Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

F/F Books with Disabled Characters (Lesbian Book Bingo #19)

Much too often, the characters in lesbian books, especially in romance novels, are all too perfect. They have perfect looks, perfect jobs, perfect health, perfect everything. That’s just not a realistic representation of our lives. So for this square of the Lesbian Book Bingo, we’re focusing on novels featuring characters with a disability. It can be a physical disability, a chronic illness, or a mental disorder. If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post. 15 GREAT F/F BOOKS FEATURING CHARACTERS WITH A DISABILITY I’ve put together a list of 15 …

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Picture-perfect characters in lesbian romance novels

Ylva Publishing is starting the new year with a blog hop. Thirteen Ylva authors are blogging about their books and other interesting topics. I’m honored to kick off the blog hop with my contribution. Here it is:  Have you ever thought that the main characters in romance novels—or romantic movies, for that matter—are just a bit too perfect? Perfect health, perfect looks, perfect jobs, perfect lives. No one ever has to decline a date because she can’t afford to go to an expensive restaurant. Most characters in romances look like supermodels and never gain weight, no matter how many high-calorie desserts …

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Writing is rewriting

You’ve probably heard the old adage “writing is rewriting.“ Well, it’s true. Or at least it should be. While there are some people who unleash their rough first draft onto their unsuspecting audience, most writers know that careful rewriting and revising is where the magic really happens. For my newest romance novel, Just Physical, which has been published today, I spent almost as much time rewriting and revising as writing the first draft. Here’s a breakdown of the time I spent on Just Physical. Overall, I worked on Just Physical for 501 hours. That’s slightly less than the 549 hours I …

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