The Novelist

Do you read novels?

Definitions

The novelist is an artist.

The novelist is an artist of the highest order.

The novelist is an artist of the highest order who composes a world.

Comparisons

The painter composes an image of the world external or internal.

The musician and composer compose landscapes of sound which stimulate the inner landscapes of the human soul.

The novelist composes imaginary landscapes which can be walked through and lived in by the reader.

Mental Activity

This is spiritual activity. This is soul activity. This is life in the realm beyond the world of the physical senses.

We access the imaginary world of the novelist through the book and it’s story.
We access the imaginary world of the composer through the music and its performance.
We access the imaginary world of the painter through the painting and its forms and colours and the associations they strike within us of our own experiences and imaginings.

Yes! Though many deny the existence of the mental or spiritual or ideal or idealistic or imaginary world (let us conflate the terms!), it is all there!

And this is the material of the novelist. The novelist dwells in the world of world creation, defining what is real, discovering what is real, inventing, eliminating, transforming, creating, struggling, escaping, building ….

The Novelist’s Story (in first person)

I was unable to make sense of my world any more. I was unable to make sense of the world around me.

I left.

I traveled for a while. I traveled to other parts of Universal City.

Past Continuous Tense

I was trying to make sense of it.
I was trying to get a hold on it.
I was trying to work out what it was all about.

Two Word Verbs – Verb plus Present Participle (Gerund)

I kept moving.
I kept traveling.

Past Simple Tense

I did not stay in one place.
I moved from place to place.
I traveled from place to place.
I traveled around.

I went to the highest levels of Universal City.
I went to the lowest levels of universal City.

I saw the ooze.

I saw too much.

I lost touch.
I lost contact.
I could not work out what was going on.

I could not get a hold on things.

I could not work out what was going on.

I could not manage to get a hold on things.

I could not seem to manage to get a hold on things.

Past Continuous Tense

I felt like I was breaking up.
I felt like I was coming to pieces.

I was coming to pieces.
It was coming to pieces.
It was all coming to pieces.

Past Simple Tense

I wandered.
I just wandered.

One night I wandered into a bar and there she was.

The Pleasure Model

Link to The Pleasure Model

Link to:

The Robot Bar District under Pillar Seventeen

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