I first published my senior year of college, early in 2014, and let me say that there are a great many things I have learned about writing, romance, desire and business since then. Here are just a few.
Romance novels create a utopian relationship, critics often squawk. There aren’t any real men like this. Every reader or writer of the genre has heard the refrain in some way, shape or form and there’s a reason for that. It’s called sexism.
The first part of this article was a very small glance at the experiences women face everyday, and how romance novels are way to escape those realities. Part II will delve more into the damaging effects of monitoring, not simply what women do or don’t do, but what kind of information they consume and how … Continue reading When Men Comment on What Women Read (And Do) Part II
There are two articles, specifically, that brought this (these) posts to the fore. One for good reasons and bad comments, and the other for not so good reasons. Ultimately, they teach us the same lesson. We cannot comment upon or dictate the actions of others, when we have not shared their experiences - that applies … Continue reading When Men Comment on What Women Do (and Read) Part 1