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 need a frame, seque, and sequence for telling myths, legends, and folktales as I carved a path from statues tor art the better my stories interconnected.

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


Today, I write the legends, myths, folktales that I tell in a segue in a frame.
Let's take the tiger folktales, each folktale is as events 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 climbing 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. A simple plot with many folktales through ages with the tiger as a framing character, which builds intrigue inciting while telling a simple history of Korea with about twelve interwoven tales.

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

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

June 19, 2020

No new stories only repeats of the same plots.

The storytellers have for centuries, forever, told traditional stories that have a simple plot: “Once upon a time there lived so-and-so in a land far away.” The time, characters, place settled then to the event to solve, climax, and conclusion. Simple!

The ancient fable Hare and the Turtle,
The set-up – careful Turtle slower that the over-confident Hare;
event - a race;
final event – arrogant Hare (nemesis) falls asleep;
climax- slow, plodding Turtle (protagonist) wins;
and conclusion – Hare can’t believe the Turtle won, and neither can the Turtle believe she won.

The basic plot remains the same, speaking to our genetic bodies. Verbal stories are inbred into our spirits, souls, and physic centuries before writing, photos, movies, or computers. The bones of our stories connect to our bones. We have heard stories for eons in many versions. Writers and storytellers tailor narratives for us; they enhance, fabricate, and re-image the characters and places, and use basic plots. Think about all novels and movies based on The Hare and Turtle. The same simple plot satisfies the teller, writer, listener, reader, and viewer.

June 3, 2020

I have a secret about my writing, something few know.


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I have secrets my readers would never know from my work?

I think they would if taught from the DICK, JANE. and SALLY the reader book for first and second grades. Called SITE reading from the PICTURES. Look at the picture: what do you see? what are they doing this? who do you see? where is this happening? and how are they doing this? I can still see the pictures and not the words on the other page. No spelling or grammar, just looking at the picture. This, those, it, that, here, there, all vague words to put into the picture.

So when I started writing, what are we were given as children in school, diddos --- fill in the blanks, no multi-choice, a, b, c, d.  Is that writing, NO, absolutely not. So injured children went forth into the world as laborers.

You want to know what else, no phonics  -- just a bunch of letters to memorize for the spelling test.  No writing career, years of repair, even to speech the English language was horror, I had to make-up my words to speak and for letters of words with no sounds --> (I was creative); so I became a visual reader, my first language. Sound is next, and you know what words are not spelled as they sound. How is that for a non-reader, tragedy, destruction - because I was considered poor and went to a poor school with deprived children.

Why is this still today going on?