Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Robert Walton. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” —Abraham Lincoln
- Your writing process described as a song:
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
Writing is much like climbing. You get way up there, practicing your craft, dancing deep in enchanting beauty, but the hard ground is always down there if you blow it. Readers are your partners, holding your rope, sharing your danger, hoping to share your triumphs. Don’t ever forget them.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
I’ve had several poems published recently. That’s a mystery to me because I often go for months with nothing but silence on the publishing front. This one, “Grandmother’s Augury,” in Quail Bell is a favorite.
Robert Walton is a life-long rock-climber and mountaineer. He’s made numerous ascents in the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite and Pinnacles National Monument. He is an experienced writer. His novel Dawn Drums was awarded both the New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Best Fiction Award and the Arizona Authors Association 2014 First Place Award.
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