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Letters from London: Fetish Fun

David C. Dawson

It’s the great London clean up. One by one, fetish clubs for gay men are closing across London. Places where men who like leather and other fetish gear can meet and – play. In the 1980s there were more than a dozen fetish clubs in London. Now there are fewer than five. The latest to … Read more

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Reflections on a Theme

A.L. Lester

Last month’s blog post about My Creative Process™ has handily led me on to this month’s and an issue I’m having with The Flowers of Time, my main work in progress. Flowers is a f/enby romance between Edie and Jones, set in the Himalayas in the 1780s. This was a new historical period and geographical … Read more

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Creative Process. It’s a thing.

The Creative Process - A.L. Lester

Apologies for being a bit late with my post this month- school holidays are really disruptive routine-wise. This is possibly why I’ve been giving some thought to my creative process over the past few weeks. I’ve got an amazing ability to take on too much and at the moment that means two active works in … Read more

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Letters from London: Pride and Progress

Pride - David Dawson

There’s a lot to celebrate this year. Fifty years since the Stonewall riots in New York. This was a major landmark in our history. It’s an event that led to decades of change around the world. Now, it’s not only legal to be LGBTQI in 125 countries, but we can get married in 32 of … Read more

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Author Expectations Versus Reality

A. L. Lester

I’ve been writing one way and another since Miss Lowe told me off for using ‘again and again’ repetitively in my story about a man climbing a mountain circa 1978. I don’t think I’ve ever really thought of myself as ‘a writer’ or an ‘author’. It was always something I was going to become in … Read more

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Making Magic: Introduction Post

Miranda Turner

Recently Scott sent out a call for new contributors to this blog, and I answered. So for my first post, I figured it would be good to introduce who I am and why I have any authority on any of these subjects. (Spoiler alert: I don’t, but I have opinions. Lots and lots of meaningless … Read more

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Introducing Myself: Being Semi-Closeted in Rural England

Peacock feathers - A.L. Lester

Scott asked for writers to step up and do some blogging for the QRI site, so here I am – I can waffle for a good thousand words at a time on pretty much any given subject! I’d be delighted if people wanted to ask me things or give me a topic, so please leave … Read more

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Feeling the Characters

Where There's Smoke - BL Morticia

Greetings folks. Here’s a blog about writing characters! When talking to an author, you might hear how excited they are about their stories. They tell you about what went into the creating plot, the inspiration behind the story, and then the fun part; how they came up with their characters. In a lot of instances, … Read more

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Words: Resolution

Diet - J.V. Speyer

It’s a whole new year.  The holiday season is officially behind us and we’re one week into our “new year, new me” selves.  Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions to help ourselves try to be better people or somehow improve our lives going forward into 2019, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  It’s … Read more

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Year in Review 2018 and Goals 2019 – Michael Mandrake/Sharita L

Taken and Crowned - Michael Mandrake

Hello again. I must apologize for completely skipping November. *sighs* I was very busy with Breakable Faith and Taken and Crowned.  Also, my twin, you know, the devilish muse BL, had some writing to do as well. So alas, we didn’t post anything in November. However, now I’m back to post about this year which … Read more