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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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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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.

Origins

The Journey of the Fool This series has been marinating in my head for some weeks, ever since my appearance on KimmersBooks Podcast. The question of inspiration; of where our stories rise up from and the process in which they get written, is common, but I’ve never told mine in its completion. In this series,…

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