#cockygate: A Saga of Arseholery

Aw yeah, I went there...

If you are involved in writing romance books (and you probably aren’t) or read them (maybe you do) or if you read books at all (have I got you all now?), then #cockygate might be of interest to you.

If you’ve not heard a thing about it, sit back and let me wave the drama around.

Romance author Faleena Hopkins got a trademark on the word ‘cocky’ (yes, on the word itself) for “a series of books in the field of romance” to protect her book series brand. This is already ludicrous: Trademarking a commonly used word in the English … [...Read More]

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He followed her home #amwriting

CopyrightSnippet from fiction WIP by Sharyn Ferns

Yesterday I woke up with an F/m fiction story almost fully formed in my mind.

This has never happened. NEVER.

I don’t write fiction, I just don’t get story ideas like that, and long form isn’t my strength. When I’ve tried to force it (and I have tried), the result feels contrived, flat. I’m reluctant to say ‘I’m not good at it’ for fear of jinxing what I’m writing now, but I have thought that for a long time (and I’ve absolutely said it out loud before).

But I wrote some 20 pages of it yesterday, madly putting down what … [...Read More]

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Pornocalypse & Share Our Shit Saturday #SoSS

Social media platforms and financial institutions are notorious for being anti ANY type of sexual or adult content. It’s not just about censorship and hiding the content, but about stopping those dirty dirty sex people from making any money from it by closing down sources of income, promotional avenues, advertising spaces.

In some cases they have users flag their content as adult content. I have zero problem with this. It seems a sensible way to handle it. But many platforms simply won’t deal with any kind of perfectly legal adult content at all.

Some examples:

  • Paypal freezes accounts that it
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I’m on Molly’s 20 of 2015!

Molly of Molly’s Daily Kiss is a wonderful blogger and photographer who you may not be so familiar with because she’s in a M/f relationship and writes from that perspective (this is the only reason why she’s not on my blog roll: not because she isn’t fabulous, but because I specifically keep that for F/m orientated blogs).

We had a lovely chat earlier this year for her Kisscast (an audio clip where you can hear an English accent and an Australian non-accent in one interview, you know, if that were your thing *smile*) and she is just as fun … [...Read More]

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A month of daily writing

I love it so much when SGC does comics just for me. SO GOOD!!
I love it so much when SGC does comics just for me. SO GOOD!!

Last year, the amazingly talented Submissive Guy Comics and I did what we dubbed NaBloRrrrawrMo: a month of writing (me) and drawing (him) as our very own version of November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

My writing has been languishing here on my blog and elsewhere (heard anything more about my novella? Yeah, me either :/), so while it seems daunting to commit to writing daily given where my head is at, with SGC’s happy enthusiasm to post a drawing a day on Twitter, … [...Read More]

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Femdom Novella: What now?

Thank you so much to everyone who voted and commented on my femdom novella idea.

The results were very encouraging:

femdom novella votes

So, I guess this means I need to write a thing now… ooh look, shiny!!

I’ve set up a mailing list for anyone who is interested in being involved in my writing process and to keep me accountable. That way I will keep it (mostly) off the blog.

I will NOT spam you or share your email with anyone else. EVER.

If you sign up, you’ll get updates letting you know how I’m going. You’ll get free previews of … [...Read More]

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