Perspective & Hindsight

I don’t want to make a habit of addressing criticism and going, “No, that’s not true, I’m right, enh.” It’s a dangerous rabbit hole to go down. In this blog I’ll be doing it once more after last week I criticized the obsession with the necessity of stating every character’s full intent, but after that, […]

When to Tell

A few things have started to bother me about my writing style lately. I’ve always been someone who flirted with the concepts behind “show versus tell” – and I err on the side of telling being underrated. Telling is efficient, leaves less room for error, and when used correctly, is more emotionally effective. Personally, the […]

After the Fact

In Chapter 13 of Mutual Benefits, a very raw and spontaneous bit of emotion happens: Quinn reveals, possibly even to himself, that the way Taylor treated him in a consented sexual situation has upset him now that he knows more about himself. A few readers expressed confusion at him being upset and I can totally […]

[New Chapter Posted!] To Dominate and to Submit

One of my favorite things in writing is getting an unexpected rush of inspiration, like you suddenly realize where things are going and the exact things everyone is saying and doing. Sometimes writing can be a daunting process where you don’t really want to keep going because the inspiration well has run dry, but these […]

One Person’s Trash…

Last week, a friend at work recommended to me a review of Fifty Shades of Grey, the popular erotic series, for its brutal takedown of the books. Ever since Fifty Shades came out I’ve heard occasional whispers, most of them negative, about the story. I never read it myself, but that was mostly due to […]