Last time, we started looking at some hysterical letters by F. C. W. (who may very well be Francis Channing Woodworth) that were published in The Mother’s Magazine in the 1840s. Fourth on the list is “Moral Poisons: The Antidote,” which starts with the rather worrying sentence “Under the general caption of ‘Moral Poisons,’ I … Continue reading The Kids These Days and The Novels: F. C. W., Poisonous Literature, and Cranky Letters to the Editor: Cruise Control
Just a brief note: together with Alyssa Franke of Whovian Feminism, we came up with a panel about gender-mixing in science fiction and fantasy for Gallifrey One, the Doctor Who convention in LA. It was well received! I’ll write my own thoughts on it (and give appropriate shout-outs to my co-panelists and our moderator) later, … Continue reading You Just Got Holtzmanned! on SyFy Wire
Yes, YOU. Applications are now open for Viable Paradise 21! My detailed VP blog is still in the works, because there was just so much! So much writing, so much thought-provoking discussion, so many great new writing family members, so many feels. So many songs I didn’t know how to sing. Such a big stack … Continue reading You should apply for Viable Paradise
Advances in Science & Conservation GHOSTS GRAVITIONAL WAVES ARE REAL!!! Thanks, risktaking science. I hope you can stick around… Pandas off the endangered species list Measles declared eradicated in North & South America First solar-powered airport in Africa opens (George Airport in South Africa–and note: The only other solar-powered airport in the world is in … Continue reading Saving Graces of 2016
JT Crane isn’t alone in comparing novels to drugs. I was browsing merrycoz.org, which is where I’ve found a lot of the characters I’ve written about, when I found a couple of articles written by F. C. W. (quite possibly Francis C. Woodworth) published in The Mother’s Magazine, . In “Moral Poisons: The Antidote,” F. … Continue reading The Kids These Days and The Novels: F. C. W., Poisonous Literature, and Cranky Letters to the Editor
2016 was a terrible year overall. But though it feels wrong to say so, 2016 was actually pretty good for me, socially and professionally. Especially in a terrible year like this one, sitting down in December and recording your successes is essential. We’re going to need the reminder to give us fuel for next year. … Continue reading Year-End Review
Apparently it is! 2016 has been a profoundly terrible year for pretty much everyone. It’s been a great year for me, professionally. I had my first ever short story sale and my first pro short story sale, I joined SFWA, and I went to Viable Paradise, where I met writing heroes and found an incredible … Continue reading So, is this an eligibility post?
Last time, I promised you some actual peer-reviewed academic research on romance novels, but then I immediately undermined both the words “peer-reviewed” and “academic.” Let’s get started right away by looking at “Love Means Never Having to be Careful: The Relationship Between Reading Romance Novels and Safe Sex Behavior”, in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. The … Continue reading The Kids These Days and the Novels: 2 Stoning 2 Romance
Picture yourself at a yard sale on a weekend morning. You can find used furniture, clothes and toys from kids who left home for college a few decades ago, some kitchen gadgets that were “As seen on TV” back in the 1980s, and so on. But what really has your spidey sense screaming is a … Continue reading The Kids These Days and the Novels: Stoning the Romance
Ed. note: The below post was written for us by longtime friend Amber Bird. In case my name isn’t a clear enough indication, I’m basically a female human. I grew up on science fiction, which means I grew up on a lot of stories where the main protagonists were usually male. Like many things in my … Continue reading Guest Post: Too Many Women?