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Kia is spot on when talking about a large part of gay fiction these days. A lot of it is written by bored housewives who think that, just because they’re women who have sex with men, they’re able to write a convincing gay male character. Well, it’s not true. Most of their stories end up coming off as these wishy-washy gay male characters who act like teenage girls more than men. It’s almost an insult. In her post, Kia talks about this topic, and does so very well. Enjoy!

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Due to the amazing thing that is the internet, the kindle and (self)publishing I feel I need to write this post about something that really really bugs me and leaves me not reading about half the books I get on my kindle.

Crappy gay books

There, I said it and now I’ll explain what I mean with that.

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Hollywood isn’t the only industry about to be scrutinized for its sequels.  Let’s take a look at how books deal with the standalone vs series approach to story telling in this week’s Sunday Versus.

Whether you feel it while you’re writing or not, there is a pressure when publishing to separate a long story into a series.  Famously JRR Tolkien never intended to publish The Lord of the Rings as a trilogy.   And we were lead to believe that the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini was to be a trilogy, but upon the announcement of the third book, it was also revealed that there would be a fourth.  (And to be honest, I only read the first book and a half of that series.)

But you know what? Fantasy isn’t the only genre taken over by series.  What about The Millennium Series (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo &…

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Hello world!

Hi folks, and welcome to my new blog! I’m just getting started, so it’s a little empty in here now, but keep checking back. I’m going to try to make this a regular thing, and hopefully I’ll hold myself to it. I don’t want this to become a place to dump my brain. I don’t think any of you are interested in reading about the boring crap that happens to me every day. Instead, I hope to put up original writing–fiction, creative nonfiction, maybe some poetry from time to time. We’ll see what turns up.

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