Category: op-eds

REALLY?!

REALLY?! For the third or fourth time this week someone posted on Facebook to ask how a character in their book would behave or a book should go or end. Again, really? (And please, don’t out yourself in the comments…) Do you seriously not know? Now, I’m a pantser – I write...

What it’s like to moderate…

Or, more accurately titled, “Why it’s sometimes no fun to be a moderator”. Yesterday, myself and a some other wonderful people were attacked. I didn’t really get much of a black eye, in fact, she ‘swung and missed’ several of us, but it got me thinking about how often this...

Erotica or Porn?

Definitions: Erotica or Erotic Romance – Romance stories with sex. Must have a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy for Now) ending. Largely romantic fantasy. What some refer to as ‘mommy porn’, which it’s not. Mommy sex perhaps, but not porn. See below. Pornography – stories about sex, usually...

The question of genre

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt said. Do you have to write in the same genre? Should you use a pen name? (For those who don’t know it, genre is the category in which you write – mystery, science fiction, etc.) It seems as if everyone...

On Amazon’s new review policy…

Character, they say, is what you do when nobody sees you, for people who can do you no good. It’s also all you have left when you’ve lost everything else. At least, that’s what I was taught. You didn’t lie, you didn’t cheat, and you didn’t pad your resume. And...

Nanowrimo, writing and amazement

For those of you that missed it, November is the month of Nanowrimo🙂  Among other things. And I for one, love the Nanowrimo.  It’s one of the few times I get to let loose and create the things that make me truly happy.  I love to write, but the amount...