Tag Archives: genre talk

My letter to the RWR

Below is the letter I wrote in response to the RWR article we’ve been talking about over the last few days. I know many other members have also written to the RWR about their displeasure, and I continue to want to … Continue reading

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Politics, Social Media, and the RWR (or, “hey, my Twitter feed just exploded!”)

Sunday morning I crankily tweeted about an excerpt of an article in the new Romance Writers Report (the magazine published by the Romance Writers of America for its membership) that offered advice on using social media.  The excerpt suggested that … Continue reading

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Do the Thing! – Fan-to-Pro and Fan-while-Pro

Thanks to everyone who attended the OTW chat on “Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated” and asked questions about the fan-to-pro or fan-while-pro experience. You can now read a transcript of the discussion at the OTW site. Topic include not looking … Continue reading

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10 things we learned about Starling now that it has readers

Today is the 1 month birthday of Starling.  Erin is off in the woods on holiday and almost entirely out of touch, and I’ve been deep in the weeds with my non-writing life, although we have some more exciting announcements … Continue reading

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The Awesome Women of Love in Los Angeles, Part 1: Gemma Hyong

Welcome to our series of posts on the amazing women of the Love in Los Angeles series. Starling and its sequel may be ostensibly about the relationship between two guys, but there are way more characters in the universe, and … Continue reading

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Marriage equality, queer fiction, and Starling

The federal court in Indiana overturned that state’s ban on same-sex marriage today.  Some counties are already issuing licenses, and weddings have taken place.  In other, they are waiting to see if a stay is put in place in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Starling’s hero, Paul Marion Keane

RWA-NYC‘s heroes and heroines of summer blog series continues.  Last month, they included an interview with the star of Starling, J. Alex Cook.  This month, the interview is with with the book’s hero, Paul Marion Keane. Choosing to call Paul … Continue reading

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So your mom wants to know if you’re into bondage the way you used to be really into elves

Both of my parents read this blog. (My dad follows me on Twitter, and I’m pretty sure he links my mom to anything he finds suitably amusing. Hi Dad!). Which is generally really cool, like when my mom got a … Continue reading

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Love is a strangeness. Not romance or the women who write it.

Earlier today, a fellow creative-professional friend pointed me to Michael Kozlowski’s assertion that Female Authors Depend on their Husbands to Write Romance and asked if I had any comment. The implication of that query was, of course, Release the Kraken! … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and the Underwoods (and the Cooks and the Keanes)

Last night I had the super cool opportunity to attend The Roosevelts Meet the Underwoods: A Conversation Between Ken Burns & Beau Willimon at the Paley Center. Here at Avian30 we are huge, huge fans of House of Cards.  I think it’s … Continue reading

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