Writing is also a means of self-expression that can be taken beyond narcissism to art, and so feed the community soul. I’ve long aspired to the latter and to that end, am seeking to take this journal and site to the next level. I want to add some structure to my writings that will provide value to my readers and increase their community.
I have a number of projects in the pipeline that I intend to bring out within that structure. These are writings that include book/movie/series reviews, essays, short fiction, and novels. The primary product, however, will be:
That’s because I believe in truth-in-fiction. While I love memoir, political commentary, and investigative journalism (especially when a real mystery is explored), I think the most compelling insight is achieved when truth is averred and examined through fiction. Wisdom is then shared through demonstration and as a kind of “though experiment.” It can be very satisfying for the writer and the reader.
I want to share with you in this manner, and I’ve decided that my primary vehicle for that will be a newsletter. I’ve made abortive attempts at this in the past, but I feel like my vision and my projects have firmed since then. So I’ll try again, and the result will be a newsletter I’ll call:
I’ll put it out monthly and subscription will be free. It’s main product will be short, speculative fiction. Then I’ll offer essays, reviews, commentary, and, of course, statuses on my projects and activities.
I’ll even offer a free gift as an incentive to sign up.
I’m working on content for Annotations and hope to have enough ready to begin taking subscriptions at the first of the year (2017). There’ll be a sign-up form on my website.
I’m very excited about Annotations and I hope you’ll make it a part of your online and intellectual life. I expect it to be an evolving platform that highlights the novels I want to produce, such as Power of the Ancients.
Please watch for the sign-up form on my website. And may you find joy, peace, and enlightenment in the coming holiday season.