Browsing Archive: January, 2016

5 Reasons Authors Are Socially Awkward (And How To Fix it)

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : A Writer's Life 
It's very interesting being a published author of not much note (yet, I hope) who meets new people all the time. It brings up a problem every author I know has: talking about your books with strangers is as awkward as discussing sex with your child.

This actually goes for all writers of fiction. Non-fiction is much easier, for reasons that will become apparent soon. Even if you have only written a short story, when someone you don't know very well asks about it, you stumble.

Why do published au...

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Conflict: Not Just For Reality TV Shows

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, January 11, 2016, In : Writing Advice 

Conflict. I finally understand now why it is the single most important thing to many creative writing teachers. I grabbed a book to read while waiting on my computer to update and returned to I Brake For Bad Boys, a collection of erotic romance short stories I bought back in college.

The second story, Something Wilde, by Janelle Denison, was so well-written I bought two of her books. And then, in my twenty-two year old clumsy and unpolished way left scathing reviews of how bad they were in com...

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Nora Quick A blog on writing and my thoughts on the subject, many humorous, and often birdwalking


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