Carl D Jenkins
I am a writer. But, I am rather rusty when it comes to web-design, and have not done it since before the advent of smart phones and tablets. Let's start by exploring some of my identities, shall we?
I primarily write fiction, although I have as yet not tried to get any of that published. Most readers would likely consider me to us a multi-genre style, but, for the sake of simplicity's sake, let's narrow that to Social Fiction, since most of my works center on at least one aspect of living in today's world. Life is not clean and neat, and neither are my characters or their lives. I write fiction for myself first, so it's an easy thing to sit down and start the creation process for these stories.
I also write the occasional non-fiction piece. I'd write more, but it's not really where my passion lies, so I need a bit of external motivation when it comes to deciding that a piece is worth putting time into. I guess, I write non-fiction for others, so I need to see that others want the work to exist before I set out on it. The counselor inside of me is more often asked to provide non-fiction activity in one-on-one or workshop form, so I don't often stop to write it down for a larger audience until I'm asked.
Nevertheless, I have two works of nonfiction that can actually be purchased in the mainstream world. The first started out as a thesis and focuses on homeless service provision in Appalachia. The second is a treatment on facing unemployment. See the links below for more information and help finding them for purchase.
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Just for kicks and giggles, and to fill in the missing quadrant of this page as it stands now, I'll give a run-down of my hobbies. I don't talk about myself much, so when I'm asked this question, I usually flounder and essentially brush it off. Maybe I'll do better when I'm asking myself.
Reading is a big one. What writer doesn't like to read? I read mostly fiction unless I'm researching or studying something. I tend to read things that are similar to what I'd write, or that touch on subjects that interest me. That doesn't necessarily narrow it down that much. I'm not much for romance or young adult, and works that depend too much on profanity or bad grammar with no purpose except self-gratification won't likely get read.
I also like hiking. Not the let's hang on to the side of a cliff by our fingernails hiking, and not the walking around a suburban neighborhood or grass-infested flatland type of hike either. I want the hike itself to be a mild workout, preferably with some scenery, but without much chance of accidental death by misstep or by over-applied fertilizers and pesticides. So, mountains, sea, new cities, all good, but leave the Frisbees and footballs at home.
My newest hobby is scuba diving. I'm only into mid-to-upper double digits so far, and more than half of that has just been the lake and quarry, excuse-to-get-in-the-water sort of excursions, but I've seen a few reefs and shipwrecks too. Where's that place where the park floods every year? I'd kind of like to see that during the dry season and then again during the wet. I think it would be fun to swim down to the benches containing statues I've been able to set beside on a hike.