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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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Writing 101: 1-D This Is Your Life

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Writing 101 

We continue our work on the background of writing- inspiration and plotting, with how to turn real life into a story. First let me state all writers do this, you HAVE to do it. Still, you must always make clear when you get too close to reality, in a forward or author's note, that any coincidence to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Yeah, right.


Who me? I'd never do that!

We'll go over how to take a entire plot from reality and adopt it, how to make yourself the protagonist i...

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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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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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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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