A reminder for writers: time edition

Writers—myself included—seem to stare at a clock, wondering if we're writing fast enough, if we're hitting our goals on time, etc. But we often forget that life isn't a race, and neither is writing. You are amazing whether you write five words or over a thousand words today. It doesn't matter how fast you get … Continue reading A reminder for writers: time edition

ARC Review — Snake Eyes 

Title: Snake Eyes (Planet Scumm #11)Author: Planet Scumm, including Hailey Piper (Guest Editor), Maura McGonagle (Illustrator), Sim Kern, Ana Gardner, Avery Kit Malone, LC von Hessen, Stephanie Gray, Diana Fenves, Laura Barker, Lindsay King-MillerGenre: Sci-fi short storiesPages: 112 pagesPublication date: August 13, 2021 Thank you, Planet Scumm, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! It has been a while … Continue reading ARC Review — Snake Eyes 

New Year’s Book Tag

I saw this fun tag and thought I'd give it a go. Hope you enjoy it! How many books are you planning to read in 2022? Thirty-seven! I already have one down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta read. Name five books that you … Continue reading New Year’s Book Tag

2022 writing goals

Happy New Year! I surprisingly completed all three of my goals for 2021. I got a job in publishing as a freelance editor, which has been going well. I've even got fifteen five star reviews! I also polished up my novel, and, on top of that, an editor looked over it. I got two more … Continue reading 2022 writing goals

ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Title: Diary of an Angry Young ManAuthor: Rishi Vohra Genre: FictionPages: 131 pagesPublication date: August 15, 2021 Thank you, Rishi Vohra, for giving me an ARC of your book in exchange for a fair review! Diary of an Angry Young Man follows Raghav through his life as he tries to find his place. His world is … Continue reading ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Posting online

I speak my mind,and a barren screen replies. I raise my voice,but an abandoned field flows by. Perhaps the goalisn't to raise my voice to the void but to find meaningin the emptiness. To find a home. Copyright © Robin LeeAnn

Common writer mistakes #17

#17 — Characters with similar names Lately, a lot of writers—myself included—have characters with similar names. For one novel, I found about seven names that all started with the letter j. While we get these names right because we know them well, readers, who are learning them, might mix them up. Changing character names is … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #17

A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

It has been a while since I've done a writer's journey. Last time, I spoke about getting accepted in a journal and building my credentials. I’ve continued to do so over the past year. I made a goal last January to submit pieces on Submittable two times a month. Now, I've gotten two more accepted … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback