Last week we discussed what asexuality is and the challenges faced by many asexuals. We really only dipped our toe in the water though, there is a lot more to being asexual than what I can cover in a couple of blog posts, so I very much encourage you to click through the links and… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Writing an Asexual Character
Going Over the Rainbow: The Asexuality Spectrum
For this month's Going Over the Rainbow post we are going to look at one of the more misunderstood orientations—asexuality. I've broken this post up across two weeks because there are a lot of misconceptions as to what being asexual is and I want to address those before getting into actually writing an asexual character. So what… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: The Asexuality Spectrum
Press Play: Tips for Making Fan Fiction Work for You
It's becoming more common for authors to get their start by writing fan fiction. There have been many famous authors who started out writing for fandom before transitioning to original works. Chances are you've heard of Cassandra Claire and E. L. James, I'm not holding either up as a good examples of morally responsible… Continue reading Press Play: Tips for Making Fan Fiction Work for You
CampNaNoWriMo and a New WIP
So, I’ve decided to participate in CampNaNoWriMo this year. If you’d like to join me I have a private cabin. I’ll be starting writing the sequel to The Jeweled Dagger and could definitely use your encouragement. If the whole camping thing isn’t for you, no worries! I could also use some writing sprint buddies. I’m… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo and a New WIP
Going Over the Rainbow: Hot for You
Can 'gay for you' work and still be inclusive?
What Writers Can Learn from Deadpool
Be un-apologetically you. Know what sets you apart from the crowd. You aren't always going to win, and that's okay. Never lose your sense of humor. Don't forget your bag of guns tools. Always be ready to help your fellow writer. Maximum Effort ... or something like that.
Going Over the Rainbow: There is No Fast Lane
After last week's post I had some people asking me to explain the concept of aromanticism further. If after reading the post and the included links you are still feeling a bit confused or unsure, don't worry there isn't anything wrong with you. Unfortunately, it is a subject much like gender; you only truly 'get… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: There is No Fast Lane
Going Over the Rainbow: Aromantic
Nope the A in LGBTAIQ+ does not stand for ally. This week, I'm taking a look at the aromantic orientation.
Going Over the Rainbow: Like a Moth to a Flame
This week has been chaotic at best and I apologize for the lateness of this article. As writers who write living beings at some point our characters will probably experience attraction to another being and desire a relationship. But what kind? Romantic relationships often seem to be the default in books and movies. Hero A must… Continue reading Going Over the Rainbow: Like a Moth to a Flame
If anything is guaranteed in life, it's that nothing is guaranteed. You have to eek out time to write, and time for more mundane activities like cleaning and pretending to be a functioning adult. This week has been full of irritating mundane issues for me, which is why I'm having to put off my next Going… Continue reading Mundane Issues