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Marshall Ryan Maresca
Fantasy & Sci-fi Writer and Playwright, Author of the Maradaine novels.
Fantasy & Sci-fi Writer and Playwright, Author of the Maradaine novels.
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Writing in the Here and Now
Every once in a while the idea crosses my mind-- what might it have been like to have been a writer in a different time and place?  Writing plays in Elizabethan England, for example?  But most of the time, I'm fairly anchored to the here and now, which is p...
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Wrap Up for 2017
So, the year has nearly come to an end.  And what's been accomplished? Well, the big thing for me, of course, was having two more novels come out.  For the record, both  Holver Alley Crew  and  The Imposters of Aventil   are eligible for any Best Novel of 2...
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The Work Space for my Head Space
I do not have the luxury of being especially twee about my writing space.  For various logistical reasons, I do not have a permanent desk or workspace.  So I've got to be a writing nomad, moving to whatever flat surface I can find.  That's what I've gotten ...
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TURK 182!: A Bad Movie I've Seen Many, Many, Many Times
This is a special entry into the Bad Movie I've Seen Many, Many, Many Times Canon.  For one, it's our first request.  Now, surely you're asking, who can make a request for a movie that I've seen many, many times.  Well, my sister, that's who, since any movi...
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Green Sky: Three Books from my Youth
So, often I'm asked "who are your influences", and a name I immediately go to is Zlipha Keatly Snyder.  And that's largely because of the three books of her Green-Sky trilogy:  Below the Root ,  And All Between ,   and  Until the Celebration .   This trilog...
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Crossovers and Revisiting THORN & ALCHEMY
If one thing should be clear from  IMPOSTERS OF AVENTIL , it's that I love a good crossover.  That should give you a sense about some of my future plans for Maradaine.  But for the time being, I'm so excited about what's happening this week on our televisio...
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Thankful
This will be quick, because I have plenty on my plate but: If you've ever bought one or all of my books... If you've read and loved the stories of Maradaine... If you've been looking forward to the books to come... If you've told a friend to try out my book...
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Coming up in The Streets of Maradaine
Folks, I had a lovely time at OryCon, and Portland is a wonderful city— wish I had a chance to do more while I was there, but my schedule for the Con meant I had to keep my focus on that.   Maybe another time.   I was fortunate that some old friends played ...
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Worldbuilding: Research for Invented Cultures
I've had one challenge that comes up in my worldbuilding process:  How do you research for a culture that doesn't have a real-world parallel?  Or borrows elements from several different ones in a way that makes it its own thing?  And how do you make it work...
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OryCon 2017
Hey all-- I feel like I haven't quite recovered from World Fantasy, and this past weekend was taken up by a big project with the non-writing job, and now this coming weekend I'll be going to OryCon.  After that, I will probably fall down.  Hard. Here's my s...
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