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106-1C: Liars, Tycoons, and Bars, Oh My! (Dorothy Hits the City)

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 

You’re at the point of marketing where things get tricky. You may be Dread Pirate Roberts, and you got the girl, but now we enter the Fire Swamp. We have fire spouts, lightning sand, ROUSes, and an evil prince waiting for you.


Let’s get down to honest brass tacks now. In a perfect world you will have blog tours, contests, and giveaways planned before you publish. And almost every writing website on earth will tout these. Though when used effectively they are the BEST promotional marketing ...

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It's All Business, and Business Is Good

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Books 
I have a lot of projects on my table right now, so I wanted to keep you abreast.

The Violin Case was just featured on The Indie Spotlight

Hidden Magic has been released by Red Sage and is available in many formats, all digital

Case of the Missing Millionaire has been released as a paperback for my fellow Ludditic bibliophiles

The Dryad has been pushed back, the free eBook short story will be released 1/08/15

And that's what;'s happening with my books. As for free writing, I had to pause for the ho...
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Book & Story Updates for Late 2014/Early 2015

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Books 
It's time to take stock of my life, my writing life. I don't take much stock of my life in general, for in general i leave my livestock alone. However things are gearing up.

Quickly, I have a new story in literotica in the Halloween Contest now, a short erotic horror. Please check out Blood On The Moon and be sure to vote, thanks!

First, updates that are 100% guaranteed:

The Violin Case, the 2nd Marly Jackson Mystery on sale Nov 11th, 2014 for Amazon Kindle



Marly Jackson is back. Still reeling fr...

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Meat On the Bone

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Influences 
It's March, and what a crazy month it's been. I've had some health issues which combined with other things means I am no longer planning to leave Chicago. That's right, I spoke to the smoke monster and I'm not leaving this island.

Oh, well. I'll make the most of it. My self-owned business, my night job, has been requiring tons of my time lately. I've also been writing a project you'll never see, it's just for me. However, I've been productive: the latest chapters of Secret Desires and Love On ...

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Suddenly I Am Run Over By A Truck....

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

Happy Almost Halloween, kiddees. The title of this post is from something my father used to say. It pissed him off when dynamic stories or movies suddenly ended abruptly with no explanation. He used to chalk it up to lazy, bad writing, rather than an existential commemoration of the protagonist. That's what today feels like for me.



Irony: Tragedy and comedy are the same, but different. Set-Up, expectation, Culmination, Inverse return defines them both. However, tragedy sucks.


  
 
 

The literotica...

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It's The Most Wounderful Tiiiiiiime of the Yeeeeeaaaaarrrrr!!!

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Books 

Halloween is almost here. It's time for parties, costumes, candy, and scary movies. Is there any better time of year? No! Well, mayhaps you celebrate Christmas (I don't) and get lots of gifts, but then you have to spend all that money and time getting gifts to exchange. While you'll be doing that I'll relaxing.

For the next week the blog will be sparing because I have something planned for every day from tomorrow, Friday 10/26 through the following weekend. I do apologize the past 2 weeks have...

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New Book Coming This December! (Update on Marly Jackson 2 As Well)

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : Books 

Hello all. 2012 has been a..."dynamic" year. Not a very good one for me, I've had a lot of health issues and set backs. Through it all I've been trying my best, but to ensure that Marly Jackson's next re-worked novel The Violin Case if up to snuff, I am delaying publishing to March 5th, 2013.

However, a project I have been working on will be published at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for eReaders only December 17th, 2012.

It will be Wolf Tales Volume I. There will be a new never-before-published sh...
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Fasten Your Seat Belts, It's Gonna Be Be a Bumpy Ride

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : Strangeness 

I have a new story in Literotica's Halloween contest today. (I also submitted the next chapter of Secret Desires, currently available here.)

My regular erotica fans might not be interested in Lust in the City of the Dead-it's an incest story. What!? You may be asking yourself. Well, I'll let you in on a little secret. I love reading incest stories.I don't think incest is right, and the reality of it disgusts me. But as a fantasy in pornography, it's titillating.

Let's take a moment to examine w...

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Serial Stories & 600 Word Story Contest on Lulu

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, November 4, 2011, In : Contests 
For those of you who found me through Literotica.com you're probably familiar with my story on there "Darkness Calling." I have just uploaded the penultimate chapter and am almost done writing the final chapter. After a few years on this I have to admit, I'm glad to be saying goodbye.

The problem with writing serial stories is that it will always, 100% of the time, take longer than you expect. Life happens. In my case with this story I took almost 2 years off due to some major life changes, an...
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New Story "Morrigan's Curse" In Literotica.com's Halloween 2011 Contest

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : Contests 
Morrigan's Curse is a 11,989 word short story submitted in the Literotica.com Halloween 2011 Contest. The tale of one of Morrigan's warriors, Cillian, and his true love Siobhan begins with their deaths and takes some spooky twists and turns. Set primarily in modern day, on a Halloween night in the world of high fashion, Siobhan has been reincarnated into the body of Kelly, direct decedent of the man who killed Siobhan and Cillian. Cillian, a ghost, is allowed to take corporeal form every Samh...
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