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Posts made in April, 2010

Shape-shifting, queer identities and the start of a post-gender feminist dialectic

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 in Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, Literature, Writing | Comments Off on Shape-shifting, queer identities and the start of a post-gender feminist dialectic

Claiming queer identity in today's culture requires the eschewing of outmoded ideas of “proper” behavior in society and is often literally an act that forces the individual to shift one's shape- to claim new, possibly fringe characteristics that transcend the gender binary, the sexual binary, and patriarchal ideals of power, sexuality, and societal efficacy.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2010 in Writing | Comments Off on Paws

Last night over many beers, my Lesbian Lover and I were sorting through the various hiccups I’ve been dealing with in my plot. At this point, I’ve sent out about 8 or 10 query letters to agents, garnering 2 very polite rejections. But, I have been concerned about certain bits of the plot just not being satisfying. The choices the characters make are in alignment with their personalities- their choices make sense, but there a couple of times in the first and second acts, instead...

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Lunatic Fringe

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 in Publishing, Writing | Comments Off on Lunatic Fringe

Tales of the Pack was conceived as a series.  Like the Sookie Stackhouse series, Darkly Dreaming Dexter,  and a slough of other novels, each is designed to stand on its own while contributing to a larger overall story that will unfold over a series of books. The working title of this first book has been “The Pack.”  It began as a pun on the idea of “packing“* in the queer community and also the tendency of many queer women to run in tight packs of friends.  I...

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