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.

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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How to Market Your Book Without Spending a Fortune

This week I want to welcome another guest to the blog. Jared Barlament, who is debuting his novel, The Plight of a People. , took some time to write about his marketing strategies and I’m excited to share that with all authors … Continue reading

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Don’t Let World-Building Get in the Way of Story-Building

Happy almost-November! Today I’d like to share more on world-building by means of a guest post from an author I recently connected with—TCC Edwards. You can check out his book, Far Flung, which is has been picked by an Inkshares syndicates … Continue reading

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The Fractal Method of Drafting A Book

As a writer, do you struggle with finding a way to go from start to finish in a novel? Are you drawn to outlining but find most outlining methods too much of a cookie-cutter model? Today, I’m going to share … Continue reading

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Awesome Writers Spreadsheet — an alternative to NaNoWriMo for writers of all stripes

Imagine you could be involved in NaNoWriMo every month, without having to worry about writing 1,666 words of your novel’s first draft every day. What if instead, you could write whatever you were able, on whatever project is important to … Continue reading

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Guest post: world-building tips from author K.M. Cooper

Today I welcome another guest to share more tips on world-building, following Craig Munro’s great post from last week. K. M. Cooper is a creative director and self-professed Jacqueline-of-all-trades who specializes in fiction writing and world building. Her first book, Hub City … Continue reading

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A Special Lesson on World-building: with guest author of Bones of the Past, Craig Munro

Today I’m thrilled to welcome a special guest to the blog — Craig Munro, author of the newly released The Bones of the Past, a dark fantasy epic in the flavor of Steven Erikson. Craig has been my guest before … Continue reading

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