Mark Andrew Ferguson




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Mark Andrew Ferguson

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Mark Andrew Ferguson Maybe writer's block is real, I don't know. I've never experienced a total block.

I do, however, experience (often) the crippling self-doubt that makes…more
Maybe writer's block is real, I don't know. I've never experienced a total block.

I do, however, experience (often) the crippling self-doubt that makes me utterly and devastatingly convinced that I will never do justice to the ideas in my head, that I'm a fraud and an idiot, that there are thousands of writers out there who are better than I, and that I should stop, right now, before I dig myself and my family any deeper into a career that's likely to bury me alive.

I just let that feeling happen, though. I write anyway, even if it makes me cringe and I'm positive that I'll regret every single word a week or a year or a decade from now. As far as I understand writer's block, it can only control you as long as you're not physically and mentally engaged in the act of writing. (less)
Mark Andrew Ferguson So far, it's having people open up to me. In my experience, friends and strangers who read my book are very likely to talk to me about personal…moreSo far, it's having people open up to me. In my experience, friends and strangers who read my book are very likely to talk to me about personal experiences they've had, things that my book reminded of them. Because I put so much out there in my novel, people feel permission to expose things about themselves that they normally wouldn't want to. That's a beautiful thing. (less)
Average rating: 4.80 · 5 ratings · 3 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
The Lost Boys Symphony
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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date: November 03, 2014 07:00PM
location: U-Conn CoOp at Storrs, Storrs, CT, The United States
description: The Roar Reading Series is an eclectic new monthly reading series curated by Elephant Rock Books and performed at the lovely Uconn Coop Bookstore in Storrs, Connecticut at Storrs Center.

The first Monday of every month join us for a variety of fiction, poetry, CNF, and other works, read by the authors. Readings start at 7pm, followed by audience laughter, tears and applause.

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders
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The brutality in these stories is all the more devastating on account of how hilarious Saunders is. He's the king of the literary suckerpunch, and the pain is sublime.

I can't help but fawn, as so many others have. He makes me wish I were much smarte...more
The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson
"Have you ever wished you could undo a choice you've made or wondered what could have or would have been? What if you were given that chance? Fresh, clever and deeply emotional, The Lost Boys Symphony explores how even small choices can change our..." Read more of this review »
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
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The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey
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This is a ridiculous book, and not one that I would recommend to everyone despite my 5-star rating. Handey's humor is part of my DNA on account of growing up on Deep Thoughts, so there is no way I was not going to love this. He has a very specific br...more
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
The Middlesteins
by Jami Attenberg (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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The thing I envy most about Attenberg's writing is her ability to float in and out of different perspectives. There are numerous seamless, expert transitions between present, past, and future, and between different characters (sometimes within a sing...more
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
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