About Mark Wilkins:
Mark Wilkins, is best known to his readers as A Storyteller. He pens the A Storyteller Series of Books for Love Force International Publishing. Unlike most other book series, it does not concentrate on a particular character or a particular story line. Instead, it focuses on books of short stories in various genres by a particular author (Mark Wilkins). Some of the books in the A Storyteller Book Series include serious fiction (9: 9 Stories of Fiction), humorous fiction (Slices of Life) and a mixture of serious and humorous fiction and non fiction (Classroom Confessions).
Wilkins writes: The readers who enjoy my books like reading that sparks their imagination. They like stories with memorable and quirky characters on unusual topics. They like unexpected twists and turns in the plot. If any of these things my readers enjoy describe you, then you too will enjoy my writing.
Wilkins says he is comfortable writing in many different genres.he states: “I write both humorous and serious fiction. Some of my stories are based on true events, others are totally my invention. It is up to you, the reader, to decide which stores are based on factual events and which are completely my invention because I’m not telling. I like to tell stories and I work very hard at making those stories both compelling and entertaining. I hope you enjoy reading my books.”
Slices of Life Slices is a collection of humorous short stories about life. Most of them deal with marriage and family members. From smart spouses to intelligent little children to guys trying to impress their friends and in-laws trying to master technology each story is like a little slice of life but together, they make up an irresistible pie. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some slices of lie because, before you know it, you will have finished the whole thing.
9: 9 Stories of Fiction: From what is going through the mind of a suicide bomber, to a rich man who has an epiphany from an encounter at a store, to the story of an every man who becomes a hero through unspeakable violence this book of fiction gives you stories that will thrill you, surprise you and make you think. If you are looking for fiction that is unusual and stories that will stay with you for years to come, you only need to count to 9.
Classroom Confessions: A collection of stories, perspective and poems about the issues confronting teachers, students and administrators involved in public education. Issues such as peer pressure, classroom management, violence, gangs, corruption, scandal and suicide are woven throughout the tapestry of stories in this collection.
What inspires you to write?
My varied life experiences and observation of people are the two things that inspire me to write. Sometimes I write about real events and other times I create events that never happened but that are written as if they are based on actual events.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is based on two things, creativity and discipline. I am always highly creative so I literally come up with things all the time. The key is in the discipline. I have to craft ideas I come up with into a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s kind of like working a puzzle only it’s a puzzle with words and ideas in my mind as opposed toa puzzle with physical pieces.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters, they talk to me. I simply listen and write things down. I am very good at knowing what motivates people so I subtly place motivation into a persona through actions, words or pronunciation.I also literally become each character in my mind’s eye so I know how they think and what they would logically do in a situation.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up on your dreams.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My cousin is a best selling author and he likes my stories. He began putting books on Kindle and told me that it was a perfect medium for me. I think kindle is a wonderful place to publish books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will likely be dominated by digital in the next five to ten years.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Serious Fiction, Humor, Supernatural.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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