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.

Every word is not enough

As I come up for air from 7 months of intensive revision, I come up with some perspective. Writers are told that every word must count. As I’m learning, that’s not enough. It’s difficult in draft 1, 2, or even … Continue reading

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Don’t write for the market, write for the heart

I recently read several writing articles that had tried and tested advice from those writers who have been fortunate to make a living on their craft. You’ve probably heard it too: Write for the market. Figure out what readers want … Continue reading

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Why bother reading?

If you’re reading this, then I’ll ask you right now: Why? Why bother reading at all? Why are you taking time out of your day to open this up and read these words by some guy? If you’re still reading, … Continue reading

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Holding an actual book

I will make two promises on this new approach to blogging: -I will not talk about religion -I especially will not talk about politics But I will occasionally lapse into musings, or some of the things that keep me up … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my blog

It’s 12:10pm. Here I am, writing a blog post, in my pyjamas. Exactly how it should be. No plans, I won’t even read this for typos (okay, maybe once, or…twice). It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019! A new year, a new take on blogging

It’s a new year, and with that comes new opportunities. To start, I’m going to change how I blog. Over the holidays, I was inspired by fellow fantasy author Bruce Blake. (Check out his blog here.) I’ve been following Bruce’s … Continue reading

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A Thousand Roads is out!

This is my official book release blog post! That’s right, after 6 years of work and 7 drafts, A Thousand Roads is now available for readers. You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. Please go buy … Continue reading

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