So Clarisse Thorn nominated me to participate in a blog hop thing where writers talk about their writing, and then people get to discover new writers, and it’s all good.
What is the working title of your next book?
What About The Men: Why Feminism Needs Men and Why Men Need Feminism.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Don’t look at me, I wanted to sell T-shirts to earn money. Freaking Noah Brand decided we ought to write a book. I dunno. Blame him.
What genre does your book fall under?
As far as I can tell they’ll probably classify it in “women’s issues,” which amuses me to no end.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
It’d probably be a documentary so I’d be playing myself! And then we could interview people! Julia Serano, Byron Hurt, Michael Kimmel, Raewyn Connell, Shira Tarrant… there are a lot of smart people doing work in masculinity studies, is my point. I would kill people to be allowed to interview Julia Serano, you don’t even know.
It has been agreed upon, however, that in the movie versions of our lives Noah Brand will be played by Tom Hardy and I will be played by Evanna Lynch.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Patriarchy hurts men too.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It’s currently trapped in the marginally successful blogger version of Development Hell, i.e., Trying To Find An Agent Hell. If we don’t find an agent we’ll probably end up putting it out as an ebook.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Uh… don’t ask that question.
What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
Oh, man, I actually wrote up a thing about this for the proposal, let me see…
The Guy’s Guide To Feminism, except not whorephobic and more about men than women! The Second Sexism, except it doesn’t suck antifeminist balls! The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love and We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, except not by bell hooks, and you should really just buy the bell hooks book instead! The Myth of Male Power, except it still doesn’t suck antifeminist balls! Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power, except with 100% less attempted murderers involved in the writing! The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men except for the antifeminism and the ballsucking!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The prospect of getting money for something I talk about obsessively anyway? I’m just saying, I am a fundamentally mercenary little creature. I’ll write anything if you pay me enough money for it (for the case of antifeminist nonsense, that had better be a LOT of fucking money).
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Well, you can read the first chapter over here to see if you like it! Basically, it’s like the blog except it’s edited, and I swear way less and use proper grammar and am not allowed to go off on tangents about my sex life. So way worse, is my point. Also there are pictures drawn by the incomparable Barry Deutsch. (You should read Hereville. Hereville is awesome.) In the chapter I linked there’s a face that goes RAWR! It’s pretty exciting.
I was technically supposed to, um, get new people to participate in the blog hop, but lol social anxiety, so that did not happen. So if you read NSWATM and you write books or other sorts of things, toss me an email and I’ll put you in the blog hop too, if you’re cool.