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

Every writer needs this

As writers, we don't hear what we need to hear as often as we should. So, I shall tell you. It's amazing that you have an idea for a story. You sat down to write today? Great job! You wrote down a beautiful sentence? You go you! Wrote a paragraph? Fantastic! Wrote a page? Awesome! Wrote … Continue reading Every writer needs this

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

Mystery Blogger Award!

Before I write anything else, I want to thank JadeLM for being an incredible blogger and for nominating me for this award. (This award is one of my best birthday gifts yet.) Jade writes everything from book reviews to writing advice to short stories and more. Everything on her blog is great. You can check it … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!

What a writer needs

Being a writer is a tough job. There are times when we need to buy gifts for ourselves, let our friends get us gifts, or beg our friends and family until they get us something. Either way, there's some creative gifts out there that us writers nee- I mean want.  Writer's block - Every writer experiences … Continue reading What a writer needs

A writer’s bitter sweet moment

The books on bookshelves have always been wonderful and intimidating. They stare at me with deadly smiles. On one hand, I’m glad they exist. I want them to pull me away from reality. Take me anywhere away from here. Let me escape my troubles with a story. I can find a lullaby in another’s worries. … Continue reading A writer’s bitter sweet moment

Query letter tips

Even though it may seem so, you’re not alone when you write a query letter. Below are some tips to help make your query the best it can be. Tips: Queries are about half a page long on a Word document. They’re around 200 words. Queries are not meant to be a summary of your novel. Don’t … Continue reading Query letter tips

Query letter structure

Query letters are arguably the most important item you will write as a writer. Structure: Write an awesome hook sentence. A hook sentence is the most important part of the query. It grabs the agent’s attention to make them keep reading. Usually, it mentions an interesting part of the plot. Hook sentences are difficult to make, … Continue reading Query letter structure