Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 3

Here continues my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! Specifically, analyzing my tendency to use what I refer to as "Soft Masc" protagonists-- "a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded as feminine" --and how that manifests.... Continue Reading →

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Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 2

Here continues my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! Specifically, analyzing my tendency to use what I refer to as "Soft Masc" protagonists-- "a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded as feminine" --and how that manifests.... Continue Reading →

Tropes in my writing: Soft Masc characters, part 1

Here begins my musing on some tropes that frequently recur in my writing! The trope that has become increasingly important to my work in recent times is what I’ll call the Soft Masc— a male character with a presentation that is fairly normatively masculine, but with a preponderance of personal qualities that were traditionally coded... Continue Reading →

31 Plays in 31 Days, #26 – “A Small Thing”

A very rough, very unmoored scene coming from imagining for the Adonis sequels. I am very interested in exploring this idea that Pavilla, one of the villain characters, represents the damage caused by entitlement and dehumanizing other people, through giving her an obsession with Aidan. I'm trying to figure out how to create interaction between... Continue Reading →

Bechdel-ing my work

I made myself a promise that anything I wrote longer than than ten minutes was going to pass the Bechdel Test. It is not a very high bar to include at least two female characters who talk to each other about the point of the story/something besides a man, so I am determined to do... Continue Reading →

A moving and humbling message

So this weekend has been full of surprises for me. I will speak about each on them in turn soon, but I've been meaning to post about this since I got it the other day, so I'll start with that. I got a message in the inbox of my Tumblr. I was confused at first... Continue Reading →

Musing on muses, part 1

Artists have a long tradition of drawing inspiration for their art from various muses, and the more I think about it, the more I realize I do as well. The traditional artist-muse relationships tends to be a man being inspired by a woman, but I have always been prone to drawing creative energy from people,... Continue Reading →

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