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  • kaciefaithkress
    20.01.2022 - 9 minutes ago

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—with the rise of sexual content in YA literature, I firmly believe there should be at least the mention (!!!) of self pleasure. I was a young teen (~13) when the sexual content in YA started increasing—I.e. books like A Court of Mist & Fury came out. Being exposed to that content was GOOD for me; in the long term it helped me overcome the shame, guilt, and repression that came with a religious upbringing and also just being a Girl in modern society. I learned way, WAY more about sex from books than I ever did from school or my (at the time, conservative Christian) friends—and I’m so grateful that what I learned was largely from the sex positive, female-pleasure centric point of view. But even as more ACOMAF* style books come out, e.g. Serpent & Dove or (less explicit) Down Comes the Night, there’s virtually no mention of self pleasure or female solo sex. I’m glad to see more sex positive content and genuinely believe it will help younger girls not only overcome their own guilt and shame, but also be more open and comfortable discussing sex and pleasure—especially with friends and partners, ideally leading to 1) safer practices (e.g. open discussion ahead re: STDs) and 2) better, more fun experiences (communicating their own needs and desires) the way that it did for me. But I would also love to see books even occasionally exploring the idea of one’s sexuality independently of partner(s), as it inherently does—rather than silently insinuating that ~doesn’t exist~ and/or isn’t a vital and fulfilling part of one’s sex life.

    *The ACOTAR series does have quite a few mentions of self pleasure thankfully, and even more in the later books (though I think those are classified as NA or possibly adult)!

    #and don’t even get me started on the lack of representation of queer sex #i had to ask my BROTHER how to go down on a girl #thankfully I’m educated now #and intend to write the SMUTTIEST wlw books #to educate the future queers of course #ACOTAR#sjm #Sarah J maas #serpent and dove #writing#ya#writer#am writing#am querying#writeblr#young adult#literature#library#reading#reader #down comes the night #six of crows #a court of thorns and roses #a court of mist and fury #acomaf#acowar #a court of wings and ruin #throne of glass #crown of midnight
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  • ambassadorquark
    20.01.2022 - 1 hour ago
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  • mooncat457writing
    20.01.2022 - 2 hours ago
    #thanks for the ask! #that turned into Erin’s storytime #but whatever #you know I love to talk about queries
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  • anoopastrosutra
    19.01.2022 - 5 hours ago

    Vedic Astrology : Daily Panchang – January 20th, 2022

    Vedic Astrology : Daily Panchang – January 20th, 2022

    Daily Panchang – January 20th, 2022 Samvat 2078, Magh Month of hindu calendar, 2nd day – Dwitiya (Adhitihi), Krishna Paksha, Nakshtra at the time of Sun rise in Ashlesha and will be till 08:23 Hrs (IST), Moon will move in Magha nakshatra at (more…)

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  • bookwyrminspiration
    19.01.2022 - 7 hours ago
    #I was busy for the last two hours so couldn't answer your ask immediately but oh did I want to #okay but seriously when you do the things you want to with your appearance it's so nice #like I just wore whatever clothes I had for years and didn't do anything with how I looked (didn't cut my hair or dye it or do /anything/) #but!! now I do!! and it is. so much fun. #I get complimented from time to time and whatever they point out it's always one of the things I chose and it's like yes!!! I did that!!! #I wear a lot of funky tights like torn and steampunk and fishnet. and those get compliments #and my hair because it's colorful. and like!! it's so nice #highly recommend dressing how you like regardless of what others think or say because hnnnng ecstatic !! #and then you can do funky eyeliner and have an excellent day !! #you'll have to pry this liner out of hands because I love it #will be doing again no doubt about it #quil's queries#nonsie#butterfly eyeliner
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  • sushidoucheydudes
    19.01.2022 - 12 hours ago

    I cannot imagine writing the third book of a trilogy on deadline. I'm about 11k into Tokyo drift and every single moment is like "gotta make sure you tie up that loose end but still keep it interesting. What about this issue that was introduced in book 1? How will each character's narrative arc end? Don't forget to keep track of the timelines! Oh and by the way, the writing has to be better than the previous two combined or you'll have done all this for nothing."

    #ya girl #it's a first draft! and yet! #hobbies that make you want to throw up and die #there's also of course the looming reality that when i finish this it's over there's nothing else to do #and then i'll have to a. take a workshop to learn how to actually write or b. query it #lighting a candle jewishly at tmuir's altar
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  • e-ardell
    19.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    "I'm Not Dead... just floating"

    “I’m Not Dead… just floating”

    I can start this entry off with more promises of blogging more frequently, but I know I’m lying. I love the idea of having a blog, I love the way it looks, and sometimes, great things happen and I want to blog. I just don’t. It’s like lying on the couch with a bag of snacks staring at your treadmill, thinking: I want to use that thing. But do you? Nah. Requires you to stop doing nothing and be…

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  • bookwyrminspiration
    19.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #also your girlfriend is correct #the fintan/bronte thing is really all fandom #a select few people you can probably guess investing more in those characters than others #I don't know if we'll get more about them but I guess we'll find out!! #well you still haven't read the books so you will find out vicariously through us #kotlc #keeper of the lost cities #fintan pyren #kotlc character analysis #heathen nonsie#quil's queries
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  • anoopastrosutra
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    Vedic Astrology : Daily Panchang – January 19th, 2022

    Vedic Astrology : Daily Panchang – January 19th, 2022

    Daily Panchang – January 19th, 2022 Samvat 2078, Magh Month of hindu calendar, 2nd day – Dwitiya, Krishna Paksha, Nakshtra at the time of Sun rise in Ashlesha and will be till 08:23 Hrs (IST) on 20-01-2022, Moon will move in Ashlesha nakshatra (more…)

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  • bigcats-birds-and-books
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    don’t mind me...just over here refreshing my silly little email....

    #text#personal#email #it's not even my query inbox lol #it's my Help Where Are My Pins I've Been Waiting For For More Than A Year email #it got a tracking number on Dec 6 #hasn't been received by usps #emailed 11 days ago and person said they'd check for me #radio silence #so: new follow up #i feel so demanding but...bls...i just want my Pins..... #i paid u for these....a long time ago....... #also it's a good procrastination lol #i'm gonna need Food Soon....
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  • insanitysscribblings
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    I took yesterday off and was super productive with sending out query letters.

    So naturally, here I am, anxiously refreshing my browser whenever I can get away with it. This process is hell on your nerves 😥

    #reyna rants#query blues #maybe I should update one of my fics to cheer myself up #I DO have most of a chapter written for Hello Again 👀
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  • ghostxraven
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #pi's personal #query on top #😊👐 idk! this is not a very popular blog nor am i particularly interesting #so idk man
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  • kodzukvn
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #human meat huh? #what a wonderful query lu #.inbox^^ #ꨄ bel
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  • inkteacup
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #i wrote it alongside the original manuscript im currently querying for publication and the themes are very very similar #which is why im very worried about if it'll find representation bc recently there's been a purity culture move in publishing spaces? #but like. i just want tptb to understand im writing this shit as a depressed person who went through a major suicidal phase #and still struggles with the same thing saph's quote says from time to time #anyway im rambling but god if you loved this shit i hope to god my manuscript finds rep this year bc OH BOY YOU'LL LOVE IT
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  • autokrates
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
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  • ratio-on-the-patio
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #Mous#Aurum answers #Girl ask good questions what question is this cmon #Like yea it was generak query so not dissing on u but still #Boring qyestion
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  • dickshaming
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
    #I'm Not In A Fantastic Position To Send Anything Currently 13ut Give Me An Hour. #Queries
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  • marxandangels
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago
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