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Martin Smith and John Becker: bestselling authors with ordinary names and extraordinary minds.
Their words have power — to heal, to kill, to change the lives of their “characters” in shocking and unexpected ways. Famous for their uncanny similarity in both physical manner and literary voice, their childhood rivalry spins out of control into adulthood.
The death of one at the hands of the other brings to light their troubling past — and a mysterious presence, watching on from the shadows — an authorial entity with roots beyond our time or dimension; an entity with far-reaching designs.
The pen is truly mightier than the deadliest sword.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I feel I can aim more directly at the visceral, and uniquely string together our modern
and ancestral fears. Stories of the supernatural have a kinship with science fiction in that
they are two genres well-suited to confronting our existential situations, the enigmas
of our world, our reality, our cosmos, the presence of God, how we might fit into the
whole paradigm. The Big Questions, as I call them. I love to celebrate our universe’s
“great unknowns”, and the very nature of the horror/supernatural genre gives me cathartic
license to do so.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
You just gotta have to do it. If writing stories is part of your very DNA, if you can barely
go a day without getting something out on paper, or reading, if in your non-writing time
your brain is consistently trying to piece together ideas and inspiration for stories, you
should never, ever give up (not that you’d be able to, anyway). You should keep doing
what you were meant to, keep getting better regardless of any external indifference.
Persistence and improvement will always yield some measure of success, and bring
you into contact with people who think like you. However, if professional writing is
something you’d “one day like to try”, when, maybe, you “have the time”, I honestly
wouldn’t hold my breath. It’s such a long, laborious process, from composition to
revision to publication to promotion, that you probably shouldn’t do it unless the dogged
passion is there. Note that I mean aspiring career-writers. I know plenty of folks who
dabble leisurely in journals or poems or stories for themselves. That’s great, but it’s a
Mike Robinson has been writing since age 7, when his story Aliens In My Backyard! became a runaway bestseller, topping international charts (or maybe that was also just a product of his imagination).
He has since published fiction in a dozen magazines, literary anthologies and podcasts. His debut novel, Skunk Ape Semester, released by Solstice Publishing, was a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Currently he’s the managing editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (glaws.org). His supernatural mystery novel The Green-Eyed Monster was published by Curiosity Quills Press on October 23rd, 2012.
cryptopia-blog.com (Official Blog) twifalls.webs.com (Official Site)
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The germ was the actual phenomenon of The Big Gray Man, a sinister creature reported
to haunt the Scottish peak Ben MacDui. Since I was 13 I’d wanted to use it in a story, but
could never find the right set of circumstances or characters. In the almost two decades
years since, in which I visited the U.K., ingested the cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft
and the harsh panoramas of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, I finally scraped up the
right imaginative mixture in order to create what became The Prince of Earth.