Planner or Pantser?

In the beginning I didn’t outline and I wrote in one document in sequence. But when I tried to finish a project, it was confusing and challenging because of editing. Now, I outline and use Scrivener to separate my stories by scene. Easier to both plan and to edit. I write best when I write…

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Ignore Disabled People Out of Embarrassment?

I’m a devout Unitarian Universalist (UU).  To get technical on you (aka cut and pasting from the www.uua.org website), that means my “spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition…” UUs are also, “brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and…

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OutWrite 2018 LGBTQ Literary Festival

Wow, I attended the workshops for writers held Sunday, August 5th at the LGBTQ OutWrite Literature Festival 2018. Glad I went! It was a small, event with some big and controversial topics. I will definitely make it out again next year. They have workshops for readers as well and lots of book and other vendors…

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Breaking Ground On My New Website

August has been one of the best months of the year so far. We’ve finally broke ground on my new web site. Plus, the designers are working hard on my book covers. It has taken me what seemed to be months to outline and create the content and atmosphere of my website. It’s like having…

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How White Our Reading World Really Is

“We no longer live in a time when marginalized people are voiceless. Instead we have the opportunity to ensure that those voices are amplified. People of all cultures and backgrounds have valuable experiences and universal ideas to share, and we all stand to gain when those voices are heard.” This was a fascinating article, “I…

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Storm of Roses Gets A Facelift

I published Storm of Roses back in 2006. This year I’m giving my debut a facelift, which includes a new cover. I’m Sooo excited! The new cover will be more epic and powerful. Truly demonstrating the depth of its contents. I really like my current cover; but I’m going to love the new one. The…

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Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex?

Definitely check out this well written, on-point article by Lux Alptraum, Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex? . I especially appreciate how she points out that, “in removing some of the division between sexual behaviors and romantic attractions, we may have inadvertently oversimplified our understanding of how humans process and pursue both…

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AuthorFest 2018

I am Soooo HAPPY to be at the Author Fest at the Library of Congress, hosted by The D.C. public library. Between having to hire a baby sitter, get my partner to run an errand for me and otherwise clear my schedule – I’m finally here from 10:30-5pm! All day pretty much to learn and…

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Review of Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Peter Darling by Austin Chant My rating: 2 of 5 stars One thing I noticed and appreciated immediately was the high quality writing. The author, Austin Chant has a beautiful, poetic prose style that’s really awesome to read. The way he describes surroundings and emotions is impressive; I enjoyed his writing style very much. What…

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