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Writing 102: 2-F Fun Facts About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Writing 102 
This is the final lesson of the Writing 102 series. This is the last lesson that you should read while writing your first draft, and today I'll show you how to conquer the nagging urge to make changes to previous passages while writing.


In the immortal words of Mr. Peanut: "Tonight's the night we ALL go nuts!"


First up, why should you resist it? Well, making such changes is the number two reason some writers can never finish a manuscript. Back in writing 101 I explained the number one reaso...

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How To Fake Your Own Death

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, November 9, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

I've been insanely busy lately, and it's probably a good thing. I have been suffering from depression again, but keeping busy is actually helping. Odd, I know, but what works to treat depression is different for everyone.

Scary enough, some people still treat it with trepanning.  Ew.


I want to be honest about depression mainly because most writers experience it. Hell, most people do, but for artists it's almost a necessary evil. You see, the dark side of art is that it is born in suffering. A...

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Writing 102: 2-C What's Your Kryptonite?

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Writing 102 

Now that you're writing, one issue you may face is writer's block. Remember our first, best defense against writer's block is a proper outline & summary. Why? Struggling to generate content is one main cause of writer's block. Let's examine the causes now:

Here is one of the few places where "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" rings true


1. Inability to generate new content
2. Difficulty maintaining attention
3. Strong desire to work on another project
4. Not being in the mood (aka ...
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An Apology From My Liver

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Strangeness 

Sorry, but  sometimes Yola (my host) is about as useful as as a one-man-band sidekick to a ninja. Since there are videos in today's post, it has to be on a different page.

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