C.M. Spivey

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C.M. Spivey is a speculative fiction writer, author of high fantasy FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN and the paranormal series, "The Unliving". His enduring love of fantasy started young. Now, he explores the rules and ramifications of magic in his own works—and as a trans, panromantic asexual, he's committed to queering his favorite genres. In his spare time, he plans his next tattoo (there will always be a next tattoo) and watches too much Netflix. Anything left over is devoted to his tireless quest to make America read more. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his darling husband Matt and adorable dog Jay.

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C.M. Spivey Read with a critical eye. This means that when you read a book you really love, think about why you love it. How are the story elements handled, what…moreRead with a critical eye. This means that when you read a book you really love, think about why you love it. How are the story elements handled, what about the style drew you in, etc, etc. Study those aspects of your favorite works, and then study your own work the same way.(less)
C.M. Spivey I read in my genre. Getting excited about something I'm reading inevitably leads to new ideas and inspiration for my own work.
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I was a clumsy child. My ankles were constantly sprained, my knees frequently bruised. I felt like I was always bumping into things. Clumsy, yet careful–unlike my brothers, I never broke a bone and never needed stitches. I went bouldering with my husband, rock-climbing without a harness. We climbed 14-foot walls and when we got to the… Read more of this blog post »
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“In a way, the books were protection.
An escape she would always have access to.
A sanctuary, there for when she needed it.”
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C.M. Spivey Johannah wrote: "I'm sorry dear book worm friend... I hate to inform you I have been slacking on reading...

I am reading Alice in wonderland right now. I just read five pages on her jumping down a hole to chase a ..."


Haha it's okay, I've been slacking too! But you really should press on in Alice, it's worth it once she gets to Wonderland. :D


Johannah I'm sorry dear book worm friend... I hate to inform you I have been slacking on reading...

I am reading Alice in wonderland right now. I just read five pages on her jumping down a hole to chase a rabbit with a pocket watch.

I keep falling asleep at the same spot too... It's just sad. Alice may never get out of that hole...


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C.M. Spivey Johannah wrote: "You are awesome! Just so you know :D"

Haha, thanks Jo ;) You are too! Obviously :P


Johannah You are awesome! Just so you know :D


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