Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

May 6, 2014 Links 7

Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

May 3, 2014 Links 0

Rawr! BREAKING NEWS: Media Still Sexist In Reporting of Romance Industry – It was announced on Friday that News Corp was buying Harlequin and putting it under Harper Collins. The news coverage was exactly as “clever” as you thought it… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 29th

Links: Tuesday, April 29th

April 29, 2014 Links 8

The Tale of the 1970s Fashion Apocalypse X is for X-Chromosomes: The Gender Binary (Part 1) – Resisting the urge to link all of Waite’s posts has been a Herculean effort. This post on gender essentialism in romance is particularly… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 26th

Links: Saturday, April 26th

April 26, 2014 Links 19

Cat in a hat. Le Sheikh C’est Chic? Not So Much! – Suleikha Snyder gets on her soapbox and lays into the sheikh romance. I’ve never been comfortable reading them and she puts her thumb right on it. Why aren’t… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 19th

Links: Saturday, April 19th

April 19, 2014 Links 3

Free Speech Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch – Kat Mayo is sick of all the facile dismissal of romance and tells writers that their lack of due diligence is on notice. To the surprise of no one… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 17

Links: Thursday, April 17

April 17, 2014 Links 2

Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania’s diverse student body Gorgeous and Gritty: The Appeal of Gritty Romance in Skye Warren’s Wanderlust – This post by Cara McKenna is why I hate the term “gritty romance.” This book sounds like a fucking… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 8th

Links: Tuesday, April 8th

April 8, 2014 Links 4

Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics F is for Fuck’s Sake, Frankly, My Dear – All of Olivia Waite’s A-Z posts have been great so far, but I can’t link to all of them. This one was just… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 5th

Links: Saturday, April 5th

April 5, 2014 Links 11

Cats in Flowering Trees An open letter to the Sydney Writers’ Festival – I liked this letter commenting on a festival’s decision to not include romance programming in their schedule, but I do wish we could move beyond defenses of… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 29th

Links: Saturday, March 29th

March 29, 2014 Links 0

Photoshop Battle: Caturday Edition Blogging From April A to Z: Intersectional Feminism in Romance Series! – I really enjoy following romance author Olivia Waite on Twitter and I think this series sounds equal parts awesome and frightening. That’s a lot… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 26th

Links: Thursday, March 26th

March 27, 2014 Links 5

A bunch of flowers. Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally – I waffled on linking this because it appears to be written by a white woman, but the advice seemed solid and she does include other people’s… Read more »

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