It’s been a long while since I did a blog post. I have been writing, completing work that I started decades ago. I take breaks, make a video, work on my audio books. A while back I was regularly publishing very short fiction I called Noises in the House. Did a few videos on some, and I have made another.
Titled, A few doors down, you can view it at any one of these three sites where I loaded it up:
The original story can be read by clicking right here.
It’s about someone who died in his house and nobody missed him until the smell….
Have a look or read, as time or interest dictate. – Vincent
Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category
Well, news has it my next book is out. And there’s a video attached.
The collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was written over the last decade or so. I did not bother to keep score of what was written when, and how, or why. It began, as these things do, with writing one, then another, and so on, until something Chekhov once said about his stories entered my mind, and this is not an accurate quote, but a muddy recollection:
“I write briefly about large subjects.”
I embraced this idea, it brought coherency to these stories that were suddenly appearing, and so wrote, when the appropriate story idea appeared before me, with this in mind: writing briefly about some subjects, characters and situations that could have been, perhaps, rather longer.
Additionally, it was pointed out to me early in my writing life by an editor, that I possessed a talent few writer’s had, and that was the ability to develop characters and situations using only dialogue. The stories were all (for the most part) created with dialogue being the main narrative style.
Needing to get the stories going quickly, unexpected intimacy between disparate characters experiencing critical moments in their lives became a theme.
Lastly, I chose to employ the word dialogue rather than the shorter American usage dialog. I fancied the look of the word dialogue. There were more letters. Maybe because the stories are so compressed, I wanted a slightly uncompressed title.
Here’s a video that’s supposed to seduce you into buying the book.
Click on this sentence to see the video.
Also, additionally, in a hyper-marketing sort of way, click on this sentence to read some story excerpts or find where to buy the book.
That’s my story on these stories. Some stories have been published elsewhere, and I’ll post those now and then so you can have an opportunity to read, to taste, see if you might want to buy all their brothers and sisters contained in this collection.
So long for now, Vincent
My short video of greetings for the year 2013.
CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.
Once, driving through a part of New England in the USA, where everything was rural and green and generally bucolic, I most unexpectedly came upon this:
Clicking here will bring you to a 1 minute video on what I saw there.
Thanks for dropping by. -Vincent
In my continuing series of videos on matches I have kept over the years, and then pick out of this bag some years later, and then remember, recreate, imagine, what I can from the matchbook.
This one I imagine is rather romantic, and now I am adding storytelling touches that were not there in previous matches stories.
See this video by clicking on this link, this sentence.
Thanks for coming by.
Towards the end of 2011, a fairly new online company called TagWhat that describe themselves as “The mobile encyclopedia of where you are” contacted me. An attentive Multimedia Content Producer there liked my videos I call “Matches” and they wanted to collaborate. The company develops and runs a located-based App for mobile devices, the idea being that when you are somewhere in the world and want to know a little about a very specific place, you can call up a story of that location using their app to look and listen to. They’ve been covered by the Wall Street Journal, AP, Mashable, and is a People’s Choice Award Winner.
After some back and forth, my “Matches” series of memory videos became part of TagWhat’s mobile encyclopedia.
This seems to be an example of what is called, “Slowly getting one’s words and stories out there one small discovery by small exposure at a time….”
And if you want to have an actual look-listen at my Matches series of videos to see what they see, you can have get to them by clicking here.
So, hey, stuff happens,
A couple of years ago I posted a short-short story called Red Ball, which became rather popular and got comments like “breathtaking” and “This is great. Really creepy!” and “YES! Creepy… for sure.” and “Creepy is the word! Especially the 4th corner.” You can read the original story here.
Now I have gone and made a short video of it. I narrate it. You can see it by clicking on this sentence.
That’s it. Thanks for coming by. V+
See my latest video right here, right now CLICK CLICK CLICK HERE HERE HERE….
Might have noticed. Christmas time. I’m in hustle mode. I made another video, about my How To book. It’s jokey! It’s short. It’s for all those people you care about…even those you don’t. What am I saying, slow person? BUY THIS BOOK for friends/family/enemy/guru/neighbor/alien entities. Whoever. Whatever. Buy forever.
GO HERE to see and hear more — and buy–print or ebooks!
The aim of this book is to supply readers with practical examples and helpful hints as to how to spot, understand, and instill a real sense of self in your innermost being. Yeah, really. This book’s contents should lead readers with a more practical self-knowledge, peace of mind, spiritual nurturing, fuzzy thinking, and strange sexual longings you really should just keep to yourself.
I went to this Brussels restaurant. I indulged therein. Leaving, I pocketed their matchbox. This 2:01 minute video tells the wondrous story. Of adventure and true, vivid gourmet deluxe.
It is one in an ongoing series that perhaps has no end.
Now, to view this most excellent, enlightening video, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for reading & seeing. – Vincent
Video of the illustrated version of my humor book “How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”Thursday, October 20th, 2011
First there was my “How to find yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”—-now there comes the real live super exciting mind-blowing not nearly over-hyped enough ILLUSTRATED VERSION of this classic that’s only been around a year or two (in its non-illustrated version).
So I made a video about it. To give my massive fan base a slurpy mouth-watering idea of the laughs and joy and the by god sheer freshness and marketing adjective marketing adjective marketing adjective so that each and every one of you and you and you won’t be able to contain yourselves and go buy one. Or two. Or more. For friends, relatives and those smarter, more upmarket pets of yours.
Oh, and see the video. Of course. Click here to view it and bring a little joy in your flippant modern day heart.
Thanks for reading to this discursive advertising message that wasn’t.
I’m done here for now.