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Mark Love
Attended Central Michigan University
Lives in Michigan
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There’s an old rock and roll classic “Every Picture Tells a Story” that always resonates with me. Sometimes it’s a simple picture that will jolt me. At the strangest times, that image will float back to the surface of...
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It’s the new year and in many parts of the country, Old Man Winter is making his presence felt. There was even a blurb on the national news the other night that Atlanta Georgia was bracing for three inches of snow, which mig...
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‘Twas the week before Christmas. Snow covered so much of the Michigan landscape, it’s as if Mother Nature was thoroughly pissed off at humanity. Those brave of heart were facing the conditions head on, trudging through drifts...
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Yesterday I was one of several authors attending an event at the local library. This was a chance to meet some readers, talk about our stories and the work that goes into them, and maybe, just maybe, sell a book or two. Afte...
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“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be d...
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Last week I attended a local author’s event at a Barnes & Noble location in western Michigan. You never know what to expect at these things. The fact that the Chicago Cubs were playing in a World Series game that night probab...
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Lists I’m always making lists. Sometimes its story ideas, or scenes I want to work on. Other times it’s related to work or teaching or even a run to the grocery store. I don’t always follow the lists and get exactly what’...
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Greetings and Happy New Year. The other day I happened to see a clip from Mel Brooks when he received the Kennedy Center award a few years ago. There was a musical tribute to many of the songs he’s written. One line ...
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During a conversation with a student the other day, she was struggling to come up with the right word to express how she felt about something. “I’ve been around horses my whole life,” she said. “I can’t remember a time wi...
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A couple of months ago, I changed jobs. Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of the transition to my new role was leaving behind the writer’s group that I led. For two years I was able to connect with this dedicated gang e...
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Writers can get complacent. That leads to routine stories, which become boring for readers. Sometimes it’s a good idea to change things up. Maybe that means having a character who started out being nice and sweet and in r...
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Since Monday is Halloween, I thought it appropriate to offer up a treat. So starting Monday and running through Friday, November 4 you can download a free copy of “Fade Away” on Amazon. No costume is required. Here’s the...
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As a writer, there is nothing like a well told story.
Introduction

Yes, my name really is Mark Love. I am a Michigan native, who up until recently lived in the Metro Detroit area, where crime and corruption always seem to be at the top of everyone's news. So there's always the chance to find something that can trigger a story idea and enough interesting characters to jump start your imagination.

While I have worked in many industries and career paths over the years, one of my passions has always been writing. I was even able to parlay that passion for a while, working as a freelance reporter for a couple of newspapers in the Detroit area. Writing features and hard news helped me hone my talents. But while newspaper worked was interesting and paid a few bills, it was a far cry from the fiction writing that I enjoy the most.

I've always been drawn to mysteries and thrillers, the kind of stories that have a fast pace, that keep you moving and keep you guessing as to what's going to take place next. Mix those in with some elements of crime, perhaps a glimpse of the seedier side and you've got me. So it's always been one of my goals to write stories like that.

Bragging rights
I put myself through college and grad school, have worked a variety of jobs, raised a family with two great sons and so far have been lucky enough to publish 4 novels. I'm diligently working on the next one and have ideas for more. It's every writer's goal to get their stories out there.
Education
  • Central Michigan University
    Human Resources
    Master's degree
  • Concordia University
    Human Resources
    Bachelor's degree
  • Schoolcraft College
    Liberal Arts
    Associates degree.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
I'm an author, a business professional and a former reporter.
Skills
Writing, editing, training, communications, employee relations.
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Currently
Michigan