Author C. M. Martens

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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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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The Writing Process

My Writing Process I feel this post is going to extra short. My process isn’t much to explain…

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Writing is Hard

read part 1 of this series here Can We Just Do This Thing, Please It seems so simple. Just sit down and put to paper those thoughts that are streaming through your head. When they’ve all come out, you’ll have a complete story.