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Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay....

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

For the first time in my life since I began writing fiction at age four or five I am taking an intentional break from writing. I’ve taken long breaks before (when school/work got too heavy, or due to suffering depression I couldn’t focus) but those were times I had to. Now is by choice.

I freely admit I have suffered three bouts of depression in my life. The first time was when my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and quickly faded, dying just one year later. That was the worst ...

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My Shadow and Me

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

The life of a writer is a funny thing. No one ever asks me as a writer how to balance things, but I think about it all the time, and almost every self-directed “interview” with an established author deals with how to write when you have a full time job, a marriage, kids.

The truth of it is no one really knows. There’s no right or wrong here. Isn’t that the scary thing of being an adult? Everyone has their different take.

I remember reading that Nora Roberts, who writes full time from he...

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What Smokey The Bear Actually Meant

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, February 9, 2015, In : Strangeness 

I know I can get pretty passionate in rants, but please know there is a method to my madness. I feel that what is happening to the world of publishing is kind of a microcosm for society at large, and I desperately wish to change both.

Yes, I see that eyebrow raised! I know you’re baffled, how are these two things related? Here the problems I see are quickly explained: In publishing an old, guarded system left millions of people dissatisfied , and now technology has melted the walls and peopl...

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