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Writers in the Spotlight: Rob Dinsmoor

This is the first in a series of author interviews in which I will try to get an author to tell me all their secrets in the spirit of Literary Exhibitionism. The spotlight is on, the writer is ready, the interview is about to commence. First up, ROB DINSMOOR! A little about Rob...



Robert Dinsmoor is a freelance writer and yoga teacher. He has published hundreds of articles on health and medicine as well as pieces for Games, Paper, National Lampoon, and Nickelodeon Magazine and scripts for Nickelodeon and MTV.He has written fictive memoirs titled Tales of the Troupe, The Yoga Divas and Other Stories, and You Can Leave Anytime and co-authored a children’s picture book called Does Dixie Like Me?

So, Rob, thanks for stopping by my virtual home. I'm about to ask you the tough questions, the literary questions, the complex questions. The kind of questions you sit with, much like a Zen kōan, for hours or days or years. Here we go... J: Writing is hard.Why do you do it? R: It’s a compulsion…

A Week of Observations: P2

It was another long but rewarding week, and here are a few things I learned (digression: making lists is my new thing - I've been making all kinds of lists lately, and they've been bringing me great joy. Lists are highly recommended. If we get a Yelp for random things the way we're getting a Yelp for people, I would give Lists 5 stars). That said, my week of lessons in a list: Starbucks is fast food (and expensive fast food at that, but the new drive-thrus are freaky cool)I can't do it all; it's okay to turn down workEmu oil can cure almost anythingStrange is okayFreelancing work may not pick up for years, but when it picks up, it picks up fastTravel is necessary for artistsIt's good to practice what I prescribeNot everyone has to "get" everyone else... let it beSleep is necessary for sanityComplaining doesn't help anythingThere's a National Coffee Day and I am its newest self-appointed ambassador Opportunities come in groupsSometime you need …