5 steps to writing Preparation – Part 3 Mindset By Mark Deloy

To recap our journey into the 5 steps to writing preparation so far, I’ve covered Desire, and perseverance.  Desire is where we started because you have to have that inside of you to ever pick up the pen, or start typing on your MAC.  Perseverance, because there will come a time when you want to … Continue reading 5 steps to writing Preparation – Part 3 Mindset By Mark Deloy

5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

Welcome to the second installment of 5 steps for writing preparation.  Step one was desire, where I laid out my thoughts on having the desire to write, write often, and hopefully, write well.  The second part in our journey has to do with sticking to it: perseverance.  Let’s face facts.  If you are anything like … Continue reading 5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance

5 steps for writing preparation #1 Desire

Mark Deloy This is the first in a 5 part blog on how to prepare yourself to actually get some keyboard time and hammer out the next great American (Horror) novel.  First a little about the thought process behind this series.  If you’re anything like me, you don’t get up every morning, make yourself some … Continue reading 5 steps for writing preparation #1 Desire

Knob’s Hole By Mark E. Deloy

“I’m tellin’ ya, there ain’t no bottom to it,” Henry Knob said, peering down the hole into the darkness. “That’s impossible,” Dave said. “I’ve dropped rocks, a busted computer monitor, even that old refrigerator down there. Ain’t none of them ever hit bottom, at least not that I heard.” Dave leaned over the opening which … Continue reading Knob’s Hole By Mark E. Deloy

The Roaming Darkness Part 2 of 3 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

“We’ll set the traps close to the edge so we’ll be able to watch from the house,” Frankie said, pulling Donnie out of his thoughts. “I’m scared,” the younger boy whined.  He tried not to be, but all he could think about was the look on Momma’s face when she’d spoken of the great beast.  … Continue reading The Roaming Darkness Part 2 of 3 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

The Roaming Darkness Part 3 of 3 By Mark E. Deloy

After a breakfast of eggs and toast, Frankie started roaming the house, looking out windows and inspecting the locks on the doors. “What are you doing,” Donnie asked, watching his brother stalk around the house running his fingers through his now shoulder length hair like a mad scientist. “Checking our defenses.  I think we just … Continue reading The Roaming Darkness Part 3 of 3 By Mark E. Deloy

The Roaming Darkness – Part 1 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

The Roaming Darkness Part 1 Mark E. Deloy     Little Donnie awoke to the sound of flesh and bone striking porcelain.  He blinked sleep out of his eyes and scrambled out of bed.  The hallway was lit with early morning light.  He scuffed his feet along the green threadbare carpet, reached the bathroom and … Continue reading The Roaming Darkness – Part 1 – A Serial by Mark E. Deloy

Heartland – Flash Fiction – Mark E. Deloy

The boy trudged across the blood-splattered, waist high wheat field, moving toward the decrepit farmhouse in the east corner of the property. He wore grungy overalls with no shirt underneath. His boots had bone chips embedded in the soles. The wind blew his maple colored hair across his delicate face. He had been lovely once, … Continue reading Heartland – Flash Fiction – Mark E. Deloy