Taking a moment here to appreciate the layer of my process that is the typewriter draft. Bones of Starlight second draft occurs via typewriter, and it’s just worked well that way the entire time. Rhythm, immediacy, physicality, sound, focus, energy investment, all are contributing factors. So here’s some upcoming prose in its raw typewriter incarnation. I do fewer on-page edits than when I began.
Today, a glance at the typed draft 2 manuscript of the upcoming section, 61.
The process: idea journaling, computer 1st draft, typewriter 2nd draft, computer 3rd draft, amazing editor (since book 2), internet.
For the moment, have a look at the richly intriguing collective pages made at the Liminal Alchemy art party at Praxis Gallery, Seattle.
Here’s an excerpt:
magnanimous is a state one achieves when one ascends to entelexeia.
entelexeia is acquired when integrity is curated within one’s character.
one’s character is refined by habits of repeated actions.
repeated actions are driven by one’s choices.
one’s choices are inspired by a collection of thoughts.
true thoughts that move one’s self are intrinsically magnanimous.
Listen carefully and one will be moved, inspired, and create without integrative
Liminal Alchemy on 1/28/17 @ Praxis Art Gallery
This Seattle Ents in Tents event included a host of creative talent both now and new that night, which was the idea behind the event. Talks were held to inspire new efforts or find the hidden spark, with music in a comfortable space, while ongoing works were exhibited in the making – along with stations inviting creative play, including the Lego room, geometrics building zone, and my magical Hermes 3000.
The Magical Typewriter station.
by Morgan Sobel
talk on fiction, Eva L. Elasigue
a typewriter story, that became art, by someone who calls himself neither artist nor writer
the merchandise island, with dancing
capturing a rogue vector
I gave a short talk on the transformative lens of fiction, which included a visualization prompt. Throughout the night, people contributed to the collective typewriter pages and made their own pieces to keep, which also went on to become new artwork!
SFWA Reader Series 1/31/17
Readings by Fonda Lee (timed with the release of her new novel, EXO), Randy Henderson, and Curtis Chen. In attendance were many other writers including Laura Anne Gilman, Phil & Kaja Foglio, Raven Oak, and Manny Frishberg. At the Wilde Rover Irish Pub in Kirkland, WA.
During Curtis Chen’s reading
Is Randy Henderson signing the book, or licking it?
University Bookstore, Seattle WA
You can find Bones of Starlight, Fire On All Sides in stock at big old University Book Store in Seattle – in the Science Fiction & Fantasy section!