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Writing 101: 1-B Under the Influence

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Writing 101 

Last 101 lesson we discussed gaining inspiration from direct sources, basically crafting tasteful fanfiction. Today we delve into the world of "no copyright lawsuit worries" inspiration drawing again from stories, movies, and TV shows, but using basics and not directly specific plot points and characters. Indirect influential inspiration is about using voice, themes, and imitating minor arcs.

Just hang in there, we'll get through it. Credit.

A note on voice: it is basically comprised of your w...

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Two Legged Lampreys & The Women Who Love Them

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Strangeness 

Welcome all, I hope you survived the holiday. Today's post isn't going to be on writing so much, it's more of an update/explanation/rant. Of course a rant. Also, this was originally written on Monday 4/9/12 but Yola had issues that prevented it from being posted until now.


I don't know how computers work exactly, but this seems like a reasonable explanation

First off, to my literotica fans, I do apologize there has been no update on Fey World as promised. Times have been lean on my end and I...

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Damn You, Ray Bradbury

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
I have many heroes, and one is Ray Bradbury. Oh, I immensely enjoy his horror writing, but one thing the man is a genius at is taking short stories and re-writing them, mashing a series together into a novel, rewriting quick-fixes. And it's always brilliant.

Now my editor friend suggested for a romance novel I, instead of the one I was writing which is..."alternative," as she put it, I should re-write a traditional erotic story of 1 man, 1 woman. Okay, no big deal, right?

So she suggested Auto ...

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The 10 Books That Changed My Ways Of Thinking & Writing

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Influences 
Everyone should read. No, I'm not saying that as an author, or even as a bookworm, I'm saying that as a human. Stories are what make us dream and grow, what take us away from daily stress, what builds our imaginations. Something John Waters has said resonates with me: "If you go home with someone and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!"

Books shape us every bit as much as experience. What follows in short is a list of the books I feel have made me who I am:

The Red Badge Of Courage

Stephen Cr...
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Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, December 3, 2011, In : writing options 
More and more random opportunities keep coming my way. This is the magic of networking, again, it can be Heaven or Hell.

This time, I was invited to an event on Facebook by a friend only to discover my name was on the flyer for performing spoken word. Now, like most writers, I'm an introvert. Don't confuse this with being shy! I am not shy, I just get quiet in groups. Introverts try to judge the reaction of the people around them to whatever they say and in large groups where I don't know ever...
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Notes on the Neurotic, Psychotic, and Erotic Art of Writing

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


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