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Adventures in Writing: Why you Need to Separate Professional & Personal
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Adventures in Writing: Why you Need to Separate Professional & Personal

Separating your professional writing life from your personal life is a good idea, even if you don’t write super spicy stories full of sexcapades. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to all writers, so don’t whine at me. yes, my feisty pants are on today. Writing Life vs Personal Life If you’re using a pen name (or…

InkersCon 2022: What I Love about the Digital Convention

InkersCon 2022: What I Love about the Digital Convention

The InkersCon Mission Statement says it all! “To spark the open exchange of information and inspiration through author networking and events.” Dr. J. introduced me to InkersCon. I knew I had to check it out. This is the second year I’ve been involved and it’s absolutely fantastic. The things I’ve learned not only help me…

A Penny for your Thoughts: Shame on you for Shaming

A Penny for your Thoughts: Shame on you for Shaming

Let’s talk about Shaming Someone I adore recently sent a SnapChat photo of the cover of Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volume 3 to her story. I lent her my copy when she expressed interest after reading Chemical [se]X 2: Just One More and her relative swiped Big Book of Submission Volume 2 I’d…

Adventures in Writing: Soak it in the Muse Juice

Adventures in Writing: Soak it in the Muse Juice

Yes, I said it again. And I’ll keep saying it. MUSE JUICE. I don’t know where the fuck it came from, but apparently my brain has latched on like a leech in a precarious area you can’t quite reach. If someone tells you they’re having a difficult time writing, believe them. Something happened and things…

A Penny for your Thoughts: Here’s looking at you, 2019

A Penny for your Thoughts: Here’s looking at you, 2019

Looking back at all the times I let procrastination win in 2018 means one thing in 2019… It has GOT TO GO. I procrastinated so much in 2018 that the entire year almost feels a complete waste. Whether this means using a pomodoro timer or the annoying one on the microwave I use while cooking,…

Top Ten Things: Not to Ask an Erotica Author

Top Ten Things: Not to Ask an Erotica Author

[Originally Posted on Sisters in Smut] Imagine you’re an erotic romance or erotica author. You’ve written stories that contain steamy smut and debauchery across the board. You’re sitting at a table with a stack of books waiting for you to sign for the fans lined up at the door of the bookstore. Or maybe you’re…

Guest: Wednesday Noir: An Introverts Guide to Navigating the Negative on Twitter

Guest: Wednesday Noir: An Introverts Guide to Navigating the Negative on Twitter

Please welcome the amazing Wednesday Noir with some excellent advice regarding negativity on social media. It’s no secret if you follow me on Twitter that I’m an agoraphobe. I’m also extremely introverted. The only socializing I do is on Twitter. Is it healthy by most people’s standards? No. But I’m a happy hermit, and that…

A Penny for your Thoughts: Proximity Alert

A Penny for your Thoughts: Proximity Alert

Those of us that write, live, or both regarding the BDSM Lifestyle tend to focus on one major item above all others (or I hope they do…). A specific word that conveys many feelings and comes with the heaviest of weight. Consent. Without consent, it’s abuse. But what about outside the kinky bedroom activities? This…

A Penny for your Thoughts: I’m Not Single*

A Penny for your Thoughts: I’m Not Single*

I’ve decided to no longer identify myself as “single” when it comes to my relationship status. Read on to find out more! Again, I’ve been subjected to the indignity of being single twice in two weeks. Usually I have a few months between these ridiculous accusations that because I’m not partnered up, I must be unhappy with my existence. How…