Scott Marmorstein

Author & Writer

The Trilogy On Hiatus

Whew, it’s been a while. So much for my attempt at hand-writing posts. Oh well. And in that vein, I want to say that it is with a heavy heart that I am putting the Owen Hunter on a permanent (well, we’ll see how long) hiatus. This isn’t one of those serials that’s doing anything. I have rewritten the 3rd installment over 4 different times, and each version just seems […]

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How I Get My Ideas

I think the big question everyone has in mind for their favorite author is, “How did you ever get the idea for that story?” I’m not saying I’m anyone’s favorite author. But I will tell you how I get my ideas for a story. Usually the idea arises from a confluence of emotions and thoughts born out of context, memory, wishful thinking and a little imagination. Imagine you’re driving to […]

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The Fresh Unknown

Once upon a time I held a larger audience spellbound with the kind of work I used to do. At that time I was big into auras and healing. I worked with that large audience mostly one on one. I cultivated a small following and got by on my entrepreneurial spirit and mystique. Fast forward 10 years and things have changed. I’m not the same guy I used to be […]

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About a short story I just wrote

Yesterday after work I took a nap. When I woke up and sat on the couch for a bit I surfed YouTube and found a brief Interview with Stephen King about short stories. I’ve written short stories before, I have a steadily building collection of them, in fact, but something the man said struck me. “Writing short stories is how I started out. Sometimes I’d write what I thought would […]

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To kill a character

Or why it’s taken me 3.5 years to write the 3rd installment of this series. Death in fiction is an end to a cycle. Sometimes it can serve a purpose beyond its face-value. The main villain finally dies. A hero is made because he or she dies in the service of making sure someone more important lives, that sort of thing. I’m working with an interesting concept in which someone […]

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