When I Look Up At the Stars. I Do Not Ask ‘What Is This Place?’ I Feel More A Whisper Beg, ‘Whose Face Is This I Face?’

SHUNGYOSAI IN THE MENTAL HOSPITAL - EARLY DRAFT OF GROUP THERAPY SCENE Riley was a bit on edge. I had been watching her because, for one, she was a girl around my age, and I was locked up with her. I thought I could at least dream of her while the mind numbing meds had … Continue reading When I Look Up At the Stars. I Do Not Ask ‘What Is This Place?’ I Feel More A Whisper Beg, ‘Whose Face Is This I Face?’

Writing Convincing Mental Patients – ‘Write What You Know’

I'm working on a section of my novel where my main character, Adolai Shungyosai, has a stay in the psych ward after unwittingly ingesting some LSD at a Halloween party. It causes some developments on his character as he meets revelations about aspects of the world he was hiterto uninformed about, as well as meeting … Continue reading Writing Convincing Mental Patients – ‘Write What You Know’

Getting to the ‘Kernel’ of My Novel, and Over My Pattern of Endlessly Sprawling Scenes Until I Abandon Too Complex Works

This week I am rededicating myself to working on the first novel in a proposed series, and feel like I am making progress in a certain distinct way. I think I have been doing this writing thing long enough now to have a grasp of the craft and what it takes to write something as … Continue reading Getting to the ‘Kernel’ of My Novel, and Over My Pattern of Endlessly Sprawling Scenes Until I Abandon Too Complex Works