Scott Marmorstein

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Scott Marmorstein

    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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    Handwriting (or how we’re writing ourselves out of existence.)

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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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    New Writers Forum

    I just created a new writers forum. If you want to have a deeper discussion with me about writing, reading, writing-software you like to use for writing, anything at all, visit the new forum and sign up. It’s free. Writers&Dreamers Forum Click Here

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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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