In Blackest Night – A Novel Idea
My venture into reading is not going so well, I’m sad to say. My interest is all but lost. But, and this is a good but, I have signed up to Audible. Today, I claimed Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods‘(the tenth anniversary edition) and Stephen King & Peter Straub‘s ‘The Talisman’. I have never read ‘American Gods‘ and I am fairly uneducated in Gaiman’s work but ‘The Talisman’ is a book I fell in love with when I was about twelve. It truly captured my imagination and I remember looking on the back cover where it proclaimed, “Soon to be a major motion picture.” I’m 32…and still waiting. That book and ‘The Eyes Of The Dragon’ left such an impression – perhaps it’s because of the fact I was a young boy just like the protagonists and the typical, boyish desire to live out adventures.
Anyway, I digress yet again. About twenty minutes in to ‘American Gods’ and a number of completely unrelated ideas hit me in terms of writing. Some ideas are more grounded in the non-fiction section and others in the more…let your mind run away with you category. Some ideas tie in with personal experience and issues and others of the more fantastical, boyish imagination.
I figured I’d do some…research, if you can call it that. I have no agenda as such apart from gain ideas and inspiration – whether it be for the fiction or non, it may prove useful in just getting ideas down and get the flow going. So I come to you, dear readers…
I want to know what makes you anxious, how your ‘Black Dog’ presents itself, what happens when your mind should be switching off, what happens when you succumb to the temptations of the triple-z variety. I want to be able to see from others’ perspectives – to take the dark and turn it into something else…but remaining relatable all the while. I wrote before about feeling like my writing is stifled by the lack of adventure – I would like your thoughts to take me there. If you would like to help, you can drop a comment below or (and I think this may be preferential for most) you can use the contact form below. No information will be shared and any specifics won’t be used – I just want to get a feel for how anxiety and her ugly sisters manifest and what bile spews from the mouth of the Dog.
Any assistance is much appreciated.
Thanks for reading.