Problematic Plot: Babies

  A Guide in Practical Application Romances are supposed to end with a “happily ever after” (or “happily for now”), and it is astounding how many of the romances I’ve read either end with a pregnancy or a postscript with the couple and their new baby. Heck, I’ve even done the epilogue-with-their-kids thing myself. And I’ve…

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It's been an insane weekend, what with protests and political crises, so I'm a few days behind on putting up blog posts. Please check back in a day or two. In the meantime, keep fighting this evil administration. No walls, no bans, no.

Intertextuality + Gilmore Girls: Ep 2

It's Tuesday, that means it's a Gilmore Girls day! Did you remember the Nutter Butters? The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton (original air date: October 12, 2000) Rory begins her life at Chilton which, as the episode title indicates, means that Lorelai does, too. They both make faux pas, and, of course, hilarity and hijinx…

Music for Writing: Edwardian Romance

Margaret and Hal, Part One Sometimes, immersing in the music contemporary to a novel’s setting helps. With my current WIP, A Scandalous Reputation, it’s essential. As an avant-garde literary personage and a musician herself, Margaret’s taste in music flavored the whole story, not just the playlist, and often when I’m working on this mss, I’ll…

Hello!

Well. I've finally done it. My author website is now a thing! So welcome, there's always hot water on for tea, and I promise to break out the good Irish whiskey when it's needed. This site has been a work in progress (see what I did with that?) for many months, but I didn't have…

Music for Writing: Sex Scenes

My wide and varied musical obsessions are well known amongst my IRL friends. A gathering, a writing sprint, a meal, a Dance Break, and I’ll have appropriate (well, usually appropriate), unconventional, outdated, weird, or otherwise-awesome tunes to go along with things. I have more playlists than are healthy for any one person. Music is always on…