An Andro Named Sue

Balancing a career in publishing with chronic migraines. Sort of.

HAHA JUST KIDDING I’M JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY. No I’m not, this is publishing. I am here to write the damn stories I want to tell and share them with folks who will hopefully enjoy them too. So why did I write this one? Well. Short answer: BECAUSE I CAN. Long …

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I’m an angry writer. I don’t so much get Inspired to write something, as I do get angry and frustrated with tropes and constant mistakes. I wouldn’t call this topic a trope perse, but it is a mistake; one that I’ve encountered since I was a wee child reading my first urban fantasy novels. It …

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When I was a kid, male gay characters in fiction did not exist. And when they did, they were all very much the same. They were effeminate, catty, fashionable, cowardly, self-centered, and very promiscuous. They did not get lead-roles, because they weren’t fully realized characters. Queer characters in fiction during my teenage years were deliberately …

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If there’s one thing that’s ticked me off over the years, its watching novels continually fail to portray mental illness accurately, realistically, and for the sake of character not plot. So, without further ado, here are your seven steps to getting mental illness right in your next story.