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My Pain Is Not For Sale: I Will Never Publish Sexual Assault by J.M. Bates

It is 1989 and I am four years old. I somehow survive a sexual assault. Terrible things happen to children all the time, and they are stronger than they look. Twenty-five years is a long time to heal from anything. In 1991, I am sitting in a sand box in my parents’ back yard by […]

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Vaginas and Writing

Vaginas and writing: Is it important to know a #writer is a woman? This subject has hit home for me several times in my writing career. I’m often immediately confronted with “Do you write romance/erotica?” when I talk about my writing. And while my first book has a heavy romantic element, the rest of my […]

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The Duality of A Writer

*This post sparked by a Facebook Meme and the resultant comments. The meme stated: “Writers literally create worlds from scratch… What is sexier than that? I don’t know why every person out there isn’t dating a writer.” by Rachel Bloom. This article is a hybrid of ideas presented about the nature of ‘being a writer’, […]

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Treading Twitter Tutorial

#this #that #???… Using social media is a great way to reach readers. But how do you know exactly how to reach the readers you’re looking for? #Hashtagging is a way of targeting the readers a writer wants. But, again, where do you start?Every time you turn around it seems like there is a new Twitter […]

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Resolutions Be Damned

New Year’s. And those damned resolutions. A new year. The first day in what is supposed to be a promising opportunity to change your ways, do something positive with yourself or your life, really buckle down and focus on what is important to you. We all make them – resolutions. Even when we promise ourselves […]

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Barbara Bradley – Hesitant Desire – Author Interview

1.      Barbara Bradley, author of Hesitant Desire, is the subject of my scrutiny today. Check out what makes this writer tick and find out a little bit about her writing. Without further ado… Barbara Donlon Bradley author of Hesitant Desire       What does an average day for you consist of?  What […]

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Good Guys/Bad Guys

We’ve all read it, the ‘Traditional Plot’ – Good Guy meets Good Girl, Bad Guy/Girl tries to intervene, Good Guy and Good Girl overcome all obstacles, defeat Bad Guy/Girl and live happily ever after. Right? This is the age old story, the epitome of good fiction (if written well, that is). However, what happens if/when […]

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