Writers Authors On Fire podcast

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Writers & Authors on Fire is the podcast and website to inspire and ignite your writing. You’ll hear interviews with writers, authors, editors, agents, and publishers; monologues about writing and the craft of writing; tips on writing and how to get the most out of writers conferences; updates on the ever-changing publishing world; book reviews; reviews of writing tools; and more. Our aim is to inspire you to keep on writing, to master the submission process, and get your writing published.

The podcast episodes of writers and authors will feature an in-depth section of their writing journey, motivators, challenges and successes, goals, learnings, and genre specify questions; and a lighter section highlighting their writing process. Episodes with editors, agents, and publishers will feature questions and material specific to their roles in writing and publishing. Each show will feature a "show notes" page with key highlights of the interview, links to their website and books, and more.

The goal of the podcast is for you to listen, learn, be inspired, and then write.

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042 - Mark Young, a former cop, writes mystery and suspense as a successful indie author.


Mark Young was a journalist who became a cop. All this gave him an excellent background to write novels laced with mystery and suspense. Here's the link to the Show Notes page for Mark Young's Interview with highlights and links to all his books and his favorite author and books on writing.
Mark didn't start writing fiction until 2006. He has five books, with more on the way, and as he says, “I’m having fun.” As a kid, he enjoyed going to the library and checking out books. He ended up in the adult section where he read mystery and suspense and thrillers - reading those took him all over the world. He writes from his experiences in law enforcement. His five books are part of three different series so he won’t get bored writing in only one series. He initially resisted becoming an indie author, but finally released his first book in 2011. His writing process has changed and he shares how this has helped his writing. He gives straightforward advice for those who want to write mystery and suspense. From his experience as an indie author, Mark shares how he spreads the word about his books. He talks about how having a great editor has helped his writing and how he continues to read books on the craft of writing. He describes his books as being driven by plot by interesting characters.