Welcome to the Near Zero Blog. As a creative person, I hope to have something of value to offer to you in an intangible way. I am an illustrator and writer of fiction, and I like to write psychological poetry as a narrative for my fictional characters. If you are interested in contracting me for illustration services, or want to purchase an illustration please send an email to: email@example.com.
I chose to publish my serial novel, The Confessor of Littlefield on my blogsite because it allows me to continue to interact with it. I can see the history of the post edits, and I can update drawings. It is like a soap opera where the characters continue to live beyond the story. It also allows me to develop other stories and characters, and alternative scenarios. My poetry is influenced by Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, in tone and in how the poems of the book are each first person presentations of a single character. My serial novel is also more psychological than descriptive. Camus’ The Stranger is an influence on the narrative presentation, while works like Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, The Penal Colony, and The Castle lend style to my short story selections from Confessor, like Baked Potato Cop With Runny Eggs Eyes, and The Node.
My eChapbook Death Anxiety Poems and Art was published by Roaming Snyder Press, in January 2017. The Songs of Barnabas Collins, a chapbook of poems, also from Roaming Snyder Press, 2015. I have produced two Hard Rock CDs under the project name Roaming Snyder. Below is a list of my other media sites. Thanks for browsing!
RJ Hoffman is from West Michigan and authors the art, poetry and fiction blog RoamingSnyder.com..