Category Archives: Mary’s Posts

Engaging Readers

Authors are told to read, read, read. I have to admit, between my own writing, studying how to write better, practicing flute, doing bills, keeping up with the house (well, not keeping up, more like running madly behind, trying to … Continue reading

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More-than-Human Characters and Why I Love Them–Guest Author Roxy Mews

Roxy has a great flow to her writing that I wish I could do. She makes even the most fantastic situations feel absolutely concrete through her natural, up-to-the-millisecond style. Today she’s sharing a bit of how she makes that happen. Please … Continue reading

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Sampling the New Year

Happy New Year! We have a rule around our house, one we started when it took us three years to get our home decluttered enough to put it on the market. If something comes in, something else has to go … Continue reading

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The Story I Thought I’d Never Write (PLUS 5 $10 egiftcard giveaway link)

Passion Bites released yesterday, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share Luke & Alexis’s heartfelt story with you. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if Luke’s story would ever be written. I usually write first loves– because I’m … Continue reading

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Overcoming fear–Guest Cheryl Yeko, Author & Acquiring Editor

Cheryl is a wonderful inspiration with a great sense of humor. I’m thrilled to have her as my guest today. Please welcome her to Magical Musings! Hi, Mary. Thank you for inviting me to visit with you at Magical Musings. I thought it’d … Continue reading

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Something for you this holidays

If you’re like me, this is an insanely busy season. Those hams and turkeys don’t baste themselves. The gifts don’t magically wrap each other, and it is a sad truth that the Decorator Elves exist only in fairy tales. You do all that. … Continue reading

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What’s your major? And other first-meet questions.

Ask any author what the hardest thing is about the business of telling and selling stories. They’ll tell you… Interviews. All right, maybe not all authors. Maybe it’s 4 out of 5 dentists and the gum they like…. But for … Continue reading

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Readers–I need your help deciding something

I’ve been re-reading one of my favorite mystery writers lately–Rex Stout. Stout began writing his 1/7 ton, orchid-loving gourmand genius detective Nero Wolfe in the thirties (just after the end of Prohibition, Wolfe’s first recorded words are, “Where’s the beer?”). But the … Continue reading

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The Weird Disorder–Guest Elle J Rossi

Please help me welcome Elle J Rossi! I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve heard that book people, in general, are weird. They talk about characters as if they’re real. They have book boyfriends. (I’ll admit … Continue reading

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Taking up the (Unreasonable Obsession) Challenge–my Cool Stuff

Leisha began this, and Zoe challenged us to continue it–whether it’s a ’68 Mustang or the perfect summer day, we all get a twinkle of delight at really cool stuff. Here are a few of mine. 1. GEMSTONES. Yeah, the shinier … Continue reading

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