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Glen Robinson

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I'm a California native who grew up in San Jose when it was the Prune Capital of the World. Since the 70s, my wife and I have lived in northern California, Illinois, San Diego, northern California, Idaho (where I was a book and magazine editor) and most recently, north Texas. I earned my PhD in 2004 and teach mainly writing classes at Southwestern Adventist University.

Even though teaching is my day job (which I love), writing is my greater love. And then there's the woman I have loved for the past 42 years.

I've written 21 books, 200 articles and stories, and still consider myself a student of the craft with much to learn. More than anything, I have learned that the joy is in the journey.

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Glen Robinson I try to determine what the problem is, and fix it. If it's other responsibilities getting in the way, I take care of them. If it is distractions, I…moreI try to determine what the problem is, and fix it. If it's other responsibilities getting in the way, I take care of them. If it is distractions, I move to another location to write. If is not being inspired, I read a book, watch a movie or, better yet, bull ahead even though what I write may not be inspired. Most times I go back and read it and it's no better or worse than the stuff I write when I think I'm inspired.(less)
Glen Robinson The best thing is when people stop me, especially kids, and tell me that my book had an impact on them. Fame is relative, money comes and goes, but…moreThe best thing is when people stop me, especially kids, and tell me that my book had an impact on them. Fame is relative, money comes and goes, but what matters is being able to help people in some way. That's a reward.(less)
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Over the years, it’s my privilege to rub shoulders with many creative people that I have learned from. One of my recent colleagues was Kyle Portbury, filmmaker and scriptwriter who shares an Emmy win with me that we won a year ago today. One of the stories he tells is of a famous scriptwriter–whose name … More Stuck? Consider the “Dora” Approach to Writing Read more of this blog post »
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Description: This is an excerpt from my new steampunk western.
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Description: The following is the short story that prompted the writing of my apocalyptic novel, "The Kiss of Night."
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Description: This book is set in the 1930s. This particular excerpt takes place in Spain during the Civil War of 1938.
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Description: What if science made it possible for you to live forever, at the cost of other people? Would you take the opportunity?
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“Time is relative, Einstein tells us. It’s an artificial construct that we have created to remind us that we are finite, mortal. The universe doesn’t wear a wristwatch. And thankfully, I decided to stop wearing one the day I found out I had terminal cancer." --My Own Personal Singularity”
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“Barefoot, exhausted and bloody, Harris Borden turned and left the underground prison that had been his home for the past twelve years and walked out into the Nevada desert.”
Glen Robinson, Elijah

“Then it’s decided. In the end, we are just as mortal as man. But while God will save a few, we will corrupt and destroy the rest of them. That is the best way to hurt Him. While many worship what you represent, most will come to believe that the existence of God is a myth.”
The woman spoke up. “But if they think He is a myth, won’t they think that you don’t exist either?”
The Chairman smiled broadly this time.
“Exactly.”
Glen Robinson, The Champion

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“Time is relative, Einstein tells us. It’s an artificial construct that we have created to remind us that we are finite, mortal. The universe doesn’t wear a wristwatch. And thankfully, I decided to stop wearing one the day I found out I had terminal cancer." --My Own Personal Singularity”
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“Then it’s decided. In the end, we are just as mortal as man. But while God will save a few, we will corrupt and destroy the rest of them. That is the best way to hurt Him. While many worship what you represent, most will come to believe that the existence of God is a myth.”
The woman spoke up. “But if they think He is a myth, won’t they think that you don’t exist either?”
The Chairman smiled broadly this time.
“Exactly.”
Glen Robinson, The Champion

“Barefoot, exhausted and bloody, Harris Borden turned and left the underground prison that had been his home for the past twelve years and walked out into the Nevada desert.”
Glen Robinson, Elijah

“Halloo down there,” the voice said. Ziba saw a burly soldier in armor standing at the edge of the cliff. “Are you Israelites?”
“We are,” Jonathan said.
“We thought all of the Israelites were still hiding in the caves.” Ziba heard others laughing and could tell that they had been drinking. “We have plenty of wine here if you want to come join us. We even have some of your countrymen who are now in our army.”
“If we come up there, it will be only to fight and kill you,” Jonathan said.
The Philistine laughed. “Well, then, come on up. It’s plenty boring up here. Maybe you can liven things up, small as you are.”
Jonathan looked at Ziba, who then nodded.
“We’ll be right up,” Jonathan shouted back.”
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Dale Thele Glen, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


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Hello Glen,

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