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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.

This week, we’re gonna use Frida Kahlo… #writingprompt #fridakahlo #amwriting

Today’s writing prompt: She loved him as Frida loved the ugly Diego. You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

This week, we’re gonna use Frida Kahlo… #writingprompt #fridakahlo #amwriting

Today’s writing prompt: She loved him as Frida loved the ugly Diego. You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely the problem for me is that life is so so beautiful. I am very attached to it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely the problem for me is that life is so so beautiful. I am very attached to it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Today’s writing prompt might be a little kinky, but only if you are #writingprompt #amwriting

Today’s writing prompt: “We all have our kinks. But this is not one of mine.” You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET

Today’s writing prompt might be a little kinky, but only if you are #writingprompt #amwriting

Today’s writing prompt: “We all have our kinks. But this is not one of mine.” You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET

February 3: Passionate Heart Facebook Launch Party! #newrelease #hotread #readromance

Remember the not new release from my sisters at Passionate Ink? (That’s the “some like it hot” chapter of the Romance Writers of America, founded by Sylvia Day back in the day.) Today, we are having a Facebook Party to

February 3: Passionate Heart Facebook Launch Party! #newrelease #hotread #readromance

Remember the not new release from my sisters at Passionate Ink? (That’s the “some like it hot” chapter of the Romance Writers of America, founded by Sylvia Day back in the day.) Today, we are having a Facebook Party to

It’s time for Illicit! #boxset #newrelease

Coming February 5th, kittens, something hot! Over 20 illicit romances with the sexy heroes and strong heroines you crave! From the publishers: Lose Yourself in the world of hot hookups, where the stories run from sexy to downright scandalous and

It’s time for Illicit! #boxset #newrelease

Coming February 5th, kittens, something hot! Over 20 illicit romances with the sexy heroes and strong heroines you crave! From the publishers: Lose Yourself in the world of hot hookups, where the stories run from sexy to downright scandalous and

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

But why are you wearing a mask? #writingprompt #amwriting

This week’s writing prompt: “But why are you wearing a mask?” You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 HOT

But why are you wearing a mask? #writingprompt #amwriting

This week’s writing prompt: “But why are you wearing a mask?” You know what to do. GO. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 HOT

Wanna fight?

I’m prepping for a few fun things right now, and I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your calendars if you’re in yyc in February or March. The Main Event: P.J. Vernon, author of

Wanna fight?

I’m prepping for a few fun things right now, and I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your calendars if you’re in yyc in February or March. The Main Event: P.J. Vernon, author of

Angelica Dawson’s Ethereal Guardian #newrelease #paranormal #romance #ghostsofsalem #angelicadawson

Hey, kittens, I just heard the bendy and talented Angelica Dawson has a new release: Ember has a new talent that frightens her. Can she embrace it in time to save someone she loves? Or will fear hold her back?

Angelica Dawson’s Ethereal Guardian #newrelease #paranormal #romance #ghostsofsalem #angelicadawson

Hey, kittens, I just heard the bendy and talented Angelica Dawson has a new release: Ember has a new talent that frightens her. Can she embrace it in time to save someone she loves? Or will fear hold her back?

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

“That’s the game we’re playing…” #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt; “That’s the game we’re playing. I want the key. You…” Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning,

“That’s the game we’re playing…” #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt; “That’s the game we’re playing. I want the key. You…” Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning,

Passionate Hearts — the first anthology from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance chapter of the Romance Writers of America #newrelease #hotread #valentinesday

Cold? My sisters in smut at  Passionate Ink, the “some like it steamy” (and then some) chapter of the Romance Writers of America have an app for that. Ok, not an app. A book. Almost the same thing, right? Passionate

Passionate Hearts — the first anthology from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance chapter of the Romance Writers of America #newrelease #hotread #valentinesday

Cold? My sisters in smut at  Passionate Ink, the “some like it steamy” (and then some) chapter of the Romance Writers of America have an app for that. Ok, not an app. A book. Almost the same thing, right? Passionate

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Revenge sex? #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: Revenge sex? Don’t overthink it, kitten. Just go. Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning, middle, and

Revenge sex? #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: Revenge sex? Don’t overthink it, kitten. Just go. Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning, middle, and

Cynthia wants to know about screening creeps but Jane goes off on a dick pic tangent #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

So I’m still waiting for Melissa to tell me if I gave her good or bad advice, but in the meantime, here’s a letter from Cynthia: Dear Jane, I haven’t read any of your books (sorry) but I follow your

Cynthia wants to know about screening creeps but Jane goes off on a dick pic tangent #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

So I’m still waiting for Melissa to tell me if I gave her good or bad advice, but in the meantime, here’s a letter from Cynthia: Dear Jane, I haven’t read any of your books (sorry) but I follow your

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

Tuesdays are for writing :) #writingprompt

Tuesday Writing Prompt: She said before, threesomes were always better in theory. Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning, middle,

Tuesdays are for writing :) #writingprompt

Tuesday Writing Prompt: She said before, threesomes were always better in theory. Beginners: write for 10 minutes or three long-handed pages. Intermediate & advanced: write to a natural stop, so the piece is a full scene, with a beginning, middle,

Book review in quotes: Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter #bookreview

Ok, this totally isn’t a book review, it’s just three funny quotes that I loved from the book, but if you love them too, you will love the book, so… I am calling this a book review.   “Men, I’ve

Book review in quotes: Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter #bookreview

Ok, this totally isn’t a book review, it’s just three funny quotes that I loved from the book, but if you love them too, you will love the book, so… I am calling this a book review.   “Men, I’ve

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

Melissa thinks I’m unrealistic and I tell her there’s no such thing as online dating #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

I got a letter. Well, email. I wrote her back. She said I could share it, but only if I publish her response to my response when she figures out all the things that are wrong with my response. Deal.

Melissa thinks I’m unrealistic and I tell her there’s no such thing as online dating #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

I got a letter. Well, email. I wrote her back. She said I could share it, but only if I publish her response to my response when she figures out all the things that are wrong with my response. Deal.