J. Robert King


Archive for December, 2009

Of Grit

Writers aren’t supposed to have grit. Well, writers who aren’t Hemingway or Kerouac or London. Writers like me, well, we can’t have grit. We don’t even have fiber. We look like risen dough that hasn’t yet been baked. Still, I’ve written two books in the last eight months while working a full-time job. Most people […]

December 23rd, 2009
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Sensory Perception

Human beings have five basic senses, which means that writers who are trying to make readers experience their novels have five basic senses to work with. But the senses aren’t equal. We weigh them differently. Seeing is believing. The sense of sight is all about knowing truth, knowing what really happened. “I saw what you […]

December 12th, 2009
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In Defense of WTF

I’ve never been a fan of the F-bomb. It goes back to my roots. Not only was I raised a middle-class evangelical fundamentalist, but also I’m now a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. It’s named after Plymouth Rock. I’m a direct decendent of the Puritans. But it’s not like I’m unaquainted with the F-bomb, either. When […]

December 2nd, 2009
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