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Writing nonfiction

This month, Rhobin wants to know about our nonfiction writing. Reality resides in my computer. That horror story you think you live in is an illusion, thank Heavens. Please consider a very small selection of examples: War It’s not just … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom is officially for sale

My newest book, Lifting the Gloom: Antidepressant writings is available for free at Bobbing Around. However, one of my reasons for publishing it was to have ammunition for giveaways, and for that it needs to be listed for sale, for … Continue reading

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Well, I just don’t know: repetitions

Our assignment this month is: “Do you have any character habits or favorite words that always crop up in your writing?” Well, yes. My current one is a great tendency to start sentences with “Well…” But when I think back … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom, reviewed by Theresa Hortley

I wish I could write fiction. I wish I could write fiction like Bob Rich. This little book is full of gems, ranging from quite a few exactly-100-word stories to engrossing tales of perhaps 8000 words. How can you bring … Continue reading

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Gathering dust: excised adventures

Marci Baun came up with our Round Robin topic for July, 2021: “Deleting scenes: Do you ever delete scenes? When and why do you delete them? And what do you do with them? Do you save them? Or just toss … Continue reading

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New ongoing project at Sleepy Lion Publishing

Over the years, I have compiled oodles of writing-related posts and essays. Michael Amos, the publisher at Sleepy Lion, has requested that I supply him with one a week, as a service to writers at his web site. The first … Continue reading

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Intersections of Suffering

Anna Sri BVSc (Hons) MPH The first time I went to an abattoir I was nineteen years old. Standing on the raised walkway over the holding yards, I watched as a few hundred head of brahman cattle shuffled beneath me, … Continue reading

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When the plot goes to pot

Rhobin’s homework in the merry month of June (yes, I know) is “In your writing, how do you recognize and overcome plot problems or failures?” Nowadays, when I struggle with plot glitches, they tend to be in the books of … Continue reading

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You can NOW read Lifting the Gloom

My latest book is completed, and as good as I can make it. Now I am looking for beta readers to help me to improve it even more. What’s the qualification for being a beta reader? Reading the book. You … Continue reading

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The Allegory

by Mark Pooley Alice lived alone in a little house on a beach on an island off an island off an island at the bottom of the world. Her widowed father had raised her and had built the house from … Continue reading

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