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LWW 72: New Daily Routines

ETB hates summer, while Clare loves wearing less clothes. TB got her London novella to the editor with hours to spare, but within an hour of emailing, she thought of at least three ways she wanted to change it. Also, TB is making progress on season 3 of Girl Love Happens, which takes place in the early 90s when the world wasn’t so scary and depressing. Clare had to write every day to hit a lofty word goal, and now she only has five chapters and an epilogue left. In very happy news, she was able to celebrate her mum’s birthday with a family BBQ and crazy golf (which TB is fairly certain is miniature golf in the US). Also, Clare went for curry and got a haircut. It’s the little things during 2020 that makes them happy. They move on to their daily routines. TB is turning into a morning person because she hates alarm clocks and is waking naturally with the sun. Her biggest change since the last time they discussed their routines is managing her health and low energy levels since recovering from her illness. She has at least two blocks of time when she’s working on writing projects. After those blocks, it depends on what her body and mind can handle. Clare’s routine is much different from the one she outlined in episode 18. She would suggest her old routine over her current one. Her daily exercise is dependent on the weather. Spoiler: Clare the Londoner hates rain. And, she’s learned her most productive time takes place in the afternoon. TB is super impressed by Clare’s writing sprint ability. It’s important to realize a person has daily limits on how productive they can be (both recommend Deep Work by Cal Newport), and routines will constantly change, so be ready to adjust and pivot. Most importantly, listen to your brain and body. What’s your daily routine, and has it changed during these weird times? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will break down how to research keywords. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: LWW 18 Episode: lesbianswhowrite.com/lww18-whats-your-daily-routine/ TB’s One Golden Summer Blog Post: lesbianromancesbytbm.com/2020/07/08/the-things-i-do-for-work/ Clare’s Half Year Check-In Blog Post: www.clarelydon.co.uk/2020/07/2020-half-year-goal-check-in/ Lez Review Books AOC Directory: lezreviewbooks.com/lesfic-authors-of-color-directory/ Deep Work by Cal Newport: www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

40 MIN10 h ago
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LWW 72: New Daily Routines

LWW 71: Pen Names

EIs it possible the duo are becoming morning peeps? TB announces some changes to I Heart Lesfic to help lighten her workload. She’s on the second draft of her London novella, and she’s also making progress on season three of Girl Love Happens. TB makes an ice cream announcement that may result with a lot of hate mail. Clare had peeps over for a BBQ. TB didn’t know they (BBQs and people) still existed. In big news, Clare’s lockdown novella is with the editor and will be released in mid-July. She’s giving it away free to her newsletter subscribers, so sign up, folks! In even bigger news, Clare has made great progress on her London 7 romance and has figured out story aspects of London 8 and 9. Wowzers! They move on to pen name chat, and TB starts off by saying “what does TB stand for?” is one of the most popular questions she gets. So, why did TB pick TB? She’s insanely private and about one step away from being a recluse. Clare Lydon is Clare’s actual name! She always wanted to see her name on a book cover, but if she could go back in time, she’d probably go the pen name route. They list reasons to choose a pen name and what you should consider when making your selection. Clare cautions authors to put a lot of thought into their pen name (don’t be a TB), since it’ll be part of your author brand. Do you have a pen name? Why or why not? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will discuss how 2020 has changed their daily routines. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: One Golden Summer Giveaway: iheartlesfic.com/one-golden-summer-giveaway/ I Heart Lesfic Changes: iheartlesfic.com/ihl-announcements/ Clare Lydon Newsletter Sign-Up: www.clarelydon.co.uk/books/free-stuff/

36 MIN1 w ago
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LWW 71: Pen Names

LWW 70: How’s 2020 Going So Far?

EIt’s bloody hot in London and Boston. Is it summer or something? The duo has updated the LWW logo to fresh and funky. Also, to celebrate the release of One Golden Summer, they’ve organized a giveaway. The grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book. TB is two chapters away from finishing the first draft of her London novella. In sad news, she had to cancel her final trip of 2020. Clare went to the pub! She didn’t go inside, but they have a takeaway window, which is simply fantastic! In work news, she’s getting serious about London 7 because her editing deadline is rapidly approaching. Write, Clare, write! As for their years so far, Clare is hesitant to ask TB how 2020 has been. On the writing and newsletter front, TB is doing okay. But all the tasks that didn’t need doing were put on the back burner to recover from her three-month illness. Clare’s year so far has been brilliant. She’s smashing one goal after the next (as long as you don’t ask about her advertising goal). She has a wisdom tooth extraction coming up, but hopefully, she’ll be on the mend soon after. Oh, Clare also wants to be known as the Story Lady, which amuses and confuses TB. It’s good to revisit yearly goals at the halfway point, and as Clare points out, it’s never too late to rejig things. TB is just hoping to see 2021. How is your year going so far? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will be back to discuss pen names. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: One Golden Summer Giveaway: iheartlesfic.com/one-golden-summer-giveaway/

41 MIN2 w ago
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LWW 70: How’s 2020 Going So Far?

LWW 69: Plotting

EThe two recorded this episode on day three of the One Golden Summer launch, and in a role reversal, Clare has been the nervous Nelly, while TB remained calm. Clare celebrated the release with champagne and oysters, and TB ordered Chinese. It hasn’t been all celebration this week. TB is powering through the first draft of her London novella, and her health is still improving. She is questioning her mental health because of a TV viewing quirk she’s recently developed. On a side note, TB loves Clare’s Scottish accent. Clare has finished her lockdown novella and signed two translation contracts for Before You Say I Do. Exciting times! She’s also been plotting her London 7 book. Speaking of plotting (a word TB hates), that’s the topic for this week. Clare details her process, starting with the thinking stage of a book—deciding on character details, location, and timespan—and outlining, ending with putting it into Scrivener, where all her writing magic happens. While Clare plots the entire book, expecting some things will change, TB only plots 25 percent at a time, giving her pantsing tendencies more freedom. They disagree about whether or not a first-time writer should study the craft before writing their first book, but they do agree that plotting has changed their productivity and output. How do you plot? Let them know! Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will be back to discuss how the year is going so far. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: LWW 66 on POV: lesbianswhowrite.com/lww-66-the-point-of-view-decision/ One Golden Summer: lesbianromancesbytbm.com/books/one-golden-summer/ Before You Say I Do: www.clarelydon.co.uk/books/before-you-say-i-do/

36 MIN3 w ago
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LWW 69: Plotting

LWW 68: Chatting About One Golden Summer

EIt’s launch week for One Golden Summer! Whoop whoop! TB is still on the mend, and this week, as well as launching the book, she’s been out walking and also working on a new novella set in London. She’s 10k in and loving it, which is all sorts of weird. Meanwhile, Clare has ventured out on public transportation for the first time since lockdown, she’s finished her lockdown novella, and she’s been cleansing her mailing list. It’s about as fun as it sounds. This week, we’re discussing our co-write: the ups and downs of working together, how it went, and what you should consider if you’re thinking of writing with someone else. TB realized Clare doesn’t know grammar rules, so she doesn’t follow them. This project had some big hurdles in the journey to publication, but it’s finished now, and they’re both kinda proud. Have you thought about co-writing with someone? Let us know! Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email us at: le...

40 MINJUN 15
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LWW 68: Chatting About One Golden Summer

LWW 67: What Writing Has Taught Us

EHappy Pride month! Even though TB had forgotten. This week, the intrepid pair are getting themselves geared up for the launch of their co-write, which is due to land on June 16th. Whoop & then whoop again! TB’s also been writing new words, the first time in two months. Meanwhile, Clare has been running, doing DIY dentistry (not advised), failing at sourdough, and plotting the story for the seventh book in her London Romance series. A week in the life of a romance writer! Onto the question at hand: what have they learned from writing that they’ve taken into their real lives? For TB, writing lesbian fiction has made her more out in her real life, plus it’s given her the confidence to ignore the negativity and believe in herself. She’s also learned how to manage conflict via her characters. Big stuff! Similarly, after six years in the business, Clare has realized she can tackle any problem and find a solution. She’s also realized she’s driven and a finisher, two things she would ...

38 MINJUN 8
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LWW 67: What Writing Has Taught Us

LWW 66: The Point of View Decision

ETB’s health is on the mend, but she’s still easing back into working. She’s been juggling the end of two projects this week—Clare and TB’s cowrite, One Golden Summer, and another she has coming out later this year with Miranda MacLeod. Add a couple of audiobooks and she’s got plenty to keep her busy! Clare got a haircut from her wife, and they’re still married. Win! As well as the cowrite, she’s also been working on the audio for Before You Say I Do, as well as reading The Price of Salt. Finally. Turns out this is a classic she loves. Thumbs up all round. Onto the big questions of the week: What’s your favourite point of view to write, and do you prefer single-perspective or alternating viewpoints? Both TB and Clare agree that first-person single viewpoint is their natural sweet spot, and it’s great for really getting inside the head of a character. TB’s Lizzie series is a case in point. Meanwhile, Clare has written 4 of her 15 novels in first person. She’s happy to writ...

36 MINJUN 1
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LWW 66: The Point of View Decision

LWW 65: Birthdays & Celebrating Small Wins

ETB is back and feeling better, which is fabulous news! She’s been slowly sneaking back to work after taking a week off, interspersed with watching a lot of TV. Clare’s week has involved editing their upcoming co-write, as well as writing her lockdown novella, and podcasting like a demon. She did not bring out the horns, though. This week’s chat focuses on celebrating birthdays and small wins – stopping to appreciate life, which is exactly what TB is done after getting so sick. Her birthday kicked off with a coffee cake muffin, so she was winning from the start! The pair discuss birthdays of characters in their books, and realise they don’t feature them. Look out for a rash of fictional birthdays. They both agree birthdays need cake & cards, in real life or otherwise. Small wins TB has been celebrating include walking in nature, and staying alive. Meanwhile, Clare has passed the milestone of selling 100,000 books in her career, so she popped some bubbly in her back garden. Cheer...

33 MINMAY 25
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LWW 65: Birthdays & Celebrating Small Wins

LWW 64: Lesbian Sex Scenes Revisited!

EClare tackles this show solo as TB is still unwell, so taking a break. Get well soon, TB! In the meantime, Clare does the intro, talking about her new chair (fingers crossed for this one!), the rebrand of the All I Want series, and possible translation options for Before You Say I Do. Exciting times! She’s also still working on her lockdown short story, which is now a novella. By next week, it might be a novel, who knows? Then it’s a re-run of episode 15 where the pair talk about lesbian sex scenes. The duo shares tips for how to write them, including key things writers should think about and what to avoid, with particular emphasis on two words. TB and Clare disagree about including gratuitous scenes, and they confess to spending a lot of time thinking about body parts and sexual terms, all for the craft of course. The big takeaway is to remember these scenes are about characters and emotions. Also, that it’s really embarrassing talking about sex scenes. Head over to www.lesbians...

36 MINMAY 18
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LWW 64: Lesbian Sex Scenes Revisited!

LWW 63: What’s Your Favourite Story Length?

ETB is under the weather once more, but she’s cheering herself up by organising a mega lesfic sale. Either that, or she’s tearing her hair out with it. One of the two! Clare has had a far more chipper week. She won a family pop quiz, baked a loaf of sourdough and released boxsets of her London Romance series. Win! She’s also done some writing. Which is good, considering she’s a writer. Plus, she discovered in another life, she’d be married to Daniel Radcliffe. Perhaps. When it comes to story length, our dynamic duo are at odds (same as it ever was!). They both love reading & writing novels, but Clare normally taps out of her books around 70k words, whereas TB’s books regularly march towards 80-100k. Both agree that writing in the shorter format is hard, especially when it’s not something they’re used to. Clare vows to crack short stories, and realises perhaps she should read some first. Light bulb moment! What’s true for both of them is that reading and writing tastes change...

39 MINMAY 11
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LWW 63: What’s Your Favourite Story Length?

Latest Episodes

LWW 72: New Daily Routines

ETB hates summer, while Clare loves wearing less clothes. TB got her London novella to the editor with hours to spare, but within an hour of emailing, she thought of at least three ways she wanted to change it. Also, TB is making progress on season 3 of Girl Love Happens, which takes place in the early 90s when the world wasn’t so scary and depressing. Clare had to write every day to hit a lofty word goal, and now she only has five chapters and an epilogue left. In very happy news, she was able to celebrate her mum’s birthday with a family BBQ and crazy golf (which TB is fairly certain is miniature golf in the US). Also, Clare went for curry and got a haircut. It’s the little things during 2020 that makes them happy. They move on to their daily routines. TB is turning into a morning person because she hates alarm clocks and is waking naturally with the sun. Her biggest change since the last time they discussed their routines is managing her health and low energy levels since recovering from her illness. She has at least two blocks of time when she’s working on writing projects. After those blocks, it depends on what her body and mind can handle. Clare’s routine is much different from the one she outlined in episode 18. She would suggest her old routine over her current one. Her daily exercise is dependent on the weather. Spoiler: Clare the Londoner hates rain. And, she’s learned her most productive time takes place in the afternoon. TB is super impressed by Clare’s writing sprint ability. It’s important to realize a person has daily limits on how productive they can be (both recommend Deep Work by Cal Newport), and routines will constantly change, so be ready to adjust and pivot. Most importantly, listen to your brain and body. What’s your daily routine, and has it changed during these weird times? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will break down how to research keywords. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: LWW 18 Episode: lesbianswhowrite.com/lww18-whats-your-daily-routine/ TB’s One Golden Summer Blog Post: lesbianromancesbytbm.com/2020/07/08/the-things-i-do-for-work/ Clare’s Half Year Check-In Blog Post: www.clarelydon.co.uk/2020/07/2020-half-year-goal-check-in/ Lez Review Books AOC Directory: lezreviewbooks.com/lesfic-authors-of-color-directory/ Deep Work by Cal Newport: www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

40 MIN10 h ago
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LWW 72: New Daily Routines

LWW 71: Pen Names

EIs it possible the duo are becoming morning peeps? TB announces some changes to I Heart Lesfic to help lighten her workload. She’s on the second draft of her London novella, and she’s also making progress on season three of Girl Love Happens. TB makes an ice cream announcement that may result with a lot of hate mail. Clare had peeps over for a BBQ. TB didn’t know they (BBQs and people) still existed. In big news, Clare’s lockdown novella is with the editor and will be released in mid-July. She’s giving it away free to her newsletter subscribers, so sign up, folks! In even bigger news, Clare has made great progress on her London 7 romance and has figured out story aspects of London 8 and 9. Wowzers! They move on to pen name chat, and TB starts off by saying “what does TB stand for?” is one of the most popular questions she gets. So, why did TB pick TB? She’s insanely private and about one step away from being a recluse. Clare Lydon is Clare’s actual name! She always wanted to see her name on a book cover, but if she could go back in time, she’d probably go the pen name route. They list reasons to choose a pen name and what you should consider when making your selection. Clare cautions authors to put a lot of thought into their pen name (don’t be a TB), since it’ll be part of your author brand. Do you have a pen name? Why or why not? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will discuss how 2020 has changed their daily routines. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: One Golden Summer Giveaway: iheartlesfic.com/one-golden-summer-giveaway/ I Heart Lesfic Changes: iheartlesfic.com/ihl-announcements/ Clare Lydon Newsletter Sign-Up: www.clarelydon.co.uk/books/free-stuff/

36 MIN1 w ago
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LWW 71: Pen Names

LWW 70: How’s 2020 Going So Far?

EIt’s bloody hot in London and Boston. Is it summer or something? The duo has updated the LWW logo to fresh and funky. Also, to celebrate the release of One Golden Summer, they’ve organized a giveaway. The grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book. TB is two chapters away from finishing the first draft of her London novella. In sad news, she had to cancel her final trip of 2020. Clare went to the pub! She didn’t go inside, but they have a takeaway window, which is simply fantastic! In work news, she’s getting serious about London 7 because her editing deadline is rapidly approaching. Write, Clare, write! As for their years so far, Clare is hesitant to ask TB how 2020 has been. On the writing and newsletter front, TB is doing okay. But all the tasks that didn’t need doing were put on the back burner to recover from her three-month illness. Clare’s year so far has been brilliant. She’s smashing one goal after the next (as long as you don’t ask about her advertising goal). She has a wisdom tooth extraction coming up, but hopefully, she’ll be on the mend soon after. Oh, Clare also wants to be known as the Story Lady, which amuses and confuses TB. It’s good to revisit yearly goals at the halfway point, and as Clare points out, it’s never too late to rejig things. TB is just hoping to see 2021. How is your year going so far? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will be back to discuss pen names. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: One Golden Summer Giveaway: iheartlesfic.com/one-golden-summer-giveaway/

41 MIN2 w ago
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LWW 70: How’s 2020 Going So Far?

LWW 69: Plotting

EThe two recorded this episode on day three of the One Golden Summer launch, and in a role reversal, Clare has been the nervous Nelly, while TB remained calm. Clare celebrated the release with champagne and oysters, and TB ordered Chinese. It hasn’t been all celebration this week. TB is powering through the first draft of her London novella, and her health is still improving. She is questioning her mental health because of a TV viewing quirk she’s recently developed. On a side note, TB loves Clare’s Scottish accent. Clare has finished her lockdown novella and signed two translation contracts for Before You Say I Do. Exciting times! She’s also been plotting her London 7 book. Speaking of plotting (a word TB hates), that’s the topic for this week. Clare details her process, starting with the thinking stage of a book—deciding on character details, location, and timespan—and outlining, ending with putting it into Scrivener, where all her writing magic happens. While Clare plots the entire book, expecting some things will change, TB only plots 25 percent at a time, giving her pantsing tendencies more freedom. They disagree about whether or not a first-time writer should study the craft before writing their first book, but they do agree that plotting has changed their productivity and output. How do you plot? Let them know! Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week, the pair will be back to discuss how the year is going so far. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: LWW 66 on POV: lesbianswhowrite.com/lww-66-the-point-of-view-decision/ One Golden Summer: lesbianromancesbytbm.com/books/one-golden-summer/ Before You Say I Do: www.clarelydon.co.uk/books/before-you-say-i-do/

36 MIN3 w ago
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LWW 69: Plotting

LWW 68: Chatting About One Golden Summer

EIt’s launch week for One Golden Summer! Whoop whoop! TB is still on the mend, and this week, as well as launching the book, she’s been out walking and also working on a new novella set in London. She’s 10k in and loving it, which is all sorts of weird. Meanwhile, Clare has ventured out on public transportation for the first time since lockdown, she’s finished her lockdown novella, and she’s been cleansing her mailing list. It’s about as fun as it sounds. This week, we’re discussing our co-write: the ups and downs of working together, how it went, and what you should consider if you’re thinking of writing with someone else. TB realized Clare doesn’t know grammar rules, so she doesn’t follow them. This project had some big hurdles in the journey to publication, but it’s finished now, and they’re both kinda proud. Have you thought about co-writing with someone? Let us know! Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email us at: le...

40 MINJUN 15
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LWW 68: Chatting About One Golden Summer

LWW 67: What Writing Has Taught Us

EHappy Pride month! Even though TB had forgotten. This week, the intrepid pair are getting themselves geared up for the launch of their co-write, which is due to land on June 16th. Whoop & then whoop again! TB’s also been writing new words, the first time in two months. Meanwhile, Clare has been running, doing DIY dentistry (not advised), failing at sourdough, and plotting the story for the seventh book in her London Romance series. A week in the life of a romance writer! Onto the question at hand: what have they learned from writing that they’ve taken into their real lives? For TB, writing lesbian fiction has made her more out in her real life, plus it’s given her the confidence to ignore the negativity and believe in herself. She’s also learned how to manage conflict via her characters. Big stuff! Similarly, after six years in the business, Clare has realized she can tackle any problem and find a solution. She’s also realized she’s driven and a finisher, two things she would ...

38 MINJUN 8
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LWW 67: What Writing Has Taught Us

LWW 66: The Point of View Decision

ETB’s health is on the mend, but she’s still easing back into working. She’s been juggling the end of two projects this week—Clare and TB’s cowrite, One Golden Summer, and another she has coming out later this year with Miranda MacLeod. Add a couple of audiobooks and she’s got plenty to keep her busy! Clare got a haircut from her wife, and they’re still married. Win! As well as the cowrite, she’s also been working on the audio for Before You Say I Do, as well as reading The Price of Salt. Finally. Turns out this is a classic she loves. Thumbs up all round. Onto the big questions of the week: What’s your favourite point of view to write, and do you prefer single-perspective or alternating viewpoints? Both TB and Clare agree that first-person single viewpoint is their natural sweet spot, and it’s great for really getting inside the head of a character. TB’s Lizzie series is a case in point. Meanwhile, Clare has written 4 of her 15 novels in first person. She’s happy to writ...

36 MINJUN 1
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LWW 66: The Point of View Decision

LWW 65: Birthdays & Celebrating Small Wins

ETB is back and feeling better, which is fabulous news! She’s been slowly sneaking back to work after taking a week off, interspersed with watching a lot of TV. Clare’s week has involved editing their upcoming co-write, as well as writing her lockdown novella, and podcasting like a demon. She did not bring out the horns, though. This week’s chat focuses on celebrating birthdays and small wins – stopping to appreciate life, which is exactly what TB is done after getting so sick. Her birthday kicked off with a coffee cake muffin, so she was winning from the start! The pair discuss birthdays of characters in their books, and realise they don’t feature them. Look out for a rash of fictional birthdays. They both agree birthdays need cake & cards, in real life or otherwise. Small wins TB has been celebrating include walking in nature, and staying alive. Meanwhile, Clare has passed the milestone of selling 100,000 books in her career, so she popped some bubbly in her back garden. Cheer...

33 MINMAY 25
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LWW 65: Birthdays & Celebrating Small Wins

LWW 64: Lesbian Sex Scenes Revisited!

EClare tackles this show solo as TB is still unwell, so taking a break. Get well soon, TB! In the meantime, Clare does the intro, talking about her new chair (fingers crossed for this one!), the rebrand of the All I Want series, and possible translation options for Before You Say I Do. Exciting times! She’s also still working on her lockdown short story, which is now a novella. By next week, it might be a novel, who knows? Then it’s a re-run of episode 15 where the pair talk about lesbian sex scenes. The duo shares tips for how to write them, including key things writers should think about and what to avoid, with particular emphasis on two words. TB and Clare disagree about including gratuitous scenes, and they confess to spending a lot of time thinking about body parts and sexual terms, all for the craft of course. The big takeaway is to remember these scenes are about characters and emotions. Also, that it’s really embarrassing talking about sex scenes. Head over to www.lesbians...

36 MINMAY 18
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LWW 64: Lesbian Sex Scenes Revisited!

LWW 63: What’s Your Favourite Story Length?

ETB is under the weather once more, but she’s cheering herself up by organising a mega lesfic sale. Either that, or she’s tearing her hair out with it. One of the two! Clare has had a far more chipper week. She won a family pop quiz, baked a loaf of sourdough and released boxsets of her London Romance series. Win! She’s also done some writing. Which is good, considering she’s a writer. Plus, she discovered in another life, she’d be married to Daniel Radcliffe. Perhaps. When it comes to story length, our dynamic duo are at odds (same as it ever was!). They both love reading & writing novels, but Clare normally taps out of her books around 70k words, whereas TB’s books regularly march towards 80-100k. Both agree that writing in the shorter format is hard, especially when it’s not something they’re used to. Clare vows to crack short stories, and realises perhaps she should read some first. Light bulb moment! What’s true for both of them is that reading and writing tastes change...

39 MINMAY 11
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LWW 63: What’s Your Favourite Story Length?
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