RANDOM

Abcdef what should i write about? Perhaps just my writing process i general? Sure.. i start out just like this. Writing down whatever i can, just as long as i am thinking about something. Then eventually, i come up with something like an author who starts to fall from the public eye after being in the limelight. He starts to hit drugs as a dependency to start writing something different and grasps at any shred of hope that the next thing he writes will be the next best seller.

Or a killer running in the rain toward a closing door trying to stop it before it latches closed, locking his next victim safely behind. Maybe instead of the killer, it’s the stories hero, on their way to stop the murder before it happens.

There is a lot of rubbing of the eyes while staring at the screen.. Stretching of the fingers, music blaring out of the speakers, and an INCREDIBLY ITCHY NECK!

Thanks to everyone who regularly stops in to check up on this, by the way. It feels good to know that i actually have fans.

Ok, lets actually try to write a real exert, sound good? How about something from that author who can’t seem to find solid ground?

 

‘Sometimes you just get lucky and hit it big without really knowing what you are doing. That’s what happened to me. I struck a deal and hit the perfect note my first go around at a movie script. Garnered all of the big executives attention and even sported a few talk show appearances. That’s where i should have quietly stepped away and became known as one of those one-hit wonders but something drove me back. I just could not live without the fame.

 

I had bathed in the limelight and once it started to fade, so did my luxurious life. I had to do something fast or watch everything crumble beneath me. So I started writing again. At first, i thought it was coming easily. The words seemed to pour out with no trouble at all. It wasn’t until about the halfway mark i started to pause. Nothing made sense. Why was the main character in the desert? How did she get there in there first place? I paused and re-read what i had written from the beginning.

Nothing. I could not find one mention of why she was even there. There has to be a reason i write it in, right? Another drink.. I need another drink. That would loosen up my thoughts and get me going again, for sure.’

 

It isn’t looking too well for them, is it? We will come back to them later, with a much more fleshed out story than that. Here’s something that has been bothering me lately, When does a beaten to death joke become funny again? Or how old does it have to be, to be brought back and made funny again?

Example – time lapse showing all 4 seasons and a character saying “Crazy weather today.” This one is used all the damn time and at first, hilarious. Then i kept hearing it and seeing it in different media. Now it’s just so overused, i feel like it’s a lazy way to try and get a laugh. Please, try harder.

Something else that has been on my mind. Everyone says that you have to take pride in your work. But not once have i ever seen a janitor eat off of a toilet seat. Have you? Do you think those same people telling you to have pride in your work would if they were a janitor? No, probably not. Maybe i’m just looking too far into it.

I recommend anyone who is reading this to go out and grab a couple of ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ by Robert A. Heinlein. Fantastic science-fiction novel that i think everyone should read. In fact, perhaps even make it a requirement in high-school. I feel like it would have certainly helped me make sense of life a little easier at the time, anyway. Do any of you have any recomendations for myself? I would love to hear them.

 

Again, thank you everyone who stops in and reads these. I am really making some headway on my novels/screenplays so hopefully i will have something a little more solid to show everyone. Here soon, i will have a lot more time to devote to writing as well. I love you all, and don’t let the world keep you down.

 

John Rohlf

And It Begins

Hello Everyone,

 Let us start off with a little about myself. After all, that is why you’re here, right? First, let me thank you for coming to my page at all. It is a great feeling knowing that people are actually interested in something that I have created. Very humbling.

 

 As often as I can, I prefer to hand write any ideas that come to me before I type them or include them in a story. Even though my handwriting is really bad, I feel that it makes the process that much more intimate and helps the process along really well. I have a few separate journals that I use to record my thoughts on but I only use one pen. It may sound kinda silly but I like the idea that once I finish a few stories and perhaps even sign a few autographs, everything will have went through that one pen. Neat.

 

 A lot of the characters that I write for are just extensions of my own personality. I have heard that a lot authors tend to do the same thing, so as you are reading one of the particularly nasty ones, please remember that it is not always something I would actually do. Because trust me, there will be some very obscene moments. I try to be a good person, but i do have to let the darkness out somehow.

 

 Do not hesitate to ask me any questions! I greatly appreciate it when someone who is interested about me or my work picks my brain. Curiosity is a great trait to have. It fuels the imagination and keeps the mundane at bay.

 

 One last thing. Not every post I make will be this sporadic, but I do hope to keep them at least this long. Most of my posts will usually center around one topic, such as a current work piece or answers to your questions, instead of all of these random thoughts that don’t really make for good reading..

 

Thank you again and I hope to hear from some of you!

John