March 2, 2021

What motivates my reading choice?

My reading is widely within the genre FANTASY or  MAGICAL REALISM while I create stories for the genre Bildungsroman. Quoted from David Mamet teacher of Dramatic Literature at Master Writing, "Bildungsroman is a literary genre of stories about a character growing psychologically and morally from their youth into adulthood. Generally, they experience a profound emotional loss, set out on a journey, encounter conflict, and grow into a mature person by the end of the story. Literally translated, a bildungsroman is "a novel of education” or "a novel of formation."
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As a storyteller. I found usually the story has a narrative calling for causation of this person or that animal and the reasons why. Or, the story is a problem to solve mostly revolving around magical good or bad that has happened or will happen as Joseph Cambell's the Hero's Journey. That is why I choose stories where the character grows in the best way for themselves as well as helping others. The myth Durga Saves the Gods from the Indian culture during their revolt against England in1947 is the best example, a Goddess created by the Gods to help defeat a Buffalo Deamon, who wanted control of Gods.

February 5, 2021

Special Friendships Made through Blogging

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Friends through the blogosphere are friends I met in the physical sphere as professional the storytellers and writers, and we carried the friendship to their blogs.  WE never really discussed in the physical sphere what they said on their blogs. 

The best place for blogging and friends is Wattpad.com. These friends have followed me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and my Instagram blogs. I will post their blogs in here; need to do a bit of research.

Artists are into the real world and how to interpret, not words. The YouTubers interest in their productions of movies and putting them or us together in the pictorials. 

Might be my age!  Following everyone takes time, distracts from producing my stories or writing. I need my time, my space and my words -- old age and death close causing me to be selfish. I  need the followers, READERS, BUYERS!         ---------->                                                                                                                                        

January 21, 2021

Damsels Overcome soon in bookstores

 

Both males and females are important in social norms. I'm making a case about the male narratives that dominate - take the fable Turtle and the Hare; all characters males. Masculine pronouns lock us into male narratives and male norms. 


DAMSELS OVERCOME has 22 folktales from different times and many countries. Included are burbs about my challenge with the damsels that appeared in these traditional male-dominated narratives written in literature and folklore 6th to 18th centuries.

Launch date is April 30, 2021.

January 4, 2021

Why I don't finish a book!

Being a writer, when am I reading someone else's work, I stop reading because these frustrate my reading:

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too much backstory,

long descriptions that are not necessary for the story,

the dialogue much too long like a  lecture, or too short, or not with the character's personality.

 

These stop me because I had too many writing classes and told too many stories. One might say this also stops most of my writing.

I have also noticed people listen to books on audio, or read short novels of 15 to 30 thousand words. I think because of our films and television we are more literate than the past generations.

However, what do I know - just a bobbieism!

December 3, 2020

The time of the year that is my best writing time.

SPRING, when plants grow and surge from the earth is my best writing time. My ideals have germinated during the winter and now ready to break to the surface of the page. This is when I use NaNoWriCamp and A2Z Blogging Challenge in April to complete the story I began at the last July NaNoWriCamp and the Clarion Write-a-Thon. I need these programs to help me focus and complete my projects, I need a schedule.  My time in the between months is spent editing and organizing frame with stories. First, I tell the verbal folktales, fables, legends I have analized; then I stand-up at a swap or now on ZOOM to deliver. Then enhance, adapt, modify, elaborate the takes into organize epic sagas; a tiger, dragons, fire, and damsels, and trolls and elves. Next fitting into a frame and then writing out the adventure. I now have a series telling timeless tales with five books completed. Seems will be ready at the same time - could be good.

Getting them published is my next enormous step. Is there a challenge for publishing?

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