Carla Martinez

What happens when a middle school kid doesn't judge himself too much when asking the girl of his dreams to the school dance?....


For my sister, Jess. May you crush all of your PRs, but not your nose 🙂 I racked the heaviest weights I've ever used for triceps and, distracted by feeling like a total boss as I walked back to my bench, I tripped over someone else's weights and crushed my face right into the padded... Continue Reading →


I waited a billion hours and it was finally time. I pulled with all my strength, Grandpa cheering me on. I knew I had it. This was finally my moment. But the stupid fish was fighting back. "I can't do it! It's too strong!" I yelled. "Dig, boy! It's almost here!" Grandpa yelled back. I was only seconds away from finally getting my first real pet. My stuffed animals weren't going to cut it anymore. I was big enough for a real pet. ...Read more for the whole story!


Phew, it's been a while. Last year, I started my own company, Robin Writers LLC, where I teach about content writing and marketing! It's been a whirlwind, but that doesn't mean I've given up on my novels or fiction writing. No, no. I actually published a blog post this week on the importance of writing... Continue Reading →

Snow Man, Part 3 (3/5)

And we're back with part three! I hope you have enjoyed parts one and two so far, and if you haven't read or listened to them, check them out here first and then promise me you'll come right back. Promise? Okay: Snow Man, Part 1 Snow Man, Part 2 And if you would rather listen... Continue Reading →

Snow Man, Part 1 (1/5)

Happy New Year! I hope you have a healthy, happy 2021. To kick off the new year, I wanted to share a short fiction I have been working on for you. It's been a great way to wrap up a chaotic year, and a reminder of the excellent support system I have. Thank you to... Continue Reading →

Music: The Key To Your Best Writing Ideas

Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →

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