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Robert Magarian

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Robert Magarian is the author of two mystery thrillers The Watchman and 72 Hours, and a crime thriller You’ll Never See Me Again, A Crime to Remember. In addition to his fiction, Robert is the author of two nonfiction essays on Amazon Kindle, Follow Your Dream and A Journey into Faith (amazon.com/author/robertmagarian). He lives with his family in Norman, Oklahoma. You can connect with the author:

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Robert Magarian I don't believe in writer's block. If you mean, what if you get stuck in your writing, then I answer it this way: I've not developed a character well…moreI don't believe in writer's block. If you mean, what if you get stuck in your writing, then I answer it this way: I've not developed a character well enough to know what he/she will do, or I"ve not worked hard enough in my plotting. Sometimes when I feel tired, though, going for a walk or for a coffee clears my mind. That's the way I work.(less)
Robert Magarian Being in another world. When I'm in the flow, I feel good about myself, that I'm being productive. There is a "demon" in writers that has to be fed.…moreBeing in another world. When I'm in the flow, I feel good about myself, that I'm being productive. There is a "demon" in writers that has to be fed. If we don't feed it, it will haunt us. When I don't write for a day or so because of some happening, I find myself becoming irritable. That's the demon pushing me. The trick is to control it. I don't know if I have.(less)
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I have people ask me often, what is the best thing about being a writer?

For me, being in another world. When I'm in the flow, I feel good about myself, that I'm being productive. There is a "demon" in writers that has to be fed. If we don't feed it, it will haunt us. When I don't write for a day or so because of some happening, I find myself becoming irritable. That's the demon pushing me. The... Read more of this blog post »
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Robert Magarian Author Robert Magarian will be signing his latest mystery thriller, You'll Never See Me Again: A Crime to Remember, at Hastings in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Robert Magarian Did you know that authors have demons in them? Yes, I have one. It is called my" writing demon." I have to feed it by writing. If I don't write it haunts me. Sometimes I'd like to kill it, but then I wouldn't be around to write. So, I think I'll just keep feeding it.


message 9: by Robert (last edited Jun 01, 2016 08:15PM)

Robert Magarian My new website is ready. If you want to keep up-to-date and receive emails from me, click the sign-up link on my website to register.

Happy Reading!

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Robert Magarian Maleia Dungan received her copy of my novel, You'll Never See Me Again, A Crime To Remember.

Thanks for sharing Maleia!

Bob
You'll Never See Me Again: A Crime to Remember


message 7: by Robert (last edited May 12, 2016 09:52PM)

Robert Magarian Hello All,

Amazon reviews are starting to come in for my new mystery novel. Thank you to those that have submitted your reviews.

My book is available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, D2D and Smashwords.

Happy Reading! Bob

You'll Never See Me Again A Crime to Remember by Robert Magarian


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Robert Magarian When I conducted my research for my crime novel, You’ll Never See Me Again, A Crime to Remember, I traveled to Oxford where I met the owner of the Burgundy Room, James Bulian (see photo below). Jim and I had a nice meeting and he invited me to have a book signing at the Burgundy Room.

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Robert Magarian In recognition of my dedicated leadership as the Founder of the Norman Christmas Day Community Dinner, the Delta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, presented me with the 2016 ESA Foundation Humanitarian Award. It has been an honor for me and the many volunteers, who for the last 29 years, to have served over 2000 people in Norman each Christmas Day. I gratefully accepted the award on behalf of my family, who started the dinner with me, and all the volunteers.


Robert Magarian Hello everyone. I'm concerned about you. That's why I'm writing. Henry Ford said (and I'm paraphrasing) that anyone who stops learning is old, whether you are 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. So, as your friend (I hope) I want to help you stay young. How can I do that? No meds are involved, just a few words of wisdom. Since I'm concerned about you, I recommend that you read my latest novel, You'll Never See Me Again, A Crime to Remember. It will knock your socks off and health wise --- it will cause your brain synapses to fire off so many times you'll begin to feel like a teenager again. Now, wouldn't you like that? Sure you would. Happy reading, and stay young.

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Robert Magarian Readers ask me during my lectures where I get my ideas for my books. I guess, like most writers of fiction, I get them from the TV, newspapers, magazines, and conversations sometimes overheard in restaurants. When I see or hear something that catches my attention, the "What if" starts the wheels moving in my brain. What if a young women leaves work one evening and disappears? That caught my attention and developed into my latest novel, "You'll Never See Me Again, A Crime to Remember." When I get excited about an idea, I work it in my mind to first see if it could develop into a full novel. If so, I'll formulate all my thoughts into what they call in Hollywood---a "treatment." It is nothing more than a synopsis consisting of thoughts that come at me one after another-- stopping only after I've exhausted all possibilities.Now this makes a novel not. There's much more work to be done. I have to work it further by putting segments from the synopsis into an outline. These segments can be scenes or chapters. Once I have my outline, I work it for 3 months to make sure the plot (sequence of events that arise out of cause and effect) flows and there's plenty of conflict, and more conflict. Once I'm happy with my outline--I know what you're thinking --he's ready to write. Afraid not. Next, I have to develop my characters. I will wait until another time to tell you how I develop my characters (that's another story in itself), but suffice it to say that I spent 6 months developing my characters for "You'll Never See Me Again, A Crime to Remember." After the 9 months (developing the outline and my characters) I was ready to write my first word. Now tell me, do you think writing is easy? No way. I've written scientific articles most of my life, but nothing is as hard as writing fiction. At least, for me. I find it amusing when readers tell me that someday they'll sit down and write a novel. I wish them tons of luck, but it "ain't" so easy. And you better learn the craft, or you "ain't" gonna do it. Those critics out there will eat you alive.
My next post will be about how I develop my characters. You must tune in. You'll find it very interesting. Why.? Because I have my characters write a brief bio about themselves. You think I'm crazy? My characters talk to me, and some of them don't like me. Crazy stuff, you say. Well, it's true. Some of them tell me that they didn't like it that I played God and created them. That's all for now.


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