Interview

Episode 248 – Personal and Professional Challenges with Carina Alyce

Mark interviews Carina Alyce, a best-selling author and full-time triple board-certified physician who started writing dramatic medical romances after twenty years in the trenches of health care. Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update as well as a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about how you can get… Continue reading Episode 248 – Personal and Professional Challenges with Carina Alyce

Solo

Episode 246 – Four of the Pitfalls of Publishing

Mark shares four of the many pitfalls of publishing that can befall authors. Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update  and a word from this episode's sponsor. This episode is sponsored by The 2022 Write Stuff StoryBundle. For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if… Continue reading Episode 246 – Four of the Pitfalls of Publishing

Reflective Round Table

Episode 245 – Reflective Round Table March 2022

Mark chats with patrons Matty Dalrymple and Roland Denzel from the March 2022 "Reflective Round-Table." Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update (that includes the release of the co-authored book Accounting for Authors) and a word from this episode's sponsor. This episode is sponsored by the patrons of the Stark Reflections Podcast… Continue reading Episode 245 – Reflective Round Table March 2022

Solo

Episode 244 – Rambling Reflections

A rambling reflection episode that talks about writing fast and slow, writing with passion, worrying over reviews, and marketing, and Mark's "Pineapple on Pizza Principle." Prior to the main content, Mark welcomes new patron S.W. Millar, reads a few comments, shares a personal update, and a word from this episode's sponsor. You can learn more… Continue reading Episode 244 – Rambling Reflections

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