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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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106-3: I Have That Goddamn Vitamin C Song Stuck In My Head Too....

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, August 8, 2015, In : Writing 106 

We made it to the end. If you are reading this, you have a website, a blog, and social media accounts under your publishing name. You have a completed, published book, you are a member of a writing group, you’ve been attending events as an author, and you’re working hard at marketing yourself. Maybe you have an agent, a publishing contract, or you have a growing reputation as an Indie author.

If you followed all the lessons, whatever your goal was, you have reached it, the first and most i...

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Eight Ball Says: Ask Again Later

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

Hello my friends! As you know by now Hidden Magic is available in multiple formats for $4.25 at eRedsage or $4.99 for Kindle at Amazon, and for Nook at Barnes & Noble. And I released The Dryad currently available in all eBook formats at Smashwords, soon to be on Amazon and Barnes & Noble plus many others. So I have been busy not only with holiday madness but getting the word out.

I understand as such many of my long-suffering Literotica fans have been wondering about future free writings, pa...


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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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A Feminist Essay: Of Queefs, Jane Bond, and Rosalind Franklin

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, December 25, 2014, In : Feminism 
Recently my forthcoming novel Hidden Magic was reviewed by the Romantic Times (I will link it when it goes live). It was given three stars, and I am actually 100% fine with that. The review comes from the traditional stance of romance readers, and I don’t write for them. I write for the Joss Whedon girls. I accept the review and some criticism I think is completely fair, but one line in the review gave me absolute chills:

This fantasy reverses the traditional gender roles and places women at...

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Updates on My Free Stories

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Site Updates & News 
Since 2007 I've been a loyal writer on Literotica. I've won 4 awards on there and had some great experiences (except in the forums. Sadly, like any site, the forum is just filled with trolls because the poor mods are vastly outnumbered). I recommend you check out Literotica.com if you enjoy erotic stories (and even non-erotic ones, there's everything there.)

I had predicted story orders before but of course there was a reshuffling thanks to the interminable work on making The Violin Case work ...

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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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Back In 2 'n' 2

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
Welcome back! I finally have any issues worked out with the new layout for editing the site/the blog so regular updates return!

It's been the usual roller coaster ride. I try to be as honest about my life as possible because I know many readers are also writers, and we're all at different points and are always curious about what others experience and what to expect. That being said, some quick updates on life:

I've gotten my depression under control, it seems. I'm sure many of you know I have a...

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Missives From the Darkside

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : Contests 
Okay, this'll be short and sweet, twice this fucking site/editor crashed while saving, so here we go staccato:

1. The italics error in A Deadly Legacy Part 11 on literotica will be corrected soon
2. The penultimate chapter of Secret Desires will be posted on literotica.com soon
3. Here is the cover for the forthcoming Hidden Magic:



Lastly, I will be entering 2-3 short-medium stories in the Halloween contest on literotica. More on that soon. Until later, happy reading!

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Not Dead Yet, Or Perhaps Undead

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello there my faithful friends. Yes, it's been almost a solid month. I am still couchsurfing as I was kicked out of my old apartment by a new landlord who wanted to rehab it and the place I was going to move fell through. Then along came a new business opportunity which will require me to move to Los Angeles in December.  The good news is that of the 3 jobs I have, I will go down to just 2: writing and...filming porn. Not starring, but running the company. 

I've been trying to stay on top of ...

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I'll Sleep when I'm Dead

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
All right, first a few updates for my literotica fans & loyal readers: The new chapter of Secret Desires (found here - permalink) will be on lit soon. Postings on lit are slow because they always slow during contests. This was supposed to be the final chapter of the story but I found I couldn't bring emotional closure that fast so there is 1 more coming.

A Dangerous Legacy will not appear on this site, merely on Literotica. Frankly, it's a mess and shaping up to be huge and I really don't have...

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Of Writing, Moving, And Insanity

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello there,

First up I hope you've seen the first few chapters of a new epic story A Dangerous Legacy up on literotica.com. It's  a modern day fantasy story featuring my favorite supernaturals, werewolves and witches, but I'm still in the process of writing it and I am hoping dragons will make an appearance. The story follows Anna, a young woman in poverty who learns the long lost mother she's known of but never contacted has died and left her a legacy. To achieve her inheritance she must pas...

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*Knock Knock* Still There?

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : A Writer's Life 
Alas, I lied. I didn't get back on here last week for a blog post. It's been a busy time.

I have a new landlord and I thought I was going to have to move next week, but moving has been put on hold. Great, all that packing for nothing. And I finally had a good second date with a nice guy. Fingers crossed maybe I have a new muse. 

Well, I did finish Love On the Run so the last 4 chapters are up now. Enjoy, my patient friends. I am also greatly pleased that part 3 (chaps 9-12) are still at a perfe...

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