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Mark Saha

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Born
in Rosenberg, Texas, The United States
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September 2013


Mark Saha grew up in cotton country along the Texas Gulf Coast, earned a BA at the University of Notre Dame, and attended film school at UCLA, where a collection of his short stories won a Samuel Goldwyn Creative Writing Award and led to many years of writing scripts for film and television. Growing up in Texas he worked on a doodlebug crew blowing shot lines across the Big Thicket, drove a tractor hauling trash wagons at a cotton gin near Fairchild, and worked cattle on foot on his father’s farm outside Sealy. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Mark Saha After many years of writing screenplays, I’m transitioning to prose fiction and have just self-published a novel I’m trying to figure out how to…moreAfter many years of writing screenplays, I’m transitioning to prose fiction and have just self-published a novel I’m trying to figure out how to promote without being cheap or tacky. Probably I will want to see how Lady Joe is accepted before committing to the next one. Meanwhile I’m adding a new short story to a collection. Mostly ideas come to me during long walks around town, and I sort through them to decide which is a short story and which is a novel.

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Mark Saha (1) Again, shut off your phone and put it in a drawer. (2) I like to take long walks alone to explore new (but safe) neighborhoods and let thoughts…more(1) Again, shut off your phone and put it in a drawer. (2) I like to take long walks alone to explore new (but safe) neighborhoods and let thoughts come and go. Often a story, or scenes for a story in progress, come out of nowhere. Sometimes a seemingly insurmountable difficulty in a story magically resolves itself. A writer friend carries a small inexpensive recorder on his walks to record snippets of dialogue. (3) When you sit down at your laptop or computer, often you will have accumulated enough material from your walks to “download” and jump start a session. If, on the other hand, you’ve been chatting on the phone or texting friends (even other writers) all day, it’s unrealistic to expect you can just sit down and start writing.(less)
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Rudy Guede enjoys day leave from prison

THE SUN - 29 Jun 2019

Ben Griffiths Nick Pisa
29 Jun 2019, 22:00Updated: 29 Jun 2019, 22:02

SMILE OF MURDERER Meredith Kercher’s smirking killer cycles to work after being granted day release from prison

Guede, 32, has been given a job as a researcher and librarian at a criminology centre in the Italian city of Viterbo.

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“Here, hold my beer and watch this.

-- Texas proverb”
Mark Saha

“Little by little, the look of the land changes by the men we admire.”
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“I was just telling Claire about a guy I met in bread class. I hate him, but he could be my soul mate.”
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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
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