The act of creation is at its base sexual in nature. This seems like a fairly strong, even outlandish assertion, doesn't it? After all, we know the thought of writing up the quarterly gooberfloofen sales figures for that oh-so-important (but which ultimately doesn't mean a damned thing) 9am meeting doesn't make the vast majority of … Continue reading Creativity and Kink: Odd Couple or Dynamic Duo?
Content Warning: The following post deals with topics of Internet sexual harassment, including unsolicited images of male genitalia and similar activities. Please read at your own discretion and risk. Okay, kiddies, gather 'round. Uncle J.S. has a bone to pick with y'all. Yesterday, I read a Tweet which simply defied belief. Not because it was … Continue reading An Open Letter To Men Writing Erotic Romance
If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here. Otherwise, enjoy the second chapter! Chapter Two Mafelor settled herself on the soft tan suede of the smaller sitting furniture and pondered the living room with a combination of amusement and awe. While demons treasured their private space, there was no such notion as “art for … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner
It's First Chapter Friday, and you know what that means around these parts! This week, I wanted to showcase a story which has never been published until now. There was a reason for that, as it turns out, and it's an old story in publishing. When I approached a publisher with "A Demon for Dinner," … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner
In the romance world, men who write romance are very much a minority. The popular conception of a guy who writes romance seems to begin and end with Nicholas Sparks, although of course he doesn't write romance at all! Laboring under that shadow, and the many misconceptions which come with it, is a scary thing. … Continue reading An Open Call For Guys
It's Second Chapter Sunday, and this week I'm featuring Dusk, my MFM menage sci-fi/fantasy novel! If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here to check it out! Chapter Two “About face!” The detail of Marines took one step forward and pivoted, everyone in the formation keeping precise dress and cover with those around them … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: Dusk
It's Friday, and that means I have another first chapter for you! This time, I'm pleased to present a book which was notable both for its inception and for the process it went through from first publication to finally being realized as a single, standalone volume, as it was intended. Dusk started life at the … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: Dusk
In the past week, I've noticed a number of very interesting and important debates brewing in Romancelandia. Questions about: HEA/HFN and whether they're REALLY, yanno, a requirement for romance. Spoiler: YES! This is literally day 0.0001 knowledge for writing a proper romance. Everything else is pretty much up for grabs, but happily-ever-after or AT LEAST … Continue reading In Defense of “Cum”
If you missed First Chapter Friday, you might want to click here to read it before you go on. If you didn't, then enjoy...and be sure to grab your copy of Eat My Shorts!: The Absolute Best of J.S. Wayne (...So Far...) at Smashwords by clicking on the title! Chapter Two Slowly, deliberately, I turned … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: Sock It to Me!
They say you're not supposed to have favorites when it comes to your writing. As with so many other things, I beg to differ with "they." Today's First Chapter Friday offering was originally published with Changeling Press in 2013, and I have to say it's probably my favorite story in toto to date just because … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: Sock It to Me!
If you happen to be one of those MAGA types, you should leave NOW. This post will probably offend you. In the almost-decade I've been writing erotic romance, I have heard a plethora of reasons why "guys shouldn't read/write romance." A lot of these reasons boil down to nothing more than insecurity about oneself, as … Continue reading 8 Reasons Guys Should Read Romance Novels!