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Mark Dame

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Mark grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived all over the world, including a brief stint in Perth, Australia as a child.

Mark’s passion for writing began in junior high. Encouraged by his teachers, including now best-selling author Sharon Draper, his eighth grade English teacher, he wrote short stories, dystopian poetry, and even attempted a novel heavily inspired by The Hobbit.

After high school, Mark served in the US Navy, working on the flight deck of the USS Peleliu fueling helicopters. When his enlistment was up, Mark enrolled in the Electrical Engineering program at the University of Cincinnati, but bailed out his sophomore year to start working as a freelance computer software developer. Today he continues to write code as well as f
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Mark Dame I have hundreds of ideas for books and short stories. Just with the list I have now, I'll never run out of ideas, even if I live to be 150 years old.

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I have hundreds of ideas for books and short stories. Just with the list I have now, I'll never run out of ideas, even if I live to be 150 years old.

As far as writer's block on a particular project, I just work through it. Sometimes the result is the wrong thing, but that's okay. I'll fix it later. I generally know the direction I'm headed, so it's just about finding the right path from point A to point B. Sometimes I hit a dead end, so I back up to see if I went the wrong way. Other times, I discover I wasn't going to the right place in the first place.

The most interesting thing is when I think I'm going to point B but end up at point Q. And Q is almost always more interesting than where I thought I wanted to go.

So basically, if I get lost, I'll stop and try to look at the big picture to see if I'm on the right path or not, then get back to work.(less)
Mark Dame I've always been a story teller. I enjoy making people laugh or think. When I was younger, I loved sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories. Be…moreI've always been a story teller. I enjoy making people laugh or think. When I was younger, I loved sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories. Being a writer feeds that beast.(less)
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“Do not dwell on what brought you to a place. The past can serve to warn and to teach, but it makes a poor place to live.

Mark Dame. The Andor (Kindle Locations 1718-1719). FutureLine Press. Kindle Edition.”
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