This morning it is my pleasure to introduce you to fellow A Journey of Words author Marlon S. Hayes! Mr. Hayes is inspiring for me in so many ways, but the two most amazing things that stick out for me are his love for his family, and his absolute need to write. He also has an infectious smile that brightens any day. Marlon is a man of many words of poetry, fiction and other genres, and has produced more writing in the last year than some achieve over their entire lifespan. I am honored my story “Loose Ends” gets to share space in A Journey of Words with Marlon’s story “Daddy’s Boy.”
Marlon S. Hayes
Title of my AJOW story:
A man takes a long dreamt of a road trip with his father, in an attempt to heal long-held grudges and wounds.
What inspired me to write this story?
After I wrote it, I realized the story sprang from all of the questions I would have liked to ask my own father, a deceased heroin addict, who was also a brilliant, talented artist.
How long have I been writing? I’ve been writing since I was 11, but I didn’t take it seriously until 2013 when I published my first book.
What genre do I usually write in and why?
I don’t have a genre, other than plain fiction. I constantly challenge myself to write about different subjects, in order to become a better writer.
What else am I working on/writing at the moment?
Finding a publisher for a novel, publishing a coffee table book of poems, editing a short story anthology, and my main WIP is tentatively titled “My Calling,” the tale of life through a serial killer’s eyes.
My advice to new writers?
Just write. Follow the processes of reading, writing, rewriting and learning. Repetition makes a writer better.
How can people discover more about me and my work?
Follow me daily @ Marlon’s Writings on Facebook, where I post poetry, short stories, and updates.