My Blogs

I post to several blogs, all only my writing, and I even have difficulty keeping up with them myself, so I decided to make a list for my readers as well as myself. Here is the list along with a description of the subjects they cover and links to them. Whenever I post to any of them, I always tweet about it on twitter. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/shepparddavid

Robot Dawn
Robot Dawn is a work in progress. It is a novel set sometime in the not too distant future. I believe it will be a New Adult book. I will publish both digital and paperback version. Com back here from time to time for updates.

In Pursuit of Sleep
This blog contains information about my new non-fiction book on insomnia titled, In Pursuit of Sleep: The Origins of Insomnia and What to Do About It. It thesis is that sleep is not waiting to come to you. You have to go get it.

Novelsmithing
This blog provides an assortment of subjects all on writing novels. It even has a review or two. All updates to my book Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration appear here.

Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone of Storytelling
I’m writing a new book on novel writing based on the theories of analytical psychologist C. G. Jung. It primarily deals with the use of Jung’s techniques of Active Imagination and Dream Interpretation. The blog contains my thoughts on the subject as the book develops. The raw material for the book comes from my experiment with Active Imagination and Dream Analysis documented in my other blog The Iris of Time.

The Iris of Time
This blog documents my personal excursion into Jung’s Active Imagination. It also contains a description of what I believe are my more important dreams. I’m doing this in conjunction with the writing of a new book titled Jungian Novelsmithing.

Obsession Astronomy
All right, this isn’t actually a blog, but it is my website. I own a rather large telescope. It is a Newtonian reflector with a 20 inch mirror, all on a Dobsonian mount and computer controlled. The manufacturer is Obsession Telescopes, which is owned by Dave Kriege, who is actually a dentist. Go figure. I also have a rather expensive set of Tele Vue eyepieces. Occasionally, I take all this out for public viewing. Views of the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies are quite amazing.

Introduction to Greek Mythology
This is my oldest website and isn’t actually a blog. It originated in a class in Greek mythology I taught in continuing education at New Mexico State University – Carlsbad. It has an unusual¬†approach in that it uses the original sources of Greek mythology (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Homer) in their chronological context. I also use the Homeric Hymns, Hesiod’s Theogony,¬†ancient historians and other assorted ancient writers.

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