Monthly Archives: March 2009

Underwriting

TweetWhen I draft a story, I am almost always an underwriter. I write less than I could; I write less than a reader might need to fully comprehend a character or setting. Then, when I go back and read over … Continue reading

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Carol Queen quotes

TweetThe Burning Pen: Sex Writers on Sex Writing, from Carol Queen’s essay. “When I sit down to write, the creative world I access includes not just my experiences and fantasies…but also the entire social discussion about female sexuality.” “I explore … Continue reading

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World Frog Day!

Tweet Happy World Frog Day! Yes, it really is. You never find World Frog Day-themed romances, though. Despite all those hunky and/or gorgeous herpetologists out there.

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In the Flesh Reading Tonight!

Tweet Stop by and say hello! And have a cupcake! IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES March 19th at 8:00 PM AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE 302 BROOME STREET, NYC (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V … Continue reading

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Zero Drafting

TweetIt’s amazing how many words one can put down when one is trying not to care about them. It’s impossible for me not to care at all–on a computer, I am constantly making small changes in word choice or in … Continue reading

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the life of St. Patrick

TweetSometimes, historical research leaves me seeing novels everywhere. This is what I could find on St. Patrick, who was born in 387 C.E.. Patrick’s birth name was Maewyn Succat and he took the name Patricus when he became a priest. … Continue reading

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Caring About Your Characters – Or Not

TweetDo you have to care about your characters and their story to write it? Do you have to invent characters you like before writing? Some people say yes. I say no, at least not at the beginning of the process. … Continue reading

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In the Flesh Reading, 3/19/09

TweetStop by and say hello! And have a cupcake! IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIESMarch 19th at 8:00 PMAT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com/)Admission: … Continue reading

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Siegfried Sassoon, "Fight to a Finish"

TweetExplanatory note: So, why all the World War One poetry, you ask? Because I love it, and my love for this poetry is one of the reasons I became so interested in researching that particular historical period, and I want … Continue reading

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Contemporary Romance is Alive and Well, Right?

TweetI noted in passing the other day a passing comment on twitter, that a particular writer would “save the contemporary.” Does the contemporary need saving? It doesn’t look like it to me. From perusing bookstore shelves, I see contemporaries and … Continue reading

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