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Protected: Writing Erotica Workshop: Slides, Resources & Homework for Workshop Participants Only

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Life’s Dangerous Companions & Writing Days

Me: I’m alive. You: I don’t care. Me: You didn’t miss me, at all? You: No. What’s the word count? Me: Um. Well. Taking a bit of a break from making words and reading some. You: You know that’s procrastination,

Life’s Dangerous Companions & Writing Days

Me: I’m alive. You: I don’t care. Me: You didn’t miss me, at all? You: No. What’s the word count? Me: Um. Well. Taking a bit of a break from making words and reading some. You: You know that’s procrastination,

Resource: The Art of Slow Writing by Louise DeSalvo

I stumbled across this book last week at one of those psychologically optimal moments, you know? I think I needed someone to tell me to slow down a little. It’s a well-put together, well-researched, not-too-didactic piece that discusses various writers’

Resource: The Art of Slow Writing by Louise DeSalvo

I stumbled across this book last week at one of those psychologically optimal moments, you know? I think I needed someone to tell me to slow down a little. It’s a well-put together, well-researched, not-too-didactic piece that discusses various writers’

Resource: The Faith Of A Writer / Joyce Carol Oates

I picked up this book yesterday… It begins like this: MY FAITH AS A WRITER / Joyce Carol Oates I believe that art is the highest expression of the human spirit. I believe that we yearn to transcend the merely

Resource: The Faith Of A Writer / Joyce Carol Oates

I picked up this book yesterday… It begins like this: MY FAITH AS A WRITER / Joyce Carol Oates I believe that art is the highest expression of the human spirit. I believe that we yearn to transcend the merely

Resource: Cheryl Strayed, for EVERYTHING

First, listen to this: Cheryl Strayed on the Long Form Podcast. (click on this link, and not the picture below, because I am a Luddite.) It’s a 1:43 minute commitment. Find the time, and do it. If you need to be

Resource: Cheryl Strayed, for EVERYTHING

First, listen to this: Cheryl Strayed on the Long Form Podcast. (click on this link, and not the picture below, because I am a Luddite.) It’s a 1:43 minute commitment. Find the time, and do it. If you need to be

Erotic Astrology

So here’s the thing. Say you’re writing a romance, or just a fucking hot sex scene, and you know he’s a Capricorn and she’s a Virgo, and you want to make the scene astrologically true… What? It could totally happen.

Erotic Astrology

So here’s the thing. Say you’re writing a romance, or just a fucking hot sex scene, and you know he’s a Capricorn and she’s a Virgo, and you want to make the scene astrologically true… What? It could totally happen.

Goodreads for Authors

I am going through all sorts of Squee! moments right now, and an absolute high was when one of my people said, “OK, now go create an author profile on Goodreads,” and I sighed, and moaned, and said, “God, another

Goodreads for Authors

I am going through all sorts of Squee! moments right now, and an absolute high was when one of my people said, “OK, now go create an author profile on Goodreads,” and I sighed, and moaned, and said, “God, another

Canadian Publishers: mostly Literary

You can start here: The Association of Canadian Publishers Membership Directory  There are more indie and edge publishers here: The Canadian Writer’s Market (most recent edition!)  – but you will also weep at how poorly most Canadian publications pay. (There’s

Canadian Publishers: mostly Literary

You can start here: The Association of Canadian Publishers Membership Directory  There are more indie and edge publishers here: The Canadian Writer’s Market (most recent edition!)  – but you will also weep at how poorly most Canadian publications pay. (There’s

For the blocked, insecure, angsting & suffering

Want to write but can’t? Goddammit. Just. Do. It. This is what I would tattoo on my chest—if only it would be a little larger—and the chest of every other “I want to be a writer!” person I encounter (if

For the blocked, insecure, angsting & suffering

Want to write but can’t? Goddammit. Just. Do. It. This is what I would tattoo on my chest—if only it would be a little larger—and the chest of every other “I want to be a writer!” person I encounter (if

Bold Publishers: Erotica, Edge

My publisher: Mischief/Harper Collins UK—clearly, the publisher with the most exquisite taste and just enough courage and daring. Right? Their not-so-arms-length US associates: Avon Red Their once-key-competition-but-now-we-own-them: Harlequin—pitch Carina Press  or Cosmo Red-Hot Reads JUST FOR FUN: Harlequin’s Erotic Fiction Flow-Chart

Bold Publishers: Erotica, Edge

My publisher: Mischief/Harper Collins UK—clearly, the publisher with the most exquisite taste and just enough courage and daring. Right? Their not-so-arms-length US associates: Avon Red Their once-key-competition-but-now-we-own-them: Harlequin—pitch Carina Press  or Cosmo Red-Hot Reads JUST FOR FUN: Harlequin’s Erotic Fiction Flow-Chart

Resources for #BoldWriters

Dare to write on the edge? Good. Welcome. First… write. Struggling? Read Charles Bukowski’s So you want to be a writer. And then, write. Now, explore: AGENT SEARCH BOLD PUBLISHERS: EROTICA, EDGE CANADIAN PUBLISHERS: mostly LITERARY JUMP: SELF-PUBLISHING AND SHAMELESS

Resources for #BoldWriters

Dare to write on the edge? Good. Welcome. First… write. Struggling? Read Charles Bukowski’s So you want to be a writer. And then, write. Now, explore: AGENT SEARCH BOLD PUBLISHERS: EROTICA, EDGE CANADIAN PUBLISHERS: mostly LITERARY JUMP: SELF-PUBLISHING AND SHAMELESS

…and you need to read Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, because size matters

There are all sorts of higher reasons to read Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, and if you are interested in having those explained to you, read Maria Popova’s Anne Lamott on Writing And How Perfectionism Kills Creativity or 9 (best)

…and you need to read Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, because size matters

There are all sorts of higher reasons to read Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird, and if you are interested in having those explained to you, read Maria Popova’s Anne Lamott on Writing And How Perfectionism Kills Creativity or 9 (best)

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

True story: the woman-creator-would-be-artist-am-I? who pressed Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way into my hands still hasn’t read it. She’s still procrastinating, searching. But you should. It is a perfectly imperfect book and Cameron is a perfectly imperfect—so, so flawed—teacher. The

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

True story: the woman-creator-would-be-artist-am-I? who pressed Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way into my hands still hasn’t read it. She’s still procrastinating, searching. But you should. It is a perfectly imperfect book and Cameron is a perfectly imperfect—so, so flawed—teacher. The

How To Find An Agent 101

For Canadian literary agents, start here: Association of Canadian Publishers—Get Published: Literary Agents For US literary agents, start here: Agent Query BONUS: you can search this database for agents who handle erotica For UK literary agents, start here: Wiki List

How To Find An Agent 101

For Canadian literary agents, start here: Association of Canadian Publishers—Get Published: Literary Agents For US literary agents, start here: Agent Query BONUS: you can search this database for agents who handle erotica For UK literary agents, start here: Wiki List

Meet Jennifer Lee and the Right-Brain Business Plan

On-going theme: I’m really struggling with the idea of having to be a marketer and seller of what I write. And the idea of developing a business plan or a marketing plan made me–I don’t want to say gag, but,

Meet Jennifer Lee and the Right-Brain Business Plan

On-going theme: I’m really struggling with the idea of having to be a marketer and seller of what I write. And the idea of developing a business plan or a marketing plan made me–I don’t want to say gag, but,

Blogs on book marketing that I hope you find more useful than I did

I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Bob Baker’s Full Time Author blog. I was lost, and probably typing random search terms into Google… and there he was. He really wants to send you this Book Marketing Confidential report,

Blogs on book marketing that I hope you find more useful than I did

I can’t quite remember how I stumbled upon Bob Baker’s Full Time Author blog. I was lost, and probably typing random search terms into Google… and there he was. He really wants to send you this Book Marketing Confidential report,

Sharing: 44 essential twitter hashtags every author should know

This is an old (January 2012) post from The Social Media Club’s Caitlin Muir, published on Author Media, about which hashtags scribes should use to connect/share with like-minds on Twitter. This Luddite found it very helpful:  44 essential twitter hashtags every

Sharing: 44 essential twitter hashtags every author should know

This is an old (January 2012) post from The Social Media Club’s Caitlin Muir, published on Author Media, about which hashtags scribes should use to connect/share with like-minds on Twitter. This Luddite found it very helpful:  44 essential twitter hashtags every

Allow me to introduce you to Blaise Lucey

I’ll tell you about how I found Blaise Lucey’s blog in one of the Wednesday confessions. In the meantime: Blaise Lucey: a creative resource for creative people trying to figure out what the heck is going on You’re welcome. You

Allow me to introduce you to Blaise Lucey

I’ll tell you about how I found Blaise Lucey’s blog in one of the Wednesday confessions. In the meantime: Blaise Lucey: a creative resource for creative people trying to figure out what the heck is going on You’re welcome. You

Demeter Press seeking submissions for Mothers, Sex and Sexuality collection

  Really excited to share this call for submissions from Demeter Press with you. Demeter Press is the first book publisher focused specifically on the topic of mothering/ motherhood: an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry,

Demeter Press seeking submissions for Mothers, Sex and Sexuality collection

  Really excited to share this call for submissions from Demeter Press with you. Demeter Press is the first book publisher focused specifically on the topic of mothering/ motherhood: an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry,

She recommends a book she hasn’t read: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction

Check this out: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction by Judith Watts and Mirren Baxter (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013). A very short review: I haven’t read the book. I bought it, I skipped straight to the list of publishers in

She recommends a book she hasn’t read: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction

Check this out: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction by Judith Watts and Mirren Baxter (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013). A very short review: I haven’t read the book. I bought it, I skipped straight to the list of publishers in