Owing to a number of factors it is necessary to temporarily suspend further activity in this website for a short period. At present it is not possible to state how long this will be for but the intent and hope is it will be of short duration; a matter of weeks (hopefully). Apologies are extend … More Temporary Suspension of Activity
When first setting out to write a memoir, autobiography or biography many authors face the challenge of whether to use actual names or not. This discussion will primarily focus upon the stories of every-day people rather than famous; infamous or well-known personalities. The latter will be touched upon later. Why the concern? The … More Names in Memoirs
‘The condition of being unable to create a piece of written work because something in your mind prevents you from doing it.’ (Cambridge Dictionary) ‘The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘A usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to … More Writer’s Block
Though the following is primarily intended for authors most will apply to all walks-of-life and professions. In modern society ‘stress’ is a much used word; some may consider it overused. Nevertheless, it is a recognised psychological/medical condition that a majority will suffer or have suffered with at some stage in their life. The following is … More Stress and Creativity
From time to time, everyone should, needs, to evaluate or re-evaluate their life. It may simply be a matter of confirming they are where they want to be or it may be a matter of making decisions for altering the future. Whichever it is, to effectively identify their existing position, they will need to consider … More Priorities – Values
What is Metadata? ‘Data about data.’ (Unknown) ‘A set of data that describes and gives information about other data.’ (Unknown) ‘An underlying definition or description.’ (Unknown) The word ‘meta’ comes from the Greek for ‘after’ ‘beyond’ but in this context is used to mean ‘about’. Metadata, in one form or another, has always existed though … More Metadata
As stated on the home page and in the various banners one purpose of this website, though not the only, is ‘To help readers find interesting and enjoyable books’. To this end book reviews are frequently posted. Though these cross a variety of genre the majority fall within memoir, biography or autobiography. Some surveys have … More Why Memoirs?
Though the debate regarding whether it is correct to enter one or two spaces after a full stop/period appears to have abated, it remains a relevant topic. Perhaps even more so because an increasing amount of retired people have taken to public writing. Also, as explained further down, the subject has an impact upon the … More One or two spaces?
It would seem many authors and writers (authors to the extent they are authoring a product) forget they are not generally writing for themselves. Having said that, it has to be acknowledged there are a variety of different takes on the topic e.g. some feel it is only correct to write what they want without … More Who Do Authors Write For?
This website, including the blog, replaces all previous blog sites utilized by T. R Robinson and Tanya Robinson. As indicated in the heading above and on the ‘Home’ page, the primary purpose and intention is to assist readers and authors. Information that has been previously published elsewhere but is still relevant will be added alongside … More Welcome to this New Website