How To – Writing, Step One

  “So Marti, what is the very first step to writing a novel?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this question….but what an honor to be asked!  The same question escaped my lips not many years ago as a fledgling-author attending the first writer’s seminar…

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Smooth Seas – Food For Thought

The first time I read these words, they had been posted by someone I had little regard for. As it turned out, a rivulet of respect bubbled into my well of respect for this person. Her intent was sincere…and I sincerely needed to see it. It became my mantra. Facing the challenges that come with…

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The Need to Write

Only recently have I realized the correlation between the breath and my need to write.  Both are events which occur without much thought until the desperate moment when my soul become starved from lack of it.  Indeed, as the industrious Captain Phillips experienced when cast overboard, the survival instinct surfaces…

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