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Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay....

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

For the first time in my life since I began writing fiction at age four or five I am taking an intentional break from writing. I’ve taken long breaks before (when school/work got too heavy, or due to suffering depression I couldn’t focus) but those were times I had to. Now is by choice.

I freely admit I have suffered three bouts of depression in my life. The first time was when my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and quickly faded, dying just one year later. That was the worst ...

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Of Math, Psychology, and Secret Desires: Delayed Monday Rant

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello there,

Thank you for patiently waiting for a delayed Monday rant. It’s been a busy weekend and week for me, lots of babysitting, a dental visit that left me talking like Sly Stallone for hours, a 16 hour workday, and more trolls on the literotica forum. *whew*

As a note, Literotica was updating their site and I was not been able to even load it in some time, so the next chapter of Thief In the Night has been delayed, but has been submitted now that Literotica is back up. Ah, life. At le...

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Why Reviewing Helps You

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : A Writer's Life 

Hello my fellow readers. This rant is for you! I try to address writers often, but of course I myself am an avid reader and of course as I writer I write for readers, so I thought I mist address an issues that helps both writers and readers, but readers most of all: reviews.

Reviews are hard to get. That’s the first thing to understand. I’m not sure why, I’ve always tried to review a book I’ve read because I’ve always known how it helps other readers and writers. So why do people gen...

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What Smokey The Bear Actually Meant

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, February 9, 2015, In : Strangeness 

I know I can get pretty passionate in rants, but please know there is a method to my madness. I feel that what is happening to the world of publishing is kind of a microcosm for society at large, and I desperately wish to change both.

Yes, I see that eyebrow raised! I know you’re baffled, how are these two things related? Here the problems I see are quickly explained: In publishing an old, guarded system left millions of people dissatisfied , and now technology has melted the walls and peopl...

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Hindsight May be 20/20, But I Prefer A 9mm

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, January 26, 2015, In : Strangeness 

I am going to deviate from the world of writing today because all of my rant thoughts have sort of been able to camp put together under a giant umbrella of “things I wish other people knew.” But since I try to put myself in other people’s shoes and see things from their point of view before going off on them, it made me realize a lot of nice people do bad or stupid things out of ignorance.

 

So today I want to talk about things I think will help people to know in this day and age. Som...


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Why The History Channel Has Alien-Themed TV Shows

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, In : Strangeness 

Fair warning, I am going to sound a little like The Last Psychiatrist but only in sentiment. Unlike the anonymous shrink, I know how to write things in order so they make sense. What I specifically mean is I am going to rant about a concept that is both wide and narrow: critical thinking.

What is critical thinking? It is the ability to look at a concept, idea, or paradigm free of bias, analyzing it from all possible viewpoints in an attempt to understand it. It is logic and pragmatism, things ...

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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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Reflections on Plotters Vs Pantsers

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, In : Writing Advice 
I have recently been exposed to the terms plotter and pantser via a Red Sage author questionnaire. Basically a plotter plots everything out in advance and a pantser makes it up as they go along. Let me make clear: I HATE pantsers with the fire of a thousand suns. That is my gut reaction, but let me give you real world examples why being a pantser is horrible for your readers.

First up, let's take an example most people know (but know that I had to vomit about twelve times while writing this): ...

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Highway to Hell

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Strangeness 

Marketing is the Devil’s work. I can’t add anything to it Bill Hicks hasn’t already said. However, I think it’s time for a rant about marketing books.

 

First up is how books are described. That back blurb that you read to see if you’re interested? 99% of the time the author had nothing to do with it. Not. A. Single. Damn. Word. Self-published authors do, and some boutique publishers work with the author. However many writers, like me, can look at the blurb for their book and see ...


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Helpful Hints from Hell

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, August 18, 2014, In : Contests 
Hello friends. First the good news: Out of the Past (Part 3) won 1st place in the Literortica Reader's Choice Awards for August 2012. I guess Laurel & Manu are just a little behind on tallying so it was just awarded now two years later. 

It's great to find that out. Admittedly, I kind of wish I had discovered this earlier. See, OOTP and the loose sequel Love On the Run were my ode to 1980's pulp novels. My guilty pleasure. Sandy beaches, a deadly mystery, casual sex, and buried secrets making ...

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It's a Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, June 30, 2013, In : Strangeness 
For those of you who read urban fantasy and are familiar with the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (re-christened the Sookie Stackhouse novels after the cinematic abortion that is True Blood went on air), if you haven;t read book 13, Dead Ever After, quit reading now. This post has more spoilers that Fast and Furious 6.

There is an eternal struggle between writers and readers, and it is indeed confusing. First off, every writer began as a reader and is still a fervent reader. Sec...

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Bad Writers and the Readers Who Hate Them

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Writing Advice 
In Media Res is a valuable tool for any author. Starting your story in the middle of an action scene sets it up as fast paced, instantly has a bit of mystery to hook the reader, and saves you the pain of figuring out how much back story to throw out with the first over-thought line. Done right it's interesting. Done wrong it's a migraine.

I don't like to pick on many other authors because much of our opinions on their work are merely just that: opinions. I have no wish to start a war, but some...

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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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The Abyss Looked Back, So I Punched It

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Site Updates & News 
Hello there, I have some good news: Chapter Fifteen of Secret Desires is up on Literotica.com now and I have a new story that will be posted there in 4-5 days, but is up on my site now.

Love On the Run is a little story I wrote just for me. I don't read much romance these days, but every now and again I'll write one just for me. Once it's up on Literotica.com people can vote, comment, or favorite it however they want, no offense, but I don't care. I'm sharing it because I know some readers wil...

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Merry Fuckin' Christmas

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
Hello world, it's been a long time. As you know from my last post December 13th was bad. Well, it only got worse.

Just 5 hours after my last post I was suddenly laid off from my day job...by email. Why? Beats the hell out of me. I was the highest paid copy writer on staff, was lauded constantly, and then bam! One day, an email saying there was no more work, but oh, by the way, would I work for them for free? So my best guess was they're not doing so well in the economy, and tried to keep me on...

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I'd Like to Thank Bobbie Gentry...And Vodka

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, December 14, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
Oh, by the gods, December 13th was an amazingly tough day. I really went through the emotional wringer.

I woke up to an email from Amazon saying A) Some stories from Wolf Tales Volume I had been plagiarized and stolen, and were on the web and B) They were blocking WTVI from publication because they doubted I was the copyright holder. Essentially, I was the victim of a crime, and being punished for it.

I have a temper that in my younger years was a thing of legend. I've worked hard to tamp it do...

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An Argument For Random Drug Tests

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, September 27, 2012, In : Strangeness 

My friends on Facebook have seen some of this rant, but let's explore it more today. If you haven't read any Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, this will make no sense, so feel free to skip.

One for the Money was made into a movie. GREAT SCRIPT! It was so spot-on that very few scenes were dropped (redundant ones and only a couple) and most dialogue was straight from the novel. So why did it only get a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Because the casting was so maniacally bad, it's not funn...

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A German, Pole, and Jew walk Into a Bar...Order Three Beers, Pay, and Sit Down

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

Well, damn it, I was back but couldn't post last few days as the flu struck. I think it's the flu. Either the flu, the worst goddamn head cold ever, or the zombie apocalypse has come and I'll need to eat brains soon. Whatever it is, I'm out of bed and not all that nauseous, at last!

Something I've been musing over is racial stereotypes in books. See, stuck in bed, I read in between blowing my nose and cursing all viruses. The last two books I re-read were Blue Moon by Lori Handeland and Sizzli...

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Fun Fact: Insanity Is a Legal Term

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Strangeness 


Well, it's almost over. My house guests are gone, but I am still helping them. I work 3 jobs and am behind on them all. Catching up is gonna be a bitch. I did learn something important from the last 3 months of being a virtual slave: another pitfall for those who work at home.

Again, no one thinks you're actually working, and as such, people who ask for favors will ask you for Herculean favors of time & effort. I love my friends, but for the next 6 months I am going through a "go fuck yourself...

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Writing 102: 1-C Why You Hear 50 Million "Who" Songs Every Day

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, September 8, 2012, In : Writing 102 

Resuming writing 102, we've gotten our idea, designed our plot, paced our conflict, created character bios, have written a few chapters, and started to build a fan base. In our last lesson you decided if you want to publish the old or new way. Now you have to make some adjustments for that. C'mon kids, it's time to sell out!
 


To sell out: (v) To place the goal of making money over any artistic merit or construct. Surprisingly effective


  

Writing is an art, but it is also a business. Never forge...
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It Figures....

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
...That right after I post I am back something else explodes. Sadly my computer time is limited and would you rather I spent it writing, or updating the blog? If you said blogging, I will hunt you down and murder you.

So...soon, that's all I can say. To keep my readers entertained I uploaded the first 2 chapters of a new story on literotica, I have 13 chapters already written and it will be published in 2014, but for now you can get a free read on it!

Until...soon.

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My Kingdom For A Horse

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

 Writer's block is the worst thing that can happen to any of us. The worst kind is when you have no time to write and stay busy for so long the muse commits suicide on you.

For me, my computer died. Ouch. Well, I still had notebooks and even tried writing a short children's story for my goddaughter who is staying with me. Then I got busy. So busy in fact I had not a waking moment to myself, I began to chain smoke to save my sanity, and even began laughing at nothing while talking with friends,...
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Why Writing Is A Bad Day Job

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

Some of you my know I have a day job copy writing. Many other writers mention to me how much they would love to have my day job. No.No! NO!!! Run screaming!
 


You fools! I said RUN!


  

Outside of fiction writing, in the 9-5 writing world there is commercial writing. Within that your choices are technical or copy writing. Technical writing is writing for engineers, writing stereo instructions, stuff like that. Copy writing is marketing, it's product descriptions in catalogs, the words in ads, even...
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Writing 102: 1-A When Someone Offers You Free Drugs Say "Thank You." Drugs Are Expensive!

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, August 4, 2012, In : Writing 102 

Welcome to Writing 102. You should be 1/3 to 1/2 way done with your first draft at the time you read this. In Writing 102 we're going to cover the basic nitty-gritty that needs to take place NOW  in your process. We'll cover deciding how you will publish, tailoring your manuscript to market, and the most common issues that plague you while you write. Today we begin with finding a fanbase.



Today we learn the difference between self-promotion and attention whoring. Pay attention!



  
 

Whenever you ...

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People Suck (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : Strangeness 


I was planing this post earlier before I got into a bad mood due to job #1. I've been so used to working for myself that I forgot what it was like to have overlords...yeah, when in doubt, always work for yourself. Not as many people die that way.
 


The theme of the day and this post


  

I was strolling down the street and ran into a few types of people who have always confused me. As a writer i often notice as many details of the world around me and pontificate on why things came to be as they are...

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Writing 101: 3-D 10 Reasons Your English Teacher Would Shank You, Not Shiv You

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, July 23, 2012, In : Writing 101 


We have come at last to the final lesson of Writing 101! Once you read this you are truly ready to sit down and write. This final lesson is on grammar guides. The 102 series will pick up with deciding how to publish, and that series should be looked into once you've started writing, but before your first draft is 33% done. This is part of why in our last lesson you needed to plan by word count, it helps schedule the millions of tasks.



Finally! Er, wait...there's more?


  
 

For the moment let's ke...

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Killing The White Rabbit

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, July 20, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

Blog posts and writing in general have been spotty at best lately. I normally work three jobs, and do okay with it, but for a month now I've had house guests. These are the kind that mess up everything and make you cook all their meals, but you can't kick them out because they're family and have nowhere to go. One of them is a three year old. Add to that my landlord has gone bonkers and so I'm planning to move...of course output is going to be spotty.



This is how I feel right now...I just look...

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Feral Pet Peeves

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 


Don't ask me why, but I've been in the mood to read romance novels lately. Okay, I kind of know why; reading them shows me how much love is pure fantasy and illusion, which reinforces my commitment phobia. A good lesson there is readers will almost always get out of your stories what they want, so try never to get that hung up on your message, or you'll end up as crazy as Alan Moore.



This is not the face of sanity


  
 

Something I lament as a reader is due to my education, my writing, and teachin...

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Writing 101: 2- Supplemental C: 4 Out of 5 Voices In My Head Say I'm Sane

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : Writing 101 


In this supplemental we take a closer look at choosing your narrator. Let's keep it as painless as possible and dive right in to the different styles of overall narration to choose from.



There's a good reason Doyle chose Watson to narrate Sherlock Holmes' adventures


  
 

Third Person: The best according to writing teachers everywhere. The easiest for a reader to read and enjoy, think of it as how you'd tell a story about another friend. ("Then Suzie told the carnie to go fuck himself and dumped a...

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I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 


Let's move to an important life lesson, kids. How can you tell something in the world of writing is a scam? It's easy: do they want money? If yes, IT'S A SCAM. Even if they don't, do they make inflated/exaggerated offers? IT'S A SCAM.

I was trolling facebook today and saw an alleged writer's society had a pot about a contest. No, don't enter it! Can you guess where this is going? No? Really?! You didn't yell IT'S A SCAM!? It's horrifying that a supposed writer's group could be suckered in, as ...

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Sexbomb (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Writing Advice 



Taking a break from the more structured lessons, let's explore one of the most popular questions people ask me: how do you write a sex scene?



Not quite, though this way would actually be trickier    Credit



  
 

It's very individual, but first let's explore a dirty litte trade secret. Dianne Warren, who has written most of the top love songs of the last 20 years, wrote them as a virgin who'd never been in love. I write inspirng romances and I'm so commitment phobic if I spend a night with a man I ...

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How To Piss Off A Writer

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Strangeness 


Why do people read so much into stories? I've been wondering this since reading a few feminist blogs on Prometheus. If you haven't seen this film, by the way, do so! Go with friends. There will be plenty of theory and conjectures you'll need to discuss after seeing the visually inspiring film. If you haven't seen it, don't read on, there be spoilers ahead.

 

Not symbolism but plot: you won't understand the first scene of the film until you go home and discuss it with others.


  

In the middle of t...

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Fifty Shades of Sucking

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Strangeness 





 Timing is everything. Time is money. Time is so important that many great quotes on the subject exist:

 "It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth." Francois Rabelais

"Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides;
Who cover faults, at last shame them derides" - Wm. Shakespeare (King Lear)


I bring this up for one reason. Now is the time to restate something I've harped on before: if you write a story in present-tense I will hu...

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Creating Your Own Landscape

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, May 19, 2012,


I write this rewatching Stardust the film. I confess though Neil Gaiman is awesome I have a hard time reading most of his work, but the film adaptations are much more accessible. Why? Because Gaiman has the most completely unique landscape of any author I have ever encountered. Though it makes him slightly inaccessible to me, that's a good thing.
 


Many Gaiman stories have certain parts that make as much sense to me as this sign. Credit


  

Every writer should have their own landscape. What is a l...

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Dealing With the Idiots In Your Life

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
Ever heard the expression "with friends like these, who needs enemies?" For writers that is something you almost want to tattoo on the back of your hand.
 


Is it any wonder themes of paranoia are so common in stories? This is how writers feel 24/7


 
People mean well, but I've found of all types of artistry, none is so "open' to criticism from friends & loved ones as writing. None, save singing, also have the phenomenon where every Tom, Dick & Harry thinks they can do it. It is one of the worst pi...

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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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Whiteout

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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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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By The Numbers

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Writing Advice 


The first thing most publishers, editors, and agents will ask is "how long is your piece?" or "what is your word count?" Now, what they mean is (for books) did you research enough to know general fiction shouldn't be 100,000 words, but historical romance or fantasy can be? For articles, they really want to know, "will it fit on the page?" and for short stories "will it fit in the room allotted for the cover design?"



Sorry, but it's true
 

 
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Drama, Conflict & Fiction

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Strangeness 
I had a very interesting conversation with a friend last night. I've made some major changes in my life, cutting away all the people who cause "drama," or in the vernacular, are unhinged asshats who always fuck up your life. My friend made a slight moan when I told her my day consisted of "waking up, playing Star Trek Online, writing three chapters of fiction, writing copy for my job, reading half a book, and playing games of tug with my dog." I know, I know, riveting, isn't it? Yet with my d...

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Technical Sensuality

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Strangeness 
Today's post is going to be a rant. I never noticed this until I got into the publishing side of editing my writing, but now technical problems with stories drive me up the wall. I've been trying to stay in the frame of mind for erotic romance and as such I've been reading many. I've come to the conclusion it really is like porn: 85% sucks.



Er...that's what he said?

 
There's one author in particular I've hated for years, and I'm not sure why they keep pushing her as an erotic romance writer. Ma...

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Pet Peeves

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
How would the story have gone if Scrooge had a beloved cat? What if Scarlet O'Hara had St. Bernard in the middle of house training? What if Heathcliffe and Catherine had to argue over which one got the beta fish? Yeah, there's a reason why pets aren't very common in novels; they're expensive, time consuming, and little shit factories.

 

Or sometimes downright shit-your-pants scary, suitable only for Bond villains


 Oh, they are also our best friends, and the unconditional love of...a dog is a bea...

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Romance Novels Are As Bad As Porn (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Strangeness 
When Disney starts producing porn, we're all fucked

We've all seen the above image, or you should have on your travel around the Interwebs. It's almost true...alllllmost. It's not Disney that ruins girls for relationships (it sure as shit don't help) it's romance novels. Porn ruins boys. These are not hard and fast rules, but they're pretty damn accurate.

Look, I know most of my visitors are women, and most women don't like porn. As a woman who enjoys porn, let me enlighten you: 95% of it is pu...

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Top 4 Pitfalls Of Being A Published Author

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 
There are only a few differences between an aspiring writer and a published author, be it through a vanity publisher or under contract. It's mostly disillusionment, twenty pounds lost due to stress, and a haunted look in an author's eyes that clearly says they want to watch the world burn.

It's come to my attention I need to hang out with more writers and artists. I love my friends and family, but most are of the yuppie persuasion. Why can't I get a real job? Why do I take my "hobby" so seriou...
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Networking: Heaven & Hell

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Writing Advice 
This weekend was a tumultuous one in the world of writing, and today was crazy! 

First today I finished the final chapter of Darkness Calling, the story I have had the deepest love/hate relationship with. I based it off a dream I had when I had just started dating my ex-husband. Writing was slow, and then for 2 years I took a break from it while suffering deep depression after my divorce. My fans hounded me enough that I caved and returned to writing it this past year. Saying goodbye to the ch...
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Of Dubstep & Thanskgiving

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, November 26, 2011, In : Writing Advice 
I hope everyone had a good holiday. I'll be honest: I did not. I have always and will always hate Thanksgiving with a passion and surviving it is the best I can look forward to. The funny thing is i almost believe I tempted the universe by comparing the family dinner I attend to dubstep: the words/lyrics are stolen, the pace changes randomly, and there's no art to it. Over the last 48 hours dubstep keeps being foisted on me, no matter how much I hate it.

So my mood is a bit dark, actually bett...
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