Any Gay Authors Out There?


  • Apr 18, 2016 3:56 PM GMT
    What are you writing? What inspired you to do so? Do you use your life events as a basis for your stories? What's a gay storyline you're beyond tired of seeing? What's a storyline you'd propose to shake things up?

    I'm currently working on a self-esteem improvement ebook, and I wanted to get to know as many other gay authors as possible!

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    Apr 19, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
    Heya! Great idea to publish as ebook. Quick and painless and you get instant feedback!

    When I write, I try to keep myself completely out of the story. It's hard enough to think like someone else, I don't have to make it harder by actually adding my own life to the story I tell. I will insert an anecdote here or there, though, usually things that happened to friends and family, always mashed up so nobody feels it's personal.

    The story lines I wouldn't attempt because they appear over-represented are (a) the coming of age / coming out story, (b) the gay love vs. adversity (usually homophobia) story, (c) the fairy tale romance. For each of those story lines I can name two friends that published a novel in those genres.

    I wouldn't mind seeing more historic fiction with gay characters - either known, assumed, or invented. A saucy novel about Leonardo da Vinci's escapades comes to mind, and how he almost got roasted alive for soliciting male prostitutes.

    I also would like to see more fiction about closeted characters. One of them and his conflict are one of the major themes of my next novel. I think the closet is traumatic and the subtle and not so subtle ways it changes people are well worth exploring.

    Good luck and don't forget to post a link to your ebook once it comes out!
  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 20, 2016 3:39 AM GMT
    All gays THINK they are authors.
  • Fireworkz

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    Apr 20, 2016 1:53 PM GMT
    Are you talking fiction or non fiction?

    I published a non fiction book on energy and performance which did quite well in the UK reaching the business book charts in WHSmith bookshop.

    I didn't intend to write a book. I started writing a short ebook and it just flowed out of me. I didn't think it would be any good but a a friend of mine read it, liked it and introduced me to a publisher.
    It came out a couple of years later. It was an amazing feeling seeing it in the shops and at the airports. It was also translated into Dutch.

    http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Equation-performer-without-yourself-ebook/dp/B00BFSMXDS/ref=la_B00B36GXTC_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461160183&sr=1-1

  • Apparition

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    Apr 21, 2016 3:38 AM GMT
    um ...latest one is this one:

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    others:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Craig+Musselman&search-alias=books&field-author=Craig+Musselman&sort=relevancerank
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Apr 21, 2016 4:38 AM GMT
    Brent Meersman's 80 Gays around the world was a good read. Focussing on his travels around the world as a gay man in a time when it was not all rainbows and supreme court rulings.
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    Apr 24, 2016 12:41 PM GMT
    I have published many standalone academic (legal) articles, as well as several chapters in books used by legal practitioners. At the moment I am co-writing a book with a former cabinet-level official on executive leadership and ethnic role models in the business, academic, government and political sectors. My inspiration for the latter is my commitment to help aspiring ethnic executives succeed in their chosen careers and to reach their full potential. It is informed by my experience, good and bad, coming through the partnership ranks at a mega law firm in the US.
  • Fireworkz

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    Apr 24, 2016 5:05 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI have published many standalone academic (legal) articles, as well as several chapters in books used by legal practitioners. At the moment I am co-writing a book with a former cabinet-level official on executive leadership and ethnic role models in the business, academic, government and political sectors. My inspiration for the latter is my commitment to help aspiring ethnic executives succeed in their chosen careers and to reach their full potential. It is informed by my experience, good and bad, coming through the partnership ranks at a mega law firm in the US.


    Sound interesting.
    A friend of mine has written a book on this subject but more from his own experience.
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    Apr 25, 2016 11:42 AM GMT
    Yes but my work is neither in the English language, nor 'gay issues' are predominant themes in my work.
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 29, 2016 12:36 AM GMT
    Currently writing a fantasy about a king obsessed with his historical legacy; and the tragedy that follows.
    It`s partly based on my reading of many fantasy novels and the desitre to create one myself. Also, it`s a reaction to other short stories of mine of the ultra-rational/technological kind. Lastly, there`s the ambition to write a long novel(at about a hundred and ninety thousand words as of today and about half finished).
    It`s not a novel about gay men as such, though there is one such relationship(unrequited) within it.