The Palouse Writing Project is intended to look at the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, Palouse, about the coming of age of and the coming of maturity to a young prodigy musician and the love that grows between him and a young musician.
Although modern day “Naptown” is very different from Indianapolis in 1972, it's still in the Bible Belt and gay teens face challenges even today. Let me explain what I faced that led me deeply into the closet. (Revised June 18, 2010)
In 2006 my family went to California for a vacation. We had a lot of fun, and I got to see a lot of family, many of whom I hadn't seen since 1999. During the course of this visit, I made a lot of observations and relived a lot of memories, good and bad.