Category Archives: Rhobin’s round robin

When?

Other posts in Rhobin’s rounds Rhobin’s question is: In what time period do you prefer to set your stories — past, present, or future? What are the problems and advantages of that choice? Would you like to change? OK, here … Continue reading

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Story is stalled?

Other essays in Rhobin’s Rounds Rhobin’s topic for August, 2017: When you are stumped on moving a plot line forward, what do you do to reinvigorate your imagination and get your characters moving? Being an environmentalist, I like to recycle. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t write romance

Rhobin’s topic this month is: “Whatever genre you write, do you have a different one that you love to read? What do you think attracts readers to certain genres?” However, I have chosen to be disobedient, and to write about … Continue reading

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Where do my characters come from?

Other essays in Rhobin’s rounds Rhobin’s question: how do you go about developing your characters for a story? How much time do you spend or does it just happen in the writing process? What inspires it? I really don’t know … Continue reading

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A bang then a whimper?

Previous contributions to Rhobin’s rounds Rhobin’s question for May, 2017 was suggested by Skye: Has so much emphasis been placed by other writers’ advice, publishers, reviewers, etc. on authors to have a spectacular opening page/1st chapter that the rest of … Continue reading

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How to get reviews

Rhobin’s task for us in April, 2017 is: Victoria Chatham suggested this topic: Reviews. Love ’em, hate ’em or totally ignore them. Amazon tells us the more 4 or 5 reviews the merrier, but how to get them? As it … Continue reading

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A writer’s reward

Previous topics in Rhobin’s Rounds March Round Robin topic is suggested by Dr. Bob who wrote: My friend Anna Jacobs is a bestseller, with now 77 books published, although she is best known in Britain and Australia. She was complaining … Continue reading

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Description

Previous topics in Rhobin’s Rounds Writing is not a photograph but a charcoal sketch. Vision involves simultaneous processing: one glance gives you the whole picture. Writing is sequential. If you describe all that you see (and hear and smell and … Continue reading

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Writing is an addiction

Other topics in Rhobin’s rounds Rhobin’s January, 2017 topic: Everybody wants to write a book, but most do not. Writing is hard work. What got you started, and what helps you get through a complete story? What is a writer? … Continue reading

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Logues, pro and epi

Past topics in Rhobin’s Rounds My Ascending Spiral didn’t have a Prologue at first. It just started in 805 AD, a story told in the voice of Padraig, a shepherd boy on an island near the Irish coast. But one … Continue reading

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