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George Raymond Martin net worth:
$65 Million

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$15 Million Per Year

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George R.R. Martin net worth and wages: George R.R. Martin is an American writer and television producer who has a net worth of $65 million. George R.R. Martin is most famous for composing the extremely popular “A Song of Fire and Ice” collection of novels. He additionally serves as executive producer of the HBO show “Game of Thrones” that’s based on the books. Between the television show and publication sales, Martin brings in an estimated $15 million every year. Despite his great financial success, George R.R. Martin still lives in a comparatively small house in New Mexico and drives an older version Mazda RX-7. He’s famous for being quite approachable to enthusiasts but favors not discussing his publications or the TV show since only at that time in his life he’s replied just about every question possible, 1000 times.


George Raymond Martin information

George Raymond Martin information

Birth date: September 20, 1948
Birth place: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Writer, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of ThronesTV Series based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by - 67 episodes, 2011 - 2017 written for television by - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 written by - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series2014Video Game novels
Les Insultes dans Game of Thrones2014Short characters
School of Thrones2013TV Series characters - 3 episodes
Game of Thrones Ascent2013Video Game
Game of Thrones2012Video Game
The Outer LimitsTV Series novella "Sandkings" - 1 episode, 2000 novella - 1 episode, 1995
Doorways1993TV Movie
Beauty and the BeastTV Series written by - 11 episodes, 1987 - 1990 story - 2 episodes, 1989 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1989
Nightflyers1987novella
The Twilight ZoneTV Series teleplay by - 4 episodes, 1986 written by - 1 episode, 1986
The Hitchhiker1984TV Series short story - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2011-2018TV Series co-executive producer - 66 episodes
Game of Thrones2012Video Game executive producer
Doorways1993TV Movie executive producer
Beauty and the BeastTV Series producer - 27 episodes, 1988 - 1989 co-supervising producer - 10 episodes, 1989 - 1990

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outer Limits1995TV Series consultant - 1 episode
Beauty and the Beast1987TV Series executive story consultant - 8 episodes
The Twilight Zone1986-1987TV Series story editor - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Forum2016TV Series
Z Nation2015TV SeriesGeorge R.R. Martin
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieGeorge R.R. Martin
Gay of Thrones2014TV SeriesGeorge R.R. Martin
Robot Chicken2014TV SeriesGeorge R.R. Martin / Father
Fargo1996Bar Person (uncredited)
Beauty and the Beast1988TV SeriesRestaurant Patron

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2013-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series2014Video Game very special thanks
Atari: Game Over2014Documentary special thanks
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentary thanks
Seelenjäger2014Short inspired by
Black News2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Eve Angelic2013Short special thanks
The Callback Queen2013thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously2016DocumentaryHimself
Chalkskin 102016TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Drama Series
The South Bank Show2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Supreme Tweeter2015TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHimself
Atari: Game Over2014DocumentaryHimself - Writer, Game of Thrones
La grande librairie2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
KRQE News 132014TV SeriesHimself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Imagine2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Sword & Laser2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Making of Game of Thrones2011Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Inside the Night's Watch2011Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (executive producer)
· Bernadette Caulfield (executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Bryan Cogman (supervising producer)
· Christopher Newman (producer)
· Greg Spence (producer)
· Lisa McAtackney (producer)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (executive producer)
· Bernadette Caulfield (executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Christopher Newman (producer)
· Greg Spence (producer)
· Lisa McAtackney (producer)
· Bryan Cogman (producer)
2013HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short FormGame of Thrones (2011)· Neil Marshall (director)
2012HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormGame of Thrones (2011)· Timothy Van Patten (director)
· Brian Kirk (director)
· Jane Espenson (writer)
· David Benioff (creator/writer)
· D.B. Weiss (creator/writer)
· Bryan Cogman (writer)
· Alan Taylor (director)
· Daniel Minahan (director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardTelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (screenwriter)
· D.B. Weiss (screenwriter)
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· Bryan Cogman
· D.B. Weiss
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (executive producer)
· Bernadette Caulfield (executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Christopher Newman (producer)
· Greg Spence (producer)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)· Alex Graves (director)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· Bryan Cogman
· Vanessa Taylor
· D.B. Weiss
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (executive producer)
· Bernadette Caulfield (executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Vanessa Taylor (co-executive producer)
· Christopher Newman (producer)
· Greg Spence (producer)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· D.B. Weiss
· Bryan Cogman
· Vanessa Taylor
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· Bryan Cogman
· Vanessa Taylor
· D.B. Weiss
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)
· Vanessa Taylor (co-executive producer)
· Alan Taylor (co-executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Bernadette Caulfield (producer)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· D.B. Weiss
· Bryan Cogman
· Jane Espenson
2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· Bryan Cogman
· Jane Espenson
· D.B. Weiss
2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· Bryan Cogman
· Jane Espenson
· D.B. Weiss
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff (executive producer)
· D.B. Weiss (executive producer)
· Vince Gerardis (co-executive producer)
· Ralph Vicinanza (co-executive producer)
· Guymon Casady (co-executive producer)
· Carolyn Strauss (co-executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (producer)
· Mark Huffam (producer)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· David Benioff
· D.B. Weiss
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)· Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
· Tony Thomas (executive producer)
· Ron Koslow (executive producer)
· Stephen Kurzfeld (supervising producer)
· Kenneth R. Koch (producer)
· Alex Gansa (co-producer)
· Howard Gordon (co-producer)
· Patricia Livingston (co-producer)
· David F. Schwartz (coordinating producer)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)· Paul Junger Witt (executive producer)
· Tony Thomas (executive producer)
· Ron Koslow (supervising producer)
· Stephen Kurzfeld (co-supervising producer)
· David E. Peckinpah (producer)
· Kenneth R. Koch (producer)
· Harvey Frand (producer)
· Andrew Laskos (producer)
· John David (producer)
· Lynn Guthrie (co-producer)
1987WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAAnthology Episode/Single ProgramThe Twilight Zone (1985)


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#Fact
1When the Beatles manager George Martin died, George R R Martin fans panicked and thought George R R Martin had died and he had to make an announcement that he was still alive.
2Mentioned in the song "George RR Martin please write and write faster" by Paul & Storm.
3Lives in the same Santa Fe house he's resided in since the 1970s, and bought a second house on the same street to function as his office and library.
4In the very first Comic-Con that was conducted in New York city in 1964, George was the very first person who signed up to enter the convention.
5He is spoofed by Trey Parker on the South Park (1997) episodes titled 'A Song of Ass and Fire' and 'Titties and Dragons'.
6An interviewer once commented on George R. R. Martin's female characters being individual and realistic and then asked "Where do you think that comes from?" Sounding a little puzzled, George R. R. Martin replied, "Well, I've always thought of women as people.".
7Does all of his writing on a DOS word processor using WordStar 4.0, a program released in 1987.
8Lifelong supporter of The Democratic party.
9He is of Italian, Irish, German, English and French ancestry.
10He owns the first issues of "The Amazing Spider-man" and "Fantastic Four".
11Collects comic books.
12Is a close friend of fellow screenwriter Melinda Snodgrass.
13Lives in New Mexico.
14Stated at the 2011 San Diego Comic Convention that his favorite character in "A Song of Ice and Fire" is Tyrion Lannister.
15Editor of the Wild Cards shared world series.
16Enjoys role-playing games.
17His fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is set to be adapted as a television series by Home Box Office (the first one being Game of Thrones (2011)), with each novel (most of which are over 1,000 pages) being produced as an entire season.
18His novelette "Sandkings" won a 1980 Hugo Award.
19His short story "The Way of Cross and Dragon" won a 1980 Hugo Award.
20Wrote the teleplay of The Twilight Zone (1985) episode "Last Defender of Camelot," which written by his friend Roger Zelazny.
21Close friend of the late author Roger Zelazny.

#Quote
1[on his namesake, the English record producer George Martin, following his death] I never met Sir George (I did meet Paul McCartney once, for about a minute, while waiting for the valet to bring my rental car up at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills), but like many millions of others, I loved The Beatles, and Martin's contribution to their music is worthy of recognition and honor.
2I love comic books and the idea of superheroes. I tried going into writing comics after college. Fortunately, they didn't hire me, so I was forced to become rich and famous instead.
3Marillion has not been renamed, though I offered to do so. I was tired of people assuming he was named after the band. I had never heard of the band when I named him, though I've heard a lot about them since. [Interestingly, the band Marillion were paying tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", another fantasy novel]
4[on the question of whether naming his character, Marillion, was inspired by the British rock band Marillion] I had never heard of the band until the book came out and people pointed it out to me. Perhaps I had heard of them and the name stuck in the back of my mind when I was looking for a name for the singer, but my taste in music runs primarily to '50s and '60s rock, the kind of music I talk about in my novel The Armaggeddon Rag. There are homages in the books, tips of the hat to other writers I admire, and occasionally entertainers or icons or pop culture figures just for the hell of it. But Marillion is not one of them. The Three Stooges are in there though, if you can find them!
5When the writing is going really well, whole days and weeks go by, and I suddenly realise I have all these unpaid bills and, my God, I haven't unpacked, and the suitcase has been sitting there for three weeks.
6Whenever I switch from one character to another, there's always a few days where I really struggle because I'm changing voices and I'm changing ways of looking at the world. I'm not just flicking a switch; it's harder process than that.
7Whether you're a history buff or a fantasy fan, Druon's epic will keep you turning pages. This was the original game of thrones. If you like 'A Song of Ice and Fire', you will love 'The Accursed Kings'.
8With 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.
9You always try to do your own thing. One of the things I wanted to do was to write a book that combines some of the best traits of contemporary fantasy with some of the traits of the historical novel.
10The vast majority of writers out there, they finish their books, and no one cares whether their book is late or ever comes out at all. And then it comes out, and two reviews are published, and it sells 12 copies.
11There are writers, and I know some of them, who are very disciplined. Who write, like, four pages a day, every day. And it doesn't matter if their dog got run over by a car that day, or they won the Irish sweepstakes. I'm not one of those writers.
12There was part of me that wanted to see the world and travel to distant places, but I could only do it in my imagination, so I read ferociously and imagined things.
13When I am writing best, I really am lost in my world. I lose track of the outside world. I have a difficult time balancing between my real world and the artificial world.
14When I'm writing from a character's viewpoint, in essence I become that character; I share their thoughts, I see the world through their eyes and try to feel everything they feel.
15One of the big breakthroughs, I think for me, was reading Robert A. Heinlein's four rules of writing, one of which was, 'You must finish what you write.' I never had any problem with the first one, 'You must write' - I was writing since I was a kid. But I never finished what writing.
16Over the years, more than one reviewer has described my fantasy series, 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as historical fiction about history that never happened, flavoured with a dash of sorcery and spiced with dragons. I take that as a compliment.
17Start with short stories. After all, if you were taking up rock climbing, you wouldn't start with Mount Everest. So if you're starting fantasy, don't start with a nine-book series.
18The distinction between literary and genre fiction is stupid and pernicious. It dates back to a feud between Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. James won, and it split literature into two streams. But it's a totally false dichotomy.
19The prejudice is still there, but it's breaking down. You have writers like Michael Chabon and The Yiddish Policemen's Union. He's a writer who's determined to break down genre barriers. He's done amazing things.
20It's like these ideas, these characters, kind of bubble up inside me, and one day they're not there, and the next day they are there. They're alive, and they're whispering in my head and all that stuff, and I want to write about those things.
21It's really irritating when you open a book, and 10 pages into it you know that the hero you met on page one or two is gonna come through unscathed, because he's the hero. This is completely unreal, and I don't like it.
22Many writers will get a contract by selling chapters and outlines or something like that. I wrote the entire novel, and when it was all finished, I would give it to my agent and say, 'Well, here's a novel; sell it if you can.' And they would do that, and it was good because I never had anyone looking over my shoulder.
23My characters who come back from death are worse for wear. In some ways, they're not even the same characters anymore. The body may be moving, but some aspect of the spirit is changed or transformed, and they've lost something.
24Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it's going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don't know if they're going to live or die.
25I've been many kinds of writers in my career: novelist; tele-playwright; short story writer. As a high-school student, I wrote amateur pieces for fanzines, and I've written for Hollywood.
26If I was a soldier going to war, I'd be pretty scared the night before a battle. It's a scary thing. And I want my readers to feel that fear as they turn the page.
27If you go all the way back, I've always written science-fiction, I've always written fantasy, I've always written horror stories and monster stories, right from the beginning of my career. I've always moved back and forth between the genres. I don't really recognise that there's a significant difference between them in some senses.
28If you're going to write about war, which my books are about, wars are nasty things. I think it's sort of a cheap, easy way out to write a war story in which no one ultimately dies.
29In my 10 years that I spent out in TV and film, I had my shares of frustrations and annoyances and disappointments, but also I think it was, in the long run, it was very good for me in a whole bunch of ways.
30I try to make the readers feel they've lived the events of the book. Just as you grieve if a friend is killed, you should grieve if a fictional character is killed. You should care. If somebody dies and you just go get more popcorn, it's a superficial experience isn't it?
31I was a novelist first. But in the mid-'80s, I did work in television for ten years. And yes, that was frequently the reaction to my scripts. People would say, 'You know, George, this is great. We love it, a terrific script, but it would cost five times our budget to shoot this.'
32I write from this tight third-person viewpoint, where each chapter is seen through the eyes of one individual character. When I'm writing that character, I become that character and identify with that character.
33I'm a huge fan of Tolkien. I read those books when I was in junior high school and high school, and they had a profound effect on me. I'd read other fantasy before, but none of them that I loved like Tolkien.
34I've always preferred writing about grey characters and human characters. Whether they are giants or elves or dwarves, or whatever they are, they're still human, and the human heart is still in conflict with the self.
35I have many books that I want to write; I'd like to think that I'll be around for another 20 years or so and write another dozen novels, probably some sort of imaginative literature... Never again another seven-volume saga.
36I knew that, when writing a book, you're not constrained by a budget. You're not constrained by what you can do, in terms of the special effects technology. You're not limited to any particular running time.
37I never liked Gandalf the White as much as Gandalf the Grey, and I never liked him coming back. I think it would have been an even stronger story if Tolkien had left him dead.
38I think in television and film, it's not usually the child's point of view. It's the story of an adult. If there's a child in a drama or an action-adventure movie, they're someone who needs to be saved, someone who needs to be protected, or if they're killed, someone who needs to be avenged. Their character doesn't matter much.
39I think that, in all of my time, I got just one fan letter, from an NFL fullback named Darian Barnes. NFL players might not have enough time for my books.
40I grew up with four T.V. channels. If you missed a show, you missed it. You gotta wait a week for the next one. I'd mail-order books: take a quarter, get an envelope, send off for it and wait until it arrived. I grew up waiting for things.
41I had an encyclopedia with a list of flags in the back, so I would look at all these flags of China and Liberia and England and Denmark and whatever, and I learned all the different flags, and I tried to imagine what it would be like to be voyaging on some of these ships.
42I had this desire to see the world. I couldn't see any of it, but I saw it in my imagination, and that's why I always read books, and I could go to Mars or Middle Earth or the Hyborian age.
43I have done a lot of work in Hollywood myself. I worked in television for roughly 10 years, from the mid-'80s to mid-'90s. And I was on staff at a couple of shows. I did some feature films, including originals and adaptations.
44I have files, I have computer files and, you know, files on paper. But most of it is really in my head. So God help me if anything ever happens to my head!
45I 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.
46I can see a scene in my head, and when I try to get it down in words on paper, the words are clunky; the scene is not coming across right. So frustrating. And there are days where it keeps flowing. Open the floodgates, and there it is. Pages and pages coming. Where the hell does this all come from? I don't know.
47I do get invitations all of the time to play actual fantasy football, by the way, but I get the feeling that I'd like it too much. I have enough demands on my time. My fans would kill me.
48I don't know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it's more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they're a woman and people don't want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society.
49I find religion and spirituality fascinating. I would like to believe this isn't the end and there's something more, but I can't convince the rational part of me that that makes any sense whatsoever.
50You want people to be eager for your book; the downside is when the people forget the series even exists.
51As Faulkner says, all of us have the capacity in us for great good and for great evil, for love but also for hate. I wanted to write those kinds of complex character in a fantasy, and not just have all the good people get together to fight the bad guy.
52Boy, there are days where I get up and say 'Where the hell did my talent go? Look at this crap that I'm producing here. This is terrible. Look, I wrote this yesterday. I hate this, I hate this.'
53'Dreamsongs' allows me to show the scope of my writing - with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing.
54Fiction is lies; we're writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it.
55There is magic in my universe, but it's pretty low magic compared to other fantasies.
56Unfortunately in television, for whatever reason, fantasy became thought of as a kids' genre.
57Writing is hard. I mean, I sit there and work at it.
58Yes - 90% of fantasy is crap. And so is 90% of science fiction and 90% of mystery fiction and 90% of literary fiction.
59You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn't give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.
60'Rome' was one of my favourite shows, and I wish HBO had given it three more seasons 'cause I would have loved to continue watching it.
61The cable makers are the ones who are willing to take risks and do something original and push the envelope some.
62The success that the Tolkien books had redefined modern fantasy.
63There are some examples of medieval kings who were terrible human beings but were nevertheless good kings.
64There has to be a level of joy of what you're doing.
65I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense.
66I've written some standalone novels, but a book series allows fans in. There's much more intense involvement.
67Nobody is a villain in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own stories.
68One of the great things about books is you can afford to do anything.
69One of the things I love, and I'm a voracious reader as well as a writer, is books that surprise me, that are not predictable.
70I worked out of Hollywood for 10 years and I had my heart broken half a dozen times, so I know all the things that can go wrong.
71I wrote six pilots, none of which ever got picked up. When you stop trying, it then it falls in your lap.
72I'm one of those writers who say, 'I've enjoy having written.'
73I've never been a fast writer.
74I've never been good with deadlines. My early novels, I wrote by myself. No one knew I was writing a novel; I didn't have a contract.
75I spent a whole summer working on what proved to be 'A Game of Thrones'.
76I suppose I'm a lapsed Catholic. You would consider me an atheist or agnostic.
77I tend to write one character at a time. But I don't write the entirety of one character at a time.
78I wanted to write a big novel, something epic in scale.
79I watch NFL football on Sundays. I enjoy gaming with friends, meaning role-playing games; I still enjoy going to conventions and traveling.
80I have some other novels I want to write. I have a lot of short stories - I love the short story.
81I know some writers can write on the road, but I'm not one of them.
82I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains.
83I love fantasy. I grew up reading fantasy.
84I prefer to work with grey characters rather than black and white.
85I have a huge emotional attachment to characters I've created, especially the viewpoint characters.
86I have always been a dark writer.
87I have always regarded historical fiction and fantasy as sisters under the skin, two genres separated at birth.
88I have an instinctual distrust of conventional happy endings.
89I have idea files of books that I want to write one of these days, stories I want to write one of these days, but I'll probably never get to them.
90I 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?
91The 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.
92Of course it's not enough to be a good man to be an effective ruler and it never has been.
93An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you're king everything will go swimmingly.
94A lot of writing takes place in the subconscious, and it's bound to have an effect.
95All fiction has to have a certain amount of truth in it to be powerful.
96As much as I love historical fiction, my problem with historical fiction is that you always know what's going to happen.
97Believe it or not, I worked four summers in college as a sports writer covering baseball for a parks and rec department in Bayonne, N.J.
98Don't write outlines; I hate outlines.
99I had a couple of friends, but I was mostly the kid with his nose in a book.
100[on writing 'The Red Wedding' in A Storm of Swords] That was the hardest scene I've ever had to write. It's two-thirds of the way through the book, but I skipped over it when I came to it. So the entire book was done and there was still that one chapter left. Then I wrote it. It was like murdering two of your children. I try to make the readers feel they've lived the events of the book. Just as you grieve if a friend is killed, you should grieve if a fictional character is killed. You should care. If somebody dies and you just go get more popcorn, it's a superficial experience isn't it?
101[when asked if any of the cast of his book series, "A Song of Ice and Fire", will be left alive, he joked]: "No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves ..."

#Trademark
1Glasses
2White beard
3Black cap
4His books often feature violence, sexuality, power, religion and moral relativity as major themes
5Famous for abruptly and unexpectedly 'killing off' major characters in his books
6The chapters in his books focus on the viewpoints of different characters central to the main storyline

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