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Biography of James B. Robar
Fiction is my newest form of writing. I have been at it for fifteen years.
I experienced extensive writing in the technical world, during the last twenty-five years of my employment.
I have written many true life-experiences for a national organization my wife and I have served on for the past twenty-two years.
I conducted several training workshops for State employees, using material I developed, during the transistion years to computer utilization.
I am teaching creative writing at the Madison Area Technical College system. I have taught for the past six years.
I was an active member of Toastmaster’s International for over eight years.
I have four full-length Christian novels published. A trilogy and a mystery. I am woring on another mystery. All center on dysfunctional families.
I wrote and/or edited User Manuals for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to support the movement from pencils and paper to computer systems.
I spent a year as a fulltime private consultant writing how-to-do-it manuals for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services Computer Operations Offices.
I spent three months as a private consultant writing operations procedures for each shop and office position, for the Wisconsin Packaging Corporation as a forerunner for ISO certification.
True Life Stories:
My wife and I have been members of a national team since the fall of 1984. We have written our life experiences to share with others, during weekend seminars. A team consists of three couples. We have trained several couples, teaching them how to write their experiences and critiquing them.
I run an editing service, for others. I have clients in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and California.
Critique Group Participation:
I am an active member of two monthly critique groups.