October 8, 2020

Looking at the 'Working Writer'

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The term working writer looks to me as two words that are saying the same. I think they mean working on writing words.

I see myself as a working writer, working editor, and working publisher, who is aspired to write and finish projects for others to read and hear. I have a message. 

To write is to work words into sentences, then the paragraph, next pages, and into a story, or lecture, or essay. All are literature terms. I am a writer with the skills of plotting, characters, scenes, timing, dialogue, creating mystery, and adventure, which I learned by reading folktales, fairy tales, legends, myths, and fables from all over the world. I lack the training in phonetics and creative writing because my early education was filling in the blanks, which I am excellent. I love to answer questions. 

To look and to see are excellent art terms. I am an artist with the skills and techniques to make designs, book covers, paintings, drawings and format novels, etc. 

I think 'looking at the working writer' means reading their words, which I hope happens for me and any writer devoting time and efforts to word a novel.

And last, the seeing or hearing of the spoken words from telling a story, which we all do. Some of us interesting; others need to think about the words use and how the listener is receiving their story as do all author.


I am not a hobbyist!



August 4, 2020

Folktales linked together create my genre.

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Grouping folktale, legends, and myth became a form, even a genre for interconnected stories I told. The more I wondered about the date and characters in the Asian Art Museum galleries, the more I needed a frame, seque, sequence for telling the myths, legends, and folktales as I carved a path from statues of art the better my stories related.

On a stage for one to two, hours most storytellers connect their stories by a frame; the stories might have different characters, time, and settings; a novel uses scenes with the same characters. So I use dragon, tiger, anger, and justice through history in stories to relate as we travel on an ancient time path.


Today, I write the legends, myths, folktales that I told in the segue in a frame.
Let's take the tiger folktales, each folktale is a event building the drama. A simple
introduction, a tiger is born. A problem, tiger escapes from a man, roams, and dies. A twist, the tiger is given life. The drama thickens; the tiger becomes greedy and embarrassed by a rabbit while he is in a pit once out tiger is injured hunting a pheasant. The climax, the tiger hid in a cave and healed by a woman. With a satisfying ending, the tiger happily dances behind a drummer to a feasible. A simple plot with maybe 12 folktales traveling through history with the tiger the character, which builds intrigue while hearing a simple history of Korea and the children did not suspect, either do adults.

Beware, one can enhance, adapt, modify, revision, embroidery, embellish, exaggerate and elaborate traditional tales; they have no copyright. Keep the plot lines; we all know the stories from childhood and enjoy the familiarity.

July 1, 2020

Changes needed in self-publishing!

 1) More opportunities for photos and drawings within the text for epubs and mobi. We are a visual mind.

  2) Too many marketers saying the same things over and over and charging more money need a new model for advertising.

  3) The little guy starts an ideal and then jumped by the bigger markets and peddlers of junk come. Then all the changes rushed at us.

  4) All the apps and upgrades getting too complicated. I get exhausted even trying to write a simple blog post. I need a trip!

June 27, 2020

My Work Partner


My work partner is my computer.

What a complicated character is the computer? Not an old character, most likely about 36 years old. Its development was a bit older so let's say about 42. So what does this character do for storytelling 1) writes, 2) records, 3) videotapes, 4) prints projects, 5) shares links, 6) shares messages, and 7) shares emails around the virtual expandable vast web. Beware of the bugs and don't get caught while surfing in a net, although fun, by observing what others have pinned to their nets as charms. Remember on a web one side is sticky; you can get stuck and held.  

AS IS Productions for BobbieTales,  Bobbie Kinkead