Author Archives: mjanecolette

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 the just released 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.

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 7 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: Wasn’t that every woman’s dream? Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes. Advanced:  You can’t write today. (EDGING!) You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 7 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: Wasn’t that every woman’s dream? Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes. Advanced:  You can’t write today. (EDGING!) You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go

“You’re welcome here. So long as you don’t remind us, too often, ever, that you’re not one of us.”

Almost a month has passed since the national leadership of the Romance Writers of America punished Chinese American author Courtney Milan for calling, on Twitter, a white author’s book “a fucking racist mess.” The resulting outrage in Romancelandia, the peeling

“You’re welcome here. So long as you don’t remind us, too often, ever, that you’re not one of us.”

Almost a month has passed since the national leadership of the Romance Writers of America punished Chinese American author Courtney Milan for calling, on Twitter, a white author’s book “a fucking racist mess.” The resulting outrage in Romancelandia, the peeling

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 6 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: Everybody knew Cupid had a sick sense of humor… Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 40 minutes. Advanced: For days 4, 5, 6: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 6 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: Everybody knew Cupid had a sick sense of humor… Beginners: Write for 15 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 40 minutes. Advanced: For days 4, 5, 6: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 5 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: She hid it so well he wasn’t going to be able to find it.  Beginners: Write for 13 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 35 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 5 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: She hid it so well he wasn’t going to be able to find it.  Beginners: Write for 13 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 35 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 4 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: The floor was cold and sticky, but… Beginners: Write for 11 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 30 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate when you think your natural break will

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 4 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: The floor was cold and sticky, but… Beginners: Write for 11 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 30 minutes. Advanced: Look at your times & word counts from days 1, 2, and 3. Estimate when you think your natural break will

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 3 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance #writingtips

WRITING PROMPT: The writing was almost indecipherable. Almost. Beginners: Write for 9 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 25 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be 15 minutes.

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 3 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance #writingtips

WRITING PROMPT: The writing was almost indecipherable. Almost. Beginners: Write for 9 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 25 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be 15 minutes.

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 2 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He was the perfect house husband, except… . Beginners: Write for 7 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 20 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 2 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He was the perfect house husband, except… . Beginners: Write for 7 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 20 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. (Your natural break may be

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 1 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: She was never going to go through that again. Beginners: Write for 5 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 15 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. RULES Start timer or

More Than a Guilty Pleasure: Week 1, Day 1 #WritingPrompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: She was never going to go through that again. Beginners: Write for 5 minutes. Intermediate: Write for 15 minutes. Advanced: Write until you reach a natural break. Note down your time and word count. RULES Start timer or

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story Winter 2020 #writingcourse

As I crawl out from between the sheets with another delicious guilty read… I want to, again, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story Winter 2020 #writingcourse

As I crawl out from between the sheets with another delicious guilty read… I want to, again, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone

Goodbye, 2019, hello, 2020 + WTF, RWA?

My annual end-of-year reflection post got sabotaged by a combination of a cascade of family health challenges over the holidays, some run of the mill, some terrifying and, of course, the national leadership of the Romance Writers of America losing

Goodbye, 2019, hello, 2020 + WTF, RWA?

My annual end-of-year reflection post got sabotaged by a combination of a cascade of family health challenges over the holidays, some run of the mill, some terrifying and, of course, the national leadership of the Romance Writers of America losing

Will cooks dinner and I want to eat him up and so will you #savingchristmas #textmecupid #hotread #nsfw

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-9! You know how I told you Will is my favourite hero? This scene tells you why. “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,” from SAVING CHRISTMAS episode one of

Will cooks dinner and I want to eat him up and so will you #savingchristmas #textmecupid #hotread #nsfw

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-9! You know how I told you Will is my favourite hero? This scene tells you why. “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,” from SAVING CHRISTMAS episode one of

Cherry pie as a pick-up tool–one out of one Susans report that it works wonders #cherrypiecure

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (the Wednesday edition) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-8! In Cherry Pie Cure, Susan finds out her husband is a cheating rat-fuck bastard on Christmas Eve. Don’t feel sorry for

Cherry pie as a pick-up tool–one out of one Susans report that it works wonders #cherrypiecure

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (the Wednesday edition) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-8! In Cherry Pie Cure, Susan finds out her husband is a cheating rat-fuck bastard on Christmas Eve. Don’t feel sorry for

One Night Stand Gone Wrong, from Messy Christmas #hotread #nsfw #favoritesexsceneever

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-7! So today’s filthy excerpt is the first sex scene from Messy Christmas, which is the first episode of Text Me, Cupid. And, oh. Kittens.

One Night Stand Gone Wrong, from Messy Christmas #hotread #nsfw #favoritesexsceneever

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-7! So today’s filthy excerpt is the first sex scene from Messy Christmas, which is the first episode of Text Me, Cupid. And, oh. Kittens.

So she thinks he can’t speak English, and therefore, he reads her mind the whole fucking night #fantasycometrue #nsfw #hotread

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (on Wednesday) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-6! Today’s excerpt is actually from a Valentine’s Day story. But I think the anthology would make a great Christmas gift. Here’s what

So she thinks he can’t speak English, and therefore, he reads her mind the whole fucking night #fantasycometrue #nsfw #hotread

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (on Wednesday) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-6! Today’s excerpt is actually from a Valentine’s Day story. But I think the anthology would make a great Christmas gift. Here’s what

101 Flirty Writing Prompts to Seduce Your Muse #amwriting #writingprompts

I’m taking a break from posting writing prompts for a few weeks while I dive deep into revisions (and surviving Christmas). But, if you’ve gotten used to this tool, I have a few options for you. First, remember, I have

101 Flirty Writing Prompts to Seduce Your Muse #amwriting #writingprompts

I’m taking a break from posting writing prompts for a few weeks while I dive deep into revisions (and surviving Christmas). But, if you’ve gotten used to this tool, I have a few options for you. First, remember, I have

Sexting your way through the holidays: one of the less filthy sex scenes from Tell Me #christmasread #hotexcerpt #tellme #nsfw #filthyfridayfeature

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-4! Or, this time, five or six years ago or whenever it was that I was writing Tell Me, the first Friday of December fell on

Sexting your way through the holidays: one of the less filthy sex scenes from Tell Me #christmasread #hotexcerpt #tellme #nsfw #filthyfridayfeature

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-4! Or, this time, five or six years ago or whenever it was that I was writing Tell Me, the first Friday of December fell on

Baby, it’s cold outside, and the lyrics are kinda troublesome but the tune is catchy and, consensual sex, anyone? #christmasstory #noirerotica #quickread

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (on Wednesday) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-4! Ok, so just to manage your expectations–you’re  not getting a dirty excerpt here. The sex scene comes at the end, and it’s

Baby, it’s cold outside, and the lyrics are kinda troublesome but the tune is catchy and, consensual sex, anyone? #christmasstory #noirerotica #quickread

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday (on Wednesday) Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-4! Ok, so just to manage your expectations–you’re  not getting a dirty excerpt here. The sex scene comes at the end, and it’s

This morning, let’s write about sunrises #writingprompts #dirtywritingsecrets #sunrises

Yawn. Is it still dark where you are? Pitch dark here… for hours and hours more… But it doesn’t matter. Light or dark, we write: She long thought sunrises were over-rated. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to

This morning, let’s write about sunrises #writingprompts #dirtywritingsecrets #sunrises

Yawn. Is it still dark where you are? Pitch dark here… for hours and hours more… But it doesn’t matter. Light or dark, we write: She long thought sunrises were over-rated. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to

The Photograph from “Consequences,” or am I telling the story to you or to your cock? #filthyfridayfeature #nsfw

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-3! This week, you get the first chapter from Consequences (of defensive adultery). Which remains my best, and also worst-selling, book. Proving… something. Anyway. Enjoy.

The Photograph from “Consequences,” or am I telling the story to you or to your cock? #filthyfridayfeature #nsfw

HOLIDAY Filthy Friday Feature aka Jane has Christmas issues and solves them with orgasms episode 2019-3! This week, you get the first chapter from Consequences (of defensive adultery). Which remains my best, and also worst-selling, book. Proving… something. Anyway. Enjoy.

A time and a place for everything: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar #minibookreview #quote

A book review in a quote: The whore’s day ends as the baker’s begins and there is a time for every purpose under heaven. Imogen Hermes Gowar The Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock Publisher’s Description: One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his

A time and a place for everything: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar #minibookreview #quote

A book review in a quote: The whore’s day ends as the baker’s begins and there is a time for every purpose under heaven. Imogen Hermes Gowar The Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock Publisher’s Description: One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his