Author C. M. Martens

The Author’s Mixed Bag

Just a quick stop to comment on the -irony? hilarity? oddity? – that is “research” for fiction authors. Today, I found myself with a tab labeled “Top 25 most beautiful yellow flowers” and another “interrogation techniques.” Oh- the webs we spin and rabbit holes we uncover…  (I also have a tab open: “mixed bag” because…

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Instagram Challenge

I started an Instagram Challenge this month, then thought it might be fun to share those posts here. #MerryandWrite Join along with us! Follow the above hashtag to find the daily posts. Find me @author_cmmartens Day 1: Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or none of the above I am a Christmas gal. It’s my favorite time of…

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The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning When my editor finished highlighting the oversights I’d missed in Book One, I found myself renewed in my task of telling this story in its best possible way. So, I set to refining those last details of my piece. It was the first time I really felt like an artist.…

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Book Two Pre-Order is Live!

Falling Forward: Book Two on the Fool’s Path is only .99¢ Order now and have it downloaded on release day!

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Hell is Figuring Out Chapter One

How Should it Begin Beginning’s are everything. Sometimes all we have is a sentence to capture a reader. I get it. There are so many books to read, how do we decide which ones are worth our time? The reader need to know their time won’t be wasted… Five days from my deadline, I’m still…

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