C. S. Marks Blog

Welcome to CSMarks.com and (temporarily) ELFHUNTER.NET!

Since ELFHUNTER.NET is currently undergoing extensive renovation (as well as a change of web host), we have directed you here. We will advise you of our progress as it happens…hang in there! If you have sighted the infamous Elfmobile, you can receive a free book! Just go to our Facebook […]

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Lifetimes to build–moments to ruin.

I love trees. I have always been a forest-dweller, reveling in the sounds, scents, and sights of the deep woods. I love moss, and water, and the lilt of wood thrushes at twilight. When I need comfort, I go to the forest. When I feel adventurous, I go to the […]

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On Writing Violence

When people ask what other authors have influenced my writing, the answer surprises some of them. Everyone expects me to name Tolkien, and, of course, I always do. They don’t expect me to name “Stephen King.” I confess—I love King’s books, especially the real door-stoppers like The Stand and The […]

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Update on The Shadow-man…

Start looking for it, folks! Went through final pre-flight check tonight. (I’m so excited! I hope you enjoy it.) –CSM   Update: AND IT’S UP AND FLYING! Print version coming any day…

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Shadow-man…Done and Dusted!

SO, after a long night of crafting the final scene of my newest novella, The Shadow-man is done and dusted. At this point I would say it’s a polished draft. It still needs beta reading, editing and revision, but that hard part is over. Next stop–cover reveal! 🙂 This one […]

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Books as “Babies”–an Opinion

There’s been a bit of kerfuffle on the Amazon forums recently. (I know…what a surprise, right?) On the one side, we have authors who like to refer to their books as their “babies.” On the other, readers and reviewers who believe such comparisons are ridiculous and unwarranted. They view the […]

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How to Write a Customer Review–You can do it!

If you have purchased a book, you’re a customer. That means you have all the qualifications necessary to write and post a customer review on Amazon, Goodreads, or anywhere you wish. So, what’s stopping you? Many readers say that they are unsure of how to write a customer review. They’re […]

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Putting Things in Perspective: Readers as Individuals

Putting Things in Perspective–Looking at Readers as Individuals and not as Numbers In late 2005, I published my first novel. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect much. I just wanted to share the story with as many readers as I could manage, hoping to entertain them, stimulate their […]

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Appearance At Half Price Books

  On SATURDAY December 14, between noon and six pm, come and enjoy refreshments, music and some giveaways as C.S. Marks holds an open discussion about the world of Alterra, filking, and more. You will also have an opportunity to get signed copies of Elfhunter, The Fire King, and Fallen […]

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Fire-heart is LIVE!

Available on Kindle and Smashwords, so grab your favorite reading device and get ready for adventure! 🙂

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