And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge!

And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge! The first prompt will be posted on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th, 2018. Simple, right? And we’ll, “Keep it simple, stupid.” Same as last year, along with these posts, I will include various writing tidbits, tips and ideas on how to accomplish this writing feat from myself and various authors. We hope you’ll take a chance and write with us this year, especially if you’ve been experiencing writer’s block and need something to motivate you, this is it!

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.”

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.”

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.”

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 :)