Category: TORMENTED THOUGHTS


While thinking about a story of mine that has been 15 years in gestating, I got off the subject exploring instead my extreme interest in writing about sex behind closed doors. What people get up to fascinates me, especially where the brain is involved. This Labyrinth Project Creators Journal will make you think about how your romance is going, hahaha. Read the blog that is always brief, always stimulating and join over 2000 lovers around the world.

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“Kill your darlings.” That’s how the witty and urbane writer Dorothy Parker described the feeling behind having to slice, dice and lose chunks of one’s own work, chunks the writer may love intensely and feel make the work “ME.” We all go through it, but it doesn’t make it easier, as I explore in the Labyrinth Creators Journal over at the Immortal Artist. Bear with me as you double your pleasure, double your fun, with this voyage inside my head at twice the usual length.

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PAPA CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Watching Ken Burns’ definitive documentary on arguably America’s greatest 20th Century writer, someone who also writes can not help but think of the similarities and wide gaps between himself and the man. Ernest Hemingway developed a larger than life persona while privately he was quite torn, unhappy and confused sexually. The Labyrinth Creators Journal goes into some of my random thoughts and gets personal for both of us. Read the short, thoughtful blog that has 1600 dedicated visitors.

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THE ANSWER’S AT THE END

Controversy seems to follow the topic I want to discuss in my latest Labyrinth Creators Journal at The Immortal Artist. “Endings,” Do you like them neat and tidy, at least comprehensible, ambiguous or downright unknowable? I know I differ with many writers and readers on this; perhaps I am immature? Read the blog that makes over a thousand readers say, ♫ “Tell me more, tell me more, but you don’t gotta brag…”♪♪

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For my latest Labyrinth Creators Journal I reveal the primordial and esoteric vision I have for the words I put on paper. Join 600 readers who have discovered the blog that gives it to you straight from the Occult perimeter. Not for the weak-minded or the guy walking around in my town who talks to himself and is not on a cellphone.

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BOOK OF SHADOWS

 

hen I was 7 years old, in 1964, my family was able to move out of the projects into a mystical old house. Mr. Davies, the previous occupant, left many wonderful things behind. It had a diamond-shaped stained glass window, a roll top desk full of cubbies, a library full of old tomes, secret compartments in the closets and cellar, drawers full of parts and gizmos, ancient newspapers in the attic, old baseball bats and gloves, a player piano, and what looked like an Exorcist’s portable ritual box in the basement. Most importantly, there was a fabulous metal typewriter that sat on a high, rolling iron stand with wheel-locking pedals. I wrote my first story, The Zany Zoo Lion by Richard Alan Scott, about a lion that escapes the zoo only to join a circus, the day after we moved in. I’ve been writing and scheming ever since. For years, I’d spend hours shooting hoops in my backyard, daydreaming about my next movie or novel. If a neighborhood playmate happened along to join me while in this zone, I was thoroughly disappointed to have to begrudgingly end my reverie. Continue reading


On May 10th, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. I typed “The End” on the manuscript for my first novel, currently entitled, THE SHIFT.  In many ways, this work was over 30 years in the making.  Following are thoughts on my first foray into the (extra) long-form narrative:

heer terror.  That is what prevented me from attempting to write a novel until I made it past the golden age of fifty.  Although I had been a die-hard reader since childhood, a movie fanatic since what has seemed like fetal-hood and a would-be writer since the age of seven, I could never quite bring myself to take on the novel.  Yes, I was well aware of the dramatic form, particularly after a thirty-year career in the theater as an actor and stage manager, and especially after watching what must be well above five thousand movies in theaters and on television during my half century of life.  Surely I had more than a passing understanding of what it took to formulate a long, three-act literary piece complete with, as Aristotle advised:  plot, character, meaning and spectacle.

As much as I’ve been a man of ideas since back in the day, I could never wrap my mind around fulfilling an entire breakdown of chapters and scenes.  It was simply too massive an order, and I was not confident enough in my abilities as a writer to believe that I could come up with that much step-by-step material.

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THE KEENING MAN was finally released as a Kindle e-book during Saint Patrick’s week in both the UK and the United States.  This entertaining chapbook contains both the title story, concerning the legendary Irish apparition known as the Banshee haunting a couple of visiting American lads, as well as the Science Fiction invasion story, TUESDAY NIGHT’S PICK.

This second offering takes place during the late shift at an isolated Massachusetts distribution plant, as a lonely worker discovers that Continue reading

THE KEENING MAN Book Cover illustration by Neil Jackson!

The Keening Man, will be released in Winter 2010-11 by Ghostwriter Publications as part of their popular Penny Dreadful chapbooks.  A creepy modern Irish tale of the Banshee, the spirit whose mournful cries can be heard when death is in the air.  The volume will also contain Richard’s take on a Science Fiction invasion story, Tuesday Night’s Pick. Read excerpt here.