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Mark
Artist | Professional | Literature
United Kingdom
Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name's Mark, I pretty much spend all my time writing fiction stories (Fantasy and Sci-Fi) as well as creating whimsical Poems. I've been writing for over 8 years, and I'm currently in the final stages of editing a teen fiction fantasy novel, prior to seeking publication. If you've had a look around (which I encourage you to do so, if you haven't already), then you'll likely have noticed my weekly running story "Memoirs of an Elemental" (I know, I know...Its a bit of a mouthful). Anyway...every Thursday I deliver another chapter for everyone on here to read. It's a fantasy story with delightful bouts of action, romance and of course, elementals! (Honestly, what is not to love about that eh?) A word of advice though, read chapter 1 first! (Seriously, who jumps straight into chapter 3? No wonder you're confused about what's going on).

Also, in my spare time (Haha, spare time....that's a cute notion) I dabble with photography. Oh who am I kidding, I say I dabble but I bought a Cannon 500D a few years back, so I guess its more serious than mere dabbling (now that i'm reading this, dabble is a funny word when used consecutively) OK, back on track because I'm aware I'm now waffling. So photography, yes, so...I focus mainly on nature, landscapes and Macro photography. Although, I'd love to learn how to take portraits and personal photos of people.

I am up for working on commissions and collaborations. Perhaps you're an artist who is seeking someone to help write a story for your comic, or you need someone to create a poem. Whatever it is, give me a shout and I'm sure I can help you out (oh look, it rhymes!). I am also happy to do Critiques and offer writing and photography advice, so don't be shy!



For anyone interested in the Novel writing software I use to create my stories and books, you can find it in the link below. It's called Novel Factory
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Christmas Update

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 14, 2018, 4:52 AM
Hi Everyone, I hope you're all enjoying December and are ready for Christmas. This is just an end of year journal to update you all on what I'm up to and that I'm actually still alive.

First off, I've somehow got myself involved in this year's Critmas event as one of the team leaders. What is Critmas you say? Well, it's an event that's held every year by the community to spread some joy, in the form of critiques/honest feedback. We're all on a journey to learn and improve, so what better way than to have your friends take time out of their day to evaluate your work and offer pointers on how to improve. 

If you want to join, the sign up is here:

CRITMAS 2018:new: Plenty of space for people to sign up- remember as long as you aim for just 12 critiques you are a winner of this challenge!
:new: squanpie has created some absolutely beautiful team artwork to represent this years teams. You have permission to use this as your team banner how you see fit (but be sure to credit)! Thank you so much :heart:


Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...

November, NaNo pfft, that is over! Winter is coming and with it brings a greater show. The armies are rising again!
Those sneaky secret-storing Samurai Snowmen have melted now. Previous winners are just a legendary tale. Four new teams are rising, each fuelled with one desire- To be the best at delivering critique!


Welcome to Critmas 2018!

What is Critmas?
This is a multi formed challenge where the focus is abo


Anyone can join, and the more people we get, the merrier!



In other news, my book has been going well. I had taken some time off writing to plan what comes next, to make things easier as I near the end of the novel. I originally had concerns about the size of the book (its a constant worry in a world where people seem to have less patience), but the way I see it is that a story is as long as it must be to get the point across without unnecessary waffling.

I am, however, toying with adding one last scene with Lilith. I know, I know, I said no more Lilith POV's, but this one would showcase a discussion between Scarlet and herself. It'll technically fit in before the one I'm currently writing. I'm unsure if it's worth doing as it takes some of the mystery out when Merrick returns home, and it gives the reader more information than Merrick has.

What do you guys think? Would this ruin the experience for you? Would you prefer to follow in Merrick's shoes and see and feel as he does? Or would that extra bit of info make you connect more with the situation as a whole? I understand some of you might be eager to understand more of Lilith's motives and understand why she's doing what she is. Let me know in the comments below; I'd love to hear what you all think. 

I'm also thinking of doing a parody of my story, just for a muck about really, taking the main characters and putting them into an office setting. Sort of like a parallel universe. It'll be a short story, nothing massive. Maybe a couple of chapters at most. Perhaps I can post this up in the new year as a belated Christmas gift, will have to see. 

FYI, as I'm involved in Critmas, I shall be making a push to get the next chapter of Memoirs out by Sunday. At which point, I'm switching to Critique mode. 

If anyone has some artwork they'd like me to critique for them, please drop me a private note with a link to the piece you want me to focus on.

Until next time, have a fantastic Christmas, and I'll see you on the other side!

Meterious

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Hi guys and gals, sorry I've been quiet lately. I've been super busy these past few weeks with boring life stuff (fixing a shed roof for example). I'm going to try and be a bit more active, although I won't be participating in any competitions as I really want to focus on my book and get it done and dusted by February. 

I hope everyone is ok. I'll post a journal entry sometime this week giving everyone a proper update. :)
Hi guys, for those reading my ongoing novel I thank you for your patience. This latest chapter took ages to write as I've never been to Miami but had to represent it as if I had. A lot of google maps and watching videos later, and I'm finally happy with it.  

Sorry, it took so long; and I hope you all enjoy it! 
Competition is back on with regular updates. I will also be getting the next chapter of Memoirs out soon, so look forward to that.

To those in the competition, sorry for the lack of updates.  I had a creative block that seemed to last forever.  Work has been stressful, which took a toll on my motivation to do anything aside from rest up.  I hope to make it up to you guys as you've been super patient with me. You're all awesome! :D 
Can I have everyone's honest opinion about the title of my current novel, please? 

1. Does the name 'Memoirs of an Elemental' catch your attention in a positive way that makes you want to read the book? 

2. Would you buy a book with that title?  If so, why?

3. Do you think I should pick a better title that's more punchy, shorter etc.

4.  If you think it should be changed, do you have any ideas? 


I appreciate any responses given as you'll not only be helping me out a ton, but also influencing the final look of the book.  Many thanks!

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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch, Mark! :heart:

I hope you have a great day! 
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Meterious Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Writer
It's a pleasure. It's just a shame I didn't do it sooner. :)
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018   Writer
Hi!

Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for visiting my profile and enjoying my work (:
I'm truly happy to know what you found spoke to you.

Have a lovely rest of your week,
Warm greets, Kiyo
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Meterious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional Writer
You're welcome. You have lots of lovely pieces that I intend to read over the coming weeks.

If you don't mind me asking, what influenced you to get into writing poems? 
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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   Writer
Thank you, that's wonderful to hear! I hope you'll enjoy them (:

Awh, truly, that's fine (:
Truth be told, I've been both drawing and writing since I was a child, often trying my hand at stories but never quite seeing a project through to the end (I was fairly easily distracted as a kid :giggle:). In my high school years, I grew a love for poetry and how you could use it to convey something in as much, or little, words you needed, and started to read more and more. But it wasn't until I started working freelance in design and illustrating that I began to explore poetry as a means to express the other part of myself that still longed to write. It was here on dA, on an older account, that I plucked up the courage to post my works, and the lit-community played a big part on how my style/voice developed and dared me to try my hand on different forms (:

What influenced you to start writing?
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Meterious Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Writer
That's fantastic! It's great to see you doing what you enjoy. The lit community on here is super supportive, and a lot better than other sites I've been on (where writers tend to backstab each other)  :)

I got into writing at a young age as well. It started in my English literature lessons at primary school and blossomed after I finished film school. I originally wanted to get into film work, but after writing a short story for a friend of mine, I realised I had a passion for writing. It was my mum who encouraged me during the early days, and since then I've been writing novels.  I have one finished at the moment that needs editing, and I'm working on my second venture.  I learnt a lot of lessons (some terribly difficult ones), and this second story is a culmination of that.

Sorry for the late reply.  I haven't been on the site much these past couple weeks. 
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danny-mechanist Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
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Meterious Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Writer
Hey buddy! Long time no see! :D
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danny-mechanist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I took a hiatus. Too much irl stuff.
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