"Language is a virus from outer space."
William S Burroughs
So where does a journalist-turned-author go to sound off? Well, here's a pretty good start. This is where I hurl my missives out into the polluted meme-pool of human existence, hopefully to make a few ripples, if not an outright splash...
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Notes on the walls of ruin
THERE are times, I must admit, when I feel like some kind of cut-price prole Nero, twiddling a pen while Rome burns. By that, I mean here I am, worrying about writing more books and developing my literary offering while t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
First time for everything, if you can find where it starts
In this age of blogs and digital self-publishing, Mark Cantrell is curious to know what exactly constitutes an author's debut these days...
Lately, I've seen a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Join me for a ride over the horizon
IN many respects I think 2014 is going to be the make or break year for me, although I concede we can all say pretty much the same of any year, really, so there's no particular reason to make this one any more 'o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Into the world of Citizen Zero
Snapshots of a dystopian novel's real life 'prequel'
Today's age of austerity has all the hallmarks of the backstory I had in my head when writingRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Prize funding opens the door for 'selfies'
Here's a little something the authors among you may or may not have heard already, writes Mark Cantrell, but a competition aimed at British fiction writers has opened the doors to those who have se...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
The darkest dreams are made for real
Nightmares are the stuff of fiction. Mark Cantrell ponders the realisation of the dark vision that is his novel SILAS MORLOCK
Time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
ONE FOR THE ROAD
When Death comes along for the ride, be ready to find out exactly what you are…
A digital short by Mark Cantrell
Available from Amazon, Smashwords, and other leading online retailersRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
You'll never look at a book in quite the same way again…
Out in paperback and digital editions from Inspired Quill
ST...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 10, 2013 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Hartshill author's horror debut casts a chilling shadow over Christmas
STOKE-ON-TRENT, 8 December 2013: Local author Mark Cantrell has made his paperback debut with the publication of his novel...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 2, 2013 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
It's my brand and I'll distract if I want to…
The other day, I read a little piece on the HuffPost that suggests authors shouldn't be writing 'off topic' because in doing so they are distracting from their author 'brand'.
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|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
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Embers Of Empathy
By Mark Cantrell
Embers of empathy
Cooling to clinkers
In the heart’s hearth.
Shrouds of shaded smoke
From the suffocated fires
Of spirit’s furnace.
Ice clads the chilling soul,
Hardening to a bitter shell as heat of
Mind numbed, heart deadened,
In shuddered cold,
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 24, 2013 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|