Making Fantasy Fashionable

As a reader, I was always aware of the stigma placed upon Sci-fi and Fantasy genre novels.  “Only nerds read those”.  “Do you play Dungeons and Dragons too?”.  “Does it involve Cosplay?”. While those questions don’t insult me- I respect anyone who uses costume and imagination to celebrate their beloved hobby/obsession- I do think it’s…

Contradictions

As a writer, I’m always very aware of cliches.  Especially in the form of characters. Cliche characters are all over the place.  We can’t escape them.  Sometimes they’re tiresome, but a lot of times they’re comforting.  Like a security blanket.   We know how they’re going to act, what they’re likely to say.  It’s familiar. But…

The Hyphenate

  I’ve just realized that I am a hyphenate.  I don’t have merely one passion.  I am myriad. You hear about these women.  Mostly on blogs.  You know that behind the camera has to be chaos.  Somewhere there must be chaos, because no one can do it all and have a clean house. My insatiable…

Happy Endings

My best friend doesn’t like happy endings. Let me rephrase that- my best friend doesn’t like when stories (whether in book form or on a screen) end in a sappy, love-conquers-all way.  She’s okay with things working out, they just have to be believable.  I get it. I love myself a romance.  Books, movies, TV…

Threesome: Bringing back the romance in Romance Writing

  Let’s have a threesome, Bring back the rapture, You, me, them, My soul, my words, and my characters, Organic to orgasmic, Let’s come together, Bring out my sensuality, Let it flow from my pen, Onto the page, Let the words fill with florid vocabulary. Make me blush, Make me sigh, Make me feel sixteen…

Who Are You Working For?

I just read this interesting article about writing.  It’s poses the question: What Would You Write If No One Was Looking? I’ve been struggling with this very scenario for the past few years.  When you start to research the industry, your genre, what readers want, and what’s trending or popular, you start to box yourself…

Weekly Roundup

  Some articles catching my eye: – Wes Anderson inspired places * He has inspired a genre of design all its own.  And it’s pretty fabulous. – The Doors of Tallinn *I’ve been to Tallinn and I can attest to its beauty.  This article makes me want to go back. –No-Braid Braid *I’ve decide I’m growing my…

Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Inspired By…

On a brighter note- another “Inspired By” mood board. This time it’s Cafe Henrie in NYC.

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.