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 … Continue reading Weekend Writing: The too convenient setting
*sits down* *pours you a glass of water* Have you seen Legion? No? Well. Shit... alright. Demisexual to me is...well its the barrier between me and dating. It's the shrug every time someone asks if I find a guy attractive. It's the lean back when someone goes to kiss me at the end of … Continue reading What is Demisexual
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 … Continue reading Weekend Writing: male queer in adult fiction
I’ve never been nervous about writing before. That sounds...overly cocky, I know, but it's not cockiness. It’s lack of giving a fuckness. If I think the plot is sound and the characters are interesting, I write it. I don’t worry about marketability, or who to sell it to. I just write, and I put the … Continue reading No Touchy: Why I’m seriously considering self-publishing
I freaking love sea monsters. I grew up fascinated by the ocean and all the shit we didn't know, all the things that might be down there. I read a lot of Peter Benchley and thought marine biology was the coolest damn thing, and I still do. There's a lot of sea monster horror novels … Continue reading Lets Get Weird: the Lusca
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. How did they get here? You better … Continue reading Weekend Writing: 7 steps to writing mental illness
Me! *waves* And that’s all folks! *record scratch noise* By definition, androgynous is having both masculine and feminine qualities both. By my definition, it is the Yes answer to the question “Are you a guy or a girl?” in the great many answers that exist in the gender world today. In this regard, agender, which … Continue reading What Is Androgynous?
Alright nerds, sit down and buckle up, its time for our very first installment of Lets Get Weird, where I tell you about some strange folklore, paranormal studies--weird fucking shit that’s happened to me or that I’ve researched for book stuff. Today’s installment is...not the last one. Okay, its a bit of the last one, … Continue reading Lets Get Weird: the real life basis of Poltergeist
I don't like resolutions--I never really have. They're one of those things that grate on me, like when people ask where I'll be in five years or when exactly I plan to get a fucking book published. I have no fucking idea what the year will hold, so I can't really say if I can … Continue reading 2017: The Year Without A Resolution
As a kid, I wrote a lot about girls and boys, but I kept being told “be a girl”, so I wrote more about girls. Even though it grated me to be called “girl” and I never understood why for the longest time. I mean, they were technically right. I was in fact a girl. … Continue reading Creep versus Self versus the World: androgynous, writing to gender, and the great oatmeal disaster.