Author: Robin Minnick

We’re Entering the Countdown

Well, fall is arriving. And the time for our road trip is drawing nearer. We’ve made some reservations – and I’m beginning to have a lot more! We’ll be ordering tickets. And we’ll be making last-minute adjustments to itinerary and…

It Got Me Coming and Going….

     Like most writers, I’ve had several influences in my life. However, probably the all-time, most-important, all-encompassing influence has been The Southern Festival Books held (primarily) in Nashville, Tennessee since 1989. This festival, also referred to as a Celebration of…

Organically Grown

  A compatriot doing Camp NaNoWriMo asked for advice one day. She was stuck with the new world she’d invented and didn’t know how to develop it in such a way as to make it distinct and different. She had…

Assessing My Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey. Or, as Suzanne Adair’s workshop is called: Plotting with the Hero’s Journey: 12 Essential Steps to the Elixir. I look at the handout Suzanne gave us, and my notes. Stage 1: The Ordinary World – The purpose…

Titles

In a previous post I made reference to the fact that this book has gone through some title changes. And those changes meant I also needed to change the protagonist’s name. Probably someone else would have decided, heck, just don’t…

New Tricks

‘They’ – whoever ‘they’ are – tell us we should seek out more education, more training, more betterment of ourselves as writers. Attend conferences, join groups, listen to speakers – all  to improve our craft. Well, I have no beef…

Under the Influence

Writing Finding Vivvie’s Shoes is a big undertaking for me. Many people will or will think they see several autobiographical elements in the book, and that’s a risky business. I will say it now and probably again, while I drew…

Some Stats

I just wanted to add a brief list of random statistics about Finding Vivvie’s Shoes The title has undergone 4 changes. It was first called “Who’s Gonna Die?” on inspection of my files, it appears there was a 5th change…