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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.
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: twitter.com/simplymarquessa
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*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
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