Monthly Archives: December 2015

Things to Remember: Writer pt. 3

11. Figure out what you want to read and write it.

This is old advice, but it has held true as long as I’ve been writing. I think this is especially true in fandom, but it can translate to the world of professional writing, too. Maybe it’s not even what you want to read. Maybe it’s what you need to read.

12. Find out what a close friend wants to read and write it.

This is my foolproof writers block buster. I have a handful of close friends, and by “close” I mean “so close I know their kinks.” If I’m having trouble figuring out what to write, or finding the motivation to write, I can almost always write something for a friend.

13. Decide what you want your children to read and write it.

Replace “your children” with “children you care about” or “the next generation” if it’s easier for you. But for me, there are things I want my daughters to read because there are things I want them to learn, and sometimes it’s easier to learn a lesson from a book.

14. Pinpoint what you love and write it.

It’s easy to write about what you love. Even if you’re not an expert, even if you don’t even know very much. Knowledge comes as you write. So write, and learn, and discover.

15. Not everything written must be shared.

This is something I think a lot of writers forget. Some things are for your eyes only. Some things aren’t even worth re-reading. And some things are just too private to share. It’s all right to keep some things to yourself. It’s your writing. You can do whatever you want with it.

Sites I Love: Yarny

Getyarny.com is where you sign up, but yarny.me is where you work. I love this program. I’ve been using it since 2012 and a couple of months ago, when Yarny was shutting down, I was crushed. They’ve since moved to new servers and I’ve had no problems at all with it. Yarny is where I do most of my writing. It keeps track of word counts and the simple word processor makes it easy to avoid distractions. Editing can always happen elsewhere. Yarny is a writer’s best friend.

The Beginning

He shoved a pillow up against the ornate headboard and leaned back, stretching his legs out in front of him. Through the slightly-open bathroom door, he could hear the splashing and sloshing of water in the tub. He tipped his head back and breathed in, out. It was a long, long day of exploring ruins in the hot sun, and he was dusty, sweaty. He wouldn’t give up this trip for anything, but he was starting to wish it was easier to find rooms with two attached baths.

He could really use a shower.

Instead, he lifted his head and reached for the glass of ice water on the nightstand. He forgot a coaster and there was already a ring forming on the antique stain. Damn it. He swung his legs off the bed as he took a long drink, and then he looked for something to wipe up the condensation with.

“Hey, John?”

“Yeah?”

There, his sock. It was dirty, but it would do.

“Why don’t you bring your drink in here?”

He froze.

She’d stopped moving. There was no slosh, no splash, just the gentle lap of water against the porcelain.

He said, “Char… are you sure?”

“Yes.”

Five: Eye Candy

One of my very favorite things in the world is naked men. I used to be better about hiding this about myself, but that was a very, very long time ago, so now everyone who knows me knows that one of my blogs is a dick blog.

Yes, I have a blog specifically for pictures of penises.

I’m only linking today just in case you’re reading at work, but definitely click the links when you can. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

1. Serge Henir

A Russian body builder/fitness model, you will also be able to find him credited as Sergei Mironov. He has posed for Sasha Kosmos and Serge Lee, and he’s also done a couple of dirty videos–one of which looks like it was filmed by his webcam in his bedroom, so. Enjoy that. I know I did.

2.  Alex Minsky

You may already be familiar with Minsky. He’s the former Marine missing a leg who has worked with Michael Stokes and even posed for promo shots for the Hunger Games movies. He’s also just as adorable as anything and you should follow him on Facebook because even when his clothes are on he’s so cute.

3. BT Urruela

Also a wounded vet, also worked with Michael Stokes. He’s an author, too, and a volunteer, and he looks good in a kilt. I think his smile just might be the prettiest thing about him, though. I follow him on Facebook, too, and his posts are always interesting.

4. Tayte Hanson

His dick is adorable. The rest of him is pretty cute, too. He’s done work for Cockyboys–and if you’re even a little bit into guy-on-guy (and frankly, most of the women I know are because the only thing better than watching one hot guy is watching two of them) you should definitely check them out. But you could also just follow him on Twitter or tumblr or Facebook.

5. Bravo Delta

If you look at none of the other guys on this list, please at least behold the glory that is Bravo Delta naked. Seriously. He’s also pretty funny and a total geek–every couple of weeks or so, I scroll through his tumblr and invariably find non-porn posts to like. Which isn’t to say his porn isn’t spectacular. Dude knows how to take a selfie.