Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23.
Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.
“All drugs should be legal. War is wrong. The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.”
— Bill Hicks
If this month is going to get any weirder please can it do so quietly and after I’ve had a cup of tea?
This month, it’s all about my scary handwriting, scary paintings, and scary muse.
Get access to my notebooks
You can have access to PDF copies of my notebooks — that’s the polite term for thousands of pages of unedited, handwritten, barely legible insanity.
Behold my scary handwriting, steal my ideas, laugh at my jokes.
Ok, we both know that last part isn’t going to happen — and if you steal my work I’ll hunt you down and kill you — but if you’ve ever wanted to rummage around in my head then this is your chance.
I’ve wrestled with the idea for quite some time due to the deeply personal nature of the notebooks.
It’s like Yeats said: “I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
If you want to get your hands on these notebooks then just message me and I’ll send you the secret link.
They’re on Dropbox so you can download and comment on them.
Please just say nothing about my handwriting, ok?!
My muse is basically Cheryl Tunt from Archer. You have been warned.
Here’s some of my stuff to read on the interweb. They’re all Friend Links so anyone can read them.
My Corona — Never gonna stop? Give it up.
Make Money on Medium — Build Your Audience and Grow Your Income
Someone Needs a Hug — You’re barking up the wrong tree, pal
Exploring Zuihitsu — An informal style of Japanese personal essay
Advice on Getting Published — From someone who worked in publishing
Let Them Eat Fish — Taking the Pescetarian
Friend Links for Medium — All my Medium posts to the end of 2019
One Minute Reads for Writers — 30 posts in 30 days
jamesgarside.net — My website has links to most of my writing
Note: If you have a problem opening any of these links just try to view them in private browsing mode and that will probably do the trick.
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to Unslush for mentioning Chapter 23 in the good news corner of their newsletter.
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I made this!
This is a rare sighting of one of my paintings. Tell no-one or I will kick your arse. Unless they want to buy it or something.
Thanks for reading.
As always feel free to #AskMeAnything
PS. I’ll gladly chat with you on Skype or answer your writing-related questions via video. Let’s hang out together!