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However…Community Authors

 

 

Howdy Myst,

There’s been a stretch of re-blogs here at RidicuRyder that have gone on for almost 3 years! The idea has been to put the blog in neutral and just twist the throttle every once in awhile to see if everything has stayed bolted up and there’s still gas in the tank. I started to figure out in 2013 / 2014 that I had a book with RidicuRyder, but very little understanding of how it would get done.

I thought it would take a year or two. I’d clean up the old Blog sections (easier said than done) and finish the story – put a bit of swanky literary structure in and BOOM: BOOK. The Universe, being semi-universal and expansive and shit decided not so fast. It wanted something broad and solid…it turns out when you’re crafting a story…not just cranking off tales of ragged sanity riding a river of delusion and pork… some technique has to go into it (and a lot fewer ellipses, parenthesis, almost no freestyle punctuation and I’ve had to cut way the hell back on run-on sentences too!).

A friend brought me along to a Meetup in 2013 that was lead by Christopher Hawke and Traci Hall from Community Authors. These guys are not only story sharpeners, they can help you settle your gut to bring the smoothest energy out of your writing. Christopher and Traci’s stuff speaks for itself, but I’d like to add something about the passion they have for writers. They’re always encouraging people to express themselves more clearly and tell deeper stories. I’ve watched Christopher and Traci for over 3 years and their talent and dedication is amazing

My original idea was to re-blog until I had the book done. However, I seem to be doing one of those “pre-book posts” because I’d like you to check out the new Craft of Writing video series offered by Community Authors. “However” above, and a few other sections of the course are available on YouTube for any of you to get a free preview of the complete course available through Eclectic stores.

Traci Hall and Christopher Hawke

I’m blown away by how comprehensively and concisely Christopher explains the craft of written storytelling in these tight, easy to follow videos. Had these classes been created in 2015, my book would have been out in 2016. Christopher and Traci’s thousands of hours of working with writers and their 30 plus books comes through in the lessons. This series distills the steps that novices or experienced writers need to navigate precisely through the shallows of their work.

Can you or anyone in your circle write better with Community Authors?

https://www.eclecticstores.com/story/27/

 

You can write your best book….

RR


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Rants: “Contests”

Would you expect a classy rant out of someone calling themselves Beleaguered Servant? This is much smoother than any RR rant…no monster territory…this is really well done. An exceptional blueprint Sibelius. Thanks!

Consolation's Many Forms

RANTS: “CONTESTS”

Human beings make everything into a contest. Absolutely everything.

I’m watching a fabulous pianist on YouTube. The video is great. The comments below the video, however, are about everything wrong with the performance, and why such-and-such other performer is better — as though it is some kind of contest. (Or that there is one objective interpretation of a work of art which is definitively the “best”.)

Poetry slams are another example. Because the purpose of writing poetry is to win, apparently.

Dance battles. Lip sync contests. America’s Got Talent. Eurovision. Because whoever more people vote for must be better. Even if the singer you liked best was eliminated early. Because popularity is what it’s all about, right? That’s winning, right?

People in marriages refuse to see counselors because the counselor might “side with their wife (husband)”. Because the purpose of counseling isn’t to get insight that would aid…

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The Christmas Card

Hallmark gone wild…bitches!

ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES

A well-meaning church lady sends a card overseas to “the troops” – and “Sarge” is touched by its generic rah-rah words of encouragement when he receives it in “Afghanistan.” The church lady, who is blonde and pretty in a buttoned-up, conservative way, sends a sexy picture along with it. Okay, no, she sends a picture of the church (just what every soldier is hoping to get!) but it really gets him through a tough time, when his buddy gets blown to bits on a Red Cross mission (it sounds like someone didn’t really do their war research, but that’s the least of the troubles: the effects budget is so non-existent that you could get a better display out of the fireworks that are leftover in your local corner store on July 5th)(no need to fear anything graphic – by “blown to bits” I mean he received a fatal bloody lip).

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healing trauma with ayahuasca: Dr. Gabor Mate

It’s really cool to have found a transcript of Gabor Mate’s observations here on Lara’s site. Mate has it going on decades ahead of most western practitioners. If you want to acquaint yourself with him better before picking up a book, I usually suggest my four favorite YouTube videos (watch in order) to friends as follows:
https://youtu.be/x9cvEa5qFQc Which is called Gabor Mate: Attachment, Disease and Addiction
Watch this video second:
When the Body Says No — Caring for ourselves while caring for others. Dr. Gabor Maté
Watch this video third:
https://youtu.be/DLki68uLfjw Which is a discussion with a general audience regarding “The Possible Person” living without addiction. He is very candid about his addictions and bringing pain out of the body to reconnect with your true self.
Watch this video fourth:
https://youtu.be/B-BPKBnT8sk
This talk is in combination with a Chinese medicine practitioner in Seattle.

lara trace hentz

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Renowned Doctor Gabor Mate on Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious, From Cancer to Addiction

          

May 30, 2013  |  Alter-Net

 

Gabor Mate, M.D., says the “unconscious mind” can cause medical afflictions like cancer, addiction and trauma. In his speech at the MAPS conference, Mate rejects the assumption that the human mind and body are separate entities, and points to an inherant connection between psychological/environmental experiences and medical afflictions. He contends that the war on drugs is actually a war on drug addicts, and speaks to the addiction cessation potential of psychedelic substances. He also discusses the potential ability of psychedelic substances, particularly ayahuasca, to reverse medical issues like cancer and addiction when coupled with therapy.The following is the transcript of Dr. Gabor Mate’s speech, “Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious; From Cancer to Addiction,” which he delivered at the MAPS…

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