Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!

Oh, yeah, I’m going there…again. And this is nearly kismet-level timing with Marquessa over at The Next Chapter who just published a writing challenge post about Pet Peeves. Check it out, and all of her other posts, too! While her article covers three pet peeves, I’m only ranting about one of my biggest because youContinue reading “Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!”

#TacoTuesday

Disclaimer: This post has absolutely nothing to do with food – sorry foodies! Welcome to a new kind of blog hop, engineered by moi for anyone who wants to join in. This is for fun, creativity, mostly cuz-we-can and designed to work for both readers and writers! Objective: Every Tuesday I will introduce a newContinue reading “#TacoTuesday”

You Name It!

Character names are the topic of today’s post, for both readers and writers, so jump right in! The other day, I was given the option to check out yet another free book and being the cover whore that I am, I couldn’t pass it up. I skipped the blurb and went right for the “LookContinue reading “You Name It!”

♥Book Blast of “Skin Deep” by Trista Jaszczak!♥

Title: Skin Deep Author: Trista Jaszczak Genre: BDSM/Erotica Release Date: July 31, 2015 Print Length: 241 pages ASIN: B00Z1I5006 Cover Artist: Shoutlines Designs   WARNING: This story contains female submission, a Daddy Dom/babygirl relationship, hot oral sex scenes, and the beginning of an erotic BDSM lifestyle. This is intended for mature (18+) audiences only. Lola’sContinue reading “♥Book Blast of “Skin Deep” by Trista Jaszczak!♥”

Rape and Incest and Ogres, Oh My!

Alright, here’s a long one for you lovely thinkers to contemplate over the weekend and I know it’s like beating a dead horse, but I can’t help myself!  With a show of hands, how many of you know the true origins of your favorite fairytale?  I’m just kidding, I can’t really see your hands. YouContinue reading “Rape and Incest and Ogres, Oh My!”

A Fear of Reading?

Have you ever stopped reading a book, because you were afraid of what was going to happen next? I can’t recall if I’ve ever experienced this situation before. I started reading this book (won’t name names. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone else) awhile ago and can’t seem to bring myself to pickContinue reading “A Fear of Reading?”

Lost Signal

Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt feels like a recurring theme for me lately, so I’ve decided to break the questions apart in order to inspect them each as personally and honestly as I can: Have you ever had extended writers’ block? What writer hasn’t?  Okay, I know that’s not making it personal.  So, the answer is yes. Continue reading “Lost Signal”

Get Your Read On

The Daily guru’s are calling today’s Prompt “The Great Divide.”  Codswallop!  There’s no division in reading, that’s arithmetic – which I loathe like the dentist’s chair!  Just for that, I’m ‘dividing’ your two-part question! When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Both.  I’ll normally choose fiction when I want to be entertained,Continue reading “Get Your Read On”

Dr. Author / Ms. Reader

Are you like Jekyll & Hyde when it comes to reading and writing?  Are you far more critical of another’s book than you are of your own, or do you find that you’re overly hard on yourself? What’s your favorite part of a book?  Do you rush forward, skip over the details to the dialogueContinue reading “Dr. Author / Ms. Reader”