Diana Gabaldon’s Advice for Writing Sex Scenes: Dial Back on the Adjectives

Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander  series, taught the “How (and How Not) to Write Sex Scenes” workshop at Bubonicon 45 on August 24th. The room was packed and the audience enthusiastic. “How many of you are writers and are here because you want to learn about how to write sex scenes?” Diana asked. Quite … More Diana Gabaldon’s Advice for Writing Sex Scenes: Dial Back on the Adjectives

Seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Getting Behind on the Comic Books

Bliss August 19, 2013 A whole crew of us went to see Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Saturday night. “I think they tried to put too much in,” one of my friends said as the credits rolled. Ten minutes later, when we were gathered outside the theater, she added, “And they left out Malcolm X.” … More Seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Getting Behind on the Comic Books

Reading New Adult, Waiting, and Binging on Breaking Bad

Read I have been reading a lot of New Adult (NA) books. It turns out that this relatively new genre is what I’ve been writing in all along. College-aged protagonist experiencing first true love, first real relationship, first split from family, and trying to figure out what the heck to do with her life. I … More Reading New Adult, Waiting, and Binging on Breaking Bad

Stormy Weather in ABQ

Storify by Shannon Moreau Stormy Weather in ABQ Happy Hour. Storm of the Century in the Desert. Good Times. Friday. Happy hour. Was planning to treat my Hot Tub Readers to dinner and drinks as a thank you for being my manuscript beta readers and helping me with my pitch. Totally ignored the NWS warning that … More Stormy Weather in ABQ