Endorsements

unnamed“Marcus is a leader in creating safe environments for writers to flourish. His facilitation skills keep groups on task while still making it fun and creative. He knows about writing and how to inspire the best of each person. I highly recommend Marcus for writers looking for knowledgeable, honest, and caring feedback to take them to the next level.”

Sue Scott, CORE Calling

“Marcus analyzes your completed manuscript, looking for big-picture issues that need addressing, such as development, structure or organization, and flow. He also considers plot, characterization, pacing, scene placement, story progression, and other elements vital to lively and salable fiction or nonfiction.”

Katherine Holmes, Author

download“I nominated Marcus for Ploughshares Literary Magazine’s New Writers edition for his short story, Cold, based on the exceptional quality of his writing and ability to depict the complicated emotional landscapes on the darker side of human relationships. I foresee for him a very successful future as an author, leader, and humanitarian.”

Catherine Ryan Hyde, Author, Pay It Forward

download (1)“Marcus is passionate about writing, teaching, and editing. He is true to his vision, always bringing frothy and full-bodied emotion into his work. He is one of those rare people who can access his inner world as if it were root beer on tap. That makes for an intimate connection between heart and writing. Throwing honesty onto the page is his specialty. Having collaborated with him over the course of many years, I know him to be a talented and generous friend (including being a great listener), a dog whisperer extraordinaire, and a man 100% devoted to his writing as an integral part of his life…”

Karen Albright Lin, Author, Mu-shuMac & Cheese

“Marcus’s advice comes from a place of experience won
through hard work. He is able to empathize with the difficulties inherent
to the craft while simultaneously offering practical, applicable solutions to the challenges which arise. His guidance yielded immediate, measurable results when I put it into practice as if a floodgate had opened within the creative centers of my mind.”

Wade Daniels, Writer/Psychologist

“I’ve benefitted in so many ways with Marcus’s helpful editing and suggestions and, equally important, his encouragement, his ability to point out what shines. For emerging writers, a self-esteem building mentor is priceless. Marcus’s own unique writing voice leaves me doubtless about his future success as a bestselling author. Marcus Lyons is well on his way to becoming a household name in the literary world.”

Tricia Sutton, Writer

“Marcus has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and support — and much humor! With his gentle, firm, and sometimes downright blunt guidance, I have clarity in my purpose and a strategy to translate my vision into reality. He has helped me navigate rough terrain, held me up when I am down, and cheered me on when I am on a roll. He has kept me accountable to myself, taught me new skills, and reminded me to value myself — without reservation!”     

Trevor J. Tod, Graphic Design/Artist/Writer