Tag: feminism

writing

James Bond

I have no particular affection for old movies.  Most are slow, with cheesy effects and plotlines that these days would make us laugh, but for some reason, I still enjoy James Bond, particularly the Connery era. There are things that bother me, of course.  The rampant sexism and near-rapey feel of some his Bond girl …

writing

Captain Hanna

Banner week, I guess.  Not only did I manage to get Jeopardy published (retaining after first publishing rights), I completed another manuscript for a novella about a group of lady pirates called Captain Hanna. Hanna may not be as nice as she seems. Of course, then the news of Gord Downie’s death struck, and once again, I find …

fear

Can I Hack It?

There’s a fear in me.  A fear that clots my blood and shakes my marrow. A fear that chases me at every turn, and that’s responsible for every failed project, every deleted manuscript and every unsent story.  It’s responsible for the concern that my friends and family will read what I’ve written and sneer, or …

writing

Down Days

I’m not real sure what’s going on this week.  I know I’m nearing the end of my self-imposed deadline for the pirate novel I’m writing, and sometimes, as you peak on a project, that can send you pretty far down.  I’m not as happy with the work as I should be, and I’m second-guessing all …