Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 5. Rilzy Adams is from Antigua and Barbuda. She’s the author of the “Love on the Rock” series. In this second segment, we talked about how important it is to write Caribbean characters practicing safe sex. Rilzy also explains why she chose to self-publish and has no plan to change her process to get her stories out there for now.
Black romance, romance noire, regards croisés sur la littérature sentimentale – Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!
0:00 – 1:06: intro + opening credits
1:07 – 1:53: first goodbye and introduction to this final discussion.
1:54 – 5:03: how Rilzy decided to write the “Love on the Rock” series.
5:04 – 7:45: how she describes the “Love on the Rock” series in three words
7:46 – 9:55: The first Caribbean romcom film “The Sweetest Mango” + her “Love on the Rock” series vs. the lack of love representation in Guadeloupean films
9:56 – 11:02: how she’s intentional about writing happy Caribbean characters
11:03 – 12:15: how she’s matter-of-fact about the physical descriptions
12:16 – 17:25: how she writes sex scenes and the importance of writing safe sex scenes
17:26 – 21:33: how she’s intentional about representing Afrocaribbean men as loving and affectionate persons
21:34 – 24:50: her definition of being authentically Caribbean
24:51 – 25:34: why she decided to self-publish
25:35 – 27:25: her writing routine + her editing process
27:26 – 32:00: why she won’t go down the traditional publishing path + how people look down on self-publishing
32:01- 34:50: e-books vs. physical books vs. audiobooks
34:51 – 38:49: how Caribbean readers look down on romance + why I want Caribbean readers to see themselves happy in our stories
38:50 – 42:42: her writing advice to her younger self
42:43 – 44:24: outro
Music: Yenki Vou – Meemee Nelzy (A/C: M.Nelzy/M. Nelzy)
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The player link is taking me to part 1 not part 2. I don’t see a part 2/2 player on the page.
You’re absolutely right! I thought I had scheduled the episode on Anchor… Thanks for letting me know! It will be up in a few minutes!