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April 2011

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my (our) books

Fool for Love When You Don't See Me

Someone Like You I'm Your Man

He's The One It Had To Be You

The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica Best Gay Erotica 2007

Best Gay Love Stories: New York City Best Gay Love Stories 2005

Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal

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If you have any of the above books and would like them signed, mail them to:

P.O. Box 131845, Houston, TX., 77219.

Please include three dollars for return postage.

Send email to timothyjlambert@gmail.com


Warning: This blog may contain homosexuals which in the states of California and Maine have been alleged to destroy the sanctity of marriage. Read at your own risk.



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little things


I'm sure that some of you thought my toothbrushing entry was a tad offbeat, but I assure you there was a reason for it. When I'm thinking about new characters, details and actions that seem minor can influence their development. For example, how they brush their teeth. Sounds stupid, right? Not really. It would be ridiculously easy to make a character brush their teeth the same way that I do. Or, I could just write something like Peter brushed his teeth and went to bed. Pretty boring, right?

On the other hand, instead of writing Peter was a slob, I could tell the reader that detail by showing it when I describe his tooth brushing technique. Peter never closed his mouth while brushing his teeth, which caused bits of minty foam to spatter the medicine cabinet's mirror. This never bothered Peter much, though it did annoy his boyfriend, Robert.

Because these seemingly minor aspects of day to day life can affect so much, I try to think of every possibility. Is the main character sloppy, or a neat freak? Methodical, making sure to brush every tooth, or haphazard? Does he watch himself in the mirror, or does he multi-task? Does he do the same routine every night and morning? And who taught him to brush his teeth? Is there a superstitious reason for his tooth brushing routine? There's a lot to consider. In my opinion, details like these can tell a reader a lot about a character in a more interesting way.

Many thanks to those of you who gave me insight into your tooth brushing routines and helped me have more interesting characters.

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