Just a quick note for today. I’ve set myself up on Twitter. Feel free to follow me @EvanTKonnor or simply use the Follow button on the Twitter widget in the sidebar. I can’t guarantee to follow every follower, but I look forward to some great twinteraction.
The world has grown up a lot over my lifetime. Attitudes have changed, and continue to do so almost as quickly as technology does. This includes our ability to discuss sex. However, I still have to wonder–as I’m sure many authors do–just how much sex is enough to include in my work? You’ll notice in my profile, I call myself an “author of gay fiction”–not a “gay pornographer.”
It’s been a while since my last post but I have been making significant progress. Pride’s Children is beginning to take shape. I’m now working on chapter five and I’m finding that the story is beginning to take on a life of its own. So much is evolving with the writing, things I had not thought of while planning and outlining. Yet it all seems for the better. It’s beginning to feel organic.
Last night, I was a very disappointed reader. It was definitely the fault of both the writer and her editor. After all, what the author did wrong, the editor should have found and had the author fix. I’m not going to name names and I hope I can do this without dropping too many clues as to the author’s identity or accidentally disclosing the book in question; I’m certainly not established enough in this craft to actually point fingers, but as an avid reader I think I know what fails me. Continue reading
Here I sit on a Wednesday morning with my third cuppa joe and two scenes completed in my first chapter. My muse is running around in my brain with all kinds of ideas, many of which will work and some of those can even tie together. But she’s going too fast; I’m not able to keep up with my creative forces and sort out the ideas, or write them down in an orderly arrangement of good thoughts and discard the ones that are pure fluff. Continue reading
Today, I launch the social experiment I mentioned in my first post. As I write my novel, I will post periodically about progress, problems, victories and headaches. It will be as though you are literally behind the scenes, not just watching a video about it. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the process by leaving your comments and participating in polls. It will be good fun but, more than that, I think it will be a good tool for me to clamp down and get the work done. It’s so easy for a writer to procrastinate, playing a couple dozen games of Spider Solitaire before stoking one key. So I will set some rules for myself: Continue reading
I am a new author of gay fiction.
Born in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, I was raised in Toronto.
While growing up gay is always a challenge, it was considerably challenging growing up gay in the 1960s and 1970s. Living in a larger urban centre certainly had its advantages back then, but there has been a lot of change in the past 40 years. Continue reading