Bonus

Episode 206 – No One Will Believe In You More Than You: A WWC Keynote from Steena Holmes

This episode features a 2021 When Words Collide Keynote given by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Steena Holmes. The talk was recorded on Friday August 13, 2021. After the talk, Mark shares a couple of reflections and thanks patrons of the podcast who support it at patreon.com/starkreflections. He also shares that the… Continue reading Episode 206 – No One Will Believe In You More Than You: A WWC Keynote from Steena Holmes

Interview

Episode 205 – From Bookseller To Author With Simon Lowe

Mark interviews Simon Lowe, an author with a number of stories published in various magazines, who, after a decade working in book stores, released his first novel (The World is at War, Again) in June 2021 and now writes part time while also performing the role of a stay at home dad. Prior to the… Continue reading Episode 205 – From Bookseller To Author With Simon Lowe

Interview

Episode 204 – Overcoming Self-Doubt with Tessa Smith McGovern

Mark interviews Tessa Smith McGovern an award-winning and best-selling author who has taught writing for 22 year. Prior to the interview, Mark says comments from recent episodes, a personal update, and a word from this episode's sponsor. This episode is sponsored by Findaway Voices. You can learn more about how you can get your work… Continue reading Episode 204 – Overcoming Self-Doubt with Tessa Smith McGovern

Solo

Episode 203 – A Rant on Unprofessional Author Behavior

Mark shares a rant about a particular thing he noticed continues to happen related to authors looking for promotional opportunities. Prior to the main content, Mark talks about how this episode was born from content originally sent to patrons of the podcast who responded to his slightly rawer rant on the same topic. For that… Continue reading Episode 203 – A Rant on Unprofessional Author Behavior

Solo

Episode 202 – Publishers and Predators

Mark shares an early draft excerpt from his forthcoming August 2021 book PUBLISHING PITFALLS FOR AUTHORS. Specifically he talks about Publishers and Predators and the things that authors need to be careful to look out for. Prior to the main content, Mark shares some comments from a recent Patreon only rant episode he recently released… Continue reading Episode 202 – Publishers and Predators