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Maria Haskins

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Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and currently lives just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, several birds, a snake, and a very large black dog.

Her short story collection SIX DREAMS ABOUT THE TRAIN is out in 2021 from Trepidatio Publishing. Maria's short fiction has appeared in Black Static, Interzone, Fireside, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cast of Wonders, Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, Gamut, Capricious, Kaleidotrope, PseudoPod, and elsewhere.

She has had several books published in Sweden, but since 2015 she writes mainly in English.
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Maria Haskins The best thing is also what is the hardest: exploring the ideas in your mind, and making them appear on paper in the way you imagined them when they w…moreThe best thing is also what is the hardest: exploring the ideas in your mind, and making them appear on paper in the way you imagined them when they were still in your head. Playing with words and ideas and story-structure in order to "paint" the tale you want to tell. It can be difficult and frustrating, but it is also a lot of fun and rewarding.(less)
Maria Haskins I think the only advice is to write, write, read, read, and write some more. I know from experience how difficult it can sometimes be to find the time…moreI think the only advice is to write, write, read, read, and write some more. I know from experience how difficult it can sometimes be to find the time -especially if you have kids, and have another job in order to earn a more secure income - but even a little bit helps. For me, it works if I set aside a time for writing every day, even if it's just a short time. Inspiration is good, but hard work is what really pays off if you're writing a book.(less)
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Listen to my new flash fiction story “Marta’s Smile” at the SUDDEN FICTIONS PODCAST

I am thrilled to be working with R.B. Wood again, and I am also thrilled to share my new flash fiction story. “Marta’s Smile” is now at the Sudden Fictions Podcast, narrated by R.B. Wood himself. The story prompt was “secret crush”, and this was my take on a very creepy(crawly) crush.
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Just like The Withered King, the first book in Ricardo Victoria's Tempest Blades series, The Cursed Titans is an entertaining and action-packed blend of science fiction and fantasy, with a great sense of humour, an anime vibe, and filled with a group ...more
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No Gods, No Monsters is an audacious, powerful, and often mind-blowing novel that takes you on a dizzying ride into a hidden, ancient world of monsters existing just beneath the surface of human society. Turnbull explores the unseen power structures ...more
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“It's all about being seen... You can be the best fookin' band in the world but if nobody can see you, you might as well be in the fookin' worst.”
Chas Chandler quoted in Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

George R.R. Martin
“---Sansa sat with her hands folded in her lap, watching with a strange fascination. She had never seen a man die before. She ought to be crying too, she thought, but the tears would not come. Perhaps she had used up all her tears for Lady and Bran. It would be different if it had been Jory or Ser Rodrik or Father, she told herself. The young man in the blue cloak was nothing to her, some stranger from the Vale of Arryn whose name she had forgotten as soon as she heard it. And now the world would forget his name too, Sansa realized; there would be no songs sung for him. That was sad.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“If "Fighting" produced one very positive thing in the studio, it introduced that unique twin guitar sound that would be part and parcel of Thin Lizzy. It emerged from nowhere towards the end of the recording, up until that point Gorham and Robertson would simply share solos between them: "It was a complete accident," Gorham said later. "Brian Robertson was playing a single note line. Somebody flipped the delay button on. It was something like a quarter-second delay, and the note followed him accidentally in harmony. Everybody was amazed at the effect. We decided to try it for real and put it on whatever decent lines it made sense with.”
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David Mitchell
“If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.”
David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

Ursula K. Le Guin
“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”
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