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Jeremy Scott Blaustein Stops By Today To Talk Clichés And A Giveaway


“Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

At some point or another, every writer is advised to avoid clichés. Why? Because we’re told they make our work sound pedantic and/or banal. I’m not so sure that I agree. I happen to find clichés quite useful, which makes it rather tempting to lean on them when I want to prove a point. After all, it is universally agreed upon that a bird in the hand IS worth two in the bush. (If you don’t believe me, just pull down your pants and give a duck call; I’m sure you’d prefer to have Mr. Quackers eating out of your palm than pecking at your pubes any day.) And that’s precisely why clichés get passed around like a sorority girl at a toga party– they are proven truths. One might say they’re unavoidable. Especially when you are one.
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At A Busy Week!


Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week. We’ve got loads of good stuff coming up in the week ahead, including a couple more guest posts to celebrate the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia and another Countdown to GayRomLit guest visit. Watch for some great articles, interviews, giveaways, and reviews.

But first, I have an introduction to make. As all of you know by now, the LGBT reviewing community is about to lose one of its staunchest supporters, Becky Condit. Mrs. Condit Reads Books will be closing its virtual doors on May 31, 2014, and though it will be a great loss, The Novel Approach is making an equally great gain. Jules Lovestoread will be joining our crew, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her with us, so, without further ado, here’s a little intro to our very own Jules:

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