Interview with Christopher Fox

What is your writing process?
For novels, I like to outline the entire project before I begin to work on the details.
For poetry, I just write an entire poem from a starter sentence, and then edit.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love studying early Christian works. I'm currently working through the pre Nicene collections. Anything about Saint Anthony also really gets me excited.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry in elementary school in 2004, but didn't start to share my work until 2014. Prior to that year, only a handful of people knew that I wrote, and even less heard it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love being able to force people to think about things differently than they usually might.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean the world to me. I can't even express fully how much I appreciate them.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a collection of short stories, a mystery novel, collecting a few of my around 2000 poems into a book, and some plays.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The ability to do more gets me on my feet every morning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time studying design, designing things, programming, playing disc golf, playing paintball, and I also enjoy various video games.
Describe your desk
My desk has two monitors, usually a cup of coffee, papers and pencils for drawing, and is generally clean.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Gendered is an interesting one. I wanted to explore a contemporary issue, but it turned out to be more of a philosophical exploration about human nature and society. Turns out that anyone that would grow up in a society that forced gender choice wouldn't think much about the fact that they have choice in gender. It would be accepted. So I couldn't make a big deal about it and still make the book feel real. Instead I wanted to focus on an interesting style and create an opportunity to write a sequel.
Published 2017-08-10.
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Books by This Author

Gendered
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The main character, 32212, finds themselves in a world where progressive laws have been enacted to restrict naming and gender assignment conventions from the old world. This was done to give complete power over to the individual, no matter how small; however, 32212 struggles, as consequence, with the inability to connect with their parents, their peers, and the world they find themselves in.