Friends don’t let writers whine; they make them write…

Tough love, baby, right? Sometimes, we all need tough love.

A sampling of mine:


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Unadvice: When you’re in that place where you have the time and space to write–you planned to write–but the words aren’t coming because… trauma-drama-self-pity-tired–making yourself accountable to a merciless friend is a really good motivator. For me, anyway. “I have two hours to draft Chapter 8. Time me.”

You: “It’s been two hours. Checking in. What have you done?”

Me: “Two thousand words of utter crap I have to throw out.”

You: “Shitty first drafts, baby. Shitty first drafts…”


About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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