Rhobin Courtright organises a monthly round robin with a topic she sets. This always concerns some aspect of the craft of writing. Since her requests are intriguing, I have been joining in.
In November, 2022, Rhobin needed to take a break, and Skye Taylor has taken over.
Here are my contributions to date, newest first:
It refuses to stay still!: the February, 2023 round robin, about our rapidly changing world. You’ll need to wait till the 25th when the world will change slightly: this post will be published.
New Beginnings: how do you begin a new writing challenge?: my January, 2023 contribution to your amusement
Meanwhile, I do have a December, 2022 writing post: New writing project: Jolanda’s Kitchen Magic
Even villains are apprentice Buddhas
Hatching People my August, 2022 contribution to Rhobin’s Rounds.
Killing My Darlings revealed its dark secrets on 30 July, 2022.
Have my family experiences affected my writing? A little fun for Rhobin’s Rounds.
Hallo! Ween?: an exercise in hopefully humorous writing.
Well, I don’t know: repetitions
Gathering dust: excised adventures
Name game: where do my characters’ names come from?
Developing tension. No, it’s not about knitting.
A muse: February Rhobin’s round about where my ideas come from.
2021 in Bob’s computer: Buddhist philosophy for Rhobin.
Forgiveness: an extract from my work in progress, Lifting the Gloom, as my contribution to Rhobin’s Rounds in December, 2020.
My best read of the past 10 years
Elementary, my dear Rhobin: the use of elements in writing
The unique people in my computer
How easy or difficult do you find including humour in your writing?
No, I won’t jump off the planet
The Obsolete Present is about our breakneck rate of change, and how to cope with it when writing contemporary fiction.
Labels Rhobin wanted a short story. Shelly had been bullied for 10 of her 15 years, to the point of wanting to kill herself. Then Jake appeared…
What would you like to your readers to know about your novels and their purpose?
How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing?
How do you develop secondary characters? Do you have a favourite secondary character?
How has writing rewarded you? What has it cost you?
Encouraging youngsters to read
Chocolate icing on the cake of life
Where do your story ideas come from?
What makes a character memorable?
Where do my characters come from?
Description: When is it too much? How to use it in reality-building?
What makes your writing memorable?
Writing as if there was a future
Things that go bump in the night