Personal privacy and literary executors

This story is driving me nuts. Friday's Gazette reports that Nelly Arcan's money-hungry publishers are trying to hack into her computer to exploit the potential goldmine of unpublished work it houses. Various experts weigh in, throughout the piece, suggesting either that it's the publisher's right to do this or, more sanely, that it's up to her family or any "literary heir" she may have named in Continue Reading...

Mega haiku catch-up

I have been behind on my writing this week, and haven't posted any of my daily haiku since October 12! Therefore, I will make-up with a MEGA HAIKU CATCH-UP post, right now. Five crazy haiku, coming atcha. In five... four... three... [caption id="attachment_851" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Ugg Boots in action. The horror!"][/caption] To begin, let's start with my hatred for Ugg Continue Reading...

The Gossip in Montréal

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, on the cover of NME (photo via The Gossip on MySpace)"][/caption] The Gossip are in town tomorrow night (October 13), and tickets are an unbelievable $20! I have no idea if any are actually still available, as the Admission.com website doesn't seem to want to sell me any (stupid technology), but Continue Reading...

Hot for teacher

[caption id="attachment_810" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Image by Stephanie Vriend (photo via The Link)"][/caption] Check out my interview in The Link this week, entitled Sexy Schoolteacher Seduces Scribes, discussing my erotica writing workshop happening at Joy Toyz TOMORROW NIGHT! It's your last chance to sign up, peeps, so hop to it. To fuel your "hot for teacher" fantasies, Continue Reading...

Trending topics: buttcheeks, wangitude

So, after I posted my haiku yesterday about Brad Pitt's buttcheeks, I saw today's Natalie Dee comic: nataliedee.com Coincidence or trend? You decide! Continuing my theme of sexy haiku for this week, here's one I wrote for my husband—who jokingly insisted that when I mention him in print, I must use the terms "wangitude, stamina and prowess," à la fellow blogger Marn: sweaty, Continue Reading...

Brad Pitt’s buttcheeks

Today, I really wanted to write a haiku based on a photo of Brad Pitt's buttcheeks (hence the title of this post), because I was reading an interview with the male castmembers of the new film Couples Retreat, and they had basically been making the point that their male nudity is all for laughs. Which made me wonder: why is male nudity mostly just for laughs? Don't we ladies want to see hot Continue Reading...

Sexy writing workshop and haiku

In addition to reading being sexy, as detailed in yesterday's post, writing is also super sexy. Which is why I'm taking it to the sexiest level possible and teaching a workshop about writing sexy stories! My "Saucy Smut" class is happening this Friday, October 9 at 6:30PM at Joy Toyz (4200 St-Laurent, suite 415), and will feature tips and tricks for anyone interested in learning how to get Continue Reading...

Haiku a Day #3 — Reading is sexy

Another friend of mine, who goes by Ask the Geek, volunteered her photos for some haiku inspiration. This one naturally caught my eye: [caption id="attachment_776" align="aligncenter" width="427" caption="From the "sexy readers" set on Facebook"][/caption] I mean, hello? Sexy readers, could there be anything hotter? Well, okay. There's also this: The point is, my haiku today Continue Reading...

Haiku a Day #2 — Candy Surprises

[caption id="attachment_767" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Candy Surprises (photo by Gillian Sze)"][/caption] Gillian Sze offered this photo as an inspiration for one of my daily haiku, so I've written one today about candy: Candy surprises Sticky sweet chocolate hopes Alas, licorice Story of my life, people. This is why I prefer to buy my chocolate straight-up, rather than Continue Reading...

Haiku A Day #1 — Rocktober!

[caption id="attachment_761" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Breakfast of champions: guitar bento (photo by Flickr user Sakurako Kitsa)"][/caption] I forgot to mention yesterday that it's now ROCKTOBER! (the exclamation point is actually mandatory), so my first real haiku a day is inspired by this concept. And what is the concept of Rocktober!, you may be asking? According to the Continue Reading...