“I Wanna Be A Female Monster.”

  I wanted to share the origins of the quote “I wanna be a female monster,” and what it had me thinking of as I buckle down to draft several new stories.   I watched I Love Dick this past week on a whim. When I saw commercials a few months back, I guffawed...

Dark Romance Is Not A Dare

This week there were several discussions about dark romance and erotica. Again. It’s also known as transgressive fiction. Or rape fiction. Or more derisively “rape as romance” as it’s called in the romance community. Some of these discussions concerned the...

Shameless Saturday: Dark and Tragic Fare

So, most of the time I can’t half remember the things I like, or they’re so weird and brutal that I feel like maybe I should keep them to myself. The more I thought about it though, the more I decided I should talk more about the things I like. Shame keeps...

Black History Month and the Power of Truth

This Black History Month has me in a more ponderous mood than usual. I’ve been thinking a lot about truth and lies, especially the latter and how it’s working in our government today. And so much of this month is about the great big lies we have to uncover...

Thoughts On Community/Collective Censorship

(Yes I understand the difference between community based and government censorship. And while this post was spurred on by another author gaining negative attention, it’s about so much more than one book or one author. It’s about all of us and how we can be...

Of Course You Realize, This Means War

  I was gifted a copy of the book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield a couple of weeks ago by a good friend (Thanks Eden Connor!), which inspired today’s post.   It’s an amazing book that breaks...