Monday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘I’d like to introduce to you, the act you’ve known for all these years…*’

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


I joined a writers group this autumn. I joined because of the Wakefield Doctrine.*

Amanda Torry is a member of the writer’s group I joined, the Romance Writers of Rhode Island (RWRI). She is a published author of YA and contemporary Romance novels. She is quite accomplished, here is the link to her books.  Amanda also has a blog, ‘amandatorreyauthor‘, as many of the writers at the RWRI do.  She recently decided to do a series of interviews with the member writers in the RWRI, guess who got included in the mailing? Yes, yes I did. Once again I owe it all to our favorite personality theory, as my first reaction to the invitation was, ‘yeah, right. not published yet, what would everyone think? clarks hanging out with the writers and such and now he’s participating in a blog post interview? someone call ….someone!’  lol.  yeah, I’m still a clark and my first impulse is to run away from attention. But, ask any serious student of the Doctrine, (like, say Cynthia or Lizzi or Denise ) they’ll laugh and say, “Of course you’re almost correct. Get your copy of the Doctrine and go to Page 5, paragraph 23 and you will find the statement, ‘clarks abhor the spotlight, but will not tolerate being ignored.’  Ha!”

So, enough stem-winding.**


Happy to Welcome Author Clark Farley!


* the Wakefield Doctrine is predicated on the notion that reality is, to a certain degree, personal. The three worldviews are the best example of this notion being expressed. Each of the three personality types are a reflection (of the efforts) of the individual to cope with the world, as they are experiencing it.

  • clarks (the Outsiders) are hiding with colorful, yet totally forgotten barrage balloons over their heads trying to navigate an essentially hostile world.
  • scotts (the Predators) recognize the hostile and adversarial character of life and embrace it, a totally carnal lovers embrace while sky-diving with only one parachute and
  • rogers (the Herd Members) see the world, accept the hostility around them as one of a number of characteristics that, combined make for a perfect world and devote themselves to understanding each and every component of the world, knowing that by knowing comes acceptance.

In any event, I’ve read that published writers tend to join writers groups, in person writers groups. And though the thought of in-person meeting of strangers is a little daunting, I am determined to become a published author, and so I looked for a writers group in Rhode Island. There was only one that I could find, the Romance Writers of Rhode Island. lol  and I’ll leave your imaginations to provide the fairly amusing scenario of my walking into my first, real world meeting of the RWRI.

** yeah, another fun but totally anachronistic expression




clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. Am I Fa-rist?

  2. zoe says:

    Just left this at the interview site… Nicely done, Clark!
    Clark, Amanda, cool interview… I too am amazed whenever you (Clark) manage to get a real piece of Almira into a free standing and well developed piece of prose in only six sentences! I have a feeling you are far more talented than your clark nature (doctrinese) allows you to acknowledge!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thanks, z
      believe it or not, I credit you for a large part of the (relatively) new bulwark against the self-sabotage that is endemic among clarks… (you know, the triggered thought, ‘would zoe scold or applaud?’ ) lol

  3. Sageleaf says:

    That’s pretty awesome, Clark! Just went over to have a look-see. CONGRATS!!
    And…just what IS it about clarks abhorring the spotlight but we won’t tolerate being ignored. It’s like, dood…I’ve poured a lot of hard work into this project and I don’t want a crowd’s applause for payment, but dammit, I would like SOMEONE to just express a little gratitude for all this crap I’ve worked on here.
    Yeah. Totally know what you mean by that.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I totally know that you know that I know what you mean by that…. that lol

      I was talking to a scott who had a strong secondary clarklike aspect… not an easy reality, the teeth are there but the bite is sometimes delayed, anyway….. we were talking about self-improving oneself and she said something about ‘I’m not that person (the goal of the self-improvement) and I was all ‘Yeah! but the Doctrine allows that to not matter because you don’t have to worry about becoming some one new or different, you already are, it’s just a matter of getting to know the unknown/orphaned parts of your self.’