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October Chat–All about NaNoWriMo

On this, the last Monday of October, I’m pleased to be Chatting with writers Bob Francis and Karen Kerr about National Novel Writing Month, which kicks off Thursday, November 1st. I met Bob many years ago through In Print. He and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriteMore

It’s almost November! Can you feel the excitement carried on the brisk winds? The anticipation filling the air like so many golden leaves? The thrill of shorter days and longer hours tackling a wordy adventure while power-caffeinating? November brings National … Continue reading

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Not now, it’s NaNo!

Well, not yet… but soon! After a crazy busy hectic social creative weekend (week, month, year), I’m practicing my mantra for November. For those of you who don’t know, NaNo is short for NaNoWriMo which is short for National Novel … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMoMar

The last Monday in October has me planning for a hectic November. In addition to Book Club, Card Club and Prompt Club, there are holidays on the horizon… 13 days until BB’s baptism, 22 days until Zach’s birthday, 30 days until … Continue reading

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TILT

I was introduced to Things I Love Thursday (TILT) by a friend through Facebook but when I looked it up online, I found many sources for the quick little lists of things folks are grateful for. In honor of Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

There’s just nothing quite like the first real day of open windows and cross-breeze in the spring. That day was Sunday for me. Sure, it was kind of humid, it rained a little, but honestly, the air felt fresh and … Continue reading

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I asked a simple question…

And I received the most amazing responses! For the December Literary Mary Chat, I decided that instead of asking one author a handful of questions, I would ask several authors one question… The support and insight they provided is overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Literary Mary Chats with Kristin Oakley

Welcome to the November edition of Literary Mary Chats. Today’s guest is a longtime friend and fellow writer, Kristin Oakley. Kristin Oakley’s debut novel, Carpe Diem, Illinois, won the 2014 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award for non-traditionally published fiction, … Continue reading

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So, you want to write a book…

I gave a presentation at the DeKalb Public Library Author Fair titled, “So, you want to write a book…” I opened with this startling statistic: Did you know 90% of people SAY they want to write a book? Based on reported goal percentages, … Continue reading

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Literary Mary Chats

As an added feature to my website, I’m going to invite authors (and others in the literary field) to Chat with me. Click on the highlighted name to read each interview. They span a variety of genres, publications, and experience– … Continue reading

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