Philosophy of Writing

You can be down or up
You can use caffeine in cup of coffee or You can use time for tea
You can use music and words from other artists
You can use your own life and life´s situations
And love is important
Love for writing
Love for friends
Love for one true love
Love for other true lovers
And so on

Love for books
Love for other books
Love for other writers
Love for other lifes which can have something together with you and with ones you love with ones who you like

You can breath deep
You can feel pain
You can feel happy
You can or you can not dance It is up to you
Is it only up to you?
Of course you can be sick
Of course you can be in danger
You can say: it is just life
It is just your life or our life
Sometimes somebody say: you have to choose
But you don´t know what you have to choose when writing is just another work
Work which you love and sometimes may be you hate
It is another relationship
Just stay yourself in philosophy of writing
Just stay good in every possible word from outside from inside
Keep on writing for your life and if you want for other lifes if they like your writing
May be there will be – always – somebody who likes your writing

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2017 – Ringing in the New Year!

PrintWith the advent of a new year, sensibilities rise to the forefront of our mind. Perhaps more than a birthday, the new year sings its own reverie to get our ducks in a row, to begin again to tow the mark, bids us to turn the page and start anew. Yes, the new year taunts us to envision the horizon and see the future by improving our focus. The festivities are over – winter is settling in and she proves to be a preponderance of resolution our inner being innately underscores in its need for reparation toward the achievement of our newest creative seeds and their triumphant emergence in the springtime for summer’s consumption and fall’s exuberance.

As a fledgling entrepreneur / small business connoisseur, having experienced equally great successes and failures, it is time to embrace the season and refresh business acumen, ideologies and direction. It is time to take successes into the future, and to comprehend lessons-learned from entrepreneurial failures of the past, in order to benefit clients, customers, readers and authors universally in our future.

In order to enact benefits, change is required. So, throughout the month of January 2017, change is the plan of the hour. And, will be introduced as the month progresses to enrich government and commercial clients and customers, as well as literary and non-fiction readers and authors.

Both dpInk Company Ltd. and DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. wish each of you happiness, prosperity, and health throughout 2017!

The English version “The Stars We Wrecked” is better than Slovak

One of my reader, Miroslav Masiarcin, who bought the title The Stars We Wrecked in English and read the novel in Slovak too, said that English version is better for reading!

You can purchase my novel on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.:

http://www.donnaink.com/#!product/prd15/1948181945/the-stars-we-wrecked%2C-by-milan-kalis—slovakia

 

The Last Important Character of The Stars We Wrecked: Dr.N.

Dr.N. is the personal doctor of Elvis. He gives him different kinds of pharmaceutical drugs.

Elvis calls him after he met Arnold Lane. He wants drugs for new happiness and hope.

Dr.N looks like intellectual who can´t believe to Hippocratic Oath.

There is scene of first Elvis collapse when Dr.N. saves Elvis´s life. But before that he gave him new drugs (he actually came right back to Graceland from pharmaceutical meeting).

Elvis and Arnold drank a lot and Elvis lied to Dr.N: “No, I didn´t drink…”

Dr.N. is the hero of first Elvis´s stomach pumping. Then he gives him injection under colonel Parker supervision. His face is without deep emotions. As he says after he injected injection: “I´m hungry.”

Well, Dr.N is important part of Elvis´s Graceland dinner together with Arnold, Priscilla and colonel Parker. After strong disagreement between Priscilla and Elvis, and finally between Priscilla and colonel Parker (both leave dinner, each separately and in the another moment), Dr.N. decides to calm situation with the story about two old married couple he already met in the city. For a second it looks like that story helps situation but at the end of scene Elvis gets mad and screams: “All get out!”

Dr.N. is the extended hand of colonel Parker but sometimes he risks just too much with new drugs.

Elvis is not his “only one patient”, Priscilla needs help too.

When Georgia comes to Graceland´s bedroom, Dr. N. is almost unnecessary for three days.

Dr.N. is needed often at the end of the book… No one can stop him, Priscilla is gone (she was able to say: “We need rehab, we are guilty for what we´ve done to Elvis…”), Georgia resigned and she just plays Elvis´s mother with Dr.N.´s drugs in Elvis´s veins.

In Georgia´s bitter report for the CIA (almost novel´s last sentences):

Dr.N. is most often mentioned. His “pharmaceutical´s brilliance” wins on every report´s page.

Elvis sings his last own composition in the “Chips” Moman´s studio, but no one is interested. Colonel Parker is a very critical.

Dr.N. already mixed new drug´s cocktail (Georgia didn´t write about this fact, she just touched Elvis´s hand at the end…)…

(The surname of Elvis´s doctor was Nichopoulos.)

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My novel The Stars We Wrecked is available on Amazon (very good price), in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stars-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis-ebook/dp/B019UO9L38/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Thank you for purchasing my book.

Another Character of The Stars We Wrecked: P.T.

P.T. is the boss of Elvis´s boys around Graceland. He vouched for Arnold Lane (the main character and the narrator of the story)…

P. role is a little bit tragic for first view:

He says that Elvis is his best friend but colonel Parker and the CIA pays him for more information about Elvis (off course, Parker doesn´t know about the CIA, the CIA pays P. more than Parker for confideniality). It´s not all. P. loves Priscilla. There are scenes where he can´ t get her out of his head. Sometimes he can´t see another woman around the world: when he looks at her, devotion is a poem at Graceland. Yes, Priscilla is cold although she sleeps with him. What is worse, Elvis pays him for physical love to her.

It seems to be that P. is absolutely corrupted man but in the moment of Elvis collapses: he is the closest person who calls the doctor for stomach pumping. And not many people say to Elvis “don´t take no more pills” like P. says without any compromise. (Elvis only laugh at him…)

When Priscilla leaves Graceland, P. stays near to Elvis. Even his heart is broken.

It´s true that Elvis likes P. very much. Elvis explains ,,P.´s Priscilla service” as the best friendly assistance! He doesn´t care if P. loves Priscilla.

Colonel Parker gets no respect from P. (we know that he serves him but “the dog that has many masters actually lives without masters in dog´s soul”), but on the other hand: P. is proud that the CIA is interested in Elvis. He feels like part of the game. He believes that the CIA with Arnold wants help Elvis.

Colonel Parker is the greatest manipulator in the novel, but he can´t break the strange and strong “alliance” between Elvis and P.

After all, P. is almost only person who´ll never sell Elvis for money (even he received some) in his servant´s soul.

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My novel The Stars We Wrecked is available on Amazon (very good price), in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stars-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis-ebook/dp/B019UO9L38/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Thank you for purchasing my book.

Another Important Character of The Stars We Wrecked: George

Wife (around fifty) of dying senator who is in the hospital with strong heart attack, that´s George. She meets Elvis at the John Casey´s club in Memphis (the club is a metaphor for society with social classes) after Elvis caught Priscilla with P.T.

They tested “blue drink” (together with Arnold Lane and John Casey) that will open their minds in good and bad.

Surprisingly, George asks Elvis:

“Do you want to be my son tonight?” (George is a childless woman.)

And Elvis who is still deep in love with dead mother, can´t believe to his ears…

John Casey lends them big black limousine with driver where George started her “therapy”.

This time Arnold Lane (Elvis wanted to be with him in the car) can´t believe what he hear… As he says one time:

,,Shame that Alfred Hitchcock didn´t make psychodialoguesdramas… This is it!”

Yes, dialogues between Elvis and George (and sometimes Arnold) are variations for clinical psychology themes: mother-son relationship.

Elvis asks driver to drive them to some place where they can be really alone… without any city lights. There he sings his absolute masterpiece only for three people.

Then George stays in Graceland for three days, especially in the bedroom. Elvis buys her nice white dress.

They listen Frank Sinatra (Only the lonely, September of my years) when Priscilla leaves him and he stays locked in the bedroom.

George´s husband dies as she is invited to “the last dinner with Elvis”.

“The last dinner” is full of strong dialogues between Elvis, colonel Parker, Arnold and George.

Colonel Parker (he informs George about her husband with bitter-sweet voice) introduces Elvis´s comeback, Elvis loses (one more time) his confidence about singing his own compositions and George (with defeated Arnold) leaves Graceland because she can´t see Elvis´s decline.

At the end:

Elvis calls George (somebody from his “boys” finds her telephone number) and asks her to come back to Graceland.

George writes her bitter professional report (for CIA) about Elvis´s mental breakdowns at Graceland.

It´s difficult to say if George loved Elvis for a while or just had played her great role…

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My novel The Stars We Wrecked is available on Amazon (very good price), in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stars-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis-ebook/dp/B019UO9L38/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Thank you for purchasing my book.

Another Important Character of The Stars We Wrecked: colonel Parker

Colonel Parker is Elvis´s manager and king of manipulation.

It looks like that he doesn´t want to publish Elvis´s noncommercial songs. He controls Elvis´s collapses with poker face. He paid to the closest men around Elvis more money for better knowing and controlling the situation ”with his boy”.

There are some cold moments:

When colonel Parker with Dr.N. inject the first injection to Elvis after stomach pumping…

When Priscilla throws plate full of soup at colonel Parker and hit him in the chest… He said very angry:

“You don´t know…”

No, colonel Parker can´t lose his role. Although there is one moment of hope for the reader:

He meets Arnold Lane in Las Vegas (Hotel Holiday Inn) where it seems to be that Parker is surprised by Arnold´s requirement to “begin psychological help to our boy because our American export article has problems”… He finally agrees with reservation:

“I have lots of contacts… It is a shame that I had overhead the phone.”

Yes, it will take a while to understand that Parker is stronger than Arnold. But who knows? Maybe people over Arnold need someone like colonel Parker… Someone who likes “luxurious gambling houses”.

It is easy to know who is riding Elvis comeback at the end: Parker stays, Arnold has to leave Graceland…

But if we want to know more, the truth is not so simple in The Stars We Wrecked. The big boys and the CIA can´t lose so easily the position “in the game for the best American dream for sale”.

Who is actually colonel Parker?

As he says:

“No one loves Elvis like I love Elvis…”

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My novel The Stars We Wrecked is available on Amazon (very good price), in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stars-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis-ebook/dp/B019UO9L38/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Thank you for purchasing my book.

Another Important Character of The Stars We Wrecked: Priscilla

She is smart enough to know when to leave Elvis. Although her leaving is after infidelity. The scene is tough. The scene changes the book.

Does she know that Elvis paid P. for loving her?

She wants believe to love. And maybe she loves Elvis for the young man he used to be. But they live in the society where man and woman has to play games for masses. She knows about this fact but she doesn´t want to play no more in seclusion room at Graceland.

She says to Arnold Lane in long dialogue when they meet after first collapse of Elvis:

,,I made the child with closed eyes with big prayer, hoping that this kind of love ends fast.”

When she leaves Elvis, Elvis is with wife of dying senator (Georga is around fifty and Elvis sees his mother in her) in the bedroom. They listen Frank Sinatra… and Elvis doesn´t want to see his wife and his daughter… (Off course, Elvis and Georga is another important story in The Stars We Wrecked.)

Priscilla hates colonel Parker, she sees psychological manipulation from Parker´s side. They have big personal incident in the middle of the book. It´s a little bit of irony that Parker asks Priscilla for meeting with Elvis at the end…

Priscilla is one of the strongest character in The Stars We Wrecked. She has a good brain. She knows very well that something stole her husband. She wanted to protect him from Parker and the cruel business but she loses. She wins her life after all.

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My novel The Stars We Wrecked is available on Amazon (very good price), in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stars-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis/dp/1939425875

And, eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-We-Wrecked-Milan-Kalis-ebook/dp/B019UO9L38/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

And, DON’T FORGET – it is dramatically reduced through my publisher, dpInk: DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Thank you for purchasing my book.