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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Aug 19, 2022

Mark shares the keynotes given by Terry Brooks and Susanna Kearsley from an event he hosted on August 12, 2022 for the virtual When Words Collide 2022 annual conference.

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  • Terry Brooks talks about a topic he hates to answer or discuss: "Where do you get your ideas?" and explains why


  • Susanna Kearsley explores the concept of an author's supposedly "solitary" life that may actually be filled with relationships.

The full video of these keynotes, as well as the ones by Hank Phillippi Ryan and Edward Willett (plus the conversation and Q&A that followed the talks) can be found here on YouTube.


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