What comes to mind when you write a narrative in second person?

Is a narration in second person like assuming you know how and what others think?

Or is the you a general attempt at connecting similarities and tension of plot would be to cut the you from everything else?

How do you differentiate you from other people I’d have to call them?

Sometimes the i slips in, but you must remain about somewhere. Somehow for the you to be invaded, thoughts and secrets and all, I must be somewhat omniscient or not?

I shouldn’t even exist?

You is not known, will choose deliberately not to be known, and I’ll spend hundreds and hundred of pages trying to find you, the central lining, the guiding force in you.

Writing prompt: Etymological time travel

How much do you like when the subconscious becomes part of your conscious?

In other words, when you can translate something that isn’t entirely meant to be translated, but we do it anyway. Somehow you grasp it… like writing a dream journal and applying the symbolism to your life.

What does writing this way imply for everyone else?

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Etymological reflections

Do you know how to be happy without needing approval from someone else?

This might be an artificial dopamine-booster attempt.

DOPE A MEME?

According to the dictionary’s action of ‘dope,’ a varnish is added to an object to cover up something, like gilded metal. It could also imply adding an electronic characteristic or administering drugs. Or in street terminology, dope is a noun.

A meme is culturally constructed thing that is not a result of our genetic makeup. Richard Dawkins coined it, Sue Blackmore wrote about it,, people use her terminology of technological memes (‘temes).

The greek word, greek memema, means’that which is imitated’.

Memes don’t give away everything. They are like pawns.

The description is not the described. Maybe it’s a scorpion under the torn leaf the sun moved over.

The etymological origin of ‘superficiality’ is to cover something with a mask. It makes sense that it was a survival skill.

The purpose and the message can be different than what is perceived. The communication depends on if everyone understands the meme. And is what is encoded decoded the way it was intended to be?

Writing prompt: put into context

When you are being judged and not in the position to defend yourself – hand blocking you out from all possible open roads, locking you out…

A pictures of a forest that is shaped in lungs and is charred away by smoke.

Ideas, images, and symbols into into context…

There was a myth that truly scared me that is hard to convey… at the beginning of existence a woman wove a fabric that was life; and everything that would ever happen was in the fabric. At some point, however, the fabric runs out.

What myths and metaphors strike you?

When writing a controversial book part 2 (almost a year later) and Reccomendations

Adventures in finding ways to make a novel realistic and unpredictable

If your life is full of a variety of experiences with many scopes and if you can remember them, even if it’s fragmented, they may inspire your writing. The questions of flow come in- does it make sense that my character does this and for what reason?

I made my character take a detour after a mental breakdown. She was dragged out of the house, packed into a steaming car, and taken to a slope of volcanic magma. (I could’ve said the moon but that would be a lot harder).

The point of this experience was to get ready for situations this character would not be able to cope with easily. Change was also a serious problem.

Yet the traveling makes this character aware of things in strange ways, paying attention to details others don’t really care about. This character is driven to find root of why there was a fire in her neighborhood, why her girlfriends brother killed herself, why her co-worker deliberately got fired after being penalized for decorating the classroom in graffiti and (pause) ideological symbolism – I’ll let you guess what those symbols were if you wish.

Right now I probably sound a bit cryptic. And maybe that’s a little bit of a guilty secret, a tool to make the reader go further, Unser where the story is lead.

And honestly, I feel your impatience. I used to dread 500-page novels. Yet, in retrospect, some of this hock novels actually challenges my stubborn biases.

This was meant to be a bit entertaining, possibly insightful, but not boasting. In a terrible resource, an amateur writer, despite being one experimentally since pre-k. (Though, perhaps some of you are?)

So how does a writer keep with reality and not be predictable – what is the block that makes me assume these are impossible to be together? Maybe it’s shutting down my contact with the outside world. Maybe it’s not making mistakes, not reading what I wrote, not looking up interviews about topics I’m passionate about, getting feedback from others, researching theories on the root and patterns behind ideological thinking, and much more. Six binders full of organized ideas, research, feedback, poems, quotes, saved short stories and other inspirations bits may help also.

If you haven’t read and would like to read the first part, here is the link: 

https://perspectivehorizons.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/when-writing-a-controversial-book/

Also, I am still visiting blogger’s sites on what they have written, and have some recommendations that stood out:

On Turtle Beach by Lynne Fisher

Volume 1 of Echo by Kent Wayne

On Turtle Beach by Lynne Fisher

Delphi Altair: Strange Beginnings by K. D. Dowdall

Memories by Christian Mihai

Necessary Stories by Harim Watzman

The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Thank you for reading and happy writing!

Going In Many Directions: a sonnet

I can’t say I find truth from what I observe
All I know is that there’s a addictive element in our nerves

Partly wanting to believe in all that is heard
Does it end up the person of the absurd?

Drama is delicious then it turns stale
The early spring monsoon turns to hail

Won’t believe my own self doubt
Only question when time runs out

Fear envied freedom that had to be eradicated from the depth of sadness
Swallowing the sugar of a prickly cactus which enveloped a never ending atlas

Connected points that didn’t exist, so could such a curiosity resist?
Going beyond is my overcompensation until it left my syndication desolate.

Maybe that what was found wasn’t meant to be the problem
Then there comes the confrontation of the microcosm…

What are the myths about creative people?

A Better Man

There are a handful of commonly held misunderstandings about creative people that I regularly encounter when talking with leaders. Like any stereotype, there are some elements of truth in all of them, but they oversimplify reality and create a lot of roadblocks to healthy collaboration. In addition, when you hold any of these myths to be true, even subconsciously, it can affect your ability to give your team what it truly needs from you.

Myth 1: Creative people just want total freedom.
I hear this all the time from leaders who come from less traditionally “creative” roles. There is a standing belief that creative people want to remove all boundaries so that they can have a wide-open field to play in. This perception is often the result of creative people on their team having pushed back against overly constrictive boundaries or challenged a direction with which they disagree, but it’s…

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Writing prompt idea: From Idiom to Application

  • When the well runs dry,
  • Be a pot calling the kettle black,
  • Sheep dressed in wolf clothing
  • Letting the cat out of the bag,
  • Looking a gift horse in the mouth
  • Standing in the line of fire
  • March comes in like a lion and has no use
  • Fate is always the last to know
  • Caught between two stools until
  • Forced to cross the bridge when you come to it
  • No playing with a full deck because
  • We’re off the rocker
  • Better hit the sack
  • Nail on the head
  • Never see eye to eye
  • Sitting on the fence
  • Your guess is my guess