Tag Archives: swearing

That Dang Cockroach in the Ice Cream

Yes, I deleted a provocative story from my syllabus in a maternal impulse.  I happen to know one of my students, and I know he has a pornography addiction. (However, I might be writing about a previous semester.)  I attend … Continue reading

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YA Corner: Because Wrong is Interesting

Recently, one of our librarians recounted a conversation he had overheard in the teen stacks.  A teenager and her mother were looking for books for the girl when they came across a popular vampire series.   The young woman pleaded with … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: No Way Around It: Bad Guys Say F-Words

So, I’m working on a Mormon-themed novel with some bad guys in it, one bad guy in particular. I know this isn’t a totally new discussion, but right now I’m in the thick of the issue of realistic language. I’m … Continue reading

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What Offends the Mormon Reader?

In an earlier post here at the AML Blog (and again during a panel discussion at last weekend’s AML Conference) Chris Bigelow admitted that even though Seagull Book had requested ordering information on the anthology I edited, Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction, … Continue reading

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