Author Archives: Elaine Burnes

Boston protesters march

My White Privilege

“White people in this country will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love themselves and each other, and when they have achieved this—which will not be tomorrow and may very well be never—the Negro problem will no longer exist, for it will no longer be needed.” —James Baldwin     […]

Boston Women's March

Laughter Lights the Way

As a way to avoid news about the Orange Oracle of Obfuscation in the White House, I’ve been watching reruns of Ellen. The sitcom, not the talk show. This is a 20-year-old show that makes me laugh out loud every morning. April will be the 20th anniversary of Ellen DeGeneres’s coming out on the cover […]

A Perfect Life cover

A Perfect Life: My Short Story Collection

  October 2017 update:I’m happy to announce my Rainbow Award Honorable Mention! I meant to post this a couple of months ago, but got distracted. It’s late for a launch announcement, but in time for the gift-buying season! In September, all my short stories gathered under one roof, so to speak. A Perfect Life and […]

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Writing a Transgender Character

A piece last fall in Time magazine about the movie The Danish Girl inspired this post (I’m a bit behind). In particular this line, “Stories about transgender people have been received rapturously over the past two years…” And, “But when the script first landed in [Director Tom] Hooper’s lap back in 2008, he says, it […]

Bookstore Haze

To celebrate the release of Finding Ms. Write, the new anthology out from Ylva, I’m taking part in a “blog tour” and giveaway (check below for how to win a copy!). For my part, I thought I’d reminisce a bit. My second job after college was in a bookstore. The first was a pet store, […]

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The Insecurities of Being a Writer

I’m just going to throw this out there. Sometimes. Most times. I find being a writer downright depressing. Fiction writing, that is. This blog post is easy, but is a direct result of procrastinating and avoiding the novel in progress, a.k.a. WIP for work in progress. I’m afraid to even open the document because staring […]

Northern Cardinal

Bird Nerd

It’s spring and that’s when I turn into a bird nerd. The warblers are migrating! This year I started early because in the past, not being truly matured into an adult birder, I’ve realized too late what’s going on and missed the bulk of the migrants. Yes, migrants. Don’t tell Donald Trump, but millions of […]

Jane Friedman

Helping authors and publishers make smart decisions in the digital age

Zestful Writing

Thoughts on Writing and Life

Irrelevant Cyberspeak

because you don't have anything better to do...

The Well Of Lasciviousness

Lesbian Romance and Erotica

Miz Chef

Cooking Up a Healthy Life

Cocktail Hour Productions

Pull up a chair, have a drink, and enjoy.

Nicola Griffith

English-American in Seattle. Novelist.

Writer Unboxed

about the craft and business of fiction

bevprescott

Just another WordPress.com site

Blackadder Blogs

Jesse Blackadder on writing, books, life.

Kallmaker.com

Where women are the heroes of their own lives and love is the universal story. Author Karin Kallmaker's official site.

Ann McMan

Thoughts on Writing and Life

Missouri Vaun

Writer of lesbian romance

Clifford Henderson

Thoughts on Writing and Life

Sacchi Green: Reaching Out

Thoughts on Writing and Life

The Rainbow Hub

News and media for the LGBTQIA* umbrella