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Matthew Davenport

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Matthew Davenport lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his beautiful wife Ren, where he enjoys biking, drinking, reading, and writing. Only once in a while does he do it all at the same time. His writing is across the spectrum aiming to be serious and silly while still telling a compelling story. His writings have been mostly short stories, with Random Stranger being his first novel.

He recently self-published the sequel to Random Stranger, called "Stranger Books" and is already knee deep into writing the third in the series. Both are available on the Kindle or in paperback.


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Matthew Davenport Action words. If I can't think of what to write or where to go in a story, I just pick a random action word and turn it into the start of a sentence.

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Action words. If I can't think of what to write or where to go in a story, I just pick a random action word and turn it into the start of a sentence.

ie: Action Word: Jump.

Then I write a short sentence that uses the word and some random name.

ie: Adam jumped through the onrush of water.

Then I just keep going until the idea has killed itself or I have a book. Whatever comes first.(less)
Matthew Davenport I love getting excited about my characters with readers. That's so much fun.
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Random Stranger
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The Statement of Andrew Doran
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Andrew Doran at the Mountains of Madness is only about 80% done, but I hit the 50,000 word mark on NaNoWriMo, so yay to completions!!


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“In the other end of the ring stood Randy's self control, drooling on itself and bleeding from places that self control was never supposed to bleed.”
Matthew Davenport, Random Stranger

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Lucinda Dear Matthew,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads! I look forward to reading and discovering your work.
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Lucinda


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