I am the author of three weird and wonderful nonfiction books: Painting Dragons, Bad Fire, and Ten Past Noon. My poetry collection inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, which was recognized in the Grayson Books 2020 poetry contest, can be read on this website (MP3 audio). My magic realism novel is still seeking a publisher.
What would help you move forward? If you’re looking for a co-creator, let me know what I can help you create!
I’m asking: Why do writers paint these dragons? Why does the “evil eunuch” stereotype exist? If you’re a writer, how might you change the game in your novel?
If you’ve written something—fiction, nonfiction, poetry—involving a significant experience with music, or if you’ve made visual art about music, tell me about it in the comments!
Here is a term coined by Minna Salami describing the weariness or frustration in noticing that other writers—because of their dominant race or gender—can adopt a particular tone that you could never take or can get away with less effort, less serious attention, or…
Why should people feel motivated to save money, give up dessert, tell the truth…if the benefits will go to their future selves that they can’t yet recognize as ‘themselves’ in their imaginations today?