Rob Howell

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Rob Howell

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I am a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for my stories and settings. I have also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk. I am originally from Houston, Texas, but I dutifully followed my parents as they went from there to Hillsboro, Texas, then to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and finally to Wichita, Kansas.

Along the way, they discovered about the only way to keep me quiet was to give me a book. Unfortunately for them, I can read quickly, so they had to give me lots of books. Pretty, pretty books. I latched onto the Hardy Boys series first, then about anything else I could reach. Without books, either me or his parents probably would not have survived. Possibly both.

I have traveled extensively. Most
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Rob Howell Generally speaking, three things, all basically designed to free my mind to let it do its thing.

One, I try to have five or more things in process at…more
Generally speaking, three things, all basically designed to free my mind to let it do its thing.

One, I try to have five or more things in process at once. That way when I get stuck with one I have others that I can work on.

Two, take a shower. Silly as it sounds, for me my mind comes up with a bunch of ideas. Plus, it's relaxing.

Three, I drive to a bunch of events. If I keep having problems with a story, I will have times during the drive where my mind is especially creative. I have a voice recorder on my phone that I record whatever comes to mind. Then, when I have a chance to listen to it, I do two things. One, cringe at hearing my voice. Two, see where those random ideas take me. (less)
Rob Howell Write.

Write every day. Doesn't have to be much. Even 1 page, about 250 words, adds up. You get better and faster along the way, and it starts to feed…more
Write.

Write every day. Doesn't have to be much. Even 1 page, about 250 words, adds up. You get better and faster along the way, and it starts to feed on itself.

But it's a craft and like any other craft, it requires practice. I like to say that my career path is to become an overnight sensation in five years.

I also use the analogy of pottery. My novels are 100k words long. Writing the 100k words is merely digging clay out of the ground. Then I spend months shaping, polishing, adding glaze, and in general turning those words into something I think is cool and fun. Can't do any of those things without writing the words, and you can't write 100k words in a day. (less)
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Week 28 of 2018




Greetings all


InConjunction went reasonably well. I didn’t sell as much as I’d hope, but I made some new connections that could be very useful. I also really enjoyed my panels and spending time with Jon Osborne, who was next to me.


Still, I was really glad to get home. I am not as enthralled with 11 day trips as I once was. This is especially true since I knew there was work to d...

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“It was arranged like a drunk triangle. None of the walls were straight. Each had some odd angle, and most had two. Tables and benches lined each section, and a long one stretched down the middle.”
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