Tales of the Young Shungyosai – An Early Chapter of ‘The Skein’ – POSSESSING THE GLIMPSE OF GREED’S DESIRE

It wasn’t until eight grade that I properly learned to blush in shame. I was nobody, but I was not alone in the library, when I carried home books large enough to make the woman behind the desk say things to me while my mother stood behind me such as ‘these are some interesting choices!’ … Continue reading Tales of the Young Shungyosai – An Early Chapter of ‘The Skein’ – POSSESSING THE GLIMPSE OF GREED’S DESIRE

Putting the Posting of My First Novel on Hold – What I Have Up So Far of ‘Condition Oakland’ Will Remain, But I Need to Do Rewrites on the Second Half

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSy_4SBVbeA I Have A Present. It Is The Present. (You Have To Learn To Find It Within You.) After getting some feedback on my first novel from my friend Jennifer I have been thinking about doing some rewrites. I had been posting, in serial on this blog, the work, titled ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: CONFESSIONS OF A NAÏVE … Continue reading Putting the Posting of My First Novel on Hold – What I Have Up So Far of ‘Condition Oakland’ Will Remain, But I Need to Do Rewrites on the Second Half

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER FOURTEEN : Gerunding Fun

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER 14: GERUNDING FUN We practice every Wednesday, or sometimes on a weekend, but always at least once a week. And that’s not including the times just a pair of us get together to work out some ideas, or refine certain parts. We spend so much … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER FOURTEEN : Gerunding Fun

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN : Fire Proof

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN: FIRE PROOF                 Once we have ten songs down, we reach a consensus that we want to get another show. A real show, in a real club. And in order to do that, we need to cut a demo; some simple recording to give as … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER ELEVEN : Fire Proof

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: SECRET ORGANIZATION “The future isn’t now.See my button? Ask me how.”- Down With Strangers, ‘Seedy’                 The first meeting of the Conclave is in my room, all of us sitting around my coffee table, sitting on the floor, the sofa, incense burning and music playing … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A RUN FOR THE BORDER We really have our shit together sometimes, with the band. I mean, sometimes we all get to practice early, when we plan it out, and we play songs on the stereo for each other. Songs we want to take … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: Wheels and Gizmos

About ‘Condition Oakland’ Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: WHEELS AND GIZMOS Chapter 8: Wheels and Gizmos ‘Down With Strangers’ switches off each week, between my basement and Mark’s, so we don’t get bored with the practice space. One of the best things about having friends is just having somewhere to … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: Wheels and Gizmos

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

About ‘Condition Oakland’ Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: ARCADIA    There’s too many records in the world. I want them all. Even if they’re crap… I’m sure there’s something good about them. It’s like the movie ‘the Dreamers’… not letting the movies rot in some archive… but showing the movies, any … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

Introducing New Character In My Novel ‘The Skein’ in Chapter Draft: MARK DAWN, MY SECOND

This is a rough draft I wrote the other night trying to introduce a new character that will be Adolai Shungyosai's new friend, but since he is manipulative and arrogant he will automatically be moving to see him as his sidekick- type-of-deal. He's never had a real good friend but the character may allow for … Continue reading Introducing New Character In My Novel ‘The Skein’ in Chapter Draft: MARK DAWN, MY SECOND

Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect

MONDAY POST MONARCH WRITERS MEETING - NOVEL WRITING WORK UPDATE - THE SKEIN - SHUNGYOSAI & CRYSTAL - Character Work AND HERE I DREAMT I WAS AN ARCHITECT And here I dreamt I was a soldierAnd I marched the streets of BurkenauAnd I recall in springThe perfume that the air would bringTo the indolent townWhere … Continue reading Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect