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.

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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How I read as a writer — an easy-to-follow template

If you’re a writer, then most likely you’ll want to develop a reading curriculum. “Read a lot” is good advice, but what exactly should we be reading? Here’s a break-down of the curriculum I’ve developed (and keep developing). My method … Continue reading

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Twitter for Authors: The Writer’s Guide To Book Promotion

I’d like to welcome a special guest on the blog today — Michael Dinich, who runs Your Money Geek, and is here to share his expertise on growing an audience through Twitter. Authors, get ready for a lesson on how … Continue reading

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Why I write what disturbs me

My book is dark. Once, when describing it to an interested reader, I said, “Think of Game of Thrones, but darker.” The thing about that though: I was describing the first draft, which was far less darker than where my revisions have … Continue reading

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