The MoonQuest

The MoonQuest

In a land where real rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny... Turning his back on king and family, a reluctant Toshar must embark on a perilous, uncharted journey to restore hope to a savaged land and light to its darkened moon. A gripping and epic adventure rich with universal truth. Soon to be a major motion picture! "An exceptional, timeless novel." – Mindquest Review of Books "A spellbinding tapestry." – David Michael, author of The United Series "Songlike prose..." – Library Journal

Organic Screenwriting

Writing for Film, Naturally

Organic Screenwriting

Finally! A Book for Screenwriters that Focuses on Creativity, not Rules! "Organic Screenwriting gives us permission to do what we set out to do in the first place: Tell stories from our hearts." – Luke Yankee, writer/producer of TV’s Conversations on Craft Writing for film doesn’t have to feel like an engineered exercise in story-building. Rather, it can be a story-freeing adventure, one that retains all the magic, wonder and awe of movies and make-believe. Learn to craft engaging, compelling, entertaining stories for the screen...spontaneously and without struggle, whether you're a seasoned screenwriter or just starting out. Be the Storyteller You Are...Go Organic: Write Your Screenplay the Natural Way! "What I share here speaks to the core of what I believe, not only about screenwriting but about writing, and that's that creativity is an organic process that relies more on discernment than rules, more on intuition than outlines, more on passion than structure. It's a free-flowing, in-the-moment experience that urges us to turn our backs on cookie-cutter formulas and paint-by-numbers canvasses. It's a realm where Story is king and Muse is both chancellor and court jester. It's a journey where we sit, wide-eyed, in a darkened theater and watch, awestruck, as our screenplay reveals itself to us on the flickering screen." – Mark David Gerson "A seminal work that should be read carefully by any and all aspiring writers for film and television … an enduringly useful reference work." – The Midwest Book Review

Acts of Surrender

A Writer's Memoir

Acts of Surrender

An Exceptional Telling of an Exceptional Story! Mark David Gerson never wanted to be a writer, never believed in a world beyond that of his five senses. But when life began to chip away at his identity with a relentlessness that he couldn't ignore, he found himself launched on a spiritual journey that would redefine everything about him – multiple times. It was a journey of surrender that ultimately birthed a timeless fantasy series...and a new life he could never have imagined. "A dynamic read for the creative spirit within each of us. Positive inspiration at its best." – Hank Bruce, author of Peace Beyond All Fear: A Tribute to John Denver's Vision "I don’t know anyone who has regularly risked more, given up more, to be a writer." – William Reichard, author of Evertime "My life, as you will discover, has been rocky, on-the-edge and unconventional. It has been scary, disrupted and a distant remove from what most people still cling to as 'security.' It has also been creative, exhilarating, passion-filled, vibrant, exciting, adventurous and enriching. It has pushed me beyond the boundaries of what I believe and what I believe I want, and it has propelled me beyond the frontiers of the conventionally possible. In every moment, it steers me on a course that I could never consciously chart for myself. In every breath, it reminds me that the story knows best -- the story I'm living as much as the story I'm writing."

Writers Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow

Writers Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow

You don't have to experience writer's block. Ever! You don’t have to sweat over a blank page. You don’t have to wonder where your next word is coming from. You can write -- naturally, eloquently and flowingly. Become one of Mark David's many writer's-block success stories: Free up your creative flow today! "Whatever brought you to this page, chances are that you're not writing, that you're not writing what you want to be writing, or that you're not writing with the discipline and commitment that leads to completion. It’s time to change all that. It’s time to journey into the heart of your passion and creativity. It's time write naturally, effortlessly and flowingly." Free Up Your Writing & Creative Flow Today! Working with Mark David was amazing. It broke my writer’s block! – Michele Quinn, Marlton, NJ I can’t believe how easy Mark David has made it. No more writer’s block! – Azurel Efron, Sedona, AZ

The Way of the Imperfect Fool

How to Bust the Addiction to Perfection That’s Stifling Your Success...in 12½ Super-Simple Steps!

The Way of the Imperfect Fool

Smash the Biggest Roadblock to Your Success and Live the Life You Deserve! A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Total Success • Master the secrets of the highly successful • Discover how easy it can be to banish doubt, drive out judgment and bust past fear • Learn to trust your intuition, take chances and never give up Your Dreams Can Come True! Be the Success You Were Meant to Be! “The ultimate roadmap to success. An absolute life-changer!” – Estelle Blackburn, author of Broken Lives

The Q'ntana Trilogy Box Set

The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest

The Q'ntana Trilogy Box Set

GET THE MOONQUEST, THE STARQUEST & THE SUNQUEST IN A SINGLE E-VOLUME! The Q'ntana Trilogy: An epic, time-twisting three-book fantasy series spanning three generations and hundreds of years, as one nightmare villain pursues eternal dominion over a brutalized land and its people. The MoonQuest, Book I: In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny. Here, as black-clad armies terrorize the Q'ntana countryside, one young bard must come out of hiding to embark on the long-prophesied journey to reignite the light of the land's darkened moon. The StarQuest, Book II: Travel back in time to the Q'ntana before The MoonQuest. Here, in the midst of a brutal tyranny, a legend would not die...of the Heart of the Star and of the Fair One who would rekindle it to bring peace to the land. The SunQuest, Book III: When Q’ntana’s first Elderbard dies, he cannot know that he will be called back from the stars centuries later to challenge the fallen Dreamwalker whose nightmarish evil has terrorized the land for generations. As the two bitter rivals face off in a battle of wits and will that only one can survive, whose vision will triumph? The gripping and startling conclusion to The Q'ntana Trilogy. SOON TO BE A TRIO OF EPIC MOTION PICTURES! "An exceptional, timeless novel." – MindQuest Review of Books "Leaves you turning every single page, hungry for more!" – David Michael, author of The United Series "An enjoyable journey into a wondrous world that will leave you yearning to return again and again." – Judy Smith Adams, Springfield, Missouri "An intriguing and exhilarating magical tale." – Dan Stone, author of The Rest of Our Lives

In the Key of Life

An Activational Journey to the Soul

In the Key of Life


The StarQuest

The StarQuest

Travel Back in Time to the Q'ntana Before The MoonQuest... Here, in the midst of a brutal tyranny, a legend would not die...of the Heart of the Star and of the Fair One who would rekindle it to bring peace to the land. Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture! "Leaves you turning every single page, hungry for more!" – David Michael, author of The United Series "If you are a fan of fantasy (and even if you’re not), you’ll love this book!" – Amy Robbins-Wilson, author of Transformational Mothering

The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, whatever your genre or form, The Voice of the Muse will deepen your creative experience and awaken you to new skills, new stories and a renewed confidence in your innate gifts.

What's with Modern Art

Selected Short Reviews & Other Art Writings

What's with Modern Art

Cultual Writing. Art Criticism. In the process of gathering material for his marvelous comprehensive bibliography of Frank O'Hara's writings (Garland Publishing, 1980), Alexander Smith, Jr. (1948-1987) discovered Teens Quiz a Critic What's With Modern Art? He also retyped practically all of the short reviews O'Hara wrote for Art News. Alex's typescripts formed the basis from which the present selection was made. (from Acknowledgments) This delightful book includes a small but wide-ranging assortment of art reviews by Frank O'Hara, from paragraphs on Jane Freilicher, Paul Klee, and Bob Rauschenberg to comments on Fairfiled Porter, Joseph Cornell, and Robert De Niro (the actor's father). Robert De Niro is one of the most orginal and powerful younger painters showing today ... (March 1955). The inclusion of O'Hara's response to the Teen Quiz make this a useful volume both for those interested in O'Hara and for those interested in interesting high school kids in art. Q: Is art on its way out?, I