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Scott Marlowe

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Scott Marlowe is an engineer, an outdoor enthusiast, and a weaver of tales that often end in wondrous, explosive mayhem. He holds degrees in Computer Science Engineering, Comparative Literature, and English from the University of California, Davis.

Scott lives in Texas, where he drinks copious amounts of strong coffee and rides his mountain bike whenever the opportunity arises.

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Scott Marlowe Hi Lope,

Your English is better than my Spanish, so no problem!

Funny you should ask that because I was considering the possibility just the other day.…more
Hi Lope,

Your English is better than my Spanish, so no problem!

Funny you should ask that because I was considering the possibility just the other day. I'd actually thought about it before, way back when I plotted The Five Elements, but the chance for Aaron to receive that kind of instruction never arose in that first book. However, the way things are left in the second book, Aaron and Ensel Rhe are in a situation where they're going to need to rely on each other more than ever before. Aaron, of course, has already had to lean on Ensel Rhe for his survival, but that was under violent circumstances, where the eslar does his best work. Now, they're in a situation where Aaron's skills can really shine. It's a place where Ensel Rhe is clearly out of his league, so he'll have to rely on Aaron to help his cause against his enemies.

However, back to your question: Yes, there is the possibility. Aaron lacks a certain physical prowess. He's a thinker. I don't think he'll ever become as good of a fighter as Ensel Rhe, Gerwyn, or even Jakinda Rhe, but he's a quick study and he has an unparalleled will. He's once more in a situation where physical action may be needed, so it's to his benefit to learn how to defend himself, if nothing else.

I hope that answers your question! Thanks for asking it and stay tuned for book 3.

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Scott Marlowe I don't really believe in 'writer's block.' I do believe authors (myself included) can sometimes procrastinate or become easily distracted, which can…moreI don't really believe in 'writer's block.' I do believe authors (myself included) can sometimes procrastinate or become easily distracted, which can slow or prevent work from getting done, but I don't believe a writer's well of ideas can simply run dry. I do get stumped sometimes, meaning I'm not sure where to take something. But that's where outlining can really help. I outline everything before I write it. Not every single detail, but enough that I always know where a story is going. I've always felt it's better to work things out in an informal outline than when I'm actually writing, because spending too much time running down an avenue which leads to nothing but a dead end means wasted words, wasted time, and wasted effort.(less)
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What’s better than announcing one new book? How about two?

First up is Witch’s Imperative. Witch’s Imperative is the 7th Assassin Without a Name story. It rounds out the series nicely and enables me to collect those first seven stories into an all-new collection, The Assassin’s Blade.

Following the pricing of the other stories in the series, Witch’s Imperative retails for 99 cents. For someth...

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Scott Marlowe Merry Christmas! :-)




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Scott Marlowe I'm running a giveaway for 2 copies of The Five Elements, the first book in The Alchemancer series. The giveaway runs for 1 month. Get in while you can!

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Scott Marlowe Quick writing update: Thief's Gambit should be back from my last proofreader today, so well ahead of the 3/10/15 release date. Meanwhile, I finished outlining the next story in the series the other day and started the writing this morning. Not sure on length at this point. Even with an outline, these things can take on a life of their own.


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Scott Marlowe The Five Elements is included in a StoryBundle and it goes live tomorrow!

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Scott Marlowe Thomas wrote: "Hello Scott! Thanks for your friendship here on GR! Happy New Year!"

Thanks, Thomas! Same to you. Happy reading in 2015!


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Thomas Hello Scott! Thanks for your friendship here on GR! Happy New Year!


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Scott Marlowe E.D. wrote: "Hi Scott, thanks for friending! San Fran to Texas? String Theory or Covert-Ops? :}"

Hi E.D., Your welcome and thanks for accepting. Maybe a little of both. ;-)


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E.D. Lynnellen Hi Scott, thanks for friending! San Fran to Texas? String Theory or Covert-Ops? :}


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Scott Marlowe Glenn wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friends request."

You're very welcome, Glenn. Always good to meet new people on Goodreads. Thanks for sending the friend request.


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Scott Marlowe David wrote: "Thanks for the add, Scott. It's always great to meet other writers here."

Likewise, David. Thanks!


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