Why I won’t be trying to sell you my next book

My dear friends, It's blog time. A very rare event, I know. Firstly, an apology Sorry it's been a while, I've been busy as you all have, I suspect. I won't dwell too much on the strangeness of recent times, other than to say it's hard for lots of people, I've found it hard too, …

Enjoying the Craft of Writing

Greetings. While I've just posted exciting news on the plans for a #vss365 anthology, I haven't updated the blog on writing progression (or lack of it) for some time. An update What have the last few months entailed? The tragic loss of a friend which hit me fairly hard as he was full of life, …

The process of editing a novel (a.k.a the hardest yet most rewarding thing you can do as a writer)

The draft novel is finished. What now? Almost two years ago, I wrote a post explaining how I took zero words and managed to produce the first draft of a novel. I spent my entire life aspiring to do this almost impossible thing. Life is busy, hectic, full of responsibilities and serious stuff going on--but …

Month Two – report

Yes, I'm doing a brave thing and going back to my resolutions to report on progress. I had a list of 'do more' and 'do less'. One month in, I've rated progress using the amazing five tick/check system.   More: READ MORE BOOKS; I’M AIMING FOR ABOUT 30 THIS YEAR. √√√√√ Seven books finished in …

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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