Marcus Lyons, MFA, is an award-winning writer, educator, and artist, with more than 35 years success working in creative industries and with creative professionals. He is a research librarian and has worked with government agencies, corporations, law firms, writers, editors, small businesses, individuals, film & television producers, and professional organizations in providing research data and in-depth resources as part of his services. He is a personal coach who specializes in creativity. He is a marketing and design guru to help put your best self forward. He is a paralegal specializing in legal contracts. He is a professor of philosophy and metaphysics.
“Marcus is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the creative world. He literally has a tool for everything…and if he doesn’t already have it, he will obtain it. Anything it takes to represent his clients in the most professional and creative light possible. He is, very simply, amazing, creative, and down-to-earth. But don’t mistake his humbleness for weakness. He knows his stuff and he’s not afraid to use it to benefit you. Because at the end of the day, it is all about you.”
Donnie Nielsen, Olympic Athlete
Marcus applies his broad knowledge and skill base to every client’s needs indiscriminately so as to leverage a strong, creative return from each individual.
Bit Rebels describes the 5 primary types of a creative person as:
- Creative people are curious. They ask questions all the time. When they see or discover something they do not understand, they make the extra effort to learn everything they can about how it works, and how it can benefit them and others.
- Creative people like challenges. They do not run away from challenges, they tackle them head on. The bigger the challenge, the more they are intrigued. They do not try to escape problems, but rather they treat them as challenges. The most creative people I know are also great problem solvers.
- Creative people are not afraid to experiment. They are risk takers, and they are not afraid to try something new, whether it be a process, gadget or formula. Experimenting is a way for them to see what works and what doesn’t work. They will not wait for people to dictate their actions, they would rather lead.
- Creative people have high standards. They do not settle for less than their best. They will find a way to make something better. They never stop learning.
- Creative people know how to accept and give constructive criticism. No matter what we do, people will always have something to say about it, whether it is good or bad. Creative people can accept criticism and turn it into opportunities. They also know how to give constructive criticism. Since they have high standards, they many times expect themselves and others to excel in whatever they do.
Marcus is a meticulous, diligent, and intelligent individual. He’s always willing to listen, get the job done, and out perform himself at every turn. He has wit, charisma, and is a pleasure to work with!
Matthew Anton, Broker
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Marcus for more than 35 years. Marcus has been a friend, colleague, mentor, and motivator at different points during our relationship. He has the qualities of a modern-day renaissance man having exceptional talents in multiple and diverse artistic and business disciplines. Marcus is someone I’ve trusted and lent my trust to and believe him to be a man of strong character and integrity.“
Dean Rizzuto, Director of UX, The Integer Group
WEAK WRITING IS A CAREER KILLER
As a professionally published writer, editor, and creativity coach, Marcus collaborates with bestselling authors, first-time authors, playwrights, nonfiction writers (memoirists & essayists), screenwriters, and other creative writing professionals to ensure that the work they submit and sell is in its best possible form to help ensure success.
“His clients’ successes have cemented Marcus’s reputation as the ‘book whisperer’ in industry circles.
Andrew Hall, Hallway Studios
He has worked with some of the thoroughbreds of the film industry such as James Cameron, Ryan Reynolds, Jim Carrey, Barry Sonnenfeld, and James Franco. In television, he worked with Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Suddenly Susan, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and Trapper John, M.D.), and has written for television, major-market radio, and wrote and produced for public radio.
Another area of expertise is research for writers, in which Marcus provides custom research services on any topic to novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, speechwriters, television producers, writers, editors, publicists, marketers, executives, and many more.
He delivers expert research from the world’s most comprehensive online databases, including Dialog, Nexis, Datastar, IAC, ProQuest, Dow Jones, Thomson, Wilson, and others. He has unique access to more than 1,000 specialized libraries in the US and abroad.
He also utilizes a worldwide network of experts and research specialists in many fields and industries so that you can be sure you’re getting the absolute best returns.
Marcus holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) in creative writing, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communications and marketing, and specialized certification as a paralegal.