Browsing Archive: March, 2015

I'm Sorry, So Sorry...

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : Site Updates & News 


I've been having some problems for a few weeks now. There was an account error with my bank and my account will be frozen for another week getting unscrewed. As such my payment for the service that allows the mobile version of this site didn't go through, and I can't get Yola to accept a one-time payment of a Visa gift card the way all my other bills have.

As such, I hate to say it, but it seems prudent to hold off on adding new rants and writing lessons until I get this fixed.

Hopefully this w...

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105-3-1A: (Legacy): Real Stalkers Don't Use Facebook

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 


Last time we covered getting negative feedback from agents. This week we’re covering the more common problem: getting no response. This will happen to the majority of your submissions. I admit, maybe things have changed, I’m not sure yet via first-hand knowledge. The last time I did this process the Internet was just gaining traction, and Wikipedia, FaceBook, and Google didn’t even exist yet, so it was all snail mail. And even though I included return postage, most of my queries got zip...


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105-2-2C: (Indie): Ever Solved a Rubik's Cube Blindfolded In The Dark?

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Indie 

All right my fellow Indie authors. You have your manuscript, it’s formatted, justified, all headings and breaks centered, a table of contents, an about the author, a title page, a copyright page, and your author notes. All links work, you’ve checked and checked again.

 

Now we’re going over the formats you need for Smashwords, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook. There are others you can do, but in short the formats you make today will work on them all.

 

Let’s sta...


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105-2-2A: (Legacy): Why Pictionary Is Not Just Cause In A Murder Trial

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 


All right, you’ve sent off your manuscript to agents, waited for a response and kept working, now what do you do when you get negative feedback, or a rejection without a reason?

 

Of course the first thing is keep your chin up. Repeat after me: fuck the fucking fuckers. Keep repeating until you feel marginally better. It’s best not to bottle your anger up, and DO NOT EVER SEND A REPLY EMAIL TO A REJECTION WHEN ANGRY. Got that? Just blow off steam now, chanting “Fuck the fucking fuck...


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Why Reviewing Helps You

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

Hello my fellow readers. This rant is for you! I try to address writers often, but of course I myself am an avid reader and of course as I writer I write for readers, so I thought I mist address an issues that helps both writers and readers, but readers most of all: reviews.

Reviews are hard to get. That’s the first thing to understand. I’m not sure why, I’ve always tried to review a book I’ve read because I’ve always known how it helps other readers and writers. So why do people gen...

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105-2-2B: (Indie): Build With Bricks To Keep Wolves At Bay

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Indie 

We’ve come to arguably the most difficult process for the self-published author: formatting your eBook. It may seem easy. You can read all the numerous guides published y Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Oyseter, Google Play, iTunes and you still won’t get it right. Why? Because those who write the manuals and those who wrote the software are two completely different departments, and never the twain shall they meet.

Until you come along, trying to self-publish your first novel, yo...

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