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E.D. Martin
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Novel and short story #writer at @EvolvedPub, education researcher, and #activist, sharing whatever random thoughts pop into my head.
Novel and short story #writer at @EvolvedPub, education researcher, and #activist, sharing whatever random thoughts pop into my head.

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The story: “Find Me an Angel” by E.D. Martin The movie: A Man Called Ove The music: “Hula” by Solstafir A few years ago, I participated in a writing competition that tasked us to write a story based on the song “The Riddle” by 80’s British teen idol Nik…

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Eight years ago, in 2009, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time. I came out of it with a really crappy novel and a renewed love of fiction writing – it had been over a decade since I’d done any creative writing. Although my first novel will never…

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Today’s Friday Five focus is Johan Thompson, author of sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. Johan Thompson is a writer by night and manages a law firm by day. He lives with his wife, two boys and two dogs in Johannesburg, South Africa. After studying…

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When I watch a movie with my kid, I try to find ones with themes and lessons and cultural exploration. I don’t have a lot of time to watch movies, so I want something that teaches a lesson while entertaining us. Life lessons are the best, especially when…

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Every 3 months or so, I take a look at the goals I’ve set for the year and then write about how little progress I’m making on them. Here’s the update for this fall. 1. Finish something every month – short story, novella, novel, anything. I have several…

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I travel a lot, all over the country. This past summer I wandered out to Portland, Oregon, and I was in Portland, Maine, the year before. So, today’s topic – Which Portland is the best? (Feel free to define best any way you want.) We have two contenders…

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Today’s Friday Five focus is Michael Saad, author of crime and sci-fi short stories, novellas, novels, and history articles. Michael Saad is a full time teacher who, when not lesson planning or marking, squeezes in fictional writing to keep him from…

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The book: Desolation (Mythical Madness Book 1) by A.R. DeClerck The music: “Dying” by Hole What happens when you’re the goddess of love, but you just ain’t feelin’ it? Why, send a half-god werewolf to save you! Desolation is more than that, though. It’s a…

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I like to do a lot of “this vs that” with my clients, and so I thought maybe I’d extend it here to my blog too. I’ll admit – Shia LaBeouf is not my favorite actor. The Transformer movies are stupid, and I haven’t been impressed by anything I’ve seen him…

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Last month, I was invited to give a short presentation at a writing conference for social workers. I’d previously done a panel on using writing as therapy, and my research interest is the effects of trauma on students, so this was my topic this time:…
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