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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

May 10, 2019

In this episode, Mark shares a live discussion from the Rock Apocalypse conference and workshop in Cleveland, OH that took place in early May 2019.

The session is a recorded panel discussion from the two day event. Zach Bohannon moderated a panel discussion with T.W. Piperbrook, J, Thorn, Jim Kukral and Mark.

Prior to the interview, Mark reads a few comments from listeners from the previous episode and thanks Patrons and commenters for engaging with the podcast.

He then shares a word from the episode's sponsor.

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In his personal update, Mark shares the details of how he planned a marriage proposal for his girlfriend with Alicia Witt at her recent Toronto live concert performance, and plays a few clips from the song Alicia wrote for the engagement.

The panel discussion that was recorded at the Cleveland conference features Zach asking the panelists about:

  • How they got started in publishing
  • What's advice they'd offer their 2019 self
  • What they think might be coming in the future of publishing


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The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Additional music in this episode:

"Liz" was written, composed and produced by Alicia Witt. Copyright © 2019 Alicia Witt.

"Bobcaygeon" written by Rob Baker, Gord Downey, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, from the album Phantom Power Copyright © 1999 by The Tragically Hip