Author Archives: marymarvella

Ringgold Fever!

#outofthehouse!

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I Don’t Need an Editor.

I’ve heard that often and have even said it. I was wrong! I recently took a manuscript I had planned to update and load to create print books. The story was dear to my heart and filled with love and … Continue reading

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In the Time of Change

Virtual everything! Remember the Sci-fi, futuristic books and movies that had all learning virtual? Students used computers that presented lessons taught by robots or other AI. Disembodied voices came from nowhere to give commands or request information.  That time might … Continue reading

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My First In-person Interview

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More Building Tension, Mary Marvella

Margo’s Choice, Women’s Fiction, builds tension based on character flaws. Margo worries when she learns Jay, her EX, is coming back for their oldest daughter’s birthday. She doesn’t know Jay is retiring from the Marines and coming home to stay. … Continue reading

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I Think I Missed the Picnic Making Gene.

Does your family go on picnics? We didn’t make a big deal of them. Mama packed sandwiches and took jugs of sweet tea when we went swimming. We did have coolers. Cups or glasses? Aluminum tumblers, I think. Who remembers? … Continue reading

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Antecedent or part of a family member's title or "name".

In case you have questions about commas.Maggie, my cousin, annoys everyone.My cousin Maggie annoys everyone.One of my cousins, Maggie, annoys everyone. Maggie, my cousin, has an antecedent. Cousin is the antecedent for Maggie. Cousin renames Maggie Note the comma before … Continue reading

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The White House Wedding by Seelie Kay

When politics interferes with love, can love survive? Getting married isn’t easy when your father’s the President of the United States! After reluctantly agreeing to a White House wedding, Sarah Lee Pearson, the president’s daughter, finds herself swept into a … Continue reading

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Am I Famous Yet?

Mary Marvella Want my autograph?  Why, you ask? Didn’t you know? I Indie-published 8 novels and 2 novellas. That’s why. Not impressed? I contracted a book, and it has been published! Exciting news to me.  Still not impressed? I was … Continue reading

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A Sale, a Prize, and Goals for 2020

For years I have been a writer, a tutor, an editor, and a writing coach. I seem to be editing more than I am writing or tutoring, I do have writing projects to finish.  I don’t make resolutions, but I … Continue reading

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