Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

* About This Site


I created this Site to help you explore Reading, Writing, and Publishing. :-)

Be sure to check out the Subject Index Links in the left side-bar to find groups of related articles…

You will find some posts that are “dated”—please accept them as “history”…

Many more of the 2,000-some posts are valuable whenever they’re read…

I’ve published a novel, Notes from An Alien
get a free copy )

And, the title of that novel was perfect for this blog, since I’ve felt like I’m from SomeWhereElse for most of my life…

I’ve also published an e-book of Strange Fantasies for 99 cents; but, you can read all those stories, Free, here on the blog. :-)

I also have 95 short Tales you can read for free, right here —> Friday Story Bazaar

~ And, there’s my poetry book, “Is Your Soul In Here” —> a free download.

Also, you can download, as .docx “Final Poetry Collection” or, download it as .pdf or, as .odt.

And, a little Virtual Fable  :-)

Here’s my Bio…

39 responses to “* About This Site

  1. postadaychallenge2011 February 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Alexander I shared your book on facebook. Here is my link:!/TRUTHSEEKER1966 New

    Jackie Paulson


  2. Selena March 4, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Alexander! I finally made it over to visit your site after seeing your comments at “Soldiering……”. How lovely!


  3. jmcmurray March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I found your site from Haley Whitehall’s site. I really like the information and opinions that you impart here. One of the things that makes writing so liberating is the ability to let the many sides of ourselves out. I really love the interviews that you do. I am going to check out “Notes from an Alien” soon.


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      I’m very glad you like the interviews, as some of my regulars don’t :-)

      I hope to see your feedback and comments in the posts…

      And, I agree about writing letting us explore and show our many sides.


  4. tsonoda148 May 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Happy to meet you Alexander! “…writing letting us explore and show our many sides.” This resonates with me on so many levels as I have only discovered my passion for writing in this, my 57th year. I was unemployed since late 2009 and just about to hang myself when a friend suggested I read her blog. Without the boring details, my life changed from that very moment. I have found a way to get things out and express myself as never before. Why didn’t I think of this before? I have always kept journals, but intermittently and written only superficially within. On the surface, I enjoy humor, but have a very “fiction” side to me. So there it is. That’s why I’m here. I believe this is a good place to make acquaintances with other writing lovers and to learn. Thanks for sharing!


  5. penpusherpen July 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    HI Alexander, many thanks for dropping by and commenting on Gils story. I have noticed you on Once’s blog, but hesitated to drop by as your conversations were so involved and deep, that it left me floundering a bit… Totally unsure, therefore backing off slightly, I wonder sometimes about my ability to understand complex ideas.. .
    Strange you should use the word Alien. I’ve felt this way for most of my life, :-D … almost one step out of sync with everything. (or almost everything) and whereas a young child I felt I was older than my years and more sure of myself, I now feel getting older I find myself somehow feeling younger and more…unsure of myself. Terrible state to find oneself in, truly. …. Many, many thanks for your comment and compliment. xPenx


  6. Barbara Blackcinder December 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve just read PlanIt. I’m still not sure whether I was reading a piece of prose, a poem, or most likely, a mixture of the two. Not that it matters either way, it was interesting and enjoyable from end to end. It’s amazing, whatever form of literature it may be claimed under. :-) Thank You again.


  7. Barbara Blackcinder December 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Which means it’s virtually true also???


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  9. Barbara Blackcinder March 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Alex, your blog is the bottom end of the funnel that I use to find everything to do with writing. After a little squeezing the world opens up before me. May it always be full and never clog.


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Whoot !!

      Never been the bottom end of a funnel, Barb :-)

      But I can handle that my blog may be that

      This is High Praise you offer me and definitely gives me a surge of commitment to maintain my bottom end :-)

      Thanks, So Much, Barb.


  10. Barbara Blackcinder March 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I’m embarrassed to be talking about your bottom. haha


  11. Barbara Blackcinder March 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Just wanted to reiterrate that I think you are an excellant editor. Each comment you made to “A Tretise On Ghosts) was clear and understandable. Besides learning from them while correcting the mistakes I had made, I understood why they were mistakes and easily corrected them each. Thank You very much. Barbara


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  14. Barbara Blackcinder November 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm


    I am now, but I write of the future
    While I write, now becomes the past
    I must write faster, or the past will catch me
    And my writing will become the present
    Rather than the future.
    So I must jump ahead five hundred years
    So that I can stay ahead, at least in my thoughts
    But even as I think ahead, my mind is in the present
    So alas, I am currently a writer, and an author in the future
    I am Alex. I travel time through my thoughts and actions.

    Barbara Blackcinder


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  18. tribalmysticstories October 24, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Alex. I made a new friend – “the Alien”. I am enjoying reading here.


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    You have a great site and I will follow your journey. :-)


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