To a blog title that says romance novels are “primed” to make an impact on society, I would add “yet again.” Applauding the “new” wave of romance writing.
Inktera, the support store for Clean Reader’s product line, just pulled the plug.
In other words, the customer is still supporting sinful writing, but using an app to avoid experiencing it. Very, very clever Clean Reader.
Stupid, silly, trashy, sappy… It’s “just” a romance after all. How about we stop shaming our readers and our own work?
When we suggest that we or other authors in lesbian fiction are not able to withstand the customary, ongoing criticism such as occurs in every other artistic field, I wonder if someone like JK Rowling ever made that suggestion. Did Toni Morrison? Stephen King?
What is a “real lesbian” and who decides? Karin Kallmaker on the tightrope of being guest and host in the Big Queer Tent.
So this is a challenge. It’s not tax deductible. It’s not #TrendingSexyViral. You don’t have to pour water over your head.
Novelist Joanne Harris finds her books labelled “women’s fiction” frustrating. Why do these labels exist – a perspective from a lesbian writer in a small market.