Here now collected is the complete chronological order of the Dr. Loser 4 Quests saga! Follow the ups and downs as I attempt to come to grips with life AFTER failing a Phd. Everything started out fine, I had some grand plans to pursue four challenging but fun and interesting tasks but as I put more focus […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – The Full Adventure"
8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
Let’s hear it for 2013! The year my PhD thesis officially failed, when I learned there were even lower levels of misery to which one can sink, and discovered that hyperbolic sarcastic exaggeration is so obviously the lamest thing you can EVER do! On the flip side, 2013 was a hell of a year for […]Read more "A Very Late “Best of 2013” List, or, All the Things I was Doing Last Year Instead of Working on that Damn PhD!"
What is “street novel-ing” exactly? From what I can tell it involves publishing a novel on the streets of the city, or something like that… hey, it wasn’t my idea! All I know is that I got a mysterious link without any explanation in my inbox (and left on this blog as a comment) from […]Read more "Street Novel-ing?"
First of all, I’m not a writer. I mean, I’m not a professional writer. I’ve actually paid to write everything I’ve ever written, including all the stuff I submitted at various stages of higher learner, that movie I wrote in the screenwriting workshop I attended, and even every word of this blog so far. So […]Read more "Why would anyone ever want to become a writer?"
You’d think it would be easy to write something really short. For example, I’ve been trying to put together a quick and interesting opening line for this blog post about poems I wrote on Twitter for hours now and I keep coming up with garbage like this: The dictionary defines Twitter as a social media […]Read more "Twitter Poems (Director’s Cut)"
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After seeing the Just Seoul – Street Novel-ing link to the tumblr blog, I also read that my favorite blogger Dr. Loser decided to join along and add his fiction to that cause. Well… I too am in Seoul, South Korea and would like to tell my story as well! Therefore,…
Recently I’ve admitted that I hardly qualify as a ‘writer’ especially after failing my Creative Writing PhD after 8 years of mind-numbing effort. Now that the academic world has left me firmly behind like chicken bones of grief chucked into a dumpster of destitution, I figure it’s time to attempt actually writing something for the […]Read more "What is Live Novel-ing?"
You’re a deteriorating corpse of cake still getting picked at, chopped down, and squished into the prongs of a fork. The guy holding that fork is playing with you because his girlfriend doesn’t seem interested in him at all. He was drinking a very feminine looking peach iced tea from a squiggly blue straw while she […]Read more "Just You – Part 1 – Korea"
After a first successful week, my live novel-ing project continues on! Yes that’s right, the project where I let YOU watch live online as I write my novel: The Incredible Insane Challenge Imagine a world where a young boy, nothing but a newborn baby even, must fight giant robots, alien invasions, insane gangs, werewolves, vampires, […]Read more "Live Novel-ing Update"
I’m currently in the process of completing 4 unique quests as part of a personal spiral into oblivion following my complete collapse of faith in the universe due to failing my PhD after 8 years of depressingly difficult toil and struggle. These epic quests include physically training to complete a montage video of physically training, […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – My 30 Favourite Albums of All Time"
Another week of live novel-ing is in the books! The exciting new project where YOU can watch ME write a novel live online. The Incredible Insane Challenge is a story that takes place in a world not too different from our own, but one that is also filled with the wild nonsense of video games, the heroic […]Read more "Live Novel-ing is Fun!"
The Street Novel-ing in Seoul continued with a second instalment over at PhatDog’s Just Seoul Tumblr Blog: http://just-seoul.tumblr.com/post/94603042607/street-novel-just-seoul-2-itaewon And so as promised here is another part of my own complimentary side-story: Just You – Part 2 – All English You are the King of Korea. Okay, you’re not really the “king” but you’re President and […]Read more "Seoul Street Novel – Part 2 (and) Just You – Part 2 – All English"
Have you ever done something that was so frustratingly difficult that you couldn’t remember why you’d even tried in the first place? A task so massively daunting that it doesn’t even seem humanly possible. Maybe it could be as simple as beating a friend 1-on-1 in basketball, or maybe it’s just trying to dunk once on […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – Highest Score Ever on Angry Birds Star Wars"
There is nothing else on television quite like ’24’, where every televised hour is equal to one full hour of the narrative. Fans appreciate the immediacy of the drama and forgive the ridiculous constant barrage of on-the-hour surprises and twist for the sake of intricate story and intense action. Well, I hate to say my […]Read more "Just like the return of 24 this week check out more real time Live Novel-ing!"
Last week I had some technical issues that stopped me from Live Novel-ing here in Seoul on Friday evening. Incredibly, the internet guy showed less than 24 hours later, on a Saturday afternoon no less, and even though I was still asleep when he got here (hey, he came hours early!) the guy was somehow able to fix […]Read more "Nothing Can Stop My Flow – The Live Novel-ing Continues!"
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Just Eric – Part 2 I liked to come into the teachers’ office at my school about 2 hours before classes started for the night. This wasn’t so I could get ready for teaching, but since I was trying to save money and was living so poorly in tiny apartment without…
There is nothing writers love to do more than talk about the way they write. I’m no different, but usually no one I know wants to hear about it! Well, thanks to fellow WordPress blogger Frankie over at Truck Turning Write, I’ve been asked to answer some questions as part of a “blog tour” on […]Read more "Blog Tour 2014 – The Writing Process – Live Novel-ing at Doctor Loser"
Nope, that title isn’t referring to schools in Korea that are cool but rather schools in Korea that teach kids how to be cool! Seems like that’s the direction where PhatDog’s latest instalment of Street Novel-ing pages have gone, so check it out here: http://just-seoul.tumblr.com/post/94812170842/street-novel-just-seoul-3-hongdae His first bunch of stores were distributed around Sadang, one of the main […]Read more "Cool Schools in South Korea"
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Before I start with Part 3, just a reminder to check out the Tumblr Blog – Just Seoul to see the ongoing “street novel-ing” project around Seoul, South Korea that was the inspiration for my novel. http://just-seoul.tumblr.com/ As well, you have to check out my favorite blog – Dr. Loser –…