Category Archives: writing

How do you develop secondary characters? Do you have a favourite secondary character?

Other posts in Rhobin’s Rounds My answer to the first question is that I don’t develop secondary characters. They introduce themselves to me when a story needs them, and I find out about them together with my readers. Often, they … Continue reading

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New cover for new book

Please check out the brand new cover pic for my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide. Comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

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Results of the free book edit contest

Voting on my free book edit contest ended on 23rd December, 2018. A total of 1205 votes were cast, by 510 visitors. Twelve were disqualified because my response email bounced, so 498 had their votes counted. If you’re good at … Continue reading

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Dialogue Basics

I received a nice Christmas present: Modern History Press (the publisher of Ascending Spiral), has featured a guest post from me. You see, I was editing a story for a nice lady, and she needed extensive instruction on how to … Continue reading

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Advice needed, please

I’ve been working on and off on my science fiction series, “The Doom Healer,” since early 2015. Four volumes are ready to roll, and I am going well on the final one, so I am thinking of submitting it to … Continue reading

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How has writing rewarded you? What has it cost you?

Other essays in Rhobin’s Rounds This is Rhobin’s task for her Round Robin in November, 2018. I really, truly and absolutely cannot think of one negative about writing. So, that’s the second half of the essay out of the way. … Continue reading

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Tension

Other essays in Rhobin’s Rounds The water is so cold! Liquid ice flows into Heather’s mouth, into her lungs as she gasps from the shock of immersion in freezing fire. Her head is within the black depths, and a terrible … Continue reading

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Contest closure announcement

The free book edit contest is now closed for submissions. I have edited each entry immediately upon receiving it, and made hopefully helpful suggestions for improvement. Many contestants have responded with appreciative replies. They were all allowed to resubmit. I … Continue reading

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