Rhobin’s round robin

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.

Here are my contributions to date, newest first:

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Real life in stories

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?

Sex in writing

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

What started you to write?

Writing rough stuff

Chocolate icing on the cake of life

My very first story

A daisy chain of scenes

Where do your story ideas come from?

My fictional teachers

A magic trick for writing

What makes a character memorable?



Story is stalled?

Why I don’t write romance

Where do my characters come from?

A bang not a whimper?

How to get reviews

A writer’s reward

Description: When is it too much? How to use it in reality-building?

Writing is an addiction

Logues, pro and epi

Clever turns of phrase

By any other name

Is my writing right for you?

The wounded healer

What makes your writing memorable?

Emotion in writing

Oh, the weather!

Extra comes to life

Writing as if there was a future

My thoughts on Christmas

One of my angels

Things that go bump in the night

What matters in today’s world?