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Ahhh

In a deconstructive place with writing.

too much done in such a short space as far as book design, torrent making, uploading, promoting and shit.

Hit a brick wall walking back into Coffee and Sugar.

No lack of creativity. I can see everything playing in my mind.

The faucet is broken.

Nothing spilling onto the paper.

Break.

Today

Teach - Gym - Eat - Teach - Write - Teach - Write - Teach - Write - Teach - f\amily - Run with Dogs -Sleep

Help

I am so very tired.

Coffee doesn't work like it used to.

I want to stop.

But I can't.

I am a serial writer.

This has to have an end.

Take me away and Take Care,

C. Sean McGee

Deluxe PDF - HIFOA

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Spent the morning buried in InDesign creating the deluxe pdf version of Heaven is Full of Arseholes.
Download DELUXE PDF here:
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Another release from the FREE ART COLLECTION from CSM Publishing
Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Heaven is Full of Arseholes

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Utopian Circus - Release Sale

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From today and running through the month of February, Utopian Circus will be available through Amazon.com for a discount price with 60% on the retail price. That's 100% of my profit as a writer going to you, the reader, keeping my initiative of FREE ART.

Just enter this code at the checkout to claim your discount on Utopian Circus and A Rising Fall

60% discount code - UTOPIAN CIRCUS - KR787VGZ
Buy Utopian Circus Paperback here - 60% discount

60% discount code - A Rising Fall - P8A9A9WJ
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Utopian Circus Release Update

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY OF UTOPIAN CIRCUS
CLICK HERE __ Access Torrent Files for All eBook Devices (EPUB, MOBI, PDF) via The Pirate Bay

or
Download from Smashwords here - Utopian Circus - Smashwords Free Download (epub,mobi,pdf)

Over 100 torrent files are now streaming from my laptop of A Rising Fall and now Utopian Circus.
The early launch for Utopian Circus has been a success and surpassed my expectations. Torrents are leeching well and seeding excellently. Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to seed after getting their copies. Go to The Pirate Bay and download a torrent. It's quick and easy and seeding 24/7.

Keep Free Art in momentum.
Remember there are Paperback copies of Utopian Circus and A Rising Fall available from Amazon.com

A Rising Fall - US$15 - Click here to buy from Amazon.com

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Coming in February:
Ultimate Torrent: (epub,mobi,pdf,mp3,flac) 1) A Rising Fall eBook 2) A Rising Fall Album 3) Utopian Cir…

Working cover for Coffee and Sugar

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Below is the working cover for Coffee and Sugar, eBook version. This is just a rough idea. It's a holiday here in SP so no writing today, only art work. I have a rule where no writing is done at home where family is the sole priority.



Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

The winner is.....

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Cover for the soon to be released "free art" eBook Heaven is Full of Arseholes "an unconventional take on unconditional love"
Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

eBook Cover Selection 2 - heaven is full of arseholes

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This is take 2 for the cover selection for the soon to be released short philosophical story:
heaven is full of arseholes "an unconventional take on unconditional love"







Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Help: Cover ideas for Heaven is Full of Arseholes

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I need your help. Below are several covers I have been working on today for the eBook 'free art' release of Heaven is full of Arseholes, due mid February 2013.
Which cover is most striking? 1,2,3,4,5 or 6?
Working covers for the eBook release of 
Heaven is Full of Arseholes
"an unconventional take on unconditional love"








Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Excerpt: Heaven is Full of Arseholes (Act I)

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The Headmaster seemed to address little concern to The Father’s plea. His words pulled on her empathetic string with the strength of a grain of sand holding back a hurricane. His look of desperation; which welled in his widening eyes, did little to erode her mount of humiliation that was invisible under the lathered mould of her unstrained expression; that sticks and stones stare of a trained professional that she wore like her favourite blouse. 
Excerpt - HEAVEN IS FULL OF ARSEHOLES  ₢2013 C. Sean McGee

The above is an excerpt from the short story I am writing entitled Heaven is Full of Arseholes, a fractal take on agape (unconditional love). I have taken time off from finishing the second half of Coffee and Sugar to prepare Utopian Circus for its March 1 launch as a free eBook and also in paperback print format.

This is common for me, to stop at the halfway point and write a 8-10,000 word short story just because my focus requires it.

2 days of writing so far on this story and the Ac…

On: Debunking Popular Coined Expressions

All Children are Miracles
This should be looked at in two ways: 1) in regards to the nature of things
                                                          2) as a return on investment

1) The Nature of Things -

To propose all life as a miracle is to assume that the concept of conception through to carrying, developing and eventually birthing a child is inherently dangerous, more so perilous to the life of the carrier.

All children are miracles means that every pregnancy is expected to fail and every birth is a rare undiagnosed condition quite rightly worthy of more than brief light celebration. This type of event should be in print. It shouldn't be whispered but yelled in awe, painted in the eardrums of anyone who will listen, for everyone needs to hear, "we defied nature once again, another child was born".

With this in mind; that all children are miracles, if some poor lady was to lose her infant during carriage or during labour the death of that child; being expec…

Intermissions

So it is decided, not by myself, but of greater wisdom defined by my sub conscious.

After completing the design of Utopian Circus (which is in the final phase), instead of returning immediately to    continue the adventures of Joao in Coffee and Sugar, I will take some time off; not to rest but to work on a short story that is burning my cerebral cortex called 'Heaven is Full of Arseholes'.

This is a sweet(ish) story of unconditional love between a distraught father and his son who causes a car crash that kills his young daughter, his loving wife and eventually he and his son.

The philosophy explored in this story will be Agape from a less human perspective.

Most theodolites assume in their righteous stance that Agape (unconditional love) is that of the love between man and god. I propose in this story through examples of Fractal Prose that Agape is expressed as the love of god for man and not vice versa & thus its expressions is repeated countless in nature as a father&#…

Utopian Circus Update

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A frantic morning, waking up bright and early despite my conscious compass pointing north back at my pillow. The design is draining me, killing me. I am waking up destroyed every day and after every attempt finding some reason to start from scratch again and again. I am determined to see this through.

It really puts your whole piece in perspective when you construct not just the emotive right side of the project but you actually logicalise your brain and assemble the infrastructure and mechanics of the interior design and cover art aside from throwing around ideas in your free floating cerebral canvas.

The project is entirely mine. And through the frustration, the psychotic rages ad tear driven hissy fits trying to learn advanced graphic design in two minutes, I still kept my head, kept zero:one rationale as Marcos or The behemoth would have me put it and I think the end result is pretty good for someone with no technical suave   taking initiative and giving it a go.

Writing stories …

Music for editing a book

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Music that is inflating me through the editing process of Utopian Circus as I re-do the layout over and over and over and slowly grow deaf. I previously expressed the albums that drove me through the writing process so we will see now my drug while i sit entrenched in InDesign getting the layout and artwork done, completely learning everything as i stumble along out of pure bankrupting necessity.


Mr Bungle

John Travolta - Mr Bungle


Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)

Steven Wilson & Band - The Holy Drinker recording session


Nick Cave - Let Love In



Nick Cave - Red Right Hand

Utopian Circus is coming along. I will start the cover art tomorrow. March 1 is still a go !!
Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Utopian Circus News

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So the Interior Layout of Utopian Circus is done.

Amy grammar errors, fix them in your own conscious mind, I'm not trolling this story anymore.

Start the cover art today, hopefully get it done by the end of the day and then print of a running copy to see how it comes together.

On track for the March 1 release date.


Screen Shots of layout for Utopian Circus

About Author Page

Page 1 - Chapter 0
Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Math: Why humans and ideology are stupid

Be careful of sides and belonging and well, it doesn't matter which side of the plane you are sitting, there is still only one direction and sway as much as you want, lean all the way to the left or right, but the vehicle is heavier than your ideals and will hold its perpetuation whilst in the air, you are bargained into arguing over whose side has the more distinct view.

I give one warning though, in the play of numbers and most certainly the power of statistics.

one of the most common statistical arguments from the left; one which sound abhorrent and provoking is the statistics relating to thge distribution of wealth.

This argument states that 99% of wealth is situated in the hands of 1% of the population. This sounds catastrophic and makes me feel scorned and a little bit less responsible for my compounding guilt for my increasing credit appendage. I and we imagine 5 or 6 slimy men in fancy suits smoking fine cigars, maybe killing a hooker or two. hey, we all saw Eyes Wide Shu…

Cerebral Activity

Reason 1 for appreciating the gym: The walk from the gym to my car, the infinity moment where new book ideas spring into mind.

Before finishing Coffee and Sugar (after Utopian Circus launch) I will be writing a short story called: 

"Heaven's Full of Arseholes" - a beautiful account of unconditional love or Agape from a revolutionary perspective.

This short story will join others to make a collection of works called : FRACTALS - The Universe in Shortened Prose

On human evolution, writing books and not blogs and free stuff

In note, I haven't given any time to blogging per se, mainly due to the fact that i am writing and really don't take any breaks in between writing books.

For this reason, my philosophical outpourings, or random understandings are left attended to my students and the characters in my stories.

Normally I would have some wise underpinning to lace upon you that i would not doubt disbelieve in the next breath as the way thought is, organic, in flux; a river of emotive deceit.

So, i admit the title to my blog is rather deceptive. Short stories, poetry and philosophy. You stumbled upon here expecting so much more than what my absence could scrape together like a drunk scratching at his pockets as the drink before him is pulled further from his thirsting lips; in your case, your hungering want, your conscious mouth agape, waiting with the patience of a screaming child by its mother's breast.

Sorry. I don't spend any time writing typical blog writing because well, I am busy wr…

On Editing Books

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Editing is (un)oficially complete for Utopian Circus.
Next prepare the file in Sigil for eReaders & finish eBook art before starting paperback layout. 

Then Convert files to epub then read in hindsight and find more key errors. I find this is always the way the human sees through the last threads of obscurity, looking over one's shoulder. With A Rising fall I found a dozen grammar issues that i overlooked and a key verb that i left out. This lived in the print edition that i self financed. Gives it more character. The key here is story telling, not grammar check.

If you would like good grammar, hire me to be your English teacher. If you want to be affected, read my book and allow me to tell you a story.

But for the sake of not having to provide missing words on a post it with every book, tricking the brain into thinking the product is final and viewing through a tablet is the best way to come across any spelling or grammar issues. Only yesterday I opened A Rising Fall paperback to…

A Rising Fall Paperback - via CreateSpace

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Take Risk and Take Care,
C. Sean McGee

Extract: Sofia (Utopian Circus)

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"All I can do is wait; and yearn. O how I yearn. It is such a beautiful word and an intoxicating state; sadness and loving bedding with the want of desire"
- Sofia (Utopian Circus extract)

Coming: March 2013 (free art digital release)
Take Risk and Take Care,

New Releases

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UTOPIAN CIRCUS - COMING MARCH 2013

A Rising Fall Ltd Ed Paperback Release Sale - **US$5**

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RELEASE SALE **********US$5 plus shipping ************** RELEASE SALE

I collect the 250 limited edition paperback copied of A Rising Fall this afternoon.

RRP for the paperback fetches US$15 plus shipping.

Orders placed from today until the 18th January can buy the ltd ed paperback for US$5 plus shipping.

Payments made through Paypal (all cards accepted), Western Union & PagoSeguro (Brazil)







Books are shipped from São Paulo and will take up to two weeks for delivery to Australasia, approx one week to the US and one-two weeks to Europe, maximum.

RELEASE SALE   ***********US$5plus shipping*****************   RELEASE SALE

contact: cseanmcgee@hotmail.com

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Artwork: Utopian Circus

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I've been busy. 28013 means finishing Coffee and Sugar and editing and releasing Utopian Circus (book 2 in the CITY trilogy) and Coffee and Sugar; March and June respectively.

My days are dedicated to teaching English here in São Paulo and writing in between classes. Today was very productive, writing from 8am-1pm. Managed to drop right back in the flow and write and very good 5,000 words. Very productive and a great feeling to be back writing after a one week break promoting A Rising Fall and doing the digital launch of the eBook version.

My nights are balancing the dogs, the cats and the kids and now working on the artwork and editing of Utopian Circus. For anyone who has never written an album or a book, editing is a painful and horrible process of reading the same lines over and over until you can bear it no more, then and only then, have you just begun.

Below is the running artwork for Utopian Circus which should be released digitally in March 2013, once again for free throu…

A Rising Fall Ltd Edt Paperback - *** SPECIAL SALE ****

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Limited Edition Paperbacks for A Rising Fall arrive on Friday and will be ready for shipping the following Monday 7th January.

Copies are selling for US$15 plus shipping

A Rising Fall paperback is limited to 250 copies. No more will be printed after this pressing.

Copies sold will pay for a limited pressing of book 2 in the series Utopian Circus.

Support truly independent art:


CONTACT: cseanmcgee@hotmail.com

limited to 250 copies - US$15 plus shipping
SPECIAL ****Order before the 6th January and pay only US$5 plus shipping*****
Take Risk and Take Care,

C. Sean McGee

Extract: Preparing The Nervous Lady's coffee (₢2013 Coffee and Sugar)

He dressed himself in her naivety and gazed through her eyes, touching every grain of coffee as his heart touched upon every moment of sorrow that she carried deep in her gut and he looked to, with expecting eyes at every pair of feet that shuffled about on the broken cement outside the window where she sat, waiting for a pair of shiny black loafers with a small silver buckle over the toes to walk past the window, stop in front of the entrance and turn on a five cent piece; like a soldier’s procession, and move into the store where she would follow the feet until they stood upon the tail of her own shadow and as he followed her eyes up the length of the man’s trousers, up to his chest, his heart exploded with hers and her eyes locked upon his and heaven swam at her breast and at this very moment, his fingers picked at each grain of sugar and spent them into the bitter black coffee below and as he pulled himself from his delusion; from her bitter sweet life, Joao calmly watched The Ner…

Extract: Coffee and Sugar

"All understanding equates to a solution"

- The Nervous Lady (Coffee and Sugar extract)

Next book - as yet untitled

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As you know I am 50% through my third book entitled Coffee and Sugar.
it is a tale about a young naive country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his violent drunken evangelist preacher father and falls in love with a prostitute named Eve.
This is the story of Joao and his only love, making coffee with sugar.


As always, my mind is fixed on my next project. This one will be very personal. I like to call it a highly fictional auto biography.

It will tell a story of unconditional love told in first person accounts and third person narrative by Sean, a manic depressive writer with a love affair for a needle and his mother, who struggles to deal with her emaciating son.

This book will be inspired by 2 albums, representing the 2 states of the character Sean;




STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - CITY  (MANIC STATE)


Strapping Young Lad - Detox (official Video)

GRACE - JEFF BUCKLEY (DEPRESSIVE STATE)



Jeff Buckley - So Real


Looking strangely forward to this journey.Can't wait to share it with you.

Extract: The Elderly Scientist (A Rising Fall)

The conscious mind is a baby’s rattle, nothing more; a device for distraction; like a pinball machine. Insert the right information and it will bounce around in there fooling the participant into thinking they are doing something; participating.

- The Elderly Scientist  (extract A Rising Fall)

A Rising Fall - Buy for US$1 from Amazon Kindle Store here

Download for free from Smashwords here

Download via The Pirate Bay - A Rising Fall novel (pdf,mobi,epub), A Rising Fall Album (mp3), Poetry & Rhyming, Short Stories

Feliz ano novo - Happy new year everyone.

Remember, coming in March 2013 - book 2 in the City trilogy ----- UTOPIAN CIRCUS
Also, coming in June 2103 is Coffee and Sugar


Take Risk and Take Care,

C. Sean McGee

Blurbs

don't judge a book by it's cover.

So the rule says, but most certainly buy a book by its cover and if not that, then its blurb.

It has been said that the blurb for a writer is more important than their story, why?

because from a marketing perspective, it doesn't matter if your work is utter shit as long as the reader discovers after the purchase. therefore the reader will judge your work on your blurb, 3 lines that entice them to purchase and as long as the sales come in, the reviews will mirror.

Look at iBooks, Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble... Lots of predictable artwork and shining blurbs encasing mediocre experiences for the reader. Very few surprises.

A consumer buys a blurb and their expectation i that the story will greatly reflect the 3 lines they had subscribed to.

That kind of sucks. But oh well. I continue without blurbs and without sales.

Love as one, live as you love

Take Risk and Take Care,

C. Sean McGee

Extract: On the absence of empathy: proof

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Marcos looked close at the dead woman’s breasts and squeezed with his right hand, and he was right, her nipples were cut and bruised from the constant suckling, but they were dry.
- Marcos & The Behemoth in the station (extract: A Rising Fall)



A RISING FALL by C. Sean McGee ₢2012
Digital Copies available online now. Strictly limited paperback available January 2013.

Follow link below for torrent download viaa pirate bay: Torrent link for Novel, Album, Poetry & Short Stories
Torrent contains: A Rising Fall (epub, mobi, pdf) A Rising Fall Musical           tracklist:  1) Dedmen Anthem, Class of 2025, Dead Memories, New Utopia                         2) Ring Tone Society, Rock Dreams, The 21st Century Symphony                         3) The Advertisement, My broken Spirit                         4) The Uprising                         5) At the End of the Day, Dedmen Anthem 2                         6) A Rising Fall, The End of the Age of Oil Symphony Poetry & Rhyming - A collection of work…