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105-3-2A: (Legacy): How To Deal With the Devil

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 

Congratulations! If you made it to this lesson, an agent has requested your full manuscript and sent you an proposed contract. If you haven’t reached the proposed contract (but have had full manuscript requests) give the agent up to three months to send a proposed contract or keep shopping it around.

Now, you have a legal document in your hands. Like all legal document, it’s written in a special kind of bullshit coined “legalese.” It is designed to confuse, obfuscate, and since it was ...

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Writing 102: 1-D Seeking a Needle in a Haystack? Use a Magnet!

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : Writing 102 

It's no secret the low opinion I have of Literary Agents. Still, they can help you, and we've covered how. If you decide that's the way for you to publish, this will help you. If you're on board with me and want to go self publishing, read on as well. If you're tempted to try Vanity on, read on.


Writers always feel this way when it comes time to publish


Let's keep this short and sweet. When looking for an agent, find one or an agency that doesn't have a #1 NY Times Bestsell...

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Writing 101: 1-E Play It Again, Sam

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Writing 101 

We've come to the last Writing 101: 1- series entry. Fear not, we're going all the way to 105. The 101: 1-4- series will go over all the tools a writer needs to master before beginning a story. The 102 series deals with strategies for problems that arise while writing that should be tackled at or near the start of writing. The 103: 1-2- series deals with writing and and basics of editing, 104 deals with getting an agent for traditional publishing or preparing for self-publishing, and the 105 ...

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Future Threats To Journalists, Authors, Bloggers, Hell...ALL OF US in America

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Strangeness 

If I may step into territory most of you will call "conspiracy theorism" I want to talk about how America is a closing society. First I want to you to either read Naomi Wolf's The End of America or if you're feeling more urgent watch her lecture on the topic on youtube here.

This actually does happen, and I'm a person who hates the establishment and pisses off conspiracy theorists with equal abandon. Credit

I won't go into it all, but what concerns me are laws aimed at closing down informatio...

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Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Strangeness 

As all good starving artists do, I pulled my butt out the fire and here I am, back online. 

The key to dealing with Internet providers: speak softly and carry a fully automatic machine gun

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about an article that caught my attention, written by Ursula K. LeGuin, author of the Earthsea books. For all aspiring authors this is worth reading: check it out here and see the process for how you can easily lose creative control in adaptations of your work. Her biggest...

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Writing 101: 1-A Ode to Joy

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Writing 101 

A series of blog posts I've wished to do are based off my lesson plans from when I taught creative writing. I've been debating for a while, but then Fifty Shades of Grey came along. Oh, I have no intention of reading that crap, and if you like it...sorry, it's crap.

OMG! You mean I can re-read Twilight but there's sex in it? EEEEK! 

I've worked in BDSM and have been a Dominatrix for almost 13 years. As much as I enjoy BDSM I personally prefer Dominant Women/ submissive men which don't sell, so...

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Curse of the Literary Agents

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
Okay, a quick update as Yola has fucked up my attempted post on literary agents multiple times. So here it is in short:

  • Publishers put out a book that sells well
  • Publishers want more like it
  • Publishers tell editors to find them
  • Literary agents are mostly former editors or copyright lawyers who worked w/ editors/publishers
  • Editors call their friends, literary agents, and say "we want this type of book"
  • Literary agent posts nowhere in ads/website exactly what they are seeking
  • You mail off your manusc...

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Fantasy v. Reality

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Writing Advice 

Fantasy wins, but reality pwns

Before the official post, I'll share a funny story with you that's true. Friday I met up with my best friend who gave me a tray of baklava, for she knows my sweet tooth is small, but I can never pass up baklava. Ever. She called to let me know she got home okay and asked me to kiss my dog for her. So I did, but at that moment he smelled the baklava, jerked his head, headbutted me...and broke my nose. Kind of funny, but now after 36 hours the swelling is going do...

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Plagiarism: The Modern Twist

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
Today I w as on the Literotica discussion board with fellow authors there, checking on things after posting a new story (Wolf Tales I: The Claiming) and found a thread about a serious plagiarism problem facing erotica authors. I snockered at how quickly professional writers who craft novels and smith-words devolve into name calling that would embarrass a ten year old, but one writer did contribute a good link: Amazon's Plagiarism Problem.

 Both writers and readers need to be particularly on gu...
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