Shipping and Handling, Pt 3: How to Write Sex Scenes (By Writing Fight Scenes)

“You know why your books don’t sell?” asked my Laddie, scrolling idly through the Kindle sale page. Suggestive covers whizzed by on the computer screen. “No sex scenes.” I wrinkled my nose. “The protagonists in my last series were fifteen.” “Teenagers have sex.” “Not when they’re preoccupied with survival.” While adolescent sexual experiences may be... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2017 After-Action Report

The graphic says it all: I won my first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge, hitting the 50,000-word goal on Thanksgiving Day. It's a giddy accomplishment...especially since that wasn't my primary NaNoWriMo goal. Rewards of completion aside, my biggest motivation for participating this year was to explore my writing process and conduct a time-limited experiment... Continue Reading →

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