Ask the Author: Roxane Gay
“I will be a magic 8 ball. ” Roxane Gay
Answered Questions (127)
An error occurred while sorting questions for author Roxane Gay.
My Notes app ate my list of books and there were SO MANY recommendations in there from you. I'm most pining for that romance novel you mentioned in your IG live where the older woman and the teen were on a desert island and that poem you posted in your IG stories with that breathtaking ode to the author's lover's fat body. Can you please give me these titles? PS. I am such a fan of yours.<3
Roxane Gay I don't care what people write. I care how they write it. White authors can write outside of their subject position but they need to do so well, authentically, without relying on stereotypes. For whatever reason, they struggle to do this. But that's for them to figure out.
Roxane Gay The better question is why are you such an absolute pedantic, suppurating moron? Truly. Are you in third grade trying, and failing, to make a gay joke about a last name? I've heard it all over the years and this is, by far, the most pathetic attempt. I pity your life.
Roxane Gay I don't really encourage writers to transition to full time unless they are willing to live with financial insecurity and anxiety. A day job is the best gift a writer can give to themselves. The best time to transition to writing full time is when you know you can be comfortable and pay your rent, and meet other financial obligations like health insurance. To try and write full time without having a track record as a freelancer or book writer is... something I would personally be way too scared to do. It is only this very month, that I am quitting my day job and even now, I am considering taking another day job. YMMV.