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  • Writer's pictureMark Rues

Writing a Book

The Journey

Long Way Home


A story came to me on Thanksgiving 2007. I wrote down the ideas to explore and half of the first chapter. Life challenges prevented me from completing the story till I journeyed to Japan in April 2012. After that trip, all the necessary spiritual energies aligned and I resumed writing Thanksgiving 2012. I finished the manuscript December 2013. In the summer of 2014, I was fortunate to find a Development Editor who helped me flesh out some understated themes. The following summer fortune shined again when I found my Copy Editor.

I have pitched RIDE THE UNIVERSE at two Philadelphia Writer's Conferences. I have learned my book doesn't fit an established niche, so I have decided to self publish.

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