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Episode 165 – Rude Awakenings from Sleeping Rough

In this special shorter episode of the podcast, Mark talks about a book that he has published via his Stark Publishing imprint written by a friend who found himself homeless in London, England. Mark shares the origin of the book and why he is publishing it, as well as some of the mechanics and logistics… Continue reading Episode 165 – Rude Awakenings from Sleeping Rough

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Episode 164 – Reflections on The Creative Penn Podcast Episode 517

This is a special "Reflections on Other Podcasts" style episode. Mark reflects on Episode 517 of The Creative Penn Podcast, where Joanna Penn interviews Holly Worton. The description from that episode, which is highly recommended that you listen to is this: How can you prevent self-doubt and fear from blocking your creative expression? What if… Continue reading Episode 164 – Reflections on The Creative Penn Podcast Episode 517

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Episode 161 – NaNoWriMo No-No’s

In this episode Mark shares some tips for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), as well as an overview of his previous NaNoWriMo experiences, sharing the errors, the mistakes, and the failures he has made along the way. Prior to the main content, Mark shares comments from recent episodes, a personal update, and a word from… Continue reading Episode 161 – NaNoWriMo No-No’s

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Episode 156 – The Stark Reality Facing Authors

In this solo episode, Mark shares the content that is normally reserved for patrons of the Stark Reflections Podcast in a "Stark Reflections on Other Podcasts" episode. In this episode, he shares clips from two other podcasts that he listens to, then reflects upon the things discussed. In this particular case, both episodes include the… Continue reading Episode 156 – The Stark Reality Facing Authors

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Episode 153 – Thanks for the Inspiration: Ron Roberts

In this solo "thanks for the inspiration" episode, Mark reflects on how Ron Roberts from Levack, Ontario was an important mentor who inspired him in his reading and his writing life. Middle and Right photo © Greg Roberts A thank you to Ronald Roberts, librarian, teacher, mentor. Links of Interest: Tomes of TerrorLevack, Ontario (Onaping… Continue reading Episode 153 – Thanks for the Inspiration: Ron Roberts