Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hey there all,

I’m so glad to be a part of the “Wicked Thorn and Roses” blog. But what does that mean? Well, let’s break it down, shall we? According to ‘wicked’ means:

wick⋅ed /ˈwɪkɪd/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [wik-id] adjective, -er, -est, adverb
1. evil or morally bad in principle or practice
2. mischievous or playfully malicious
3. slang: wonderful; great; masterful; deeply satisfying.

I think wicked can mean so much more than what the dictionary states, especially when it comes to writing and being an author. That feeling I get when I’ve placed down a choice word or phrase, or I’ve completed a manuscript, ready to send out into the big wide world is wicked. I think wicked can cover that sort feeling and so much more.

When characters I’ve created come to life, take over and have thoughts and dreams and hopes and love just like they are really living it is amazing. That’s why I love writing so much. I can create anything, go anywhere, and above all, put my characters under so much that I become compelled by how they react and concerned with how their story will end.

So yes, I am a ‘wicked’ writer and pleased to be a part of the Wicked Thorn and Roses blog. My writing centres around the fantasy and sci-fi genres, with a male/male twist…well, okay, there’s plenty of male/male action, you got me on that! Lol But the true essence of what my stories are about is the character. How the character reacts or doesn’t in some cases is paramount for any writing in my opinion.

So what does the ‘Thorn and the Roses’ part mean? Well, that’s simple really.. I’m the thorn (being the male, of course…although one would hope ‘thorn’ didn’t relate to a certain body part. Mine’s waaaayyyy bigger than that *grin*) and the five other authors I share this blog with are the beautiful roses, always in bloom. Naturally.

Anyway, enough of me blathering about what I write. Why not see for yourself. Comment on my post and you could have a chance of winning a free copy of my latest release “Call of the Hunted.” Yep…you heard, for free!

Thanks for listening and I’ll talk to you all next time.
Mark Alders.


Sierra Wolfe said...

Great post, Mark! We're so glad you're a part of our blog group, too!!


Gracen Miller said...

Great post, Mark! Thanks to Sierra too for sending me the link to this new blog. Everything I've read this week has been top notch.

I agree with you, "wicked" does encompass so much more than the dictionary gives us. I like to be "wicked" with my husband, but I also like to be "wicked" with my girlfriends...and there IS a difference. And I laughed at your thorn euphemism.

Great post, good luck and I look forward to getting to know you and the rest of the bloggers.


MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

Hey Mark!

My latest book, under my MK Mancos psuedonymn, is going to have some m/m action. Well, if my one character has anything to say about it. And he's campaigning pretty hard for I must say! This is a different place for me, writing-wise, since I'm scorching hot....but vanilla most of the time. Wish me luck with making it authentic and honest. (I might be asking you for pointers and advance, so be forwarned.)

Looking forward to a long and productive blog with you and the other roses.


Mark Alders said...

Thank you, Sierra, Gracen, and Kate for your lovely words. I so need them right now :-) Moving house isn't fun! Now where's the chocolate...

There is still time to comment as I will pick a winner of the free eBook of Call of the Hunted tomorrow...



Mark Alders said...

Hey, Gracen, could you email me your email address and I'll send you on a copy of my latest book "Call of the Hunted."

Thanks for commenting and congratulations!!!!


My email address is

markalders at yahoo dot com

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