Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Do You Need an Agent?

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel Part One:  Do You Need an Agent?  Let’s say you’ve played your way through a sexy first draft.  Then you sailed through your edits, adding great material as needed, then carving away the nonessentials like a sculptor chiseling marble.  You’ve sent your prize manuscript to beta readers, taken […]

Publish Sexy Stories after Midlife

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Publish Sexy Stories after Midlife Some of us who are writers don’t quite know what we think until we write it down.  So writing our erotic stories is liberating, even if we never show them to another living soul.  If you would like a boost to keep the pen moving, you’ll find two FREE self-taught […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]

Too Many Images Too Little Touch

Too Many Images Too Little Touch

Too Many Images Too Little Touch   April 2020 exists as a haze in my mind.  One of my few clear memories is looking out the window at two squirrels running and playing in the newly green yard.  Even then I knew it was absurd to envy wild squirrels with as little as a one-year […]

The Challenge of Male Violence

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The Challenge of Male Violence March 8 was International Women’s Day. As they say on their website, the theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Spoken word poet Anisa Mandaula celebrated our power to change the future in a video for the day, saying, “Choose to create history, not to be created by it.” Her poem calls on us […]

What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do

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Take Care of Your Rose: What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do This is the third part of my series on Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2. In 1845, Columbat de l’Isere wrote an early description of what is now called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM: […]