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2016 – A Year In Post Pictures

Posted in Blog, Bloging, The Written Word, Writer, Writing with tags , , , on December 6, 2016 by darkjade68






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My Blogs Beyond The Written Word

Posted in Author's Blog, Bloging, Comic Book, Dark Xperience, Dark's Media Empire, White Jade with tags , on February 19, 2013 by darkjade68

Emo_Boy_by_chihiro39My Blogs Beyond The Written Word

The Written Word” is indeed My Baby

It is My Creative Writing Blog… My Writing Journal Blog… It also Represents the Birthplace of My Pseudonym, ‘DarkJade‘.

My Internet Pseudonym that is… I use my real name for my Publishing.

It is indeed the Island where I always return.

DarkJade - Cover (BlackandPurple) - Winter Lust and WonderIt’s where I Write My Poetry, such as My First Ever Self Published Work, “Winter, Lust, And Wonder“… Which I Self Published January, 2012… And got it into a Local Bookstore in February, 2012.

I Died Once CoverAnd where I Wrote the First Draft of My Novella, “I Died Once“, which I went on to Self Publish in Aug-Sept, 2012.

As well as My First Draft of My Fantasy Novel, “Chess With Agatha“, which I hope to Self Publish in the next two to three weeks. We shall see.

But beyond my Main Writing Blog, “The Written Word”, I’ve also developed a few other Blogs along the way. A couple that are no longer active, but also some that are, and or have changed.

Such was the case with “The Dark Globe”, which was my Journalism/Multi Artist Site from October, 2011-September, 2012. Which is when I changed it to “Legends Undying”.






Legends UndyingLegends Undying; Legends Undying is my ‘Story Showcase Site… Where I have a Different Writer Post Story Chapters on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Thursday have evolved into a Random Posting Day, and I’ve brought on Specific Writers to be Sunday Posters… Sunday is what I think of as kind of ‘The Sunday Paper’, full of all sorts of Posts, with Different Subjects. Sundays are kind of like a Mini-Version of “The Dark Globe”, and has worked out very well. So have the Story Post Days.

trance 2Dark Xperience; Dark Xperience is a Blog that I Created as a Mental, and/or Writing Retreat… Somewhere that I like to go once the Hour has Stricken 12 midnight, and I feel inclined to shut down the ‘Writ-ey’, Conscious Part of my Mind… And instead tap into the Subconscious Part of My Mind, via Music… Generally Trance Music. But on occasion I Post other types of Music as well.

For whatever reason, Trance helps me Chill out in the Back Part of my Mind… Though I Often Write while listening to Trance, Dark Xperience is a Site that I don’t do much Writing on. You’re Welcome to Check it Out.

Cover 2My Author’s Blog; My Author’s Blog is somewhere that I do Updates About My Self Publishing Efforts. Would Love to see you over there as well… You won’t see all that many Posts, but on Occasion.

vlogDark’s Media Empire; After a while of pursuing Writing as a Career via “The Written Word” Blog, I found myself beginning to miss Film Making, which I pursued in 2000-2003… And with YouTube, I saw an opportunity to mess around with both Vlogs (Video Blogs), and some Video Projects (Primarily Music). And so was Born “Dark’s Media Empire“. Cruise over there if you’d like to see some of my stuff… Some are silly, but I like the Music Videos… There’s also some Videos from My Friend Kymlee, as well as Pete, who used to be one of “The Dark Globe” Writers/Assistant Editors.

White Jade Cover Book 1White Jade (Partial Comic Book) ; White Jade is a Screenplay that I Wrote back in 2002-2005… In 2006-2007 I started to Convert it into a Comic Book, and Hired an Artist to Draw the First 8 Pages, and Cover. I really don’t do many Posts on this Site, but if you’d like to check it out, go for it. I still want to either Sell the Screenplay, or Make “White Jade” into a Full Blown Comic Book… Time will tell, as I’ve got a lot of other stuff on my Plate right now… But I really like the Story. I also Self Published the 8 Page Partial Comic Book in January, 2012.

kobe-bryant-5_191915-1600x1200DarkJade’s Sports Talk; I’m not exactly a ‘Jock’, Lol… But My First Dream was to be a Professional Baseball Pitcher… Something I never pursued, and instead pursued Film Making in 2000-2003, Screenplay Writing in 2004-2005, Comic Book Script Writing in 2006-2007, and Now Writing Books beginning in 2011-Present.

But, certain Sports, and Certain Athletes, do relax me, and definitely get my mind off Writing, which is essential sometimes if you want to stay fresh… At least for me. Don’t get me wrong, I pretty much Write Every Single Day, at least something, Lol

I Created this Blog, but haven’t Announced it to anyone as of yet, even though I did a Few Posts. The main reason I Created the Site is I used to Write a ‘West Coast Yankees’ Fan Series on “The Dark Globe”, but once I changed the Format of that Site, that spot kind of disappeared. But more than that, the main reason that I like to occasionally Write a Sport’s Post is, the Media is just So Terrible… And I wanted to put something out there that had a more ‘Balanced’ Perspective… At least in my opinion.

And so, DarkJade’s Sports Talk. It’s just for fun, and I mainly Talk about the Teams I Like, and/or Follow (New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers Etc.), but you’re still welcome to check it out. With Baseball Season Approaching, I may start to do some New Posts, we shall see. I also do Fantasy Baseball, and Fantasy Football, which I might Write about. Though looking at the Fantasy Baseball Draft I just Received, all I can say is, “There’s Always Next Year”, Lol

And Those Are My Blogs

Thanks for Following The Written Word, and enjoy any of the others should they Peak your Interest!


Happy Holidays Friends, Followers, Fellow Artists

Posted in Bloging, Holiday, Life, Writing with tags , , , on December 20, 2012 by darkjade68

christmas_layout_8Happy Holidays Friends, Followers, Fellow Artists

I just wanted to take a moment and say ‘Thank You’, Sincerely for all of your Interest in My Writing, and Blog, “The Written Word”.

Thank you for all the ‘Like’ ‘s, All The Comments, and/or just stopping by and Checking things out.

Thank You also to all of My Friends that I have Made here in the Blogosphere, you know who you are…

It’s been a Very Busy, Fulfilling Year, Writing, and Blogging Wise… And I Very Much Look Forward to The New Year which is just around the Corner.

But for now, It is The Holidays, And I Want to Wish You My Most Sincere, and Heart Felt Wishes to all of you, whether you’re Celebrating, or Not, You can never say Thank You Often Enough in this World… And I have to say, whether I’m having a Bad Day, a Bad Week, or Just a Bad Moment, it’s always a Pleasant Surprise to me to Receive ‘Likes’, ‘Comments’, or even just looking at how many People have Viewed the Site… All of it is Appreciated Greatly.

All The Best For You, and Yours In The Holiday



*I Will Be Continuing To Post Through The End Of The Year, But I Wanted To Make Sure I Let All Of You Know How Much I Appreciate You

The Writer – Keeping The Dream Alive

Posted in Bloging, Editorial, Fiction, I Died Once, Marketing, Novella, Screenplay, Star Wars, Story, Writing with tags on November 18, 2012 by darkjade68

The Writer – Keeping The Dream Alive

by DarkJade

I Find Myself in an Interesting Place

I just Read Two Different Articles with Completely Different Opinions about “Giving Free” Copies of your Ebook away.

One Article seemed very Intelligent, and left me feeling like it would be a good Idea to Give a Copy of My Novella “I Died Once” away…

Followed by a Second Article, that was pretty much saying that Social Media basically Creates More Social Media, Lol

As opposed to Book Sales that is.

There are Certain Built in ‘Inner Conflicts’ in pursuing a Professional Career as a Writer.

Conflicts I also ran into when I was briefly pursuing Film Making for a Few years.

And they are this…

1) Yes, I’d Like to be Making a Living from My Writing…

Nothing wrong with that… Right? Being Paid for what your Passionate about… Not having to do a 40 hours a week Office Job Etc…. Or so it was with me anyways

Yes, for me it went something like this…

  • Bus Boy at a Restaurant (First Job)
  • Box Boy, then Meat Clerk at a Market (Like, 3rd and 4th Job)
  • 5 Years of Data Entry, and/or Office Jobs (Arghh, Artificial Lighting, Lol)
  • 6 1/2 Years Inside Sales (I actually did well at this, but was completely fried on Sales by the end of it)

Before I finally said $@#$ it! and walked away from the High Paying Job, and started to take other more basic jobs to pay the bills while I pursued Film Making.

Granted, I didn’t have any Kids, so it was a bit easier to take this kind of Risk…

I then spent the next 3 years Pursuing Film Making, whilst taking an assortment of jobs to pay the bills, eat, and roof over my head kind of thing.

And I have to tell you, it was completely Satisfying.

Then I ran into some Medical Issues which slowed me up a bit… Don’t worry, I’m fine now… But during this time where I found myself at Home a bunch, I shifted My Film Making pursuits into Screenplay Writing Pursuits.

Yes, I spent a lot of time Watching Old Classic Movies, which got me even Further In Touch with ‘True’ Story Telling… But it also turned me off the Current Film Industry a bit, which made shifting to Screenplay Writing from Film Making a bit easier then if My Health had Forced me to Give up My Dream.

Wrote Screenplays for a couple years, without being able to establish an Agent (Though I only sent a Hand Full of Query Letters Out), then sat Writing down for a while… These are things I’ve mentioned before. Yes, I fell in love, and played lots of World of Warcraft for a while, Lol

But I needed the Break… I’d Worked from the age of 15, and then went right into Passionately Pursuing My Dreams for 6 Years after that…

But mostly the Medical Scare, though I got through that, Created the Need to just take a Break for a bit.

And last year, just as I was about to get into Writing again, My Girlfriend and I broke up…

Two Months later, I Created This Blog, and spent the Next Year+ Writing, and Writing, and Writing. (The Goal was to get into the Habit of Writing, which Worked, 800-1,200 Words Per day on Average)

A Lot of Poetry… A Lot of Blog Stories… My “I Died Once” Novella… My Up and Coming Fantasy Novel “Chess With Agatha”… And My Vampire Series “Allure” which I will Publish as Short Novella’s next year…

And That’s when I began Self Publishing My Own Work

But first, My 2nd Point about Why I Want To Write

2) I’m a Storyteller… I want to Get My Stories Out, and Share them with People that might Enjoy the Worlds, and or Characters I Create.

For this I largely Blame George Lucas… His First Two “Star Wars” Movies not only Inspired me to be a Film Maker… They also Inspired me to be a Storyteller.

Sure, he’s not the Greatest Writer in the World… There is a Strong Simplicity to the Actual Script and Dialog of his Films…

But… His Story Concept… Story Scope… And Characters… Were Brilliant, Interesting, and Diverse.

Yes I was there… I was a young kid when I saw these first two Films… And it not only Changed The Film Industry… It Changed the World.

Well… At least for me.

But My Points are this

1) I Want to be a Professional Writer… Be Paid To Weave Tales, and Share them with People

2) I Want to Write Stories, Tell Stories, and Share Stories with as many People as care to Check them out. To Connect with the Readers, and possibly even be Inspired by other Writers as well. Which by the way I have been in the last Year+ that I’ve been Writing/Blogging.

So when I look at the Possibility of Giving Out Free Digital Copies of My Novella “I Died Once” (Something I hadn’t planned on doing)… Whether it Generates Future Interest in me as a Writer, and Perhaps My Future Books or not… One thing that it does for sure, is Share the Stories in My Head with as Many People as are Interested in taking a Peak.

Nuff Said

Thanks For Listening/Reading