Interview

Episode 240 – Character, Story, and Industry Alignment with Clarie Taylor

Mark has a conversation with Claire Taylor, founder and owner of FFS Media, about her writing, about story alignment, and about a creep problem that exists in the indie publishing industry. Prior to the main content, Mark shares some randomly drawn prizes for three of his Patrons (two copies of a book on worldbuilding by… Continue reading Episode 240 – Character, Story, and Industry Alignment with Clarie Taylor

Solo

Episode 239 – Public Lending Right for Authors

In this solo episode Mark talks about Public Lending Right programs. Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right of authors and other rightsholders to receive payment for the free public use of their works in libraries. PLR has been in existence since the 1940s and is currently available for authors in more than 30 countries… Continue reading Episode 239 – Public Lending Right for Authors

Interview

Episode 238 – This is Not a Real Interview with Jeff Cottrill

Mark interviews Jeff Cottrill, a fiction writer, poet, journalist and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada, about spoken-word art and his new novel HATE STORY. Prior to the main content, Mark welcomes a Patreon supporter, shares a personal update, comments from recent episodes and a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about… Continue reading Episode 238 – This is Not a Real Interview with Jeff Cottrill

Interview

Episode 237 – Building and Destroying Worlds with Angeline Trevena

In this episode Mark interviews Angeline Trevena, an author of dystopian urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic fiction, a podcaster, an events manager, and the author of a number of phenomenal books about world-building. Prior to the main content, Mark shares a short personal update, including the fact one of his patrons will win a copy of… Continue reading Episode 237 – Building and Destroying Worlds with Angeline Trevena

Bonus, Panel Discussion, Reflective Round Table

Episode 236 – Reflective Round Table Feb 2022

Mark has a panel discussion with four of his patrons. This episode is sponsored by the patrons of the Stark Reflections Podcast who supposed this podcast via http://www.patreon.com/starkreflections. Matty DalrympleAlyssa KuronKathy MacFaye Whyte The round-table discussion focuses mainly on the following topics: Digital/virtual versus real-world/in-person connectionsPOD and bookstore returns Mark also gives out a coupon… Continue reading Episode 236 – Reflective Round Table Feb 2022