Tyrean Martinson


Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. She writes fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary short stories and poems, as well as non-fiction articles. She loves to read and she loves to get outside.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
"The Black Hat" is a story I wrote in third grade that I loved writing. In my mind, it combined all the perfect elements for a story, an animated black top hat that could tap dance and an escape to an open horizon of freedom. In the classroom, I daydreamed often with my eyes focused on the sky, the horizon outside the classroom that seemed limitless. I didn't know I would be a writer then, but I did know that I liked to daydream. In sixth grade, I wrote a story about a pencil and eraser's escape from a classroom. That story gained me encouragement from a teacher, and the writing dream took flight.
What is your writing process?
Daydreaming, journaling, and random writing prompts all help me start the process. After that, I will write the beginning of the story, or a character introduction. I'll explore with small vignettes. Then I'll start asking myself questions: what is the character's heart's desire, how they can achieve that? what stands in their way? and what will the outcome be? how will their journey change them? After asking myself those things, I'll start a tiny four point outline: beginning, mirror moment middle, conflict climax, and ending. Then, I begin writing and fleshing out that outline as I continue the story and add characters and dimensions. However, this is all just for the rough draft, which I consider the fun part. Revisions take much longer, and I follow this process: wait, read-through, plot/character revision, word usage and grammar check, help from proofreaders, and several copy-edits. Revision is often the stage where I grow the most as a writer.
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Where to find Tyrean Martinson online


Nexus: The Rayatana, Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Held for crimes against the Neutral Zone, Amaya’s team may fall apart while she wrestles with her powers. Amaya is supposed to bring peace to the galaxy. Which is tough when she’s being held for crimes against the Neutral Zone. Her imprisonment is on her own ship with her own crew. But close quarters create tension. Honestly, her role as Rayatana is a mess.
Liftoff: Rayatana Series, Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,590. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
A spaceship in disguise, An Earth girl searching for a sense of home, And a Thousand Years’ War between alien races of The Great Galaxy All collide on a summer afternoon at the movies. What will it take for Amaya to survive an ancient alien conflict?
Champion's Destiny
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,730. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The battle may be lost because of a family secret. With distracting attention from a former swan prince and her mentors both in harm's way, will Clara be able to trust her team with her family secret as they race to fight the Dark Sisterhood on their terms?
Summer Vacation Devotions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
In this book, you'll find fifteen devotions for families having fun on summer vacation. Included topics are: packing, driving, car games, maps, rest stops, sand, water, buckets of treasure, sunscreen, sunglasses, tent camping, campfires, flashlight tag, s'mores, and the summer night sky. Scriptures, devotional reflections, and prayers intertwine with these fun topics for sweet devotional time.
The Bridge Snap: A Flash of Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Is Elayn looking for the perfect picture, or the perfect guy? She isn't too sure herself. When she agrees to meet another photographer whose work she admires, will she find a picture worthy moment, or will she make a fool of herself like usual? "The Bridge Snap" was originally published in Sunday Snaps: The Stories
A Pocket-Sized Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Pocket-Sized Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts is a book full of simple writing prompts purposefully set out of order so that each day of writing starts fresh with a new idea. These prompts can be used for stories, poetry, journal reflections, art, or word play. Unlike some writing prompt books, these prompts entrust writers with creative freedom.
Ashes Burn Season 1: Ashes Away
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
ASHES BURN SEASON 1: ASHES AWAY is the first part of a micro-fiction series following the lives of three characters: Wend, Teresa, and King Bryant. Each episode in a 30 episode season is less than 30 words in length: a "hint" of fiction to spark the imagination of the reader. Experimental? Yes. ASHES BURN is a series of sparks.
Seedling: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dunnie has a secret: a power inside him that's gone wrong in the past. When it's time to introduce himself to a new teacher, what will he say? And, will his classmates ever accept the truth? "Seedling" is a flash fiction story.
Champion in Flight
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,900. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
A year after she won the battle for Septily, Clara feels trapped in Skycliff by the Allied Council. As the last pieces of information about the Healing Caves fall into place, Clara is attacked by an assassin. Covert Drinaii mercenaries and the Council aren’t going to stop Clara from her quest to heal her broken blade. As Champion of Aramatir, she must act.
Champion in the Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,720. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Clara is younger than most trainees, but she is ready to hold a Sword Master's blade. While visions and ancient prophecies stand in her way, they also offer a destiny unlike any other. Clara is aided by a haunted mentor, Stelia, whose knowledge of their enemy Kalidess is both a bane and a blessing. As evil threatens their land, Clara and Stelia must find the strength to overcome the darkness.

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