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Martin Reaves

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Born
in Artesia, The United States
July 23, 1964

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Martin Reaves is the critically-acclaimed author of Dark Thoughts, the Relative series, A Fractured Conjuring, and the Twilight Zone-inspired Rosebud Hill.

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Martin Reaves There's not much in the way of mystery in my life, but there was a life event that I twisted into a book. My first novel, Relative Karma, was a highly…moreThere's not much in the way of mystery in my life, but there was a life event that I twisted into a book. My first novel, Relative Karma, was a highly fictionalized account of a very dark moment in my life. In the real world things worked out okay, but I always wondered what life would have been like if things had turned out...well, not so good. So I wrote the book.(less)
Martin Reaves I sit down and write. The only way I know to break through any kind of creative block is to go ahead and do the thing. It doesn't have to be good; it…moreI sit down and write. The only way I know to break through any kind of creative block is to go ahead and do the thing. It doesn't have to be good; it doesn't even have to make sense. It just needs to get done. So you fire up the word processor and start with something like this:

"I am totally blocked. I have no idea why I'm even trying to write anything. I have nothing to say. These keys feel funny under my fingers. I wish I was a better typist. But what's the point in typing if I have nothing to type? Well, okay, I guess I can keep typing about not having anything to type. That's a kind of madness, isn't it? This poor shmuck sitting here typing nonsense, thinking he's getting something done, typing and typing and typing until blood begins to trickle onto the keyboard, making his fingers slick, every keystroke spraying little ruby droplets onto the screen, a kind of Rorschach pattern that begins to coalesce into something recognizable, something familiar, something...something with eyes. Staring at him."

See what I mean? No ideas, no plan, just silly typing until something starts to happen.(less)
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Martin Reaves Same here, Saul--hope your day is treating you well! :-)


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Saul Tanpepper Glad to meet you, Martin. Appreciate the friend connect. Looking forward to getting to know you and your books better here on GR.

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