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Nudity, Corduroy & Dastardly Adulthood – with Jamie Ashbird and Janet Anderton

Jamie Ashbird Janet Anderton

Nudity, Corduroy & Dastardly Adulthood – with Jamie Ashbird and Janet Anderton

I asked two creators how they felt about working together on their first collaboration for Improbable Press, the millennia-spanning Sherlock Holmes mystery-romance, A Question of Time. Their answers involved what it says on the tin, uh, in the title: nudity, corduroy, and dastardly adulthood. Kind of? So Jamie, tell me what you loved about collaborating with artist Janet Anderton? And while you're at it, any words of advice for other writers? Janet took in my naked words, fed them, gave them shelter and then dressed them in haute couture with her art. As for advice – start. Create as though...

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6 Tips: Writers and Artists Working from Home

Jamie Ashbird Janet Anderton K Caine Tim Richards Wendy C Fries Working From Home

When All of This™ first began, I edited a Spark newsletter about working from home. That issue is chocka-block with tips from the experienced and neophyte on Getting Stuff Done when all the doing happens from the dining room table, or a corner of the couch. The tips were so great that I asked for more and more is what I got, so here, hot of the home presses are a half dozen tips to help you focus even as Fido barks and social media siren songs. How Do You Work From Home (Some Answers Involve a Tomato and a Dinosaur)?...

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If You Want To

Jamie Ashbird

By Jamie Ashbird Should you write porn?   The answer seems pretty simple really. Yes—if you want to. If you don’t want to, then don’t. Okay, good. We’re done here.   Just kidding, it’s time to ramble.   First off, two things: I currently sit in the wibbly-wobbly very complicated spectrum of non sex-repulsed, mentally arousable ace-hood. I’m not a person who feels particularly comfortable writing sex scenes. The link here seems like a no brainer but you’d be wrong.   To address point 1, sure, asexuality doesn’t always lend itself to having wide experience with all things sex. (Also,...

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