Two ways to think about characters; Hesse's Steppenwolf; writers being silly; quotes from Graves & Hodge concluded; Dunst as Marie Antoinette; Nicolas Cage movies; Hemlock Club meeting and novel.
Theorizing and sputtering about the Hemlock Club novel and how to learn to write. I need a car to go to Yosemite. Not much else.
Sybil movie; two novels die and another is born; horror movie mistake; Hemlock Club meeting; possible philosophy discussion.
How books saved my writing soul; plus whining about WordPress; and Eve Arden, Camus's Stranger, In the Fade, so, lots of potatoes ending with a burst of excitement.
How to create a fictional character? Lots of questions, maybe no answers. Includes a bit of psychology. This morning's struggle.
A dream; failure of creativity; my stupidity; Twitter squabble; pit of despair?; Blade movies; feeling drained and confused.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel; a hard issue in writing; WordPress not great; bad movies; Austen's Persuasion.
Movie reviews; Uzzell: Narrative Technique; "Finding Oliver" and subsequent events; melatonin; Kick Me; Cheetos; and "the usual gang of idiocy."
Tidbits; The Libertine quote; the structure of novels; Charterhouse of Parma; Narcissus and Goldmund; Vanity Fair; dirty dishes.
COVID escaped from a lab; my fecklessness; The Craft of Fiction; Taibbi on vigilante spying.
YouTube discoveries; Mayim Bialik; extended cognition; new novel & the coming doom; movie criticism strikes sparks; book idea; horror in India.
Irritated at being irritated; stimulating the memory of readers; the days of Nog; addicted to soft living; books on how to write; writing longhand & keeping going; thoughts of a new novel try; and synchronicity.
Solving my angst? Reconsidering The Lolita Curse; to drink or not to drink; silent ringer kerfuffle; Irish Reader; haiku posted; Twitter dialogues; news sources; etc.
Stronger and more vivid writing requires a variety of tools or models of expression. Here’s a partial catalogue of models, based on the example sentence, “She was angry.”
Getting inspiration; self-mastery books; psych quotes; movie reviews; sadness tweets; spirituality; racism; writing habits, etc.
Here are some notes on writing and “my method,” especially related to producing first drafts; from March of 2010. This was written early in my prison career; I will post further material on writing from the Prison Diary (which continues for another six years) as I get it dictated into the computer; this particular material...