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Robert Burton Robinson

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After writing a few short plays, Robert wrote a full-length, comedy screen play that made the finals in national writers competition. Then in 2006, he began writing his first novel, BICYCLE SHOP MURDER, posting each chapter on his blog as he wrote it. He continued to write and post three more books, which made up his four-book GREG TENORLY SUSPENSE SERIES.

Since then, Robert has written three mystery books (SWEET GINGER POISON, GINGER DEAD HOUSE, and REBECCA RANGHORN - TEXAS P.I.), a children's sci-fi, DREAM TUNNEL, a thriller, DEADLY COMMITMENT, and a psychological suspense novel, FOUR STEPS UNDER.

His latest book is COLD GROUND GINGER, which is the third book in his Ginger Lightley Cozy Mystery Series.

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Robert Burton Robinson I just start typing. If I try to decide exactly what I'm going to write before I start, I get stuck. One word leads to another, one sentence leads to…moreI just start typing. If I try to decide exactly what I'm going to write before I start, I get stuck. One word leads to another, one sentence leads to another. One character's statement leads to another. First thing I know, I've got a first draft.

For the second draft I'm in a completely different frame of mind. Now I know where the story is going, so I just need to fill in the gaps and make things clearer.

On the third draft I'm correcting errors, adding missing words, etc.

Then I do two or three more passes until I can't find any more significant improvements to make.

So, that's how I go from writer's block to a finished manuscript. (Or, at least one that's ready for a proofreader.)(less)
Robert Burton Robinson I get to pull characters out of thin air and breathe life into them. Then I let them speak their minds and interact, and I take them to places I've…moreI get to pull characters out of thin air and breathe life into them. Then I let them speak their minds and interact, and I take them to places I've never been--some of which don't actually exist. And if I do it well, readers get immersed in my make-believe world.

I lie to people, and they like it.(less)
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TicklyTales.com is my new weekly short story website.

When I was a kid, I dreamed of being a nationally syndicated cartoonist and creating a weekly comic strip. Unfortunately, I can’t draw. But I can write short stories, and I’ll try to make them just as entertaining as comic strips.

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Deadly Commitment by Robert Burton Robinson
“These mega-churches are springing up all over the country—especially in the suburbs of large cities. And they all follow the same formula: A charismatic, self-anointed pastor starts a church by holding services in a home, then in a school. He targets the young professionals, who make good salaries—although the poorer folks are welcome too, as long as they’re willing to pay their fair share. When there are enough members, the pastor proposes buying land, then buildings, then more buildings, asking the people to give sacrificially to do God’s work.

The pastor uses outrageous gimmicks in the worship services to create a massive word-of-mouth campaign for the church. Everybody’s excited about going to the big show on Sundays. For the children and youth, church is like going to a theme park. And what kid wouldn’t want to do that?

A local TV ministry is added. Then it goes national. Then global. Services are streamed live to the internet. A satellite campus is opened, then another, and so on.
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“Some women like to treat a man like a piece of bubble gum. The poor sap thinks everything’s fine. And it is—until the taste runs out. Then she’ll just spit him out the car window of her life and never look back.”
Robert Burton Robinson, Illusion of Luck

“Then Cynthia looked at him and smiled, and he knew he couldn’t possibly resist her, no matter what she had done. It felt as though the two of them had just stripped naked and dived off a high cliff over a beautiful river. The water below looked cool and inviting. But what if it was only six inches deep?”
Robert Burton Robinson, Bicycle Shop Murder

“These mega-churches are springing up all over the country—especially in the suburbs of large cities. And they all follow the same formula: A charismatic, self-anointed pastor starts a church by holding services in a home, then in a school. He targets the young professionals, who make good salaries—although the poorer folks are welcome too, as long as they’re willing to pay their fair share. When there are enough members, the pastor proposes buying land, then buildings, then more buildings, asking the people to give sacrificially to do God’s work.

The pastor uses outrageous gimmicks in the worship services to create a massive word-of-mouth campaign for the church. Everybody’s excited about going to the big show on Sundays. For the children and youth, church is like going to a theme park. And what kid wouldn’t want to do that?

A local TV ministry is added. Then it goes national. Then global. Services are streamed live to the internet. A satellite campus is opened, then another, and so on. Ministries are established in foreign countries.

But whose church is it? The pastor’s. Whose ministry is it? The pastor’s. What is everything built on? The pastor. It is his church. His ministry. His empire.

-- Hal, the mega-church blogger”
Robert Burton Robinson, Deadly Commitment

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