Rape in Fiction

This is the piece I am excited for my friend to be working on. When lightning strikes inspirationally, it is such a great feeling. To work as hard as this friend has and to have never felt it before — well, I hope these moments stay, because they are certainly deserved for someone who works the craft as hard as she does.

Carla R. Herrera

As of late, I haven’t had much time to do the social media
thing. And I haven’t done my regular blog posts, reviews
on Library Thing and Goodreads and just over the past
week, I began feeling more isolated than I usually do.

Partially because I’ve been working on two new projects.
Nexus II and Taria of the Dead. Taria has taken up a greater part of my mental space. The character is insistent I keep writing her world.

Since the 6th of June, I’ve written about five thousand words on Taria’s story. It’s coming along nicely, though I’m not sure about everything I’m putting this character through. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel even a bit guilty. I think this is part of the creative process that makes me grow as a writer, but I’ve noticed more talk in recent weeks about rape culture and about writers writing about…

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