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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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)
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Rob’s Update: Happy 4th To All

Week 27 of 2020




Greetings all


The big work this past week is closing in on the final draft of None Call Me Mother. There are nine parts to it, chosen very specifically as the readers will see when they read it. Seven are locked down. Eight is coming along, and nine is sketched out, though I have yet to really do the epilogue.


In other words, getting there. I know I keep saying it, but I’m trying to e

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