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Secret Desires Released!

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, In : Books 
Secret Desires has been released, and Manic Readers has given it 5 of 5 stars! You can read the full review now.

I have been MIA for quite some time, and I am sorry for that. In short, began working more hours at my day job, going through nightmaric family drama, spending half my free time at home and half with my boyfriend, been experiencing terrible writer's block, and also ran out of ideas for a new blog series now that How to Write and Publish a Novel is completed.

However, a different kind...
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106-1B: How To Recreate DMV Hell In Your Own Home!

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, June 13, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Ah, the land of reviews. Now that your book is either freshly out or about to come out, it’s time to get reviews. We will cover the ethical and unethical ways of doing this, but the unethical focus will be ethical-unethical. It will make sense once we get going. First we must learn what the rules are, the right way to follow them, what constitutes breaking them, and then the ethical-unethical bending of the rules. 


Starts like this...


First off, if you have a publisher producing your book, th...

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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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Writing 104: 2-C: Does This Make My Ego Look Fat?

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : Writing 104 

In 103-3B we covered how to build your author platform. Now, no matter who you are this is the final step that applies to both independent authors and those seeking traditional legacy publishing until after your book is out and you’ll have to market it yourself no matter what. Next, after we discuss polishing your author platform, you go in different directions.

Oooh, branding! Yeah, it's about this painful


To peek ahead, those seeking traditional publishing must find agents, mail them, and s...

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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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