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Mark Ambrose
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I am a full-time Ph. D. candidate in the English program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. My field of study is 18th and 19th century British Literature. I'm a singer and guitarist, horror/sci-fi enthusiast, and pop culture obsessive.
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Mabogunje Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your prose reads like poetry my friend. It's got that "Je ne sais quoi", that magical quality; Suffice to say I'm very in love with your word choice.
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markmywords85 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks I really appreciate it! I hope my love of the Romantic poets is evident in my prose.
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Mabogunje Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Though I am a poet, I rarely have studied the poetry of my predecessors so I can't confidently speak to that. But I can say, you certainly have an ingenuity of expression in your writing that rivals those whom I have studied.

It is magical, and it inspires my mind to fantasy. :thumbsup:
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XxLivingWellxX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wait, you work in Minnesota?! :la: I'm SO taking a class at the University of Minnesota just so I can learn more from you! Would that be all right??
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markmywords85 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be teaching classes beginning next year, likely intro to lit / intro to composition - and I'm looking forward to both and engaging with any/all students. If you do end up at the Twin Cities campus, and your aim is intense creative writing instruction beyond my limited instruction capabilities, my colleagues in the MFA program, or PhDs with creative writing backgrounds, are simply brilliant and excellent instructors. So, in short, absolutely!
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XxLivingWellxX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be so awesome! It's been a dream of mine to pursue writing since I began writing in 8th grade, but I still can't decide on where I want that passion to take me.. I've wanted to become an English teacher, possibly at a high school since I looked up to so many different teachers while I was there, but working for the Ph. D. that you have and be able to learn even more about writing and English would be absolutely amazing! Another thing I've really wanted to do is become a published author, but the more I think about it and the more books I see that come out and are absolutely amazing, I just don't know if I'm ready for something that extreme quite yet, even though I'm throwing out all of my ideas onto paper and trying to make the most of what I have. Learning from someone like you or your colleagues would be just amazing, and I live right in North Saint Paul, MN, so it wouldn't even be that difficult for me to go to one of your classes! That is, if the school accepts me and my ACT scores because I'm taking that on Saturday since my dad won't help me pay for college until I get a job and the economy has basically fallen through the floor, but I'll definitely strive to at least see you once at the U of M!
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kochmann799 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
english Ph.D?! no wonder you won! congrats again!
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StarkRaving-Mad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We're all doomed. O.O he shuld give us a chance and not enter the next chapter running. :D
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markmywords85 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm probably going write my own continuation of the story since it's started a longer narrative in my head, but I'm looking forward to someone else's official selection for chapter 2. I think it would be contrary to the project's purpose for one author to have multiple chapters chosen. The idea of a group-written narrative is just so cool!
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kochmann799 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR? Hes clearly a pro and should have a publishing contract by now...
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