Posts Categorized: Links

Links: Thursday, June 26th

June 26, 2014 Links 9

Tom Waits/Cookie Monster mashup – God’s Away On Business On Street Teams, and My Lack of One – I strongly dislike the sort of reader who’s attracted to joining a “street team.” At best they’re sycophantic cheerleaders and at worst they’re intimidating bullies. I avoid reading authors with street teams… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 24th

Links: Tuesday, June 24th

June 24, 2014 Links 9

20 Yard Sale Signs That Are Advertising Gold Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse – This post could easily describe a substantial portion of romance’s “alpha” heroes. Seeing this behavior written by a real live man actively pressuring a real woman to reunite with him makes it a lot… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 21st

Links: Saturday, June 21st

June 21, 2014 Links 3

Cat Shaming Only Spinning Forward: On the Commercial Viability of LGBTQ Literature – What I know about trends in general fiction could fill a thimble but this article completely ignoring romance seemed to weaken its argument pretty significantly. Aside from sucking generally, this dismissal of LGBTQ artwork has personal resonance… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 19th

Links: Thursday, June 19th

June 19, 2014 Links 1

A bad idea no one can resist. Gendered Violence, Annotated – Olivia Waite read through a writing guide and was horrified at the prevalence of violence against women offered as great examples of ways to add drama to your writing. James Scott Bell, the author of Revisions and Self-Editing, is… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 17th

Links: Tuesday, June 17th

June 17, 2014 Links 3

Ubisoft Refused To Talk To Me About Women Women writing m/m, yada yada, redux, etc. – I’m putting this here but I don’t agree that the authors writing the books are irrelevant. m/m is a genre run, edited, written and read mostly by women, largely straight women, and I don’t… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 14th

June 14, 2014 Links 1

Dear Kitten An Interview with Farrah Rochon – Smart Bitches hosts a podcast interview with LITM favorite Farrah Rochon. Good stuff. At RT, Sarah sat down with Farrah Rochon about her contemporary romance writing, her experience both self publishing and publishing through traditional presses, and about her conversations with writers… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 12th

Links: Thursday, June 12th

June 12, 2014 Links 0

Pocket Watch – 1910 Why Isn’t Just Reading Enough Anymore? – This post reminds me of why I quit Goodreads and why I don’t miss it at all. Between the event invites, the recommendations and authors sending me friend invites, I felt like I was under siege. Even now I… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 10th

Links: Tuesday, June 10th

June 10, 2014 Links 4

LiarTownUSA Presents Reading Challenge – I like this post from Liz about how “challenging” books are invariably contrasted with “beach reads” and why that’s not really necessary. I do wish, though, that these writers could make the case for ambitious literary fiction without putting down other books as inherently unchallenging…. Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 7th

Links: Saturday, June 7th

June 7, 2014 Links 4

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. (Allegedly. I can’t find a source.) Criminals and Heartbreakers – Brie compares her reactions to a contemporary romance with a violent hero and a paranormal with a violent hero and wonders what makes the difference. This dichotomy of sorts is fascinating… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 5th

Links: Thursday, June 5th

June 5, 2014 Links 2

Just a guy taking a selfie with a llama in a party hat. Female/female romance – Riptide editor Sarah Frantz weighs in on why f/f isn’t as popular as m/m. I don’t disagree with what she says but it’s more complex than this quick post. (Post has a video of… Read more »

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