When we crave to escape into a romance story, what are we escaping to? What gets left behind? Who gets left behind?
Thank You Courtney Milan – Representation is Our Job
Courtney Milan doesn’t know me, but I’m going to thank her anyway. Why representation is my job because writing is my superpower.
Reblog: “I Am Not Your Plot Device” – Steven Spohn at Terrible Minds
Even as our bodies are strewn across the straight world’s entertainment landscape, we’re expected to be grateful to have even been included. Applause for the bravery of the mainstream writer for their diversity and daring.
REBLOG Steven Spohn’s essay at Terrible Minds: I Am Not Your Plot Device.
Just “For Girls?” How Gender Divisions Trickle Down
Our feeds are full of ire about men who don’t get it. A lot of men do, so I’m sharing just such a case, with my own comments as someone who markets without apology to a specific audience.
“Women’s Fiction” – A Sign or an Answer to Sexism in the Book Industry?
Novelist Joanne Harris finds her books labelled “women’s fiction” frustrating. Why do these labels exist – a perspective from a lesbian writer in a small market.
Writing Books for LGBTQ Youth – Saturday Night at Laurel!
As a writer, I’ve always tried to create characters who vividly show that it does, indeed, get better.