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R.L. Martinez

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I write mutant stories - you know the kind that are a little of this and a little of that - that have dark edges and corners. So, while I love putting romance in my tales, the lovers have to go through some serious sh*t to be together. And sometimes, even then, it doesn't work out.

My favorite scenes to write are about death and destruction - gotta let the inner killer blow off steam SOMEHOW - followed by scenes with lots of witty banter. Comedy and death make my inner killer very happy. Yep, that's right, instead of an "inner goddess" (bleh, by the way) I've got an inner killer and she has her eye on you.

And now the boring stuff: I live in Oklahoma with my husband, two small sons, two naughty puppies, and a mouse-killing cat. Now you know
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R.L. Martinez The time I spend in the "zone." When I am in that blissful state of writing, the words come like water from a fountain. Nothing seems impossible and…moreThe time I spend in the "zone." When I am in that blissful state of writing, the words come like water from a fountain. Nothing seems impossible and afterwards I'm left in a relaxed, zen-like state of mind. It's amazing! It's also pretty rare I can get in that state :)(less)
R.L. Martinez Well, I'm still an aspiring writer, so I'm not sure any advice I have would be valuable :) But, I guess I would say when submitting to agents/editors…moreWell, I'm still an aspiring writer, so I'm not sure any advice I have would be valuable :) But, I guess I would say when submitting to agents/editors ALWAYS follow submission guidelines to the letter. Don't leave anything out and don't add anything not asked for.(less)
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Margaret Atwood
“Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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