“Give It a F#*king Rest!”: Stepping Away from Social Media for the Sake of Your Sanity [Article Link]

For all its benefits, there is nothing quite like Social Media for angrying up the blood and turning us into shouty, hostile ogres. While there is some satisfaction to be had in expressing your viewpoint (within reason!), engaging in too many social media squabbles can leave you feeling riled up and stressed-out. With our Social … Continue reading “Give It a F#*king Rest!”: Stepping Away from Social Media for the Sake of Your Sanity [Article Link]

Both Sides Now: Learn How to Turn Your Book into an Audiobook — from Someone With Experience on Both Sides of the Process [Article Link]

If you have ever published a book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you may have thought about turning your book into an audiobook but presumed that the process would be time-consuming and expensive. However, increasing numbers of self-published and indie authors are discovering just how easy it can be to open up their work to … Continue reading Both Sides Now: Learn How to Turn Your Book into an Audiobook — from Someone With Experience on Both Sides of the Process [Article Link]

Lamentations of a Freelancer: The Struggle to Survive in the COVID Economy [Article]

Hello, Lovely Lairies! I have written an article over on Medium, and wanted to share the link with you. I am new to Medium, so please forgive me if I've got this wrong, but this should be a "Friends Link", meaning that if you aren't a Medium member and have already used up your free … Continue reading Lamentations of a Freelancer: The Struggle to Survive in the COVID Economy [Article]

Sex, Sin and Samhain: The Sexualisation of the “Wicked”

Listen to audio narration of this article It's time to prepare for the next spin around the Wheel of the Year, with Samhain, AKA All Souls Night, the Feast of the Dead, Pagan New Year, and more commonly, Halloween, falling on Saturday. Samhain sees us entering the dark part of the cycle, as we head … Continue reading Sex, Sin and Samhain: The Sexualisation of the “Wicked”

“Rejection: It Sucks, But Is It a Blessing in Disguise?”

I'm thrilled to have another guest contribution published in The Smutlancer. This time I'm looking at rejection, and musing upon how we can learn to look at a rebuff in a more positive light. You can read my article at The Smutlancer, here. With thanks to the fabulous Doctor J for her input, and to … Continue reading “Rejection: It Sucks, But Is It a Blessing in Disguise?”

Politicising the Womb: The Use of Women’s Reproductive Health as a Locus of Political and Religious Discourse

According to a Gallop poll conducted ahead of the 2016 US elections, the numbers of voters for whom the issue of abortion was a key voting factor increased on previous years, with 21% saying that they would only vote for a candidate who shared their own views on the topic, and a further 46% identifying … Continue reading Politicising the Womb: The Use of Women’s Reproductive Health as a Locus of Political and Religious Discourse

“Do The Hustle!” Learning to Sell Myself and My Content

It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there. You’re a blogger, a writer, an artist, a hopeful freelancer looking to express yourself, garner an audience, get feedback on your work and maybe earn enough money to pay the bills. But you’re also riddled with insecurities; what if no one reads your work or, conversely, what … Continue reading “Do The Hustle!” Learning to Sell Myself and My Content