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Robin van Eck
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Moving...
Ok. For all those faithful followers, those who keep checking back for more updates, or what have you...I am moving my blog to my website. This one will still be accessible, the feed can be found on my website. Please link over to www.robinzvaneck.com  to k...

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Short stories, yo!

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Short Stories. Why? Why? Why?
Why do we write short stories? It seems like a crapshoot when the only ones who really read them are other writers. Right? Ask the average reader (who has no interest in writing) and they don't give a lick about the short story. They want novels. Something ...

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Writing is hard when you have a cat.

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The Midway Point
This past Saturday there was a write-in and I wrote. 12 hours of bleary-eyed writers, writing and editing and jabbering about writing when the fingers didn't want to work anymore. And there was food. That glorious nourishment some writers forget to do, beca...

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Writers Are Strange
You when you're a writer sometimes these phrases just slip into your mind, you don't know where they came from but they're just there. Random. Uninvited. Obtrusive sometimes. The gunk between my toes. That's the sentence that came to me. Dangling in front o...

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On imagination...

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From Imagination to the Page
Photographs have colour. Two-dimensional yet full of depth and emotion and possibilities. Everyone who looks at a photo gets a different idea of what's going on, yet everyone sees exactly the same thing. Photography is not easy by any means. Trying to captu...

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If I were building a boat...

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About Building a Boat
I'm building a boat. Not really. But I am writing a novel. It's kind of the same. Writing a novel could be like building a boat though I've never actually tried to build a boat so this analogy might get lost somewhere along the way. Let's say for a minute t...
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