I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Marni Graff, author, editor, and blogger. She’s a writer whose style and skill I admire, so it means a lot to me that she wanted to ask about my books and my writing habits. You can find the interview (after midnight tonight, the 27th) and learn more for yourself at http://auntiemwrites.com/2018/07/27/robin-minnackthe…authorspotlight/
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For at least a while, the old url will work, but the above is the new correct one. Thanks for following! I’ll be back soon.
“Whenever I have endured or accomplished some difficult task — such as watching television, going out socially or sleeping — I always look forward to rewarding myself with the small pleasure of getting back to my typewriter and writing something.”
“I write for the same reason I breathe … because if I didn’t, I would die.”
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
All three of these quotes are from Isaac Asimov, writer of over 500 works in fields as diverse as science fact, science fiction, religion, and mystery. (Hmm, diverse but not unrelated.)
I can relate to all three of these statements, as well as the fact that Asimov was indeed a generalist. If he wanted to write about something, he did.
And that’s the kind of writer I am.
What kind are you? Do any of these quotes describe you and writing?
Just dropping a note to say that I’m adding posts under the Remainder page. The first gives a little background on the writing of the book and also a peek into its plot.
I’ll follow up with more, especially if you have questions. Feel free to comment, and I hope you’ll enjoy my book.
I initially wrote this about 5 weeks ago. In light of recent developments, I felt pressed to complete and post this personal statement.
I was re-reading the title of my previous post, Never Promise What You Can’t Deliver..., within the context of current headlines and social media. It struck me that that is where America is now. We can’t deliver on any of the promises we have made. Not the ones our Founding Fathers made, not the ones made by our recently past presidents (even ones I was not fond of), not the ones made by our social institutions, our education system, our health care system. None of us can deliver to our children the America whose image we held up to them in the past. We’re foundering. We have promises broken and promises yet unfulfilled. There are NO CURRENT PROMISES WE CAN TRUST that will be helpful to any of us. And although they themselves don’t realize it, they will not even be helpful to the promisers.
In light of calls to action by so many, I had to wonder, what promises am I fulfilling? What am I doing to help? Not as much as I should. And so I recommit, to take the action of putting my talents to use to make this a better country and a better world. In our fears, purposely cultivated to keep our eyes trained on them instead of on finding solutions, we have allowed ourselves to be paralyzed. No more.
We are here (whether by accident or design) to make this a better place for all who inhabit the planet. YES. Check your prejudices – and even your religions – at the door. We Are Here to Make this a BETTER PLACE for ALL. Because if it’s not better for some, it’s not better for anyone, and we will fail. No matter who or what you believe in, even if it’s nothing. Our job is to make this a better place.
That is the promise we need to keep.
Think about it.