Adding Physical Details to Characters

I’ve described before how important it is to keep your writing about characters connected to the real, physical world; adding sensory details is the most effective way to make your writing sound strong and professional. But now I want to talk about a

New Year, New You.

It's 2015. What have you done with it so far? Pushy little shit, aren't I? Come on! Head up, shoulders back, look me in the eye and tell me that you're living the life you want to. Do you want to lose weight? Get fit? Slough off the winter

The Big “Why” of Writing

Storytelling is sacred and you're awesome. Plus, a top-five list. For me, New Year's Resolutions are a love/hate thing. I love reading New Year's resolutions by writers about writing. I hate trying to come up with my own, because it requires quiet

New Year’s Resolutions for Smut Writers

Ah, it’s that time of year again. The holidays have just finished and New Year’s is just around the corner. Guests and family have finally gone home. Your stomach is so full of food that you don’t want to eat for another week, but people keep telling

Private Public Professional Space, AKA: The Internet

We live in a strange world today, where everyone puts their drunken photos up on Facebook for their future employers to peruse and a shocking number of adults give a shit what a thirteen year old girl does and says. I have people I’d call friends

The Different Genres of Sex and Love

Humanity has a handful of different urges and drive that are intrinsic to our species. Among those urges are sex and love. With them being basic desires shared by nearly every human on the planet, it's only natural that they play a crucial role in