Inspirational Quotes

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who swing the car door open without looking and those who look to make sure they don’t strike another vehicle or person. Which kind are you?

– William Chasterson 

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One of my friends advised me to have a second look at the finished draft of ‘BREED The Secret Design To Maintain Racial Inequality Among The Despised Classes’. Though the book attracted my friends interest he said he was put off by the long paragraphs and some editing glitches. I accepted the advice and took a second look at my manuscript. After examining it with a critical eye I decided that my friend was right. Though I’m still sucked in by the storyline I admit the presentation could use some improvement so I decided to do a complete revision. 

If you’ve ever rewritten your own work you will understand my surprise at the irregularities I discovered had slipped between the cracks of my initial revision. I thought I was done! Well editor Sol Stein says you can tell the difference between a writer and a would be writer by their attitude toward rewriting. The writer professional or not looks forward to the opportunity of excising words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters that do not work and to improving those that do. I don’t believe that what I put down on digital paper is indelible. I’m all about improving as a writer and I look forward to the opportunity. That being said, allow me a moment to explain my situation. 

I don’t want anyone to get the impression that ‘BREED’ was a rush job. It’s true I was anxious to get it out there because I was desperate for feedback. When you tell your friends and family who have known you your entire life that you are now a writer and you hand them a manuscript you probably will not receive the response you were hoping for. I couldn’t get anyone to take me seriously. After putting down over a hundred thousand words I needed to know whether or not I was any good so I unleashed my masterpiece on the public. The interest aroused by my book was encouraging but I now realize I made a mistake in not having it vetted by beta readers. That’s why I decided to offer the book for free. I’m of course biased but I still believe the work is exceptional and worth money. I’m also a realist. The world doesn’t know who William Chasterson is yet. For the time being I’ll offer the book for free. After the release of ‘Metaphysical Man the Don Quijote of the Digital Age’ I’ll make a decision on the pricing of ‘BREED’.

A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. So I guess that makes me a smart man. I won’t make the same mistake on ‘Metaphysical Man’ that I made on ‘BREED’. This time I’m going to make use of beta readers. I’m currently on schedule to complete ‘Metaphysical Man the Don Quijote of the Digital Age’ by the end of March 2015. Between now and then I need to gather as many beta readers as possible. This should give me plenty of time to digest the feedback and make all necessary revisions before the July 1st release date. If you’re interested in serving as a beta reader for Metaphysical Man please send me an email at williamchasterson at gmail dot com. Please put ‘Beta Reader’ in the subject line. Thanks in advance for everyone’s support.

William Chasterson 

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Meet Guest Author William Chasterson

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Allow me to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is William Chasterson. I’m a writer and a student of history. I was raised in the Midwest of the United States in a very conservative town of about 15,000 people. In my twenties I moved to New York which is where I’ve been for the past 15 years. After the first few years of culture shock I was finally able to settle into my environment and actually consider myself a New Yorker. 

Why did I write ‘BREED’?

As an African American raised in a predominantly white conservative town I’ve always been fascinated with race. I could never fully wrap my mind around the concept of racism. I wrote BREED as an attempt to work out in my mind whether or not racial inequality has any merit. I didn’t know when I started what conclusion I would end up with…

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Role Model?

Unexpectedly a sound caught my attention from among the shadows of a vine cluster. 

“Pssst,” came the sound. 

Cursing my curiosity I reluctantly walked towards the shadows. A large shadowy outline in the shape of a dog stood before me. A deep voice issued from the silhouette. 

“Are you Christopher? I thought it was you I spotted earlier talking to that old fool.” 

Suddenly the figure emerged from the shadows and towered over me. It was Leo the champion gladiator. 

“I want to offer you a rare opportunity,” he said. “I want to offer you independence. You exert your energy to try and bring about change for the common animal and what has it gotten you? Nothing but grief. What you fail to realize is that the game is fixed. It doesn’t even matter which side you choose. They will take from you all that you have to give and then they will throw you away.” 

At once I remembered what the old St Bernard had said to me about my personality and the type of attention I attract. 

“And what type of independence can you secure me?” I asked.

“I can offer you keys to a world that exists beyond the realms of nature,” the boxer replied. “The rules that apply to other animals wont apply to you. You will be able to go wherever you want and have whatever you want.” 

“And what would I have to do in order to receive these keys?” I asked suspiciously. 

Leo’s eyes widened and he smiled. 

“I’ll start you off distributing nip and we’ll see how you do. Once you prove yourself, the sky is the limit.” 

To his dismay I turned to walk away. 

“No thanks. I’d rather be part of the solution than a part of the problem.” 

He was taken aback.  

“Wait!” the boxer exclaimed.

Laughing he reached out his paw.  

“I underestimated you. You’re not like any of the other animals I have working for me.” 

He then paused and began staring at me in a strange and intense manner. 

“I want to offer you a partnership,” he said finally. “I currently own all of the breeding houses in Lumpenproleteria and a majority stake in the coliseum. I believe that you and I are the same. We see beyond what appears on the surface of society. It’s not about the material things. It’s about knowing the truth and rising above it. It’s about recognizing that those of the upper classes, who smile and praise you to your face, secretly despise you. It’s about having the ability to smile in the faces of those who look up to you and see you as a role model while at the same time secretly despising them for their inability to see things as clearly as we do. Join me Christopher. Let’s build an empire together.” 

Again the boxer extended his paw with confidence that this time I would grip it. To his astonishment I refused his offer.

“You and I are nothing alike. You claim not to care about being despised by the upper classes as long as you have fame and fortune but I don’t think this is true. I think secretly you believe that they are justified in despising you. How could they do any less when you despise yourself?” 

As I was saying these words the dog began to gnash his teeth and his eyes began to become bloodshot. I noticed this with alarm but I wasn’t quite finished with him. I continued. 

“You have the nerve to despise those poor ignorant animals that look up to you? They are ten times the animal you pretend to be. Their biggest blunder is that they deceive themselves into seeing you as a role model instead of seeing you for what you really are and that’s…” 

That’s as far as I got before the infuriated canine exploded after me barking uncontrollably. “I must have hit a nerve,” I thought as I ran for my life out of the dangerous area. After doubling back and making a number of turns I finally hid under a pile of dry leaves. I could hear my pursuer run furiously past my hiding place. I resolved to remain there undetected until I could catch my breath. After a long period of stillness I emerged from my hiding place and discovered that I was not too far away from The Lumpenproleterian Valley.

 

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Chapter 7

“Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones but by contrary extreme positions – Friedrich Nietzsche”

“Upon arriving at the site where the conference was to be held I was astounded by what I saw. First of all, the immense size of the structure we were about to enter greatly impressed me. Up to this point the largest animal made structure that I’d seen was the coliseum in Lumpenproleteria. But this edifice was at least three times as large. The other detail that took my breath away was the large number of animals entering and leaving the building. Despite the large numbers and the great diversity among the crowd there appeared to be order. I would never have imagined it possible to gather this many animals together without a stampede breaking out but here it was. “Come this way,” said our escort as he entered the building motioning for us to follow. “I’ll take you to the section that has been reserved for the Union of Animals.”

Excerpt From: Chasterson, William. “Breed   The Secret Design To Maintain Racial Inequality Among The Despised Classes.” 

When Metaphysical Man, Atro City’s resident superhero and trendsetter is inadvertently sucked into an alternate world by a mysterious super villain he’s forced to overcome his only weakness; reality. Read more at http://smashwords.com/books/view/540303#amreading #amwriting

Chapter 6

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back – Leo Tolstoy”

“A cat that looked about my age suddenly stepped out of the shadows. “So, you are the one that’s been creating all of the buzz in Lumpenproletaria,” said the cat. I asked, “Are you the threshold guardian?” He rolled his eyes. “Follow me,” he commanded and turned back into the shadows. I quickly caught up with him. I was a little confused because I was told that Lumpenproletaria was a neutral territory yet the impression that Justice had left me with was that this guide was working for Socrates. I decided to inquire. “Excuse me sir, but …” “Let me ask you a question,” he abruptly interjected. “Are you a true believer? In animalism I mean. Its all right you can speak freely. In Lumpenproletaria you are not held accountable for what you say.” I was taken aback by his forwardness. “Yes,” I replied. “I believe that once all animals wake up and realize that we all belong to the same species we will be able to work together for lasting peace.”

Excerpt From: Chasterson, William. “Breed   The Secret Design To Maintain Racial Inequality Among The Despised Classes.” 

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