The worst and best night

As I read the last page of the Tales from a Shadowhunter Academy, I had many mixed emotions inside of me. Not to spoil the ending, but it was a warm, uneasy, and melancholy feeling all at once. Typical Cassandra Clare book, right? I also finished the book at the typical time: about one-thirty in … Continue reading The worst and best night

Crazy writer’s daydream

As writers, we daydream so much. This is great for creative stories, because we got the best imagination in the land. From those daydreams, we can make castles, magical creatures, and narratives no one’s ever heard of. We can create more than any non-creative person ever think of before. But you know what comes from … Continue reading Crazy writer’s daydream

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from the something I've created from nothing   the something may make me cry make me fall down and self-doubt but there's a beauty from the pain it brings   the beauty brings smiles on people's faces the smiles bring a rushed … Continue reading Why I write

Real life in fiction

“Hey,” Jenny asked me one day, “isn’t this character doing what we talked about the other day?” I glanced over, looking down at the laptop with her. It showed one of my recent short stories. I was thinking of expanding more on top of that story, but I wasn’t sure at the time. I did … Continue reading Real life in fiction

An invitation for everyone

You are invited! To: Everyone (You can even be an alien. Go for it.) From: This little no-name writer named Robin Have you ever wanted to write a blog post? Perhaps write more blog posts? Well, I got the deal for you. I'm now accepting guest blog posts. (This also means that there’ll be times I … Continue reading An invitation for everyone

A fake unknown lie to writers

‘Your stories are amazing,’ Jacob texts me one afternoon. ‘There’s no way it can get better. I tried to find a way and I couldn’t.’ Liar. ‘Send some more stories my way!’ I bit the inside of my bottom lip, trying not to show too much emotion. Even if he’s not in the room with … Continue reading A fake unknown lie to writers

Deadliest phrase for creative people

“Next, let’s critique Robin’s piece.” My college professor smiled as everyone in the class pulled out my piece, except me. I felt their eyes turn to me. It didn't help that we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I had nowhere to hide. My teacher might have said the title of my story … Continue reading Deadliest phrase for creative people

Sneaking around to write

For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I got all I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading through them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to be doing something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something … Continue reading Sneaking around to write

Writing is a rollercoaster

8:00am: I understand why almost no one begins a book with the character waking up. They'd all start the same way: dread. There's nothing compelling that makes me want to get out of bed this early unless it’s a holiday. 9:15am: I've woken up enough, but the words in my head are still confused. I'll … Continue reading Writing is a rollercoaster

Writing worries

‘Guess what.’ I text him. ‘What?’ I pause, not sure of what to text back. Perhaps I could talk about the bubbling worry inside of me, but I already did that so much. We talked about it yesterday. He can’t keep being the person I shout my worries to. But I could tell him. I … Continue reading Writing worries