Update on Writing My Novel ‘The Skein’

I am trying to break down my novel.. Which I have a loose outline for.. Lots of half written sections and notes.. And am writing in a prose-poemy style with lots of digressions and musing.. Into smaller manageable sections. Needing to pick out the themes and ideas in each section. The first opening five chapters … Continue reading Update on Writing My Novel ‘The Skein’

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 TWELVE : Song Fu

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE: SONG FU                 “I still say subdued stances are the best. Where you’re like… you appear to be relaxed and like, just cool as hell, but from that stance you really have like all the energy in the world. Where you’re like, holding yourself like … 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 TWELVE : Song Fu

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

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 SIX: Smoke and Mirrors

About 'Condition Oakland' Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 - CHAPTER SIX: SMOKE AND MIRRORS  Charlin started coming to practices after our first show. If we practice at Mark’s house, Charlin is usually there, and when we’re at my house, he usually brings her. We start to have fun together, me inviting her 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 SIX: Smoke and Mirrors