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Heeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeeee'ssss Johnny!

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
Finally! The new hard drive has been installed on my new computer, the OS as well, and all my files got transferred over. However there were some corruptions which delayed everything but now all is sorted out.

One of the corruptions delayed ending Secret Desires which as you know was already delayed. However, the last chapter and a short epilogue have been completed, submitted to Literotica.com but are available now on my site, found HERE. I do hope you enjoy.

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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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Writing 102: 2-F Fun Facts About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Writing 102 
This is the final lesson of the Writing 102 series. This is the last lesson that you should read while writing your first draft, and today I'll show you how to conquer the nagging urge to make changes to previous passages while writing.

 


In the immortal words of Mr. Peanut: "Tonight's the night we ALL go nuts!"



  
 

First up, why should you resist it? Well, making such changes is the number two reason some writers can never finish a manuscript. Back in writing 101 I explained the number one reaso...

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New Secret Desires Chapter Up & Wolf Tales Volume I Update

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Books 
The latest chapter of Secret Desires is finally up here. Look for it on literotica soon.

 

If you feel this awesome you've either figured out how to master serial writing while publishing a book, or you figured out how to mix coke with E



  

I am super-jazzed tonight. Wolf Tales Volume I is uploaded and just waiting for deployment on Amazon, and the original short stories that are part of it on literotica.com are down. I had to send a private message to Laurel, the site owner/admin. She took the t...

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Wolf Tales Volume I

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Books 
It's almost done! Fully edited, all that is left is to figure out the final story order of Wolf Tales Volume I and do some final formatting for eReaders. Almost there!

 



  

As such, if I can get this all done this week I will write the next chapter of Secret Desires to be up on here by 12/10 or the 11th at latest, only literotica just a few days later.

Oh, finishing a book is a little sad as always, but since this is a series I know my favorite characters will reappear in at a later date. Hell, I...

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Bark At The Moon

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Books 

It's begun. My posting will be spare the next week as I finish up work on Wolf Tales Volume I. It's rush-rush, but I'm doing my best to make sure it's smooth.

Sadly the delay came from one critique writer. I suddenly had two choices I wanted to work on for the final medium-length short story and asked them to vote. She was the tie-breaker, and got to me a week late. So I had to write both at the same time. Now I finally have the answer and am going full steam.

The new short stories show us the ...
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I Triple Dog Dare You

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, September 22, 2012, In : A Writer's Life 

I just discovered a horrible game...and it's been suggested it can make me a better writer. Before we get to what that game is, I need to back up and explain a conversation I had with a fellow writer.



How 99% of conversations with other writers usually go



  
 

Her: "You seem to write a lot of romances."
Me: "I only wrote one, most of my stories have romance in them, yeah. So what?"
Her: "You're about as romantic as a tax audit."
Me: "....did you just call me and say that so I could tell you to go fu...

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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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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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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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Extemporaneous Anachronisms

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Writing Advice 


I'm going to tell you a secret. Pull up your chair real close. Closer. No! Not that close, I can smell your lunch on your breath. There. Better. Okay, here goes: I love to read slightly-better-than-mediocre writing.


Guilty pleasures are often the best things in life

 

Er, wha? I know, I know, but writers get inspirations from the strangest places. For me it's the above-mediocre writing, you know, a story with great potential but the author fucked up one aspect. I read that and it makes me think ...

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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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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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Scheisse! or How Real is Too Real? (NSFW)

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Writing Advice 
Eating, drinking, fucking, shitting, pissing, belching, sweating, farting, nose-picking, wedgie-undoing...these are things all humans do. However, of this list, what is the only one you regularly expect in most fiction? Fucking. Humans are weird about that, they love their fucking, and disavow their nose-picking.

 
Fetish erotica manages to combine many taboo behaviors into one!


However when was the last time you read a story where the protagonist solves the crime while taking a shit? How many t...

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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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On Book Titles & Sex Advice

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Strangeness 
I've had a strange life journey. I'm 31 and not yet ready to write my biography, and frankly if I tried I doubt anyone would believe me. Of the many strange paths I've wandered down, one was studying psychology and earning 3 degrees in it. This might not sound strange, but in proper context with my other various jobs it always surprises people. I extensively studied human sexuality and I'll admit to a vast wealth of personal experience with the subject and so it has suited me as the go-to per...
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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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