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.

An ongoing NaNoWriMo with more flexibility, and how you can join us

I’ve always been inspired by the idea of NaNoWriMo. In fact, A Thousand Roads started as a NaNoWriMo project back in November 2012. That said, I didn’t “win” NaNoWriMo. In fact, I’ve been aptly labeled a NaNoRebel. By December 1st, … Continue reading

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How to Learn Something New Every Day in Just 5 Minutes

Today I want to talk about a learning method I’ve been using for the last 2 years, as well as shine the spotlight on another important part of my writing career. You might have noticed, on the sidebar of this … Continue reading

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Being A Prolific Writer, Part 4: with M.S. Wordsmith

Should you write 1000+ words a day? 2000? 5000? 10,000? How much is required for you to be a successful writer? Read more… Continue reading

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How to make magic believable — guest author Brian Declan

When I world-build, I break my world into categories. Most of these are practical: people, culture, society, organizations, history. But magic has its own category. It is a whole universe unto itself, as important in generating story as drawing maps. … Continue reading

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Transcription: learning directly from the storytelling masters by typing up their words yourself

You’ve likely heard the advice that in order to become a better writer, you should learn directly from other master storytellers by typing up their work. After all, what do most painters do when they are start out? They travel … Continue reading

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An epic space opera has arrived — featuring debut novelist Cara Weston

As many of you will recall, I first got my feet wet on the Inkshares platform. While there, I had the opportunity to not only share my work in progress, but also connect with numerous authors who were—like me—trying to … Continue reading

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