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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Oct 30, 2019

In this episode, Mark shares 15 different quotes and ideas that inspired him during the Fall 2019 WMG Publishing Business Master Class workshop led by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith in Las Vegas.

Mark shares a very brief personal update, explaining that this episode was recorded in a less-than-ideal acoustic environment, his hotel room in Vegas.

Mark also shares a word from this episode's sponsor...

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One of the over-arcing themes from the five day workshop event s was Diversification and the idea that "It's better to make a little bit of money from a lot of sources than to make a lot of money from one or two places."

The 15 quotes come from:

  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • Joanna Penn
  • Loren Coleman
  • Andrea Pearson
  • Marie Whittaker
  • Deidre J. Manna-Bratten
  • Chuck Heinzelman

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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