Throughout my blog posts about writing minority characters, one piece of advice should jump out at you. Get a sensitivity reader. If you've written a book (or other story-telling creative work) focusing on a demographic that you are not a member of, you probably need a sensitivity reader, with very rare exception. The consequences of … Continue reading Sensitivity Readers: What They Do and Why You Need One
7 Writing Tips from a Trad-Pub Author
Today I’m going to be covering the writing tips that have helped me the most on my path to becoming a (soon to be) traditionally published author. The corresponding YouTube video can be found here. Please keep in mind that this is what works for me, and may not work for everyone. However… It does … Continue reading 7 Writing Tips from a Trad-Pub Author
How I Write Sex Scenes in Romance
Since I think I'm rather good at writing sex, and I have seen people ask for tips (just the tips, just to see how it feels) on how to write sex, I thought I'd share my personal guidelines. Please note this is just how I write and you are free to do your own thing! It works for me and might work for you, or might not. You do you.
When Cis-Hetero Women Write M/M Romance
The topic of cis-straight women writing M/M romance blew up recently, and I had some thoughts I wanted to share on the subject. While I'm not a queer man and would not presume to speak for that community, I do know the experience of being in a minority that gets excluded from content about themselves, … Continue reading When Cis-Hetero Women Write M/M Romance
Writing Jewish Characters
Antisemitism, like any other form of bigotry, flourishes in the demonization of the "other". When all you see is a harmful stereotype, it's easier to forget that someone is human.