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The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions
7/22/2009 7:26:07 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Many authors have their own reasons for writing books and I am not any different. I don't entertain my audience, lift their spirits or have happy endings. In my work, happiness is in short supply. People with mental illness, addiction or are homeless have difficult times cracking a smile.
My first book "ADRIAN" tried to enlighten the audience of the possible affects of mental illness and alcoholism in a fictional story. I actually wrote about things that I am totally against and that is discrimination, stigma and unwarranted fears about these conditions.

I played into the audience's hand by writing about these conditions in a way that the average person has always believed to be truthful and appropriate behaviour towards mental illness and addiction.

Within a captivating story, bits of reality was intertwined in a way that did not seem to enlighten or educate people about these conditions as it was well diguised in the plot.

The story was nothing more than a bunch of crap from the top of my head, which in fact was under the power of psychosis during the whole writing of the book. Drowning with alcohol abuse, I wrote the 400+ page book in nine months from cover to cover with a single brush stroke. It was published even though there were no rewrites, revisions or editing.

The raw piece of work captured a time in my life where reality was very rare in which mania, delusions and alcohol controlled every aspect of my life during those nine months.

While pickling my liver, I started a personal mission to bring out awareness and the truth behind these conditions through literature. Weaving between sanity and insanity, I started a writing campaign to bring about this awareness.

The second book was "The Peaceful Warrior: Memoirs of a Damaged Mind and Soul." This book is EXTREME!!! This was a collection of broken memories and haunting experiences. This book goes way over the edge and made a lot of people uncomfortable. The raw honesty made peoples skin crawl.

This book is the closest thing to feeling insanity without actually living it and this really scared people. I felt that for the truth to be known, it had to be brutally honest to serve its purpose.

The third book was written while sober and properly treated for my mental illness. "The City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence" took bits and pieces of the other two books already published to provide awareness of mental illness addiction and homelessness in hopes of eliminating stigma, discrimination and unwarranted fears against those living with these conditions.

Facts, figures and statistics paint a bleak future for Victoria, BC, Canada. The city implemented a five year plan to house and support 1,550 homeless people within that time.

"The City of Gardens Collection" is a seven book series documenting the successes and challenges the city is facing during this implementation of the plan.

The reason for my being is to spread the truth behind these and remove the "us" or "them" segregation and unite as humans. We all bleed red, everyone has a heart and it is about time that we us it.


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More Blogs by Patrick Joesph Schnerch
• Book Rights for Sale - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Book Review / The Peaceful Warrior - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• Book review / City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Now you know - Sunday, September 19, 2010
• Facts that contribute to social degeneration - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Not enough - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Book Network - Saturday, September 04, 2010
• The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• City of Gardens: Book review - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• City of Gardens: Victoria's Dirty Little Secret - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Link Exchange - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Edit - Sunday, October 25, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Excerpt - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• The Invisible Society / October 19, 2009 - Monday, September 28, 2009
• New book / AWSOME!!! - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Life is Good! - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Forum and Chat - Monday, August 24, 2009
• I Double Dog Gone Dare You to Read This! - Friday, August 21, 2009
•  The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions - Wednesday, July 22, 2009  
• Bipolar Babe / Inspiration - Monday, July 20, 2009
• Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• The Invisible Society Interviews - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 04, 2009
• Marketing "The City of Gardens Collection" - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Field Work / Research / Victoria, BC - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection is Making its Mark - Friday, June 12, 2009
• Business is business... - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Mental illness / Addiction/ Homelessness/ Victoria BC - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
• Book Series Going Political - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Book Research / The Invisible Society - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Book Research - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Mental illness, addiction and homelessness (Victoria, BC) - Friday, May 15, 2009
• Social Deterioration - Monday, May 11, 2009
• Show Time - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Faith In Action - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• 2009 - 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
• Marketing City of Gardens - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• Freedom Fighters Inc. - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Let There be Light / City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Allbooks Review City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Human Nature - Thursday, March 26, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign - Monday, March 23, 2009
• Breaking the Silence - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• The Invisible Society - Victoria, BC - Monday, March 16, 2009
• City of Gardens: The Invisible Society - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Book Review / Melissa Levine - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Phase II / Publicity Campain - Friday, March 06, 2009
• Book Relase Up-date - Monday, March 02, 2009
• I Believe in Love! - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Special Request for Book From Mayor's Office - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Book Release / VHES Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• The Key to Success! - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• City of Gardens Sparking Interest From the Media - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Victoria Human Exchange Society (VHES) - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Schnerch / March 1st, 2009 - Friday, February 06, 2009
• City of Gardens on the Fast Track - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• City of Gardens is Generating a Lot of Interest in Greater Victoria. - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
• All or Nothing! - Thursday, January 15, 2009
• City of Gardens / VHES / The Facts - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• January / February 500 Book Drive - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Mental illness, Addiction and Homelessness. - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Communtity Support / Local and Beyond - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
• B-POTSC 2009-2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2008
• Welcome Readers and Authors - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• Book Series Designed for Charity - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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