Romance novels often get blown off by the wider reading community (and especially the literary) as frivolous emotional porn (and sometimes actual porn) lacking any real substance or plot. This… Read more Writing a Healthy Romance →
Ah, the crazy writer. Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemmingway, Slyvia Plath. The names conjure the image of tormented, alcoholic, or strange souls destined to be on the… Read more The Pitfalls of Pleading Insanity: How jokes about being a ‘crazy’ writer hurt all writers. →
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Writing with diversity is something that every author should strive for. Yet there still seems to be a lot of confusion about what it means and how to go about it.
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… Read more Ayres & Graces: A New Column on Queer Sci-Fi →
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 me to offer a few words of advice on this. Gay/Homosexual Male: A man who is primarily attracted to other men to the exclusion of other genders. Developing a Gay Character So, how might you… Read more Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters →
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 many more people can read your stories and see we are human too. That’s my greatest hope. So lets just jump right into today’s subject. Lesbian: A woman who is primarily attracted to other women.… Read more Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians →
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 SuperWhoLock and hipsters. ^_^ I’m thrilled to be a guest over at Jami Gold’s blog today. Follow the link below for the full post. 10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers