Category: Notes and Research

Sandwich-Making and Other Subplots

Die technik des sandwich-making dramas

Die technik des sandwich-making dramas

Like all great American novels, this novel will have numerous subplots, illustrated by the plot-lines diagram, including five thousand words devoted to a sandwich-making subplot in which a sandwich is systematically assembled and unassembled multiple times until the desired sandwich is achieved.…

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Character List for November Novel

Schlafen Ahab and Other Fiction Characters

Schlafen Ahab and Other Fiction Characters

  • Gerald Freund. Protagonist. Private detective solving a mystery in the town of Romulus, Michigan. German born, he is not on good terms with his father, due to his marriage to an imaginary Turkish woman. Relentless in his pursuit of relative truth, he fears nothing but dogs, especially if they are dressed as clowns.
  • Yog Soggoth, Jr.Gerald’s best friend, asexual Old One from the Vortex dimension that sometimes appears
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Character Sketch – Yog Soggoth Jr, Perceiver of the Mundane

Yog-Soggoth Jr is a native of the Vortex dimension. The dimension is home to Yog’s tribe of Old Ones, who devour the fried skin of their enemies, cooked the way Kassigtha used to make. While in the Human dimension he prefers a diet of zombie brains and root beer.

Although the son of a major Elder, Yog Jr choose to leave his dimension out of curiousity to see more of the multiverse and to experience …

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Ishmael’s Father

Gerald was born in 1949 near Dresden, Germany. His father, Mr. Krumplegumbledumpling, and his mother, Mrs. Krumplegumbledumpling, fled the East in 1951 under a moonlit sky with the barks of dogs resounding all around. As a result of the harrowing experience, Gerald believed he was a werewolf, and he developed a fear of dogs. In order to cure his son’s fears, his father had him attacked regularly by dogs—dachshunds, chihuahuas, three-legged beagles, Scottish terriers,giant poodles—all …

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Character Sketch – Sleepy Ahab

A character from my novel in progress.

Sleepy Ahab's Baader-Meinhof Clones

Sleepy Ahab’s Baader-Meinhof  Clones

Sleepy Ahab runs the motel, where the main character of the novel has been staying. The motel is located along highway 19. Sleepy Ahab has crazy Albert Einstein hair and wears a yellow rain slicker like the Gorton’s fish stick guy. He spends the day outside his office, next to the ice machine, leaning back in a chair. His rain hat pulled over his

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Story Setting – The Town of Romulus

Setting of My Story Mapped

The Setting of My Story Mapped

A sleepy, bucolic setting, as is the case in many towns in the heartland, Romulus is located on the Mississippi/Georgia Border. The population was 1885 in the 2010 census. The town was founded by feral children that had been raised by wild bats. Romulus rapidly expanded to include a local eatery, Fat Formal BBQ, and a Knight’s Inn. The primary employer in Romulus is a book publisher, Chimp Knuckles, …

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