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 non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

Tell Me…what were you thinking when you wrote this book?

I started writing Tell Me in December 2012, and finished it in June 2013—then didn’t look at it again until July 2014… had an offer on it from Harper Collins’ Mischief (RIP, my imprint) before the end of August, but

Tell Me…what were you thinking when you wrote this book?

I started writing Tell Me in December 2012, and finished it in June 2013—then didn’t look at it again until July 2014… had an offer on it from Harper Collins’ Mischief (RIP, my imprint) before the end of August, but

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis #minibookreview

So, I read this book… BLURB: Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . . Fed up with dating after a disastrous

Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis #minibookreview

So, I read this book… BLURB: Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . . Fed up with dating after a disastrous

The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Deal? Deal. Writing prompt: The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster

The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Deal? Deal. Writing prompt: The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster

Cover of Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak #minibookreview

People, this book: BLURB: Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a

Cover of Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak #minibookreview

People, this book: BLURB: Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a

He reached for the lipstick with a grin #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

No rest for the wicked! Happy Labo(u)r Day… but you gotta write today too. Writing prompt: He reached for the lipstick with a grin. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on

He reached for the lipstick with a grin #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

No rest for the wicked! Happy Labo(u)r Day… but you gotta write today too. Writing prompt: He reached for the lipstick with a grin. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #7 The Four Desires by Rod Stryker #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Four Desires by Rod Stryker.

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #7 The Four Desires by Rod Stryker #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Four Desires by Rod Stryker.

And again, with the Princess Bride #truelove #princessbride

This line is not in the movie. But OMFG. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ― William Goldman The Princess Bride mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE

And again, with the Princess Bride #truelove #princessbride

This line is not in the movie. But OMFG. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ― William Goldman The Princess Bride mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh #amazingread #bookreview

I fell in love last week, and I want you to meet her. You know how people say, don’t judge a book by its cover? I totally judge all books by their covers; when I pop into my local public

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh #amazingread #bookreview

I fell in love last week, and I want you to meet her. You know how people say, don’t judge a book by its cover? I totally judge all books by their covers; when I pop into my local public

“And that’s why we need a safe word.” #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Monday! Writing prompt: “And that’s why we need a safe word.” Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30 or so Writing Prompts from the

“And that’s why we need a safe word.” #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Monday! Writing prompt: “And that’s why we need a safe word.” Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30 or so Writing Prompts from the

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #6 The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year by Jennifer Louden #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to  The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #6 The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year by Jennifer Louden #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to  The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide

True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice sandwich #princessbride

Twoo woove…   “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice M.L.T., a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky. I

True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice sandwich #princessbride

Twoo woove…   “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice M.L.T., a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky. I

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

“My apology for breaking the rules. There was no other way.” #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Have fun with this one: Writing prompt: “My apology for breaking the rules. There was no other way.” Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30

“My apology for breaking the rules. There was no other way.” #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Have fun with this one: Writing prompt: “My apology for breaking the rules. There was no other way.” Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #5 The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp.

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #5 The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp.

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #4 The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Great Work of Your Life

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #4 The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to The Great Work of Your Life

This one is for the writers #whosaidthat

Today, my love letter is for writers, especially disorganized pantsters: Structure is translation software for your imagination. James Scott Bell If you need a little help BELIEVING this, visit my SECRETS page. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR

This one is for the writers #whosaidthat

Today, my love letter is for writers, especially disorganized pantsters: Structure is translation software for your imagination. James Scott Bell If you need a little help BELIEVING this, visit my SECRETS page. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR

Community, synchronicity, gratitude and all the good things: from When Words Collide to Writing Better Fiction to finding your people

The Ninth Chapter of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is now over, and around Western Canada, the Northwestern United States, and some pockets in the Midwest and East, 800 exhausted readers and writers are processing and composing their notes of gratitude. My

Community, synchronicity, gratitude and all the good things: from When Words Collide to Writing Better Fiction to finding your people

The Ninth Chapter of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is now over, and around Western Canada, the Northwestern United States, and some pockets in the Midwest and East, 800 exhausted readers and writers are processing and composing their notes of gratitude. My

Eyes closed. Mouth open. And then… #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Monday! You know what to do. Writing prompt: Eyes closed. Mouth open. And then… Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30 or so Writing

Eyes closed. Mouth open. And then… #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Monday! You know what to do. Writing prompt: Eyes closed. Mouth open. And then… Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30 or so Writing

You can do anything: some affirmation from Hedley #song #inspiration #affirmation

I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary of an epiphany today, so, in that spirit, kittens, here’s some Hedley: Everybody said You’d better stay in school Get a real job boy Don’t be a fool Burn that guitar You can never be

You can do anything: some affirmation from Hedley #song #inspiration #affirmation

I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary of an epiphany today, so, in that spirit, kittens, here’s some Hedley: Everybody said You’d better stay in school Get a real job boy Don’t be a fool Burn that guitar You can never be