My name is Gabriel Janas. I am an aspiring novelist, poet, writer, foodie and amateur graphic designer. I also do freelance writing work on the side when not working my full time day job and part time evening/weekend job.
I also currently attend the Athabasca University English Bachelor of Arts program and have been studying writing and the English language for the last 7 years. In that time I have maintained a personal blog to practice my craft, called Gabriel's Tell-A-Tale Emporium, messed around on YouTube with a channel called Renaissance Poop, wrote my first e-book, "The Initiation of Men: Poetry and Tales of Discovery," and have also been steadily working on a full length novel.
If you have any questions or are looking to collaborate please feel free to contact me in in the contact section of the page or through one of my various social media outlets.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story I ever wrote, but I do remember the first memorable story I ever wrote. The story was for a grade 7 English assignment that was suppose to be 2 pages long. The story ended up being 10-12 pages. It was called The Case of the Haunted Viper. The teacher found it so good that she gave me 100 % and then made me stand up and read it to the class. That was probably one of the most embarrassing things I ever had to do around that age.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is wacky, or normal depending on how you see it. It consists of a whole lot of pacing and staring at nothing. I usually move on to doing something else when the ideas aren't flowing. When they do come I try to write down a coherent step by step outline in bullet points to get it all out. Once it comes down to writing the actual dialogue of the story I either stay on the path I outlined for myself or get hit with another flash of inspiration that alters the course of my tale. If that flash happens then it is back to the pacing and the outline until the need to get the story out of my system becomes so strong that I have to sit down and write, even if it requires me to go without sleep.
Manhood is not what it once was. From the time of the Industrial Revolution to the economic recession of recent years the role and understanding of masculinity and manhood has been scrutinized and changed as men struggle to find their place in an ever-evolving world. Subjects like love, life and death,relationships and loneliness are explored through poetry and stories.