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

NaNoWriMo 2020 – FRIDAY Communiqués – #1 – The Passion and the Peril – Write Methods: STRENGTH OF ATTENTION

I plan to issue an article each Friday of November during this year's National Novel Writing Month (2020), giving some kind of nebulous advice, to myself and others on how we might approach a heightened involvement with writing a big project. For this first Communiqué, I want to talk about ATTENTION. I've come to realize, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 – FRIDAY Communiqués – #1 – The Passion and the Peril – Write Methods: STRENGTH OF ATTENTION

‘INTAKE PROCEDURES’ – ‘The Skein’ Novel-In-Progress Scene – Being Taken to the E.R. After Being Dosed With LSD, After a Night of Wandering Through the Woods Alone

‘Ogtrop’‘Yes.’‘Is that a name?’‘Yes.’He looked at me with a downward look, a kids glove type of condescension that expected misunderstanding. I mistook it for a scientific intention to experiment. Innocent, I took flight from the ordinary.‘Dr. Aleks Ogtrop. I’ll be taking care of you for the time being. Now, how are you feeling?’‘I… don’t know…? … Continue reading ‘INTAKE PROCEDURES’ – ‘The Skein’ Novel-In-Progress Scene – Being Taken to the E.R. After Being Dosed With LSD, After a Night of Wandering Through the Woods Alone

Synopsis of My Novel In Progress – ‘The Skein: Birth of the Manticore’ first of the Series ‘The Kybernetes Cycle’

THE SKEIN - Three Act Story Structure Outline for Novel ACT I Hook - The Protagonist Adolai Shungyosai has just spent the night with his new girlfriend, and she sleeps over after a brief discussion of the weight of the intentions for their developing relationships. He has class in the morning and meets a new … Continue reading Synopsis of My Novel In Progress – ‘The Skein: Birth of the Manticore’ first of the Series ‘The Kybernetes Cycle’

Longer Novel Excerpt – Group Therapy in the Mental Hospital

An Excerpt from my NOVEL-IN-PROGRESS 'THE SKEIN' Shungyosai, my main character, is in the mental hospital after being dosed with LSD at a Halloween bonfire party. In the hospital he meets a guy he calls the regular, a patient with severe mental health issues who occasionally checks himself in when the real world gets to … Continue reading Longer Novel Excerpt – Group Therapy in the Mental Hospital

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?’

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

THE HAUNTED TYPEWRITER – WEEKLY VIDEO DISPATCH #6 – 6/29/2020 – “GET REST WHILE YOU CAN”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGKZJRZ14Gc Returning with a new dispatch, hoping to get back into doing this weekly. Took some time off after getting overwhelmed with the schedule I set out to meet and then the killing of George Floyd sparking major protests across the U.S., which I tried to lend some support to. I also got a new … Continue reading THE HAUNTED TYPEWRITER – WEEKLY VIDEO DISPATCH #6 – 6/29/2020 – “GET REST WHILE YOU CAN”

06.09.2020> Between God And Death / / The Longing For Reformation

Tonight I wrote what I envision as the very last scene of my novel. I am writing a series, or plan to, and I put down the bookend of the first one. Hopefully this makes it easier to fill in the rest, with the outline I have. Knowing where it leads shoud do that. I … Continue reading 06.09.2020> Between God And Death / / The Longing For Reformation