About

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha is the website for me:  author Kent Wayne.  The site name comes from the subject material in my writing.

Three works are featured.  The first one is Echo, a science fiction dystopia.  I’ve posted some free sample chapters, click here to start reading.

To buy Echo Volume 1:  Approaching Shatter on Amazon click here:  Echo on Amazon.

If you want to read the plot synopsis, it’s a few lines down, fourth paragraph.  The second one is a lighthearted modern-day take on Batman if he wasn’t so Emo and Goth, titled The Rarefied Tightrope.  Click here for chapter 1:  The Rarefied Tightrope Chapter 1.

The third book is The Filthy 108:  Mystical Teachings of the Buddha-Bro. Available on Amazon.  Buy it here for only $1.08:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TEHLL6M

It’s an eclectic mix of Buddhist and mysticism inspired wisdom.  Eclectic because it combines Eastern philosophy with dirty and disgusting humor.  I’ve recently realized (as of the middle of Volume 3) that the Filthy 108 was my first stumbling attempt at writing.  My views have changed since then (I’d like to think I’m not so bitter and hard-edged as when I wrote it, haha!) and it reflects a snapshot in time before I’d become more open and willing to embrace That It’s All Okay in the end.  I’ve left it up as a curio of sorts:  My first book in all its glorious error and eagerness.  I find it kind of embarrassing actually, and I can’t read it anymore.  But I think it’s important to be open about where we came from so I’ll leave it up.

The plot for Echo is as follows:  It has been over a thousand years since humanity has left Earth to settle off-world on Echo.  For almost that entire time, an age of darkness and oppression has ensued.  Military and police have merged into the Department of Enforcement.  Government and corporations have merged into the Regime.  Little progress has been made except in the area of weapons technology.  Echo’s only hope resides in one man, a bitter and crippled former Enforcer.  Before he can break the cycle of ignorance for Echo, he must first do it within himself.

Within the story, there will be giant robo-suits, swords, and something akin to the Force.  Currently drafting Volume 4.

For Buddhist and mysticism inspired wisdom follow the posts for The Filthy 108.  They alternate between jokes and insights.  Be warned; the jokes are nasty.  Hence the “filthy” portion of the title.

For updates about progress on Echo and reflections on writing, follow the posts under Echo-a Dystopian Science Fiction Novel.

To check out my concepts for Echo (no plot spoilers don’t worry) check out the page titled Echo:  Glossary of Concepts.  I became frustrated when I realized that it would be a little while before I had clean enough draft to publish for the public, but I wanted to express some of the garnishes and flourishes in my setting.  The Glossary of Concepts is a way for me to showpiece my ideas-without spoilers-so that my head doesn’t explode from them building up.

Thanks for your interest!  If you’re a writer, I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing! (Best way to reach me is by DMing me on Facebook)

Kent Wayne

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1,277 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, you followed my blog a while back, and so please forgive me for the delay, but I want to thank you for that! I’m guessing that, as a Sci-Fi writer, you might have been impressed with the only sci-fi poem that I’ve written thus far, Hyperluminal Odyssey, and thus the follow. I’d like to get your thoughts on that piece of you haven’t read it yet. You can find it here:

    https://alittlebitofpoetry.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/hyperluminal-odyssey/

    Again, thanks for the follow, and apologies for the delay!!! Good luck and best wishes to you in your writing! Hope you continue to enjoy my work!

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  2. Dear Kent!
    Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
    Thank you so much for following my new story, “Samurais never sleep at night”! I have another totally different one (and a long one at that) at http://dragonlife.wordpress.com/
    I suppose many have already asked you the same questions. It is true that hard publishing is like wading in a shark’s pond, but how do you really go with digital publishing?
    Looking forward to reading your posts!
    Best regards,
    Robert-Gilles

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    • Wow, Japan’s always a place I wanted to visit. Unfortunately, I believe I’ll have to make a lot of money to afford just to eat there, haha! Digital publishing is much easier in my opinion, as I don’t have to deal with agents or editors. The product I put out is something I assume full responsibility and control over.

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  3. I have my first embarrassing book that I wrote when I was 18 available online. I sell copies of it on my Etsy shop since it’s self published and print on demand. It makes me cringe when I read parts of it but it’s kind of my beginnings as an artist, so I keep it in my body of work that’s available to people.

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  4. Hello Kent.
    thanks for following. its always interesting to get into people’s minds, seeing all their uniqueness and passions poured out in type. its amazing… your blog speaks nothing less of this. // following right back.
    Stay blessed- keep inspiring.

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  5. Since my youth, I have enjoyed reading Science Fiction. Love the latest high-tech motion pictures with a sci-fi bent. Now that I’m retired, I have more time than ever to read and travel. Thanks for stopping by and following my journeys.

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  6. Hey Kent – thanks for the follow over at my blog. I’m splitting an extensive blog into two as I’ve notice that I stick pretty close to two very different topics. I look forward to reading your posts. I’m interested in your indi publishing. I’ve done the same with one short book. It was fun to write and publish but I’ve not done a thing with it since. Good luck!

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  7. Hello there Mr. Wayne (I feel like Alfred). I wanted to thank you for following my blog. I appreciate the support. I’m not sure if you’ve read any of my work, but please feel free to and leave feedback. I’ll be sure to do the same. We writers have to stick together after all lol.

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  8. Looking forward to reading some of your work. Remember that everyone can improve their writing, but your personal style of writing makes your writing unique and you don’t want to change that. Peace be the Botendaddy

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  9. My poems are nowhere close to Sci-Fi…..but many thanks for following 🙂

    I wish to take inspirations from your writings and create poetries on Sci-Fi someday. Hope you would enjoy them !

    Would very much appreciate your feedback and comments on my poems.

    Best,
    Chhaya

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  10. Thank you for the follow on my blog! Aside from my blogs, I’m not a writer, so I don’t have much I can offer in the way of criticism. However, I wish you good luck as an author!

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  11. Hi Kent ,
    Namaste from India and thanks for follow. I am new to this platform and I am coming across such beautiful and intense writers like you. Its indeed a learning each day. Your Blogs and stories seem intense and I liked the way you write. You are a writer of refreshing candor. Hope to learn from you Kent..
    Preeti..

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  12. Hello,
    I wanted to thank you for the follow and for the likes! I’m really intrigued by and interested in your work. You definitely have a powerful and unique voice, which is definitely a plus! I am very curious who made your cover for Echo, by the way – it’s making me pretty jealous 😉

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  13. Hey!! thanks for following my blog! I don’t post very often and English isn’t my native tongue! .. But writing has been a hobby of mine for a very long time! So, I hope I don’t bore you too much! Your blog/work is an inspiration! Thanks again!

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  14. Hey there dirtyscifibuddha. Your story looks interesting. As i like to come up with cool stories, im sure you got one too. I might check it out. And manny thanks for the follow. You are my first one 🙂 lets get many more on our travels trough storyland. Thanks

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  15. Very brave and admirable that you’d leave your embarrassing work up as a curio and marker of progress. I think many writers/ aspiring writers don’t realize the work of editing and the years of growth that create great writers. Good for you!

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  16. Thanks for the follow! I love sci-fi, and also mysticism – in fact, my new book contains numerous philosophical themes, some from the east, woven into an adventure story!

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  17. Thanks for following! When I find time -as soon as possible- I will read your story’s chapters that you added on your blog. Good luck on your writing journey! Also, sci-fi is good for expanding to the imaginations of Earthlings. 🙂

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    • Thank You So Much! Right now I’m a really busy trying to work out the kinks of paperback publishing…but may I offer an observation? I’ve seen dogs that have been abused freely love those who abuse them. That’s a strength of heart and love that I have yet to find in a human, and for that reason, I’ll always consider our mutt friends to be one of the wisest teachers I’ll ever learn from!

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  18. Hey Kent! I am really enjoying your posts and find them quite inspirational. I’m currently working on my first novel and would love to pick your brain at some point if you’re interested and willing. Thanks!

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    • Shoot me some questions! I’m pretty reliable about answering them through these comments, but sometimes they get swamped and I miss a few. If it’s anything private, you can always DM me on facebook. Happy to help! 🙂

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      • Thanks so much! I guess, first off, what’s your background in? Did you study creative writing in school? I often hear “write what you know” which rings true for me as I find when I write what I know, the process seems a lot more effortless and incredibly enjoyable. I studied business in school and then went on to take my yoga teacher certification. I find a lot of insights show up in my novel writing work which I find similar to your musing posts. I’m also wondering how long you’ve been writing for and what your writing process is. I’ll leave it there for now 🙂

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      • I’m happy to answer your questions! I was never inclined to be a writer. I fell into it after a mildly storied life, one that emphasized the importance of thinking critically and solving problems. I apply this problem-solving to not just writing but all aspects of my life, which is how I came up with the marketing strategy that I use now. I think “write what you know” works up to a point, but unless you’ve lived like Hemingway, you’re gonna run out of anecdotes. I believe every experience allows a writer insight into human nature, and the deeper that insight, the crazier things you can write about. I, for one, have never been in a knife fight or piloted a giant robot. Yet my “problem-solver” persona comes to the fore and works out the possibilities in my head, trying to find the most thematically true and viscerally exciting iterations for each fantastical scenario. I’ve been writing fiction since early 2015. My writing process is influenced by Steven Pressfield’s War of Art (THE defining book on creativity if there is such a thing), which can briefly be summed up as, “Amateurs wait for inspiration, pros get to work.” I am very, VERY heavy on discipline when it comes to writing. I believe that an entrepreneur or an artist must ironically work MORE than they would if they had a boss; the reward is that they get to work on what they want. I like to read comics for quick accumulation of larger-scale premises, I’ll study Stephen King and Marcus Sakey for styling, and I’ll use movies/tv to learn thematic structure, as a one to two hour story’s themes have to be really tight. Hope that answers some of your questions!

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  19. Hi Kent,

    Thanks for following my blog. I love to see you swinging out and taking on being a writer! I have been a sci-fi geek myself since I was a young girl, although these days I mostly geek out on real brain science.

    I look forward to reading more of your work.

    Cheers,

    Melissa

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    • Thank You Melissa! I apologize for the current amateurishness of my samples; I’m currently in the middle of getting Echo 1 looked at and revised, so I hope to soon bring you a smoother reading experience. Thanks! 🙂

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  20. Its been a while since you followed me. I haven’t been able to get back to anyone who commented or liked one of my blogs. So, thanks, a lot. Btw I loved the About and the plot of Echo. Awesome cover page thingy(I don’t know what its called ;b). And again thanks for the follow.

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    • Thank You So Much!!! Yeah getting followers is tough, and I cringe at Echo 1’s current need of revision. The cover page is only my idea, and my illustrators really deserve the credit. (I’ll take credit for harassing them until they got it right, though. Hahaha!)

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  21. Thanks for the follow Kent! I just got back into the writing/blogging game so I appreciate the support. The plot for Echo sounds amazing! It definitely reminds me of blend between Star Wars and 1984. Can’t wait to read it. Good luck with your stories!

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  22. Thanks for the follow. I truly appreciate all of the support i get from both in and out of the WordPress community. It can be a daring thing to open ones self up and put it on a page. Thank you for your inspiration. I will surely follow back.

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