Meet Marquessa

What I Write_Marquessa

 *This is an award and challenge-free blog. Your kindness and readership support are always welcomed and appreciated!*

ABOUT ME:

Though I work as a consultant, I have always had a passion for fiction writing. I’m what you would call an “observer” of life. The little things in day-to-day life spark my character and story ideas, spiced up with a dash of drama for good measure. I often create my stories the old-fashioned way – nothing is sexier than a smooth gliding pen and a crisp new notebook.

WHY I WRITE:

As a child, I found myself happiest when writing tales but rarely sharing them with others. With all of life’s responsibilities, I put my pen aside for many years but in 2015, I decided that it was time to return to my passion. When I first started this blog, it was simply to participate in the WordPress Writing 101 Challenge, get my fiction feet wet again and exchange with other like-minded aspiring authors. However, one writing challenge slipped into many others and I soon found myself with a revived passion for the craft. I mainly “fiction blog” as a way to hone my skills, test out different styles, develop different characters and to keep a writing habit. My ultimate goal is to have the title of “author” on many books or screenplays. Gaining as many followers as possible is not my main objective but I do enjoy seeing my readership grow, which is hopefully an indication that readers enjoy my storytelling.

WHAT I WRITE:

My fiction writing style revolves around women’s fiction peppered with strong romantic elements. I enjoy developing diverse characters who could be living next door and who are running the obstacle course of life to find their way to love, happiness and peace.

Besides fiction, my blog posts vary* from sharing music, fictionalized anecdotes, quotes, re-blogs of other bloggers that I follow, and travel-related pieces.

Scroll through the Menu at the top of the page or the Categories list in the right menu and if you enjoy what you read, feel free to “follow”.

Marquessa xoxo

  • Email: simplymarquessa@gmail.com
  • Twitter: twitter.com/simplymarquessa
  • Instagram: instagram/simplymarquessa

*Features for 2017:

  • #52 Things in 52 Weeks – weekly post about 52/52 challenge progress;
  • #WeekendCoffeeShare – something, anything, maybe nothing;
  • #SuperSoulSunday – gospel music to start your week and uplift your soul
  • #Showcase Sunday – showcasing of other writers
  • #MusicMonday – music that has inspired my fiction
  • #MotivationalMonday – quotes to motivate you through the week
  • #TipTuesday – tips for travel and about day-to-day life
  • #WriterWednesday – writing-related topics, reblogs, blog hop events
  • #WordlessWednesday – photos
  • #FridayFiction – previously posted fiction, new short pieces, fiction reblogs of other writers
 Disclaimers and Copyright information
This is a personal blog written and edited by me. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to me and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that I may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company or individual.
All images and content are copyrighted by Marquessa Matthews, except where explicit credit and/or references to another person’s material has been made and to which I have absolutely no copyrights. If you reblog, share or use excerpts of my blog content, you must give full and clear credit to me, Marquessa Matthews, and with the appropriate and specific direction back to my original content (expressly written and/or by pingback and/or hyperlink). If you use my original content/work and claim it as your own by unauthorized use or duplication, I will take appropriate legal action.

 

 

 

 

 

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231 thoughts on “Meet Marquessa

  1. It was nice to read about you. (It was a little hard to concentrate, though, because of that loud music you’re listening to.) I’m in the middle of doing Blogging 101 now, so I know how that feels. I love that picture up there in your banner, by the way.

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  2. Hi Marquessa! I nominated you for an award and then I saw your comment on your blog being an award-free zone. Oops. So sorry! Awards aside, I’d like you to know how I love our exchanges. Thanks for the words of encouragement you leave on my posts! ❤

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  3. Don’t like hockey?!?! Well, I’ll still follow you but I am skeptical. BTW, have you ever read the Temperance Brennan books by Kathy Reichs? That’s my only experience with Montreal, so I assume everyone there is a forensic anthropologist with a hot policeman boyfriend. Probably incorrect, huh?

    I love your about post. You have inspired me to beef mine up.

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  4. I just finished watching episode 2 Season 5 of the olitz saga and I was like 😱 did that just happen. I watch it less for the romantic byline and more for some of the character dialogue they sprout forth the most insightful (occasionally demented sometimes downright psychotic) soliloquies and monologues and rants (esp daddy Pope, That TV presenter, Huck, Cyrus)

    anyhoo got carried away, interesting about page ^_^ glad stumbled across your blog.

    ~B

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  5. Those were interesting facts about you. I can tell how passionate you are in the things that you do. I am also old school when it comes to writing. I would still choose pen and notebook. But you know, we have to live with the contemporary and have to write using computers sometimes. Nothing bad about it.

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  6. Wow! I navigated through your blog and it’s quite interesting reading some of your posts. I like your quote – “Life is just a story. And I’ve got a pen.” You captured it so well, writers pen down the stories of life that they love. It’s nice to meet you on this commenting bootcamp. 🙂

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  7. Hi, love your post, and I love your banner. Wow what an image.
    I’ve just taken up writing again too, after many, many, years. Strangely I’ve found I love writing poetry and short stories, neither of which I’ve ever written before. It’s amazing what you can do when you allow yourself permission to go for it.
    Ruth

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  8. Hi Marquessa, I stopped by your site to read the post on the Ava DuVernay Barbie. I’m definitely buying one for my little girl (and one for myself). It’s money well spent:) Just wanted to say I really enjoyed your about page, the other blogs I’ve read so far and I’m looking forward to following. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Blessings, Crystal

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    • Hi Crystal, I just commented on your most recent post. It was awesome and inspiring! I would love to get a doll like that too (just because) but I highly doubt if I could find it up here in Canada. Maybe the next time I travel through the USA. Have a great night!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I actually laughed out loud when I saw Days of our Lives. My parents are hooked on that show. They get so angry with some of the characters, but can’t stop watching. You are right about the writing of soap operas. I look forward to reading your blog.

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  10. To Be Human
    is to fall in love over and over,
    to never give up on any of them,
    to cry for the inhumanity, and try to
    overcome all that surrounds us by creating
    a closeness with those in proximity, both
    geographical and philosophical. It is to
    carry those loves in our heart, flooding our
    minds no matter how gone they are. And
    to put others’ needs first, understand their
    flaws, work on our own so we can be
    better helpers. It is to take it all in and
    follow our dreams no matter how preposterous;
    to pull apart another brown paper bag and
    to write it all out, no matter how choppy.
    So take my hand and make it all better
    before I repeat the painful parts until
    I can no longer act. To struggle past
    obstructions and obligations, self-imposed and
    expected; to wallow in joy, build strength and
    change what we can for the better. To give.

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  11. Marquessa, those are a set of very adorable cheeks you have 🙂 Thanks for visiting me over at my blog 🙂 I would say you have quite a neat blog yourself 🙂
    I rarely use this sentence but beauty with brains and talent is a very rare combination, I’m glad to meet a few..definitely a girl worth knowing.
    So glad to meet you CC (ChubbyCheeks)

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