Posts tagged The Writerly Life
Moving On

You know how there are different types of relationships? Some of them are shallow flirtations and some of them are deep, lifelong connections and some are hot-and-heavy-and-not-much-else.

There's one particular type of relationship that I have in mind here. Most of us have had this one at some point: The One That’s Not Quite The One. Close but no cigar. Do not pass go. Do not live happily ever after.

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Here We Go

I’ve been trying to talk myself out of blogging about this. It’s way too soon. Ghost’s book hasn’t even come out yet. There are too many things that are subject to change at this point.

But at the same time, I really, really wanna. Because I’m excited about it. I’m having fun, you guys.

Since I have the impulse control of a five-year-old, I’m gonna give it a shot.

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Literally the Stuff on My Desk. I'm Sorry.

Usually when I sit down to write a blog post, I spend a lot of time running through possible ideas. My response to most of these is: no one will care about that. Since I spend a lot of time writing about office supplies and stupid crap like that, I'm probably right most of the time. Which is why I've been trying to spend more time writing about book stuff, since I figure if you're showing up at my site, you're at least vaguely interested in my books.

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In Defense of the HEA

You could say I have a bit of a bone to pick. Which might explain why this is really long. 

Damon Suede called romance "The literature of hope." Some folks might say that that's an inflated description for dinky little love stories; those folks don't know what they're talking about. I'm not saying that to be rude so much as to express that they are working from a fundamental misunderstanding of the genre, one that is usually based in some mixture of sexism, superiority and an unfamiliarity with the texts in question. 

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