New Story – Wow, it feels good

First new story in a couple of years. Writing a novel is a slow, and painful process, so it felt good to go back to small word counts and super-tight writing. Thanks for reading. If you can vote then that would be even better (it's in a comp). https://short-edition.com/en/story/5-min/sixteen-again Thank you kindly - M

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Remember, remember, fifty thousand words in November

So, how did my massive experiment with writing 50,000 words in a month go? It was, by all accounts, a great success. I am the proud owner of a shiny certificate, but, more importantly, I am the owner of a draft which totals more than half of a my second novel. A draft novel is …

Review: And was Jerusalem builded here, among these dark Satanic Mills?

Jerusalem is novel by Alan Moore. I am aware of his work. He is responsible for some seminal graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta etc). I haven’t read any of them, so I went into this with nothing more than a very interesting blurb which seemed to have some similar themes to my debut novel, …

Interview: The Dust Lounge

An interview with some very hard questions. I'd expect nothing less when talking to Tamara Rogers, talented artist and imagineer of Grind Spark. http://www.thedustlounge.com/thought-tinkerings/chatting-with-mark-a-king-author-of-metropolitan-dreams/   CHATTING WITH MARK A KING – AUTHOR OF METROPOLITAN DREAMS MARCH 15, 2017 Today I am all sorts of pleased to welcome Mark A King to the Dust Lounge. The …

Writer’s Ink: Mark A. King

Tamara Shoemaker, Freelance Editor/Author

mark-a-kingI “met” Mark A. King on the Flash! Friday weekly flash fiction contest, and quickly came to look forward to the pieces of writing he submitted each week. He had (has) a way with words that sort of wrapped around my imagination, and it was a treat to get to co-judge with him for the same contest for a few months.

Since those days, Mark has started the Flashdogs, a group of writers with some awe-inspiring skills, as well as published several anthologies of flash fiction. Just this month, he’s released his very first novel, Metropolitan Dreams, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you.

Mark is stopping by my website to say hello and intrigue you with his plans for post-apocalyptic world restructure. Just because a genie is involved doesn’t mean it’s easy…

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1.) Go ahead and sum up Metropolitan Dreams for us…

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Seven Questions: Mark A. King

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I am very happy to welcome Mark A. King to my blog for a round of seven questions, featuring his debut novel Metropolitan Dreams. Mark is one of the founders of FlashDogs, a global community of talented flash fiction writers. His flash fiction stories have been published in a number of anthologies and magazines. Mark was born and raised in London, works in Cambridge, and lives in Norfolk, England.

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1-Pitch your book in three sentences or less.

M.A.K.: In the aftermath of a violent crime we follow the connected stories of an injured nightclub bouncer, an ageing crime-lord, a conflicted police hacker, a traumatised Tube-driver and a vulnerable twelve-year-old girl as they fight for survival, purpose and redemption in the fractured city of London. Along the journey we discover lost rivers, abandoned underground stations, mysterious forces and angels (perhaps).

2-Is your book indie-published or traditionally published? Tell us a little about that journey.

M.A.K.: Indie published. Having monitored…

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