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Mark Leslie

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Mark is a writer, editor and bookseller who was born and grew up in Sudbury, spent many years in Ottawa and Hamilton and currently lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

When he is not writing, he tacks "Lefebvre" back onto his name and works as a book industry consultant, having been a bookseller since the 1992, the same year his first short story was published.

Apart from publishing novels and non-fiction paranormal explorations under the name Mark Leslie, having works occasionally appearing on his mother's refrigerator door under the name Mark Lefebvre, and podcasting and consulting about the book industry under the name Mark Leslie Lefebvre for his Stark Publishing/Stark Reflections brand, Mark is a lover of craft beer.

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I don't believe in writer's block and therefore it doesn't believe in me.

I heard a writer say that other professionals don't not work because they have "[insert job role here] block" - and I quite like that. Imagine a pilot saying they are not inspired to fly today, a waiter not inspired to serve tables, or a plumber not inspired to respond to a service request. Okay,perhaps a plumber might be one of those professions where a "block" is something that creates more work. ;)

If you're a writer, you write. If you're having issues on a particular piece of writing (and sure, call it "being blocked"), work on something else, another writing project, some other tasks. Writing begets more writing, sometimes that's all it takes to "break" whatever you believe is blocking you.(less)
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“I spent the next couple of hours either walking around with a gelato in my hand or on my knees in church asking to be forgiven for the sin of gluttony.”
Mark Leslie, Beyond The Pasta: Recipes, Language and Life with an Italian Family

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message 2: by Fran

Fran Friel Many thanks, Mark. Have a great weekend!

Best Always,
Fran Friel


message 1: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Mark,
Thanks for the "add" and always a pleasure to talk to another practitioner of "dark fiction."


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