is a quick checklist you should pay attention to. Did you:

1) Mark breaks in your manuscript as *** and NOT label them as chapters while writing?
2) Read the best example & best seller in your genre and study how those chapter breaks were made?

If you did both...

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Updates on My Free Stories

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Site Updates & News 
Since 2007 I've been a loyal writer on Literotica. I've won 4 awards on there and had some great experiences (except in the forums. Sadly, like any site, the forum is just filled with trolls because the poor mods are vastly outnumbered). I recommend you check out Literotica.com if you enjoy erotic stories (and even non-erotic ones, there's everything there.)

I had predicted story orders before but of course there was a reshuffling thanks to the interminable work on making The Violin Case work ...

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What's Up Doc? Part 3 of 4

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : Writing Advice 
Psychology has much to say on relationships and we (I speak for Americans primarily here) are obsessed with it. Is it hard science? Nope. When it comes to romantic love the heart wants what it wants when it wants it. In other words, love will fuck you up, and it can be a very good or very bad thing depending on luck. 

But is it really luck? How does the heart make decisions without the brain’s input? Put simply, it doesn’t work that way. Your heart is actually the primitive part of your br...

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