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Might I be so bold as to ask how much sex is enough?

Karin Kallmaker Craft of Writing

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Every genre has its conventions and the sex should always be about the characters and the plot. I think it is possible, even in these days of explicit romances, to pen a lesbian romance that does not have a “sex scene” per se – but it must have lust and passion or the reader won’t buy that “love and happy ever after” premise you spent several hundred pages selling. Read More

Why the Racier Content After All These Years?

Karin Kallmaker All the Wrong Places, Craft of Writing

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What’s racier? Who determines that?

When I first started writing, my “rules” for what could and couldn’t be done between the sheets, err, pages of a romance novel were distilled from what I read, which was primarily lesbian romance and mystery. I wrote within those limitations for the first half dozen books or so because I was sure they were acceptable to the publisher (Naiad Press). Over time I broke a few of the rules, but in very subtle ways. Read More

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Interview: Golden Crown Newsletter

Karin Kallmaker Business of Books, Craft of Writing, Fish Out of Water, Just Like That, Sisters of the Pen, Sugar, Unbeliever

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Tell us a little about yourself.

Let’s see, just looking at me, especially if my children are near, most people would assume I’m a 40-something matron whose chosen field is accounting. Read More

Lesbians Hate Women

Karin Kallmaker LIFE + STYLE

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Itwas an odd thing when a new member of a club I belonged to suddenly announced that the club’s members and founders were women-hating because the club goal was the support of not women, but “just” lesbians. Read More