#Thursday13: Things I learned while writing Exposing Ellen | #FF release week

ExposingEllen_highres1. I hate pronouns. When you have a same-sex scene, you can’t rely on “she” anymore.

2. F/F readership is growing, yay!

3. There are some AMAZING F/F authors telling wonderful love stories. (Check out my giveaway to win some of their books!)

4. When you’re writing about two women falling in love, you think more about how men and women view the process differently.

5. And yet, you realize that gender norms about falling in love can be total bullshit.

6. You party even harder when states challenge legal restrictions against gay marriage (Virginia is NOT yet for lovers…)

7. General genre misconceptions about outside the awesome romance community–only EROTICA contains two girls, and its usually only in a threesome with a guy, and who wants to read about two GIRLS falling in love…

8. Again…pronouns suck. Especially when you re-read a sentence and see that what you’re describing is anatomically impossible because you didn’t distinguish between characters.

9. More MFF happily-ever-after stories are being written. Yay!

10. “Still not a good enough reason to use the word ‘penetrate'”

11. Some people (men in particular) still fetishize F/F relationships

12. When I see two women having lunch together, I think about whether they’re together…or TOGETHER. And it makes me smile.

13. F/F covers are GORGEOUS. exposing ellen cover collage

 

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