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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 […]

woman at sunrise

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 […]

once upon a time

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 […]

Of Moss or Men?

What’s the Story About?

In a writing workshop with the wonderful Ted Gup, he told us every story should ask two questions: What is the story about? and What is the story about? That may seem too Zen to be practical. But think about it. It’s true everywhere you look. To Kill a Mockingbird is about how Scout’s brother […]

American bald eagle

The Nature of Character

I recently learned that all four baby eagles I’d watched hatch and fledge from a nest in Iowa last year, thanks to a web cam, have died. Mostly from electrocution. Power poles are dangerous. It struck me as incredibly sad, but also as an important lesson about nature—bad things happen. The parent eagles are back […]

Women’s Week 2014

I’ve had the good fortune to attend Women’s Week for several years now and have something to read each time. Sacchi Green started it all by organizing a reading for a group of us at Vixen. A dark, black room with harsh spotlights on us readers at the front. Vixen has since been transformed into […]

Freefall

I’ve been pushed out of an airplane and am waiting to see if my chute opens. This is the exciting part. This is where the action is. Will I land gently and on target, or will I crash into that guy’s barn? I joke, but that really happened recently on the Cape. Two men died. […]

Jane Friedman

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

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Lesbian Romance and Erotica

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Cooking Up a Healthy Life

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

Nicola Griffith

English-American in Seattle. Novelist.

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about the craft and business of fiction

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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

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Missouri Vaun

Writer of lesbian romance

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News and media for the LGBTQIA* umbrella