Courtney Milan doesn’t know me, but I’m going to thank her anyway. Why representation is my job because writing is my superpower.
Even as our bodies are strewn across the straight world’s entertainment landscape, we’re expected to be grateful to have even been included. Applause for the bravery of the mainstream writer for their diversity and daring.
REBLOG Steven Spohn’s essay at Terrible Minds: I Am Not Your Plot Device.
Our feeds are full of ire about men who don’t get it. A lot of men do, so I’m sharing just such a case, with my own comments as someone who markets without apology to a specific audience.
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.
As a writer, I’ve always tried to create characters who vividly show that it does, indeed, get better.