Trademarking common words is on the rise

It seems ever since #cockygate flooded the author community there have been more and more unknown authors rushing to trademark commonly used words to secure their "safety nets" for their work. Often, these authors claim to have a reader's best interests at heart but to many, it boils down deeper than that. Recently, an author [...]

We were not bullying Faleena Hopkins

The other day, I came across an article that demonized the #cockygate and #getloud campaign while putting FH on a pedestal. I read the article myself and thought there were a million things wrong with it, not only because of the absurdity of it but the lack of research and receiving other opinions about what [...]

Hated author strives to play at people’s hearts, Fails big time due to all the awesome chesticles powers

  This showed up last night on my timeline through the retweeting and commenting of others. Many of us waited in anticipation for this "real story" to come to light, of which is to be public and yet again, we are still waiting. There are some things about this I want to address. First, Faleena [...]

Forever Cocky

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction and if you have a problem with me using certain words in this story (which I may or may not finish), you're crazier than I thought. This story contains names, places, and similarities that are strictly coincidental and not done on purpose. This is an erotic romance. If [...]

Cocky War: It’s on now

  These past several I've been in a heated moment with authors against another unknown author who trademarked the word "cocky" and who then threatened other authors for using it in their titles. Well, now she's suing the IP attorney Kevin Kneupper for filing to cancel her trademark and her lawyer has filed a restraining [...]

Trademarking: Please Stop It

Every day it seems authors wake up to a new trademark that has been filed. The questions come out and the panic sets in. Who can blame us? After what Faleena Hopkins (See #Cockygate) did to many authors, we are certainly on edge. The trademark filings just keep rolling in. Our questions deserve an adequate [...]

What the hell is it with perfect characters?

I love a good book. I mean who doesn't? I love characters that are empowering, strong-willed, and able to continue on after a hard time in their life. But I fucking hate absolutely perfect characters. Excuse me if I come off as rude here, but seriously think about it for a minute. You're planning to [...]

Cocky is fast becoming a popular word

Up until the past few days, I never much thought of the word "cocky." Sure, it's a word used to describe the behavior of a person and it's been a written word for many many years. I mean we were saying this word back when I was little. I'm 38 now. It's been around a [...]

I want to write, but I need my muse!

So, you want to write but you need your muse or you need inspiration? First, let me just say this... Are you fucking serious? I'm genuinely asking because if you want to write that badly, you need to go after your so-called muse or inspiration. It's not going to come to you like a fucking [...]