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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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“Damn them all, my love. Your future is your own. Destiny is for the weak. The strong make their own futures, and you were born with a sword for a spine.”
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