What kind of writing do I do?
"I don't know." I just write!
How many kinds of writing, can there possibly be?
"I don't know! I've been doing some research, now . . . I'm totally, perplexed!"
A few years ago a friend said, "you write Stream of Consciousness."
I said, "Huh! Okay!!!" I know what a stream is, I use to fish! Consciousness is what I have on my mind at any particular time, right? I best look it up after thinkin', and such, I'm no longer sure of nothin'!
CONSCIOUSNESS, refers to your individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations and environment. ( Yep, pretty much what I thought! )
So if I was in a canoe floating effortlessly down a stream, my consciousness would be thinkin', bout floating effortlessly down this stream. That makes sense, but I'm not sure that's what Stream of Consciousness means! That do seem a mite simple! After a spell you would settle down, feeling the movements of the boat, lazily drifting along, the scenery pretty much the same after each bend, your mind would certainly wander or you would fall asleep. As your mind relaxes, many other thoughts would happen, yeah! that would be Stream of Consciousness, I GOT IT!!!
I on the other hand, am in a varied state of mind. Could be flat pisses off, sometimes darkness raises its ugliness, sometimes sadness from life brings tears, sometimes I fly on the clouds, I wish to stay there, sometimes I feel like laughter and taking you along to share with me. I don't believe there's any other thing I'd rather do than making somebody laugh!
The world's a crazy mixed up place and my greatest gift of all, I give to you, SENSE OF HUMOR!
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, a narrative technique that gives the impression of a mind at work, jumping from one observation, sensation, or reflection to the next. These varied elements are usually expressed in a flow of words without conventional transitions. ((( Do I do that??? )))
'Interior monologue' coined by William James in 1890. ((( Yep, I talk to myself all the time! )))
(1) literary style: a literary style that presents a character's continuous random flow of thoughts as they arise.
(2) flow of thoughts: the continuous uninterrupted flow of thoughts and feelings through somebody's mind. ((( Well yeah! That be my mind! )))
I ran across this quote some where's about this Stream Of Consciousness "talks as much as he writes" a forceful stream of consciousness thoughts sprouting in all directions.
'Bout now, I'm a sinking lower than an Ostrich with its head in the dirt!!! I don't have no idea what kind O writin' I do! I just do it! Ya see all them rules and regulations and properness in school done wore me out, so after about a really looong spell of living, I decide, "I'm going to write!" I see now that be a BIG . . . mistake! MAYBE, I'll just go back to reading! WHERE I feel more COMFORTABLE!
WHAT KIND OF WRITING DO I DO?
WHO GIVES A RAT'S ARSE!!! IF YOU ENJOY TUNING IN TO GLEN VIEW BY ALL MEANS PLEASE CONTINUE. SOME DAY "IF GOD'S WILLING AND THE CREEKS DON'T RISE" I'LL CONTINUE MY JOURNEY. THAT JOURNEY IS TO GROW AND BECOME BETTER AT THIS LATE LIFE CHALLENGE. THAT CHALLENGE IS PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE UNTIL I CONQUER THIS DARN KEYBOARD, TYPING THING. I TRY TO PRACTICE EVERY DAY, YA SEE I'M LIKE A CHILD, I'M LEARNING THIS IN THE LATTER STAGES, INSTEAD IN THE EARLY STAGES, AND OLD MAN'S MIND IS DETERIORATING NOT FORMING!!! AS A CHILD I READ THE STORY OF THE LITTLE TRAIN THAT SAID """I think I can . . . I think I can . . . I think I can!!!""" Goodnight, sweet dreams to one and all!!!
I prefer this definition "TALKS AS MUCH AS HE WRITES."