Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 3

Here continues my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! Specifically, analyzing my tendency to use what I refer to as "Soft Masc" protagonists-- "a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded as feminine" --and how that manifests. … Continue reading Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 3

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Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 2

Here continues my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! Specifically, analyzing my tendency to use what I refer to as "Soft Masc" protagonists-- "a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded as feminine" --and how that manifests. … Continue reading Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 2

Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 1

Here begins my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! The trope that has become increasingly important to my work in recent times is what I’ll call the Soft Masc— a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded … Continue reading Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 1

Redesigning the Bethany Loring dress in The Tailor at Loring’s End

I’ve been resisting it for some time, but I think I really do need to redesign the dress in The Tailor at Loring’s End. As I’ve mentioned, my big inspiration for the look of it was the green dress Keira Knightley wore in Atonement, specifically the long, straight silhouette and the hip swag. They don’t … Continue reading Redesigning the Bethany Loring dress in The Tailor at Loring’s End