- Welcome to the online home of Robert M Brown, a bad example if ever there was one. This is where I hope to talk about writing in general, my writing in particular, and whatever else catches my attention on any particular day. Thanks for stopping in. I hope you find something that's useful to you.
Author Archives: rmbrown
This article by N.K. Jemisin seems to have caused a minor kerfuffle. Some people agree: “Yes, it’s fercrissakes magic. It’s supposed to be all about wonder and stuff, not logic.” Some disagree: “Magic is energy and energy is physics and … Continue reading
This author calls it Bad Brain Days. I call it hitting the wall. It’s that point in writing your book when you think it sucks, it’s never going to be any good, you’re not any good, you’re just wasting your … Continue reading
Death to Word says Slate.
Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle. Via Bobulate.
This started as a comment about the future of publishing on Billie Sue Mosiman’s Facebook page (nice lady; buy her books), and I thought it worth preserving here. (Yes, I’m the sort of jerk who may drop a short essay … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a little about writer’s block lately. Haven’t had it, thank goodness, just been thinking about it. A lot of people will tell you that writer’s block is a made-up thing. Plumbers and laborers and computer programmers don’t … Continue reading
It seems that pages may not be my friend. This is something I stumbled across by accident. When writing my last novel I tracked my progress by pages. It was important to me to use a word processor that displayed … Continue reading
Want to write a novel and rake in some money? It’s very simple. Just follow these steps: Spend twenty years learning how to write, honing your craft. Spend twenty years learning about people and the world, so you have something … Continue reading
I’ll be brief. PIPA/SOPA isn’t about ‘protecting intellectual property rights.’ It’s about censorship, and giving big media companies (through the efforts of their paid mouthpieces in Congress), the ability to control what people see on the wild Internet. So, you … Continue reading