Meet My Character: Cash Gabriel from WHERE WORDS FAIL
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Meet My Character: Cash Gabriel from WHERE WORDS FAIL

I love the idea of these MEET MY CHARACTER/HERE’S MY NOVEL YOU SHOULD LOVE IT blog tours. They’re pretty rad writing exercises and my narcissism really appreciates the chance to discuss the shit I’m working on. Without further adieu, meet my main character— **I’m going to let the man himself takeover now… good luck with … Continue reading

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Closeted & Appreciative

Hi, my name is Candice and in order to live a peaceable life, I remain closeted. First, what is closeting—or “to be closeted”? “Closeted and in the closet are adjectives for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people who have not disclosed their sexual orientation or gender identity and aspects thereof, including sexual identity and sexual behavior.” I … Continue reading

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Week 7 Check-In! #90DayWritingChallenge

Well, check ME the fuck out! Blogging two weeks in a row. SOMEBODY BREAK OUT THE TEQUILA! LET’S DO SHOTS. …lol jk, we’ll do them after we crank out this post. THE QUESTIONS How much have you accomplished? And, what kind of a writer are you? (Character-first vs Plot-first? Plotser vs Pantser? Hero’s Journey vs … Continue reading

90 Day Writing Challenge / Mad Writers Club / On Writing / Writing

#90DayWritingChallenge: Week Fucking 1

90 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE: WEEK 1 INTRO POST—aka, say whattup to all da homies and talk about yo shit a little. That’s what this post is for, right? Yeah, okay, good. Cool. So, I’m doing the 90 Day Writing Challenge (#90DayWritingChallenge on Twitter) for a few reasons. (BEWARE: I swear A-FUCKING-LOT and this post will … Continue reading

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Why I Will Probably Not Ever Write a Black Main Character

I’m writing this blog post for more reasons than I can count. I will say, however, that the things that drove me to put my thoughts down on cyber-paper are as follows: 1. Kristen Strassel (@KristenStrassel on Twitter) My beautiful friend Kristen wrote a great book with a biracial main character (Callie’s half Jamaican—West Indies, y’all!) … Continue reading