Why all the explicit activities and accessories? As I prepare for the panel on “True Lust” for GCLS 2006, I find myself confronted with that question and the many layers of the answer. Read More
Question posed by another writer who was berated by a reader for portraying lesbians in her novel as violent: What do you do about e-mail from a judgmental or passive-aggressive reader whose issues don’t seem relevant to your work? Read More
Joy Parks of Q Syndicate asked me a lot of great questions. Read More
Song lyrics, combined with music, have the power to move our booties, exorcise demons, uplift our spirit and add poetry into any moment of our daily lives. It’s a natural inclination to refer to, quote from and honor words of others that move us. Frequently, then, the question comes up: can I quote song lyrics in my story? Read More
Question from a New Writer
How careful does a writer have to be when using real people or events in their lives in a story?
Hurrah! Bell, Book & Dyke: New Exploits of Magical Lesbians is among the finalists for the 2006 Goldie awards! The category is Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Speculative/Horror, but BBD also has a decided erotic edge in its quartet of novellas about lesbians and real magic in their lives.
I hope everyone will pardon a brief commercial for my absolutely most favorite lesbian event ever (okay, event with more than 2 women in the room) and that’s the Golden Crown Literary Society annual convention. This year it is in Atlanta, June 8-11, and already the list of attending writers, publishers and editors is lengthy and star-studded. And we’ve just been informed that Ann Bannon will be speaking! Read More
Every genre has its conventions and the sex should always be about the characters and the plot. I think it is possible, even in these days of explicit romances, to pen a lesbian romance that does not have a “sex scene” per se – but it must have lust and passion or the reader won’t buy that “love and happy ever after” premise you spent several hundred pages selling. Read More