Welcome to the update to my blog! I've upgraded my website and connected my blog so that everything would be in one convenient location. All of the old posts were brought over with their original dates, although the comments were lost.
For those of you new to this blog about writing and literature, most of the posts fit into recurring series. These are the major ones:
This is the longest running Cryptomnesia series. It delves into how writers approach their first drafts. We look at the tools they've used and the form they've created before moving from rough draft to proper manuscript.
In these posts, we travel in search of places with literary relevance for writers. Whether we're on the streets of New York City exploring the coolest independent bookstores, taking a road trip to Chicago's American Writers Museum where we can behold Jack Kerouac's 120-foot long scroll manuscript, or wandering the Escherian labyrinth of the magnificent Seattle Central Library, this series always presents exciting literary locales.
Since my latest novels are classified as comic literary fiction, I thought it fitting that I explore some of my favorite comedic moments in classic literary fiction.
In this latest series, I'm presenting some of my own handwritten writing.
The post I'd like to point out here is Cryptomnesia in Literature, which explores this blog's namesake. This was the most popular post on the original blog thanks to its popularity on Reddit.
Preorders of my novel How to Get a Promotion When Your Boss Is Trying to Kill You are now available through the publisher or on Amazon in advance of the book's September 1, 2018 release date. I'll be doing a reading and book signing at Red Eye Cafe in Monclair, NJ on September 9th at 5:30 PM. I'll be continuing to make appearances and sit for interviews in support of my novel, plus I'm eagerly awaiting the release of my book trailer, so keep an eye on my website for updates.
I started a writing and literature livestream on Twitch. About once a week I work on writing, share interesting literature, and have a fun time with whoever's hanging out in the chat. Follow me on Twitch to be notified on when I go live so we can talk about anything related to writing and literature.
Thanks for your continued support. I look forward to staying in touch!
Scribbling alone in your notebook one night, you create the first draft of your Magnum Opus. The tangy smell of ink never left your body after you crafted a scroll to bring to your editor. Yet as she reads it, you learn that it is almost identical to a story written in Prague forty years ago. Cryptomnesia - a blog about literature and writing by author Joseph Patrick Pascale.