Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Writing 103: 2- Supplemental B: If A Mime Falls Alone In A Forest, What Is The Sound Of One Hand Clapping?

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Writing 103 
Well it's time to solicit critique partners, the first litmus test for your book. You should have 3-4 lined up, and your first draft ready to go. So what do you ask them? First, review Writing 103: 1-E and think on what genre you have. Remember, no matter what genre there are a few standards:

1: Does the plot make sense?
2: If not, where is it weak? Where is it confusing?
3: How is the pacing? Does it feel too fast, too slow?

Next you tailor questions to your genre. The general ones are listed in...

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Writing 103: 2-B Know When To Kiss, Know When To Kill

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Writing 103 
The two most difficult things writers will ever have to learn when dealing with other people it's A) how to not let those extrovert morons interpret your introversion as being an asshole, and B) learning to resolve disagreements in such a way as you strengthen the relationship and do what's best for a third party.

Not knowing your proper role only works in comedy

The first I can't help you much with other than some general advice: If you date an extrovert demand for every night you go out with ...

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Welcome To Another New Year

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, January 26, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello my friends, and welcome to another new year. I know my life may seem overly dramatic, and trust me, I'm tired of it, but that's the way it is. You're probably here to find out why I've been AWOL from this site and for so log. The short answer is: shit happens.

First up, in my new home the only place for my broken-down-laptop which is now a desktop is the living room. I now share it with 2 other people and have constant distractions with a 5 year old child and a TV in the s...

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