J. Robert King

Archive for June, 2009

Ghost in the Graveyard

It’s 10:30 p.m. Do you know where your children are? Yes. They’re out playing ghost in the graveyard. I am, meanwhile, inside . . . playing the same. Of course, my sons play by running around and leaping out of shadows and tagging each other, hearts pounding in their throats. I play by crouching here and […]

June 30th, 2009
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I’m Hearing Voice(s)

There’s an elusive aspect of writing called voice. Some writers have it, and some writers don’t. It’s like rhythm, that way, or like “the moves”–though anyone who ever claims to have “the moves” clearly does not. Well, I just visited a great blog  that is overflowing with voice: http://toddmichaelrogers.blogspot.com. Yeah, Todd Michael Rogers has a one-of-a-kind […]

June 19th, 2009
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Sex and Storytelling

Sex sells. That’s a truism apparent in every edition of Vogue and Esquire, but perhaps the intelligentsia deem themselves above such tawdry appeals. Except that sex is the root of all good storytelling. All right, before you ban your children from reading my site, let me explain. There’s a thing called the plot chart. Every […]

June 12th, 2009
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Author Signing!

If you’re in Chicago or Northwest Indiana this weekend, stop by and see me at an author signing in my hometown! On Sunday, June 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., I’ll be selling and signing copies of various books of mine–or bring your own copies for me to sign! Meet me at the Griffith Historical Park and […]

June 4th, 2009
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