Five Ways Of Thinking About A Writers’ Conference

Five Ways Of Thinking About A Writers’ Conference 1. Do I have enough contacts with readers and other writers? Hint: The answer to this is always no. Can I afford the time and money to attend this conference? 2. Budget – where is the conference located? Are there alternative ways to get there? How do […]

Siegfried Sassoon, "Remorse"

Remorse Lost in the swamp and welter of the pit, He flounders off the duck-boards; only he knows Each flash and spouting crash, –each instant lit When gloom reveals the streaming rain. He goes Heavily, blindly on. And, while he blunders,‘Could anything be worse than this?’ –he wonders, Remembering how he saw those Germans run, […]

My Favorite Girls Dressed as Boys – Romance Edition

One of my favorite tropes in genre fiction is “girl/woman dressed as a boy.” I love it for several reasons. First, it’s just fun; there’s a long-established literary tradition of cross-dressing. Second, I love that it’s an opportunity to play with and subvert everyday gender roles. In The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their […]

PCA/ACA Call for Papers

PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference(Popular Culture and American Culture Associations)St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 – April 3, 2010 Call For Papers: Romance Area Conference info. Deadline for submission: November 30, 2009. We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. […]