Writing: do what works for you

In this episode Mark gives some insight into his writing process and what works for him when he is writing, and also why it important to find your own way as an artist that works you – because not every writer or artist is the same. Mark discusses what is important if you want to be writer of any kind of success and of any style of writing, and why all writers do what they do and why they should.

Happy National Read a Book Day!

Happy National Read a Book Day! I have personally always been a lover of books and I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to have now 12 books of poetry, short-stories, and novellas published for all the world to read! I hope today people will take the opportunity of National Read A Book Day to check out one of my books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, or any other good online bookstore and take a journey with me via my poetry or via my stories to a place, to a time, of people, of experiences that are personal to me in so many ways. Happy Reading! 😊📖📚

Mark The Poet – The Podcast: “Repetition is the key”

In this episode Mark gives an insight into his life as a writer, as a lover of inspiration and people, and as a someone who takes great delight in returning to the same places and doing the same things time after time – and how much he likes it when someone remembers his name, especially in Starbucks.

Mark The Poet – The Podcast: “The Wolf and the Vampire” book series

In this episode Mark talks about his books ‘The Wolf In Me’, ‘The Wolf In You’, and ‘VEGA – The Vampire King’, the main protagonists within them – Olivia Hunter and Vega – and the fact that all three books have now all been officially linked together and available to purchase in paperback and as ebooks on Amazon. And if you would like to support the podcast and fuel Mark’s further poetic and literary endeavours then you can buy Mark a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkThePoet

“The Wolf and the Vampire” book series

Inspired by an idea by my amazing publisher, Mike Blackburn at Zeloo Media, my books ‘The Wolf In Me’, ‘The Wolf In You’, and ‘VEGA – The Vampire King’, have all been linked together on Amazon as a book series called “The Wolf and the Vampire King” – currently a three book series available in paperback and as ebooks, which began in 2017, and which tells “the story of Olivia Hunter, an ordinary woman propelled into an extraordinary world. A mother, a teacher, a lover, a werewolf trying to find a way to walk a line between two different worlds”.

Check out “The Wolf and the Vampire King” book series and all my other books of poetry, short-stories, and novellas on Amazon now: https://amzn.to/3OEVPWS 😊📚📖

Mark The Poet – Episode #71: Happy Birthday ‘Poet of the Sphere’

In this episode Mark celebrates the 10th birthday of his first poetry collection ‘Poet of the Sphere’ and he recounts how he felt and what it meant to him when he was given the opportunity to get his first book of poetry published. Mark talks about what his poetry means to him and what his first book continues to mean to him 10 years on.

Happy 10th Birthday ‘Poet of the Sphere’

10 years ago, on June 1st, 2012, my first book of poetry ‘Poet of the Sphere’ was published by my amazing publisher Zeloo Media after the amazing Mike Blackburn gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to share my voice, my passion, my art, and my gift with the world, and I will forever be eternally grateful. And now, 10 years on from Jen Blackburn becoming friends with me on MySpace and reading my poetry and introducing me to Mike, here I am – after publishing a further 11 books of poetry, short-stories, and novellas – celebrating the 10th birthday of the book and gift that changed my life forevermore. So, Happy 10th Birthday ‘Poet of the Sphere’! 😊🎂📖📚

“Bench Mark of a Book”

As I customarily do, not long ago I left a signed copy of my new book POET of the Multiverse for someone to find - and I have done the same thing multiple times over the last 10 years for each and every one of my 12 books. Today I left a copy of POET of the Multiverse on a park-bench at the exact spot where the cover photo for the book was taken - how's that for poetic? Anyway, whoever it is who gets lucky enough to find the signed copy of my book that I just left... Happy reading! â˜ēī¸

A Poem A Day – Special Episode: Poet of the Multiverse

“Poet of the Multiverse” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘Poet of the Multiverse’ which was published in 2022 by Zeloo Media and which is now available to buy in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon: https://amzn.to/35CgnOH and you check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems Š Mark Hastings