Narrative Point of View & Deep Point of View: Writing Tips #WriteTips #AmWriting

“Ever read a story, novel or poem and wonder why you’re unable to identify with it? Perhaps you decide to stick with it and struggle through reading it. But now you’re left unsatisfied with how it was told to you. What exactly was the issue with it, why couldn’t you just get into it? Sometimes it’s as simple as the Point of View it was told to you in.” Continue reading Narrative Point of View & Deep Point of View: Writing Tips #WriteTips #AmWriting

Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord Of The Flies #essay #amwriting #writing #amreading #reading #books #classics #novels #fiction

“In Lord of Flies, we also see the archetypes that Freud described of the Superego, Ego and Id, or Freudian Trio in the three main characters. Piggy represents the Superego; Ralph the Ego; and Jack the Id. It’s presented as a way of understanding how politics and leadership works but it’s also detailing parts of ourselves. In today’s world, most especially in American politics, these archetypes still exist and play out—insightful, intelligent and wise Bernie Sanders is like bespectacled Piggy, the Superego; decisive, shrewd and realistic Hillary Clinton is much like Ralph, the Ego; and impulsive, brash and narcissistic Donald Trump is like a lot like antagonist Jack, the Id. Or so the narrative has been framed for the consuming public.” Continue reading Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord Of The Flies #essay #amwriting #writing #amreading #reading #books #classics #novels #fiction

My article, Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics is now up on Page to Pixels! :)

“Post WWII, counter measures emerged from Edward Bernays the nephew of Sigmund Freud. His uncle stated that he “…had discovered primitive sexual and aggressive forces hidden deep inside the minds of all human beings, forces which if not controlled, led individuals and societies to utter chaos and destruction.”3 Bernays based upon the theories of Freud, felt that manipulating the public was a necessary evil to control these urges and prevent future wars and the ultimate destruction of society.” Continue reading My article, Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics is now up on Page to Pixels! :)

And the book is out with #Foretoken! :) #fiction #shortstory

My short story, Foretoken a Sci-Fi YA about Time Travel is now available in a book entitled, Disorderly Lives. As promised, I’ve done it in a three-part serial and will release the second part of Foretoken, entitled Foretoken RED on my website in two to three weeks. The third part, Foretoken BLUE will follow a few months later :) Continue reading And the book is out with #Foretoken! :) #fiction #shortstory

David’s Books – Closing Sale

Originally posted on Barrie Writers' Club:
Unfortunately, David’s Books is closing its doors for the last time on Sat June 28, 2014. Everything must go. Books, collectibles, and even shelving are all for sale. From David himself: It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that we will be closing the store! Last Day is June 28 Closing Sale! Everything Must Go! Even the… Continue reading David’s Books – Closing Sale

New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014

Originally posted on Barrie Writers' Club:
Since the demise of the Society of the Spoken Word, a number of local writers and poets – including some BWC members – have gotten together and are organizing a new reading series called Word UP! The first event will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 from 7-9 pm @ Unity Market Cafe & Studio, located at 25… Continue reading New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014

Five Fascinating Facts about Douglas Adams

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
1. One of Douglas Adams’s early jobs was as a bodyguard to a Qatari family of oil tycoons. He also had a job cleaning a chicken-shed at one point. The ‘eureka moment’ for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came when he lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria in the early 1970s. At the time he was carrying a copy of The Hitchhiker’s… Continue reading Five Fascinating Facts about Douglas Adams