newsmutproject:

Back when we started talking about NSP, when we were still taking our first little baby steps and throwing wild ideas around, a lovely person called Megan offered to do cover art for us, if we ever got to the stage of actually publishing.

Needless to say, we were both delighted. Erotica and romance has a reputation of having horrible covers (go and take a look at wtfbadromancecovers for a general idea of how bad it can get) and the idea of this being another bad cliche about erotica that we could subvert made us cackle with glee very happy.

Anyway, a few months later, and our lovely cover artist exceeded all our expectations. The art is absolutely beautiful, and we’re very proud to be able to show it to you now.

Fuckity Fuck Fuck and Other Tales by Me

I frequently get comments on my fanfic from people who want to tell me that they don’t like that John and Sherlock swear so much in my fic. They like to point out that there isn’t any swearing on the show itself, and so therefore it’s out of character.

I guess they’re forgetting about this:

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Along with lots of other clever ways this show and others get around the fact that they can’t accurately represent the colorful language people use in real life on a television show. I always thought JKR did a particularly good job of that with Ron Weasley in the HP books. It’s clear that Ron swears a lot, but you almost never see an actual swear word in print.

So the thing is, I like swearing. Like all grown-up people, I know that different times and places call for different kinds of language use, so lest you think I go around swearing all day long, I don’t. It’s something I enjoy in certain company, with close friends. And so similarly, I like my characters to swear in those kinds of situations. I find it fun and colorful and real, and also Martin Freeman.

If other people find it difficult to believe that an ex-military doctor would say “fuck” a lot, that’s fine. They are absolutely entitled to their opinion. We like what we like, and we don’t have to justify it to anyone. But it does strike me as odd that of all the things characters do in my fics that they don’t actually do in the show, the swearing is the one I get comments about the most. They also don’t have nearly as much sex with each other on the show as I like to write, but people seem so much more willing to suspend their disbelief for that. ;-)

Ah well.

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Tables of Contents

newsmutproject:

(note: ordered alphabetically by title; actual order still to be determined)

Between the Shores (erotica with consent)

Borderline - Stacia Regala

Crazy in Love - Elizabeth Lark

Donovan’s Door - Sonni de Soto

First Date - Camille Lee (timelordsandkittens, ellimac)

Handcuffs Aren’t Just for Bad Guys - R.P. Duffy (queeriarty, 221brosiewilde)

How Can I Meet You? - Penny Armstrong (pennypaperbrain)

Little Dan - Nancy Weber

Make Tonight A Show - Rose Serrano (tristesses)

Provided For - T.C. Mill (mumblingsage​)

Return to Rope - Annabeth Leong

Rolling Deep - Tiana Tatanov (girlwith1oneeye)

Starshine - Guinevere Chase

Tether Me in Luxury - Violet West

The Art of Improvisation - Alex Freeman (pasiphile)

The Best Entanglements - Emma Grant

The Words, The Walls, and The Weaver’s Son - A.J. Odasso (irisbleufic)

Two Captains - Kim Dias (Kay_Jay_Dee)

Undercover Cops: EXPOSED Elizabeth Hickin (ineptshieldmaid) & Rachel Rackley (troije)

Vine - Melissa Snowdon (apiphile, saxifraga-x-urbium)

Waiting for the Light to Change - Kate Wickersham (thatworldinverted)

 

Heart, Body, Soul (erotica with character)

Advisedly and Soberly - Kitty Gamble (buckbeakbabie)

Close Pairs - Andrew Metallo (weunderstandthelights, fluorineandsilver)

Creatures of the Night - Tiana Tatanov (girlwith1oneeye)

Dr. Charles Cleans House - Paul Henry

Enjoy the Present - Spencer Koelle

Judith and Eleanor - Hanna Lockhardt

Kinbaku for Beginners - TR Verten (poose)

Leap of Faith - Jo Mathieson

Mistress of Victories - T.C. Mill (mumblingsage)

Mr. - Sue Lenée Cix

Red, Right, Returning - Eglantine

Sworn Upon the Altar of God - Kara Stanton (doxie67 and magdalenepenitent)

Tempestuous - Evadare Volney (vulgarweed)

Territories - Dee Maselle

The Dressing Room - Guinevere Chase

The Light at the End - Penname TBA (holyfant)

The Simpler Solution - Melinda T. Charvill

Tryst - Alex Freeman (pasiphile)

Very Impulsive/Very Angry - Ella Dawson (mslonelyhearts)

 

I’m finally getting published! This will be a first for me - but hopefully not the last time. :-)

And look at all the other amazing authors in this book! SO MUCH SMUT.

comicartcorrections:

tygermama:

the—-cat-is-called-hamish:

clevergirlhelps:

Biology
Biology
Creating a Race (2)
Creating Animals (2)
Disease (2)
Ecosystems (2)
Evolution (and Space)
Flora and Fauna
Genetics
Inventing Species
List of Legendary Creatures
Night Vision/Color Vision
People
Constructed Language (Conlang)
Basics/Phonology (2) (3)
Conlang
Conlang Guide
Conlang vs. English
Creating a Language (Revised)
Culture + Language
Curse Words
How to Create Your Own Language
How to Create a Language
IPA Pronunciation
Making Up Words
Culture Guides
7 Deadly Sins
Alien Cultures (2)
Alternative Medieval
Avoiding Cultural Appropriation
Avoiding Medieval Fantasy (2)
Avoiding One-Note Worlds
Avoiding Utopia
Change (2)
Class/Caste System (2)
Culture
Designing Intellectual Movements
Everything (2) (3)
Fantasy
Gender-Equal Societies
Historical Background for Ideas (2)
History
Matriarchy (2)
Nationalism
Nations
Slavery
Static World
Structure
Wandering Peoples
Economy
Basic Economics
Capitalism
Currency (2) (3)
Current Global Economies
Economic Systems
Economics (1500-1800 AD)
Economics and Government
Economics for Dummies
Economy
Inflation
International Trade (2)
Marxist Communism
Medieval Economics
Schools of Economic Thought
Socialism (2)
Types of Economic Systems
World Economy (2)
Everyday Life
Art
Ceremonies
Clothing
Clothing Terminology (2) (3) (4)
Clothing Reference
Demographics
Disease
Drugs
Education (2)
Fame and Infamy
Family
Food (2)
Food Timeline
Immigration/Emigration
Literature
Marriage
Months
Music
Sex
Slang
Stories
Travel
Government
Collective/Traditionalist Societies
Creating a Government
Diplomacy
Empire (2)
Fancy Latin Names for Government
History and Politics
International Relations (2)
Justice System
Lawlessness
Non-monarchical (2) (3)
Oppressive Government
Political Ideologies
Propaganda
Republic
Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Secret Societies
Shapeshifter Society
Totalitarianism, Atmosphere Necessary For
Tribal Society
Types of Government
Utopia
Writing Politics
Read More

Ooooh.
remember, most things are social constructs. Invent your own for a totally original world!
And if the earth features, think about how that impacts things


This stuff also applies to writing comics.  So I thought I’d reblog it for you.

comicartcorrections:

tygermama:

the—-cat-is-called-hamish:

clevergirlhelps:

Biology

Constructed Language (Conlang)

Culture Guides

Economy

Everyday Life

Government

Read More

Ooooh.

remember, most things are social constructs. Invent your own for a totally original world!

And if the earth features, think about how that impacts things

This stuff also applies to writing comics.  So I thought I’d reblog it for you.

(via do-you-have-a-flag)

amandaonwriting:

The storytelling elements:
1. The Contract

In the very beginning, you have to make a promise. Will this be violent? Scary? Fun? Tense? Dramatic?

2. The Pull

Keep it light in the beginning. You don’t want to scare people away by being too dense — you must trust The Contract.

3. The Incident

This is the event that sets everything in motion. Should occur early and keep the story together.

4. The Reveal

Just before the Point Of No Return, the main character learns what the story is really about.

5. Point Of No Return

The forces of good are faced with an impossible decision that concerns fear, safety, love, hate, revenge or despair.

6. Mini-Climax

Sorry, but you must allow the the forces of evil to have an epic win.

7. All-Is-Lost Moment

The moment where all is lost. You must portray the deepest despair for the forces of good.

8. News Of Hope

This is the possibility for one of the side characters to shine. A light that shines into the total darkness of the moment.

9. Climax

The shit hits the fan and the good puts everything at stake and overcomes — despite impossible odds.

10. The End

Public displays of relief and happiness, love and forgiveness. It’s great! We also learn that the hero has evolved.

Article from Doktor Spinn written by Jerry Silfwer aka Doktor Spinn

amandaonwriting:

The storytelling elements:

1. The Contract

In the very beginning, you have to make a promise. Will this be violent? Scary? Fun? Tense? Dramatic?

2. The Pull

Keep it light in the beginning. You don’t want to scare people away by being too dense — you must trust The Contract.

3. The Incident

This is the event that sets everything in motion. Should occur early and keep the story together.

4. The Reveal

Just before the Point Of No Return, the main character learns what the story is really about.

5. Point Of No Return

The forces of good are faced with an impossible decision that concerns fear, safety, love, hate, revenge or despair.

6. Mini-Climax

Sorry, but you must allow the the forces of evil to have an epic win.

7. All-Is-Lost Moment

The moment where all is lost. You must portray the deepest despair for the forces of good.

8. News Of Hope

This is the possibility for one of the side characters to shine. A light that shines into the total darkness of the moment.

9. Climax

The shit hits the fan and the good puts everything at stake and overcomes — despite impossible odds.

10. The End

Public displays of relief and happiness, love and forgiveness. It’s great! We also learn that the hero has evolved.

Article from Doktor Spinn written by Jerry Silfwer aka Doktor Spinn

(via noirefilthythoughts)