On a recent writer's journey post, I mentioned that I keep track of my poems, but I didn't explain how. So, today, I'm going to show how I do that. Here's a basic rundown of what an empty template looks like: You can do this in Microsoft Word or Excel. I prefer Word. I make … Continue reading How do I keep track of my poems to submit?
Back in 2018, I did a post on adverbs that I need to expand on. I talked before about how writers should use adverbs sparingly. But I didn't talk about good vs. bad adverbs. Bad adverbs are like smiled happily. Or fiercely killed them. Or softly whispered. Readers can already tell they’re happy because they’re … Continue reading Good vs. bad adverbs
When you think of your favorite books, where are they from? Penguin? Hachette? HarperCollins? Or are you one of the few who loves indie books? I read from a bit of all four. But something I've noticed is that when I get excited about an indie book, no one knows what I'm talking about. They … Continue reading The book industry is top heavy, & what does that mean for us?
Touch the glass wallAnd shatter it all I don’t mean toBut I’m about to explode Can’t keep me here for longUnless you want the storm too Cause the chains are goneAnd I’m tired of waiting---------For someone else’s approval Copyright © Robin LeeAnn
Lately with my busy schedule, I've perfected a new art form: skimming. I didn't mean to. I open a book with the intent to read every single word and get the most out of it. But sometimes I'm there for the story plot rather than the writing. The words on the page aren't as smooth … Continue reading Art of skimming: a skeptical bliss
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and that could mean taking a break from writing. Don't be discouraged though. Things always happen, but it's always what you make of it. It doesn't mean you'll never write again or that your writing will turn bad. Everything will be all right.
It's strange when you think about how words matter the most to us, but yet we don't talk. We sit still by ourselves. Where's the best place to see without people nearby? We pull out our laptops, phones, and anything else we can distract ourselves with. I mean, we're surrounded by our people yet we … Continue reading What I noticed after 5 sessions at an editing conference
humans are the worstand I think I’ve known thatsince I was a kid I never had many friendsI didn’t fully trust any strangersI kept to myself whenever I could but I spoke to animalsI’d never greet a humanbut I’d say hi to their dog dogs never judged mefor my intelligence, my waist sizemy athleticism, my … Continue reading Puppies > humans
I went through all my posts on this blog and found that I keep writing about being creatively exhausted. I don't know when this started, but I have about five or more posts about it. They all seem relevant to when I wrote them. I say something different a bit each time, but they're all … Continue reading Repeating themes mean…
A: Once I do enough to get a good review, I know I was successful. B: How do you get a good review though? A: By being great. Make them have only good things to critique about your work. B: Ehh... Kind of. A: Kind of? B: Think about it this way. You make films, … Continue reading How to get a good review