Author Archives: John Robin

About John Robin

John Robin is an epic fantasy writer, professional editor, and lover of imaginary worlds. He write stories about magic and myth, human suffering and the power to rise above it. He loves world building, coffee shops, mathematics, chess, and is an avid author community builder.

The Art of World-Building by guest author Montgomery Mahaffey

Given this Tuesday’s post on how I used a wiki to build my world (missed it? read it here), I’d like to follow in the world-building vein with a guest post. Please welcome Montgomery Mahaffey, author of Ella Bandita and the … Continue reading

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How I built my fantasy world while staying in the story

You might have heard of “world-builders disease”. If you haven’t, then listen to this episode of Writing Excuses, from Season 5. If you have, but haven’t listened to that episode of Writing Excuses before, then I highly recommend you listen … Continue reading

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On Being a Prolific Writer, Part Two

Welcome back to M.S. Wordsmith for her second installment in her Being A Prolific Writer series. If you missed the first one, read it here. You can also find out more about Mariëlle on her website. In my last blog, I brought up … Continue reading

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How I’ve created a reading curriculum to become a better fantasy writer

Now that I have finished the fourth draft of A Thousand Roads (if you’re not on my newsletter and want to hear more about that, click here), I am turning to related writing tasks, like this one. Today I want … Continue reading

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On Being a Prolific Writer, Part One

Happy Friday! Today’s guest post is something I’ve been looking forward to sharing since December. M.S. Wordsmith is one of the writers in my small writing accountability group. I chat with her almost on a daily basis as there we … Continue reading

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Thomas Welsh guest post — Anna Undreaming, where art meets magic

Welcome to 2018! I will be sharing a post to recap what I’ve been up to over the holidays in a few days, but before that I want to kick off this year’s roster with a great guest post by … Continue reading

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Jerry B. Jenkins Guest Post — Overcoming Writer’s Block

Today I’m pleased to feature a guest article by Jerry B. Jenkins, author of the Left Behind series. Here is his advice on how to deal with that ancient scourge, Writer’s Block. Be sure to check out his website and follow him on … Continue reading

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