Into Your Eighties Joining Hands Across Generations

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 Into Your Eighties Joining Hands Across Generations In Part One of our series on Joining Hands Across Generations, forty-something Tera Johnson-Swartz (founder of Midlife_It) posed a question to sixty-something Stella, which Stella answered in Part Two. In this final part, Stella (the sixty-something) talks with Dr. Ruth Saxton, our eighty-something, about the importance of older […]

Falling In Love With Characters

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Falling In Love With Characters I understand now why authors write sequels:  Because it’s tough to walk away from your characters at the end of your novel.  The lead women characters in Brilliant Charming Bastard—Rose, Joyce and Maxine—have been my companions for almost two years. Rose Bingham spent her career as a professor of Biology […]

Sick of Watching

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Sick of Watching – Try Shows about Strong Older Women A column on what to watch in lockdown should be obsolete.  But as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you mutates and tries again.  If for any reason you are not vaccinated, please stop reading this and go do it now.  But even those of us […]

Writing My Own Erotic Stories

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Writing My Own Erotic Stories A never-been-kissed junior high school student, I passed around a battered, spiral bound notebook full of the “naughty” stories I wrote to entertain my girlfriends. I may have been a virgin, but that didn’t stop me from using my Bic pen to write what I imagined to be passionate and […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Publishing Without an Agent

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel: Publishing Without an Agent Welcome to the third part of this series on publishing your sexy novel. Here is where you can find Part 1 and Part 2. Now that you’ve signed a contract, it’s time to move from manuscript to published novel. At this point, some agents become […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Negotiating with a Publisher

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel Negotiating with a Publisher (without an Agent) Part One of Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel is here. First you wrote a great erotic novel (perhaps with inspiration from Aphrodite’s Pen).  Then you found a publisher without paying an agent (see Part 1). Now it’s time for the […]