Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. It’s time to get all of our ideas together. (If you're confused on what NaNoWriMo is, I talk about it more in-depth here.) For me, as I'm writing this, I have less of an idea than I should. I'm not sure if I want to … Continue reading Just around the corner: NaNoWriMo

Run

Working is like becoming a mothYou work so hard to becomeOne of those colorful butterfliesBut now you can hardly lookInto the mirror of your gray soul People turn away from youThey don't let you inTheir humming worldsFull of different colorsEven rainbows turn away from you Stay away from the Eastside,you warn me. Keep away from … Continue reading Run

Just a quick reminder

The end of the year tends to be busy, but don't let that stop you. Your goals and dreams are waiting for you at the end of the finish line. Reach out a little farther. Find pockets of time between the couch. Look into the mirror and smile at what you've already accomplished. You can … Continue reading Just a quick reminder

Tips from a literary agent reviewing query letters

I attended a Reedsy livestream that featured a literary agent. I got to see the agent go through query letters before my eyes! I decided to take what I learned the most and share it with y'all. Hope you enjoy! How to start your query If you are a debut author, he suggested going straight … Continue reading Tips from a literary agent reviewing query letters

Future

You turned to the sky and asked what color it was. I said the sky resonates with the beasts inside people tired of the world dragging them down. The screams that go unheard. The monsters who say that others are invalid. The cracked pillars holding up a society destined to fall apart. But there are … Continue reading Future

Book review – Bottled Memories (Spoiler Free)

“He picked up the bottle And threw it down on the floor. He said, “I’ve lost all I can And I can’t lose anymore. This has all got to stop Before I end up dead.” Then he sat down again... And ordered “one more” instead." Title: Bottled Memories: A Journey through Addiction and Early RecoveryAuthor: … Continue reading Book review – Bottled Memories (Spoiler Free)

Common writer mistakes #10

Welcome back to another Common Writer Mistakes! This time is over: #10 - Adding too many commas Lately, I've had a few authors use commas to add detail after detail onto a sentence. But they don't realize how jam-packed the sentence becomes. Here are two fictional examples: Laurence came through the door, looking for answers, … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #10

What I wish I saw more in books

I’ve read countless books and loved them, but I also feel that there are parts of life that many books don’t mention. There is so much that doesn’t make it to the bookshelves. As a disclaimer, most of the books I’ve read are YA fiction, so this is mostly criticizing that genre. But some of … Continue reading What I wish I saw more in books

Maybe friends (haiku)

If you had a clueor a hint that I exist,we could be good friends. Copyright © Robin LeeAnn

The moon

Once the blue moon risesYou can find me whispering to the starsAsking why I am left to the wolves They'll speak of highest mountainsI'll ask about the dirt below meAnd they'll point me toward the sea Once the red moon risesYou can find me yelling at the soilAsking if the wolves had to devour me … Continue reading The moon