George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin


9/20/1948, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Birth Name

George Raymond Richard Martin



Also Known As

George R. R. Martin
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Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing young - as a kid he sold monster stories to neighbourhood kids. In high school, Martin became a comic-books fan, and he began writing for amateur comic-book magazines. In 1970's, George won several Hugo and…more


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    • Martin: If you're a writer you're a writer: you can tell a story. Sometimes the difference is just the furniture.

    • Martin: In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.

    • Martin: I think working in Hollywood sharpened my dialog. That's something you spend a lot of time with in Hollywood: polishing your dialog.

    • Martin: With a book I am the writer and I am also the director and I'm all of the actors and I'm the special effects guy and the lighting technician: I'm all of that. So if it's good or bad, it's all up to me.

    • Martin: I work for two years on a book and it comes out and two days later I've got my first e-mail: When is the next one coming out?

    • Martin: The odd thing about being a writer is you do tend to lose yourself in your books. Sometimes it seems like real life is flickering by and you're hardly a part of it. You remember the events in your books better than you remember the events that actually took place when you were writing them.

    • Martin: I believe that a writer learns from every story he writes, and when you try different things, you learn different lessons. Working with other writers, as in Hollywood or in a shared world series, will also strengthen your skills, by exposing you to new ways of seeing the work, and different approaches to certain creative challenges. I have always felt that a writer needs to read broadly, especially in his formative years... and tackling a number of different forms and subgenres expands your armory in somewhat the same way.

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