Monthly Archives: November 2012

the “new” blog

Hi all, this is just a quick message to let you know the new design of my blog is up and running. I had to move it to a new host, so if you’re subscribed through wordpress or by email, … Continue reading

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there be monsters ahead

This is just a quick note to let you know that the next time I post, things are going to look a bit different around here. (Sneak peek on the left!) The redesign has been in the works for a … Continue reading

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the marriage that knows itself

I want to talk about marriage, but I’m going to start by talking about sex. One of the difficulties in writing sex scenes as a feminist writer is that so much of female desire is learned. What women have learned … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Okay, so you had to be there. And a man. And from the fifties.

We saw A Funny Thing last night at Her Majesty’s theatre. A musical about a Roman slave who has to match-make the hero and heroine to gain his freedom. I had problems. So I get that it’s high farce, and camp as … Continue reading

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the cross-dressing duke lives!

So the big news this week is that I sold My Lady Untamed! After three years of writing and rewriting, 150,000 words scrapped and then more writing and rewriting, I’ve found a publisher who loves it just as much as I … Continue reading

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he makes me feel so feminine

When I started reading romance novels in earnest, about four years ago, I was drawn to the powerful heterosexual narrative. Actually, it’s more than that, isn’t it? It’s a really traditional sort of hetero-sex. A big, hard man and a … Continue reading

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id

I keep wanting to talk to you guys about id-related writing stuff, but it’s such a pseudo-concept Cat and I half-invented to discuss a certain kind of writing, that I’m going to have to explain it first. Leave all actual … Continue reading

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