Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. “I think I’m supposed to be dead.” Corwen’s emotions are a frozen wasteland after years of enslavement and abuse. When he’s finally rescued, freedom isn’t enough to thaw the wintry landscape of his heart. Slowly, his new compatriots… Continue reading Book Review: Ice in Sunlight
Author: Bran Lindy Ayres
Ayres & Graces: A New Column on Queer Sci-Fi
Today I'm launching a brand new bi-weekly column over on Queer Sci-Fi. Ayres & Graces will primarily focus on writing with diversity and challenges queer writers face. I'm very excited to be able to contribute to Queer Sci-Fi, so please come say hello!
Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters
With the end of a tumultuous and tragic Pride month there are more concerns than ever about how gay men are represented in media. So how can you, as a responsible author, help dispel many of the harmful stereotypes that lead people to commit horrible atrocities? By accurately and sensitively writing gay men. Please allow… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters
Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians
It's been a rough year for fictional lesbians and not a great one for the rest of the MOGAI population either. I don't have any new words to say about Orlando that haven't already been spoken. I can only move forward and hope this series inspires you to write even more queer characters so that… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians
Movie Review: Warcraft
I don't review movies too often, there are so many reviewers out there and I know how much I disregard reviews myself. I rarely ever agree with critics on movies. Everyone has their own tastes, same with books or video games. I've actually had the opportunity to see several movies in the theaters this summer,… Continue reading Movie Review: Warcraft
10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers
As a die hard introvert online social media is not my forte. Though it certainly makes things a bit easier by giving me a screen to hide behind, but even then I struggle. So today I'll be going over something that does work for me and might for you. Tumblr. It's not just for… Continue reading 10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers
New Book Release: Masquerade
I'd hoped to have this ready back in February, but life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In other news the Going Over the Rainbow series is going on hiatus while a major revamp/restructure is in the works. I hope to have more news for you soon. I'm super excited about the new direction and I think it will be… Continue reading New Book Release: Masquerade
Going Over the Rainbow: Writing a Character Who is Transgender
Transgender issues have been in the spotlight lately with Target's new policy and North Carolina's anti-LGBT legislation. Neither of these news items tell us much about just what it is like to be a trans person, other than that going to the bathroom in public places can be like playing Russian roulette where all the… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Writing a Character Who is Transgender
Going Over the Rainbow: What is Gender Dysphoria?
Yesterday on Tumblr I had an anon ask an excellent question about gender dysphoria and what having an episode feels like. So I thought I would share it with you all here as well. This is one of those things that unless you experience it yourself it can be difficult to comprehend. I did my… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: What is Gender Dysphoria?
Going Over the Rainbow: Writing an Asexual Character Part 2
I apologize for this post being late, but I spent some extra time to make sure I covered as many topics as possible. For the last couple of weeks we've been looking at the asexuality spectrum and how to write asexual characters. Last week we discussed more about the spectrum and went over some terminology… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Writing an Asexual Character Part 2