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08
Feb
09

Writing incoming

I shall be uploading some of my flash fiction to here from time to time.

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19
Dec
08

Cranking up the writing

Since I joined the local offline writing group, I’ve been reading their collaborative work, since I bravely (or foolishly) offered to take on one of the characters in the piece. I think I’m pretty much into it now, and have started creating a bio for my character (she’s called Babs, and it’s difficult to not create a characature of Barbara Windsor in the thing).

Online, I’m sporadic. So, what’s new?

12
Dec
08

Writing group

I’ve joined a local writing group. the first ‘real life’ group I’ve joined.
Their writing is … different. I’m used to writing short, hard, pull-no-punches fiction. Much of their writing seems to be long, full of detail, which is interesting and enjoyable. I have some writing to do!

12
Dec
08

Back again

It seems like the most frequent posts are those that say “I’m back”. Well, I’m back! Hurrah!

01
Jan
07

Robbie – where have you been, dude?

Thank you for asking. That’s very kind of you to show an interest.

Basically, I’ve been taking a sabbatical from writing. Not that I’d been doing too much of it previously, but other stuff came into my life, which meant writing took a back seat. I even tried NaNoWriMo this year, to get into the habit of writing again, but I was always struggling. As a result, I got to around 10,000 words, and sort of fell out of love with my story. It’s still there, and the idea is a good one, I think, but it needs more careful planning before I restart it.

So for the near future, I’m catching up with my email, cranking up this blog (I LOVE WordPress), and I’ll be starting some short stories and flash fiction soon. Real soon. Honest.

08
Jun
06

Grrr @ Blogger

Tonight, I'm being reminded why I hate Blogger so much sometimes. I've spent over half an hour trying to create a post on a blog I've got there. I wouldn't mind, but it's a cut and paste from an email, which usually works fine because it preserves the links and stuff. And you end up being very cruel to the left button on your mouse, clicking it ever harder to try to get something to happen.From their STATUS page, it seems they're having all sorts of hardware problems. Tsk tsk. The Google guys won't be impressed.

05
Jun
06

Lazy writers

I'm still alive. I haven't written anything for several weeks now. Why is that? Yardwork, vacation, work-work – you know the score.

So, do I want to be a writer? I think I do. I'm pretty sure I do. Am I prepared to put in the hours to make it happen? I think I am. I do work hard, generally. Maybe that's the problem. All work and no write make Rob a very dull boy. He has some good stuff he's made, and he's getting a tan, but those words just ain't coming out of the brain. There is some debate as to whether they've ever been in the brain to start with.

How to get out of this fugue? Well, I should take some of my own medicine, and write some small stuff. Update my blog, get the fingers working a bit, write some flash fiction, maybe write a bit of non-fiction. What do you think?