AUG
12
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It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers

It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers
Whenever I talk about sex work with someone from outside the industry, they fixate on two annoying questions: Why did you start? (Why not?) And how did you get out? (I quit.) These questions annoy me because they avoid the juicy meat of the experience. So do a lot of resources for sex workers. Mainstream culture’s got help for getting out and tips for not getting into sex work, but Lola Davina has written a book about life in the industry. What’s more, she wants to talk about a whole lot more th......
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SEP
15
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Shonda Rhimes’s 5 Mile Run

Shonda Rhimes’s 5 Mile Run
I read The Year of Yes because Shonda Rhimes rules television writing, a genre that lights my imagination and juices my inner writing-life fantasy mill. I admire Shonda’s work and hoped, in her memoir, to find some writing guidance. She doesn’t write much about writing though. Oh, there is guidance. It spans a wide range of topics, from mothering to weight loss to navigating one’s career. She buries her one, tiny, powerful nugget of writing advice in the middle of her chapter on marriage, which ......
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AUG
31
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Singing Together Is Medicine: Interview with Amber Field

Singing Together Is Medicine: Interview with Amber Field
If you’re a Bay Area writer wanting to get your voice out there, you’re in luck. Musician and teacher Amber Field helps people free their voices, creativity, and spirits in private and group classes. Her 4 Free Your Voice classes start at the end of this month, so you still have time to sign up. “The class attracts people who have never sung, those who have blocks and trauma expressing themselves, and people who love to sing and want to take it to the next level. All are welcome, as a safe space......
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NOV
13
0

Confessions of a Serial WriMo

SG_blog_inspirationAs of today, I'm about halfway through my 6th NaNoWriMo, and I absolutely intend to finish as a 6-time winner. What have I been doing with all those manuscripts? Here's the round-up: 2008: Turning Out, queer erotic fiction I've recently had a little success getting a handful of chapters from this book published in erotica collections that will release over the next year or so. My first novel tells the story of Ceci Leonardo, a slutty San Francisco dyke who loses her job, her home, and her gi......
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JAN
27
2

Your Daily Secret

“How about just one minute?” I’m trying to convince a very busy writer who never writes to commit to writing every day. “It takes more than a minute just to boot up my laptop,” she complains. “Two then. How fast can you find a pen and a scrap of paper?” She laughs. “Okay, yes, I can commit to writing for two minutes in my journal every day.” We smile at each other. She’s going to do it. Just like every writer I meet, she wants to do this, to be a writer, to write every day, to commit to it. ......
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