Fuck Yeah Elizabeth Reeve

I have no idea what I'm doing; I just enjoy clicking the "like" button.

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Reblog If You Are A Writer Of Any Kind And Want To Be Asked These Questions

I’ve been so busy having a baby that I haven’t tumbled in… Well. A really long time. Or written, really. But I’m looking to get back into both. What better way than a meme?

askboxmemes:

A: What do you write?  Fanfiction, original fiction, nonfiction, articles, songs, poems, essays, plays, what?

B: How often do you write?

C: Who is your favorite character of your own?  Who is your favorite character created by somebody else?  Why?

D: If you had the choice of going without writing forever or going without dinner forever, which one would you choose?

E: Have you ever participated in National Novel Writing Month or any of its variations?

F: What’s your favorite book? Favorite author?

G: What’s your least favorite book?  Least favorite author?

H: How long have you been writing?

I: What grades do you/did you get in English class?

J: What does writing mean to you?

K: Share an old, embarrassing work?

L: What advice would you give to other writers?

M: How do you feel when somebody gives harsh yet constructive criticism?

N: Which writing blogs and writing help blogs do you follow?

O: What motivates you to write?

P: What are your goals for things to happen to your writing? (Getting published, getting a good review, having a fandom, etc)

Q: How do you get through writer’s block?

R: What genre do you write in?

S: Would you let a stranger off the streets read your first drafts?

T: What’s your favorite part of the writing process?  Why?

U: What’s your least favorite part of the writing process?  Why?

V: What do you listen to when you write?

W: What’s your biggest pet peeve in writing?

X: (Leave a prompt in the person’s ask box)

Y: How would you describe the perfect prose?  How would you describe your own prose?

Z: How often do you read?

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therotund:

ktempest:

fringe-element:

spastasmagoria:

ktempest:

angelsscream:

wildunicornherd:

tinytempest:

I think it’s high time to have a DS9 rewatch wherein we talk about the social justice themes in the show. *nudges @Annaleen & @charliejane*

spockanduhura, what have you wrought?! :D

Yes!!!!!!

I’m dead serious about this!

bitch, why was I not invited to this barbecue??

I would bring beer to this BBQ, but I am warning you all right now that when I watch DS9, it’s generally with stars in my eyes as I gaze upon the perfection that is The Sisko. It’s not that I don’t critically engage with the text. It’s that I FUCKING LOVE DS9 FOR IT IS PERFECTION, and erm… that may be the most articulate I can be about it, and stuff.

Who says you are not invited, tammy. OF COURSE I will need you there for this rewatch.
And yes, the Sisko is perfection. Gaze Gaze Gaze!
I need to figure out a venue for this because I think it’s a fabulous idea.

Count me in.

I am super-interested in this!

therotund:

ktempest:

fringe-element:

spastasmagoria:

ktempest:

angelsscream:

wildunicornherd:

tinytempest:

I think it’s high time to have a DS9 rewatch wherein we talk about the social justice themes in the show. *nudges @Annaleen & @charliejane*

spockanduhura, what have you wrought?! :D

Yes!!!!!!

I’m dead serious about this!

bitch, why was I not invited to this barbecue??

I would bring beer to this BBQ, but I am warning you all right now that when I watch DS9, it’s generally with stars in my eyes as I gaze upon the perfection that is The Sisko. It’s not that I don’t critically engage with the text. It’s that I FUCKING LOVE DS9 FOR IT IS PERFECTION, and erm… that may be the most articulate I can be about it, and stuff.

Who says you are not invited, tammy. OF COURSE I will need you there for this rewatch.

And yes, the Sisko is perfection. Gaze Gaze Gaze!

I need to figure out a venue for this because I think it’s a fabulous idea.

Count me in.

I am super-interested in this!

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Call for Submissions: The Flesh Made Word -- Erotic Tales About Writing

circletpress:

Call for Submissions: The Flesh Made Word: Erotic Tales About Writing
Edited by Bernie Mojzes

Deadline: March 1, 2013

In the age of communication – where words are cheap, easy, and disposable – it’s easy to forget the sheer physicality of the written word. The inscription, through will and intention, through the press and flow of pen and ink expressing what’s hidden within ourselves upon a surface that is transformed through the process: what is more intimate than that?

The Flesh Made Word is an erotic anthology about the act of writing, and of being written upon. Old typewriters, the tattooist’s pen, the press of fountain-pen nib to flesh. The sensuality of the words themselves, both the sound and the shape of them. The clack of typewriter keys and the shuffle-clank of the printing press. The intersection of the expression of the idea and the physicality of the body. The transformation or transcendence of the flesh through written language.

I am looking for strong, edgy stories that don’t exist merely as an excuse for a great sex scene. Send me stories that take me to surprising places, and stories that don’t flinch.

While this anthology is expected to be primarily comprised of Science Fiction & Fantasy, it is open to (almost) all genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Western, Mainstream and the ever-popular-though-always-misunderstood Slipstream.

More details:

Length: Up to 8000 words.

Response Time: 1 month. Please query if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 3 days.

How to submit:
Send your stories in .doc or .rtf format to fmw-subs@kappamaki.com. Please don’t send in .docx format, and please use a reasonable font and follow something that looks reasonably like Standard Manuscript Format.

About the editor: Bernie Mojzes is a writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, with occasional deviations into mainstream fiction. His stories appeared in as divergent markets as Daily Science Fiction and Circlet Press’s Whispers in Darkness. He also co-edits the Journal of Unlikely Entomology. That’s probably a good place to look to get a feel for his editorial aesthetic.

Only email submissions are accepted. Submissions sent to other addresses/other editors at Circlet Press will not be considered. Standard manuscript formatting rules apply even though sending as an attachment (MS Word .doc or .rtf preferred). Please note that this means your name, address, and email contact must appear on the manuscript itself and not simply in your email message. (If you’re not sure what a standard short story submission format should look like, Google is your friend.)

No simultaneous submissions (that is, don’t also send your story elsewhere at the same time, and don’t send it to multiple Circlet editors, either), and no multiple submissions – wait to hear back on the first story before sending a second.

All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus. Romantic content is welcome, but in a short story remember to keep the details on the action and its effects on the main character’s internal point of view. We favor a strong, singular narrative voice (no ‘head hopping’ or swapping between different character’s points of view within a scene). For more details on our editorial preferences, see the general submission guidelines on circlet.com. We highly recommend reading the guidelines, especially the “do not send” list, to increase your chances of sending us something we’ll love. Try to avoid cliches. Fresh and direct language is preferred to overly euphemistic. Sex-positive, please, no rape/nonconsensuality/necrophilia or other purposefully gross topics. We do not publish horror.

Originals only, no reprints. We purchase first rights for inclusion in the ebook anthology for $0.01/word up to $25, with the additional rights to a print edition later for an additional payment of the same amount if a print edition happens. Authors retain the rights to the individual stories; Circlet exercises rights to the anthology as a whole.

I think I know some people who could write fabulous things for this.

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Some changes are more exciting than others

Oh hey there internet! It’s been a while, huh? There’s a lot of cool stuff going on with me lately that’s been keeping me busy, like the totally awesome anthology Fantastic Erotica coming out, which has my story “A Woman of Uncommon Accomplishment” in it (available in hard copy and e formats at most of your favorite retailers!). But mostly what’s been keeping me busy is that I am pregnant, which is very exciting and also surprisingly gross! Did you know that some pregnant women have a perpetually runny nose? I did not, but I sure do now.

Another thing I’m learning about the uncomfortable way is the deep and urgent need for bras that one can sleep in, so that one can use nursing pads instead of soaking one’s pajamas with colostrum. Unfortunately, I was led astray by inaccurate sizing information on the package of the first sleep bra I purchased, and these things are expensive enough that I can’t just buy one of each available brand and cross my fingers. So I’m writing this post in the hopes that plus-size women who have used a sleep/nursing bra in the past that they really liked will tell me what brand it was and whether the sizing information was accurate, so I can avoid buying something that claims to be XL and really, really isn’t again. Pre-pregnancy, I was wearing 38 D, and all my daytime-wear bras still fit, for reference, though they are getting tight. So I probably want something in the 38-40 D-DD range, with room in the cups? Any recommendations?

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The Perils of Pleasure for $1.99

One of my faaaavorite historical romances (Regency-era), The Perils of Pleasure, by Julie Anne Long, is currently available as a $1.99 ebook all over the place. This is a great one for those who want a little something different in their Regency tales - the heroine is really unusual, and really kick-ass, and the plot has mystery and suspense elements. It’s really fun! Here, have some links:

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theperilsofpleasure-722761-162.html

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Perils-Pleasure-Pennyroyal-Green/book-iApxAb5u1Ei9eK-jWoqK9w/page1.html?s=j6R1qMqZakOHgsj2qzlzlQ&r=1

Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/julie-anne-long/the-perils-of-pleasure/_/R-400000000000000079234

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perils-of-pleasure-julie-anne-long/1100248128?ean=9780061749285&itm=1&usri=the+perils+of+pleasure

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perils-Pleasure-Pennyroyal-Green-ebook/dp/B000UZJQ96/

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all the folks who are insomniac readers—what do you read when u can’t sleep?

therotund:

mmmightymightypeople:

just curious cuz reading usually stimulates my mind rather than turning it off/down—it’d be interesting to know if i’m just reading the wrong shit! lol

I read a lot of fic on my phone - right now it’s Teen Wolf pack fic for the most part. Anything nonfiction will just wake me up more. I need something that is kind of feel-goody but also fairly short in length so I have a chance to check in with myself and figure out if I’m ready to try sleeping again. 

Hah! Fanfic is exactly what I read when I’m trying to deal with insomnia, too. Because it tends to be pretty easy to predict which kind of stories will have the fluffy, satisfying endings I want, and they have the wordcount right at the top, it’s much easier to find a short story or two that will make me feel content (and hopefully drowsy) if I surf AO3 or an LJ comm than if I crack open a profic anthology.

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therotund:

sleepydumpling:

yamino:

I’m still working out how to draw this character and her bodytype, but I like how she’s coming along. <3

I am SO glad that someone is drawing selkies as fat, because I was doing some research for a piece and all the images I could find were thin.  After all, they’re seal people.  SEALS ARE FAT!

I am intrigued by this!
And now I have to go poke a friend to see if she ever finished that fat selkie erotic story…

No, I never did. I should really get on that, huh?
These doodles are super-adorable!

therotund:

sleepydumpling:

yamino:

I’m still working out how to draw this character and her bodytype, but I like how she’s coming along. <3

I am SO glad that someone is drawing selkies as fat, because I was doing some research for a piece and all the images I could find were thin.  After all, they’re seal people.  SEALS ARE FAT!

I am intrigued by this!

And now I have to go poke a friend to see if she ever finished that fat selkie erotic story…

No, I never did. I should really get on that, huh?

These doodles are super-adorable!

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Gored Skirt From Old Khakis

Look what I made:

fattysewingclub:

This is a gored skirt that I made using several pair of my husband’s old khaki pants. He tends to put holes in the same places on every pair, and though they get too shabby for him to wear to work, they’re not exactly destroyed. I thought it was kind of a shame to give up on them entirely, so I decided to try reworking them into something new.

skirt spread out on tableskirt on me, front viewskirt on me, back view 

For this skirt, what I did first was open all the pants (I think I ended up using three pair) up at the inseams, which gave me an idea of how large the gores of my skirt could be. Then I carefully removed all the pockets, buttons, and zippers, trying to keep everything intact. I decided to go with a six-gored skirt, and made a paper pattern*, then traced it onto the areas of fabric that I thought were most visually interesting, and cut the pieces out. Since I chose the back pockets area from one pair, one of my panels was a little weird, and I had to fold a bit of fabric to get it to line up with the others when I started stitching them together. I had been thinking of putting one of the pockets back onto the skirt anyway, which covered up the fold nicely. I used a zipper from one of the pairs of khakis for my closure. The waistline and hem are both just simple folds.

I think it came out pretty well!

*If you’ve never made a pattern for a gored skirt, there are tutorials all over the internet. I found the diagrams from this one very useful: http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2007/09/29/gored-skirt/

It might seem intimidating, to make your own pattern, but I’m a pretty beginning sewer and I found making a gored skirt actually a lot easier than following a purchased pattern. Plus, the results will fit you super-well.

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Call for submissions: Alternate Reality Erotica

circletpress:

Like a Trip Through the Mirror: Alternate Reality Erotica
Deadline:July 15, 2012

Ever wondered what’s on the other side of the mirror? From Alice stepping through the looking glass to Mirror Universes, exploring other versions of reality can show us the weird, the wonderful, and the strange twists on the things most familiar to us, especially when it comes to sex and sexuality. Step through the right dimensional door, and there is a universe where your particular kink is commonplace or your ex-lover finds you irresistible. Do you know someone who has created a fantasy world, where she has her own harem of sexy studs? Let’s hear all about it! We want to see accidents of magic and fate that lead us to a sexy new world, experiments in physics that open new doors to places with erotic potential, and technology that takes us into worlds of our secret imaginations. Anything that takes us outside reality as we know it is fair game as long as it turns us on!

All sexualities and gender expressions are welcomed.

LIKE A TRIP THROUGH THE MIRROR will be edited by Kathleen Tudor.

For more details on how to submit, keep reading:

Length: Our preferred length is approximately 3500 to 7500 words, but we will consider the range from 2000 to 10,000 words.

How to Submit: All submissions must be made via email to Kathleen Tudor, editor, at the following address: polykathleen@gmail.com

Submissions sent to other addresses/other editors at Circlet Press will not be considered. Standard manuscript formatting rules apply even though sending as an attachment (MS Word .doc or .rtf preferred). Please note that this means your name, address, and email contact must appear on the manuscript itself and not simply in your email message. (If you’re not sure what standard short story submission format should look like, Google is your friend.)

No simultaneous submissions (that is, don’t also send your story elsewhere at the same time, and don’t send it to multiple Circlet editors, either), and no multiple submissions to the same book. One story per author per anthology, thanks.

All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus. Romantic content is welcome, but in a short story remember to keep the details on the action and its effects on the main character’s internal point of view. We favor a strong, singular narrative voice (no ‘head hopping’). For more details on our editorial preferences, see the general submission guidelines on circlet.com. We highly recommend reading the guidelines, especially the “do not send” list, to increase your chances of sending us something we’ll love. Try to avoid cliches. Fresh and direct language is preferred to overly euphemistic. Sex-positive, please, no rape/nonconsensuality/necrophilia or other purposefully gross topics. We do not publish horror.

Originals only, no reprints. We purchase first rights for inclusion in the ebook anthology for $25, with the additional rights to a print edition later which would also be paid $25 if a print edition happens. Authors retain the rights to the individual stories; Circlet exercises rights to the anthology as a whole.

http://www.circlet.com/?p=4065

I miiiiight have some ideas for this one. Hmmmm.

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karenhealey asked: RAINBOW.

rainbow: three favorite authors


I’m really appreciating the phrasing on this. “Three favorite authors” is much easier to deal with than “all your favorite authors” or “only your three absolute most-favorite authors, in order” or something. So, let’s see… The first to pop to mind are:

1. Lois McMaster Bujold (I just finished an epic re-read of the Vorkosigan saga. I cannot wait for Ivan’s book!)

2. Octavia Butler (I saw an interesting constructed fanvid of her Earthseed novels the other day. That might be next on my epic re-read tour.)

3. Karen Healey (Who asked me this question! And whose Guardian of the Dead I have read perhaps two dozen times.)