My writing fits into the spiritual/non-fiction category. If you are interested in reading my work, please visit my blogs: http://www.robin12345.freeblogit.com or
http://www.robinvella.wordpress.com Visit my website to read an excerpt from my upcoming book, "Silent Voices of the Soul": http://www.robinleighvella.com
Most recently, I have an article in the current issue of Balanced Life Magazine, titled "Making Light of Fear": http://www.balancedlifemagazine.com/grfx/full_magazine/Balanced-Life-OctNov09-1.pdf
Broad spectrum, Nature, History, WWW.CHAZ-WRITERSHEART.BLOGSPOT.COM and, www.heartofthecaregiver.blogspot.com
I'm partial to self-help, non-fiction books, but I also like horror books by Stephen King.
You can read inside one of my books at: http://www.deathtodiabetes.com
Also, there are some excerpts on my Blog: http://www.deathtodiabetes.blogspot.com
I like writing reviews and interviews, and just speaking my mind in general. You can check out my writing at www.rockthedub.com, as well as at www.dogsonacid.com
Genres are funny. It seems to me that the idea of genres was created by the publishing/marketing industry. I have always written only what I need to, usually a story (or novel) that springs from some segment of my past life. A memory with become especially bothersome, until I finally surrender and say: Okay. There you are. And out of that memory comes a premise. For example, I played little league baseball, but not well. In fact, I was desperately afraid of the ball. Obviously, my little league career didn't last long. And so I'll invent a premise: There's this kid who's desperately afraid of the ball--has nightmares about baseball showering him, hard and fast, until he's bloody on the ground. This kid vomits before every game. He shakes. He hates baseball, and still he goes to each game and blows it miserably, because his alcoholic dad loves it. After every game his dad knocks him around for playing so bad. Then, his dad is in a car accident, is in the hospital, in a coma, and the kid has a dream: if he can hit a run home, his dad will wake up... Then I write a draft--that is my genre. Usually I try to market myself as literary fiction, but that's because I don't really fit in the others. Most of my characters are slackers, men down on their luck and making it worse with all that they do. My stories are usually gritty--drugs, violence, the side of life nobody wants to see. But if I can write the story well enough, engaging enough, I will bring the readers where they might have never been and by the book or the story's close they'll say, Wow. I was rooting for that guy. He'll be in my head for a while, and in that way maybe I'm doing my part to bring us all a little closer, erasing stereotypes, that kind of thing.
I love Romance.
Poetry, but fiction and non-fiction follow closely behind. Often one moves from one to the other with equal ease and sometimes in the same work. A writer is, after all, a world traveller in every sense--moving across borders of genres and forms at will. For more recent work sample visit: http://poets-and-co.blogspot.com/
Fantasy, definitely! Something about having fairies and dragons and dead things running around is just appealing to me. You can find me at http://yami-honenuki-tenshi.deviantart.com and read my current story, Lord and Lady.
I write fiction, what some would call "literary fiction," pretentious as that sounds, some of which can be found here:
And I have a blog, Yoga for Cynics made up of semi-stream of consciousness musings, memories, and ideas:
|I have read in most all genres that are available. It is easier to say what I don't like versus what I do. I do not like romance stories as in romance being central to the plot. The genres that I like: Alternate History, man versus society, man versus earth, some Swords and Sorcery and non fiction as well, but mostly of a scientific or technical nature.
It was in 2004 when I left the theatre feeling like I had been rooked out of the money I had paid for the fourth Highlander movie. I enjoyed Highlander: The Series immensely, but the movie was a bunch of crap. When I got home, I thought to myself, I can write better then that! Shortly after saying that, I banged out 147 or so pages in MS Word to that effect, but I set that on the back burner when I attended school and then moved.
Fast forward to late 2006. I had gotten married, and one day I had off, I could find nothing interesting to do at all. I stumbled across the writing I had already done, so I devoted some time to finishing it.
I had hoped I could find out someplace how to get permission to possibly have it published, but nothing came of that at all. After a bit of agonizing on the matter, I posted the complete story on the following URL:
Note: The story is rated M for mature. THough there is very little foul language or sex, the violence is rather cataclysmic. I write in a adult/mature venue because I consider that my comfort zone.I have received both good and bad comments on the work, but I welcome all criticism.
As a (hopefully) stopgap measure to getting into hard copy print, I currently offer my completed work for sale through Amazon's Kindle platform. I can be found here on Amazon:
I also have links to the above at my homepage:
Young Adult fiction.
I don't know that I have a "favorite" genre per say. If I had to choose one though, I would say fiction. There are few things I love more than a really good story, and those who can tell them have my attention. That being said, I also like non fiction because often the truth is a better story.
To get a taste of my writing you can check out my blog at http://isunjiisat.blogspot.com. I welcome your comments!
Please visit www.ioandirina.com to get more information on this.
Here is a link to "Lost Faith to Living Faith" available at Tate Publishing now.
or see my facebook page:
Gay LGBT History via Creative Nonfiction