Category Archives: Gail Z. Martin

Starting a Series from Scratch

by Gail Z. Martin Nothing is more intimidating than a blank screen or an empty page. I don’t care how many books you write, I’m not sure it ever gets any less scary to sit down and stare at that … Continue reading

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Which Comes First–Character or World?

by Gail Z. Martin Ask three writers how they do their worldbuilding, and you’ll get four opinions. Maybe more, if our characters get to give their own answers. That is to say, there’s no wrong way to worldbuild as long … Continue reading

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Getting Real with Trifles and Folly

by Gail Z. Martin At the heart of my urban fantasy series Deadly Curiosities is the antique store Trifles and Folly. Trifles and Folly has been run by members of my main character’s family since Charleston, SC was founded nearly … Continue reading

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Paths to Publication

by Gail Z. Martin In today’s market, authors have more choices than ever before on how to bring their book to readers. Traditional big publishers, small press, self-publishing–what’s an author to do? Each path to publication has pros and cons. … Continue reading

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Researching the Macabre

by Gail Z. Martin When people ask me ‘where do you get your ideas for your books’, I’m never sure whether they are curious about my writing habits or checking to make sure I haven’t been stashing bodies in my … Continue reading

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Happy Winterstide!

By Gail Z. Martin I hope however you spend the Solstice season, that you are warm and well. October and November were a little crazed finishing up the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign—100 sci-fi and fantasy authors blogging about their own experiences with … Continue reading

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Starting the Conversation—A #HoldOnToTheLight Update

By Gail Z. Martin 100 authors are now part of the #HoldOnToTheLight conversation! Our authors span the globe, from the US to the UK to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Even more exciting is that as the campaign picks up … Continue reading

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Jumper–A #HoldOnToTheLight post by Chris Kennedy

I watched in horror as the girl slid between the rails of the 10th floor balcony, looking at the ground far, far below. It was my third year of college at the University of North Carolina, and I had come … Continue reading

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DragonCon is this coming weekend!

DragonCon is this coming weekend—and I’ll be there! Here’s where to find me: Friday 11:30 a.m. Effective Promotion for Writers Embassy CD Hyatt 2 pm Signing at The Missing Volume in the Vendor Hall 2-3 pm Larry N. Martin will … Continue reading

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2016 Hawthorn Moon Blog Tour is Bigger and Better Than Ever!

It’s time for the annual Hawthorn Moon blog tour to celebrate new books  plus share some guest posts, do some fun giveaways and online parties and connect! What’s all the fuss about? Well, two new books and more! The Shadowed … Continue reading

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