Impoverishment

I’ve applied for a few Stegner Fellowships in my time, and inevitably found myself looking at the biographies for the current Stegner Fellows. Supposedly the fellowship takes people from all walks of life, with different educational backgrounds. The website for the Stegner Fellowship states that a degree is not a prerequisite for the program. AndContinue reading “Impoverishment”

The Pleasures of Discipline

In my time as a writer, one persistent myth I’ve noticed, which clings to even seasoned writers, is that one should wait for inspiration. One doesn’t need to force words out with something as tedious and dull as discipline. Just let the words come naturally, as if by magic which came from rainbows farted outContinue reading “The Pleasures of Discipline”

Queer, Here (?)

I’ve been getting back into submitting short stories and I am struck by the number of queer* journals and magazines handwaving their, well, queer content with phrases like “we don’t just publish queer content” or “it doesn’t have to be about that”. Okay mate, if you want to wuss out, be my guest. Because that isContinue reading “Queer, Here (?)”

Wolf and I

I was tagged on Facebook to list five things about my work in progress. I am on vacation from my novella and working instead on rewriting a short story. So here goes with facts about the short story: 1. The protagonist is a feral child (though, he’s not really a child), literally raised by wolves. 2.Continue reading “Wolf and I”

Mood

The project I’ve spent the last six months on, The Weight of the Impossible, deals with a fifteen year old protagonist, Zach, who is a junior level competitive figure skater. As all teens do, he has a very particular lexicon. I found a graphic (on Twitter, I believe) which lists Generation Z terminology and jokinglyContinue reading “Mood”

alone with the stars in the sky

While I have been neglectful of updating my site or submitting my fiction to magazines, it’s been a long damn year: I broke my ankle in three places last June, in an attempt to learn how to ice skate. I was still recovering well into December of last year. I totaled my car in aContinue reading “alone with the stars in the sky”

His Aura Publication

Yesterday marked the publication of His Aura: A Collection of Transmasculine Erotica, which features, among many awesome pieces, two of my short stories, “Maddeningly Wonderful” and “A Honeycomb of Nerves”. You can read more about the stories and their background in this blog post. While there is an excerpt on the book’s page of my storyContinue reading “His Aura Publication”