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Haters to Lovers
We see it a lot on TV, movies, in romance novels: the man and woman hate each other. They’re rivals who take every opportunity to throw barbs. But really, it’s all a facade. The hate is a mask used to hide their attraction. So when the sparks fly, it’s a conflagration. Makes for great narrative. But in the real world, I really did hate that person who cut me off and...
Action & Romance
One reason I really enjoy writing action and romance is that when the hero and heroine are facing danger, guns cocked, and the seemingly unstoppable enemy is bearing down on them, they still have the presence of mind to appreciate how damn hot their lover is.
kierstenkrum replied to your post: It’s not a sea sponge at all. Great. Now I have to go look up corpus cavernosum. Thanks for that. I had one of the major tenets of my life shaken today when I learned the loofah wasn’t a sea sponge. Learning about the corpus cavernosum didn’t hurt too much, did it? hockeyvampiress replied to your post: It’s not a sea sponge at all. I...
I'm no sports medicine expert
I’m no sports medicine expert, but from what I’ve learned on tumblr, LeBron’s cramps would have been lessened if he’d drunk some wahn, watched some Lost Girl, and read some Dr. Who/Sherlock fanfic. AmIright?
It's not a sea sponge at all.
Today, while researching whether or not a loofah would be a suitable substrate for helping a human regenerate the corpus cavernosum of the penis or clitoris, I discovered that a loofah is not a sea sponge, as I’d believed all my life, but is a vine fruit. It’s not a sea sponge at all.
Excited to announce that on July 22, Zoë will be... →
zoearcher: The workshop is being offered by the super awesome Writing Pad at their brand new Culver City location (yay, Westside!). Join me as we talk about the different types of paranormal fiction, tips for successful worldbuilding, and fun in-class writing exercises—plus snacks!
And then there was that time that USA Today did a... →
kierstenkrum replied to your post: Wine Thoughts: And that’s a good thing? I mean - dirt. In this bottle, it was a good thing. Mineral notes, glinting soil in sunlight. Copper, iron. The blood of the earth.
This Malbec is like sitting in the fresh turned dirt next to a tractor, feeling the sun’s heat radiating off the black rubber tire.
If burning teeth smelled like maple syrup, I probably wouldn’t have minded getting that filling today.
50 Pretty Good Father’s Day Gifts For $50 or Less! →
bryndonovan: I wrote this! Hope you like it!
Southern California people, come to the Redondo... →
chezsarcastica answered your question: Refresh? Good luck! billiethepoet answered your question: Refresh? Good luck, you brave soul. Thanks so much. Change is necessary and frightening and good.
For the first time in years I’ve just sent out a resume for a new day job. Refresh?
GreenGreen Grapes of Summer
billiethepoet replied to your photo: I see that stomach aches are finally in season. DELICIOUS STOMACH ACHES! That’s how they get you, those devious ovoid little imps.
This horseradish sauce I made is straight up chemical warfare. Zoë had to take a knee after smelling it. I wept while making it. I’m scared of my own damn condiment. But I can’t wait to try it on the roast beef that’s still in the oven.
PW quoted my thoughts on being a man writing... →
Captions for Naked Photos I've Seen on the Net
“Yeah, I’m still here. I’m listening. It sounds like I’m in a public bathroom because I’m in a public bathroom. No, I’m not going to the bathroom. I’m taking a picture of my ass.” “Thanks so much for helping set up the brunch patio, but could you put some clothes on before the health department shuts us down?” “How are you...