Author Archives: Mary Fran Says

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.

A Very Celebratory Weekend

Whew, Monday. Thank goodness. Exhausted from three days of partying, I look forward to slipping back into this regular everyday rut. After missing three months in a row, Friday was Bunco. And Christina’s Birthday eve party.         … Continue reading

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Ode to a Phone

Thou dost live many thousand lives in one, A collection of all things Mary me. Contacts, numbers, pictures, texts, more history Saved to the phone and not the sim card, all gone. Dead you are and unable to revive, Inaccessible … Continue reading

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Matchbook Bias

As a published author and member of CWA, I was able to sell my book, Pocket Money, at the Chicago Printer’s Row Lit Fest. HOW COOL IS THAT?!                         … Continue reading

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Gee, I guess I should thank you!

We’re just cruising through The Writer’s Alphabet now! Writers may not always start out this way, there are definitely steps of acceptance for critique, but eventually we get there and our work is better for it. Our future readers thank … Continue reading

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Throwing Shade

I like to sit in the sun. My dog likes to sit by me. Beneath the deck chair is shade. Win-Win.

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F is for many things…

But let’s go with F is for… Catch up with The Writer’s Alphabet here.

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E is for Edit

Every. Single. Time.

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