Monday, February 19, 2018

Pearls of Wisdom by Marianne Evans


Marianne Evans
For this month's post, I wanted to share a few pearls of writing wisdom I discovered while exploring Twitter. I was stuck on a plane, headed to Florida in the midst of a massive Michigan snowstorm. As techs de-iced our plane and plows cleared the runways, I wandered through cyberspace and came upon a Twitterspace called Writing & Editing ( @WrtrStat ). I hope you enjoy the encouragement as much as I did, and I highly recommend throwing Writing & Editing a follow! Let me know which ones hit home with you, or inspire your journey - I'd love to compare notes!

  


















And finally, for giggles, let's discuss edit marks!!!


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Every saint has a past…and every sinner has a future

Country music bad boy Chase Bradington is on the comeback trail. Fresh from rehab for alcohol addiction, and transformed by the power of Christ, Chase is battling to rediscover the music he loves and a career he nearly ruined. Then he meets up and comer, Pyper Brock, and instantly sparks ignite.

Pyper knows of Chase’s reputation, so despite a rampant attraction to the handsome and talented icon, she soundly dismisses his romantic overtures. Decades ago, her father, in a drunken rage, tossed her and her mother onto the streets. No way will Pyper make the mistake of falling for a man whose done battle with the bottle.

What happens when Chase’s quest to win Pyper’s love breaks down chains of resentment and eases the long buried wounds of her childhood? And what happens when Pyper’s father shows up in Nashville, clean, sober and seeking a chance to apologize?

Can Pyper follow a pathway to peace when it comes to her father? Can she fully trust Chase? Above all, can a sin damaged past be released in favor of forgiveness?
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Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laude her work as “Riveting,” “Realistic and true to heart,” “Compelling.”

Her Christian fiction debut, Devotion, earned the Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. Her follow-up novel, Forgiveness, earned Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year honors as did her book Hearts Communion. She is also a two-time recipient of the Selah Award for her books Then & Now and Finding Home.

Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan and an active member of Romance Writers of America, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. You can connect with Marianne at www.marianneevans.com.

12 comments:

  1. The Stephen King qoute pretty much sums up my writing. And I hope I never see tic-tac-toe in my edits! I'm not sure what "word tornado" means, but I'd bet it's stormed through my work on occasion. Thanks for the Monday laugh, Marianne.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Sandra!!!! <3 I loved peeling through some of the coaching tips and memes!!! I liked Trust your Dreams and Writing is Hard Work memes myself... :-D Hugs and blessings!

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  2. Great inspiration! I can't wait to open my files today and write a Beatseller!

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    1. And, girlfriend, YOU CAN DO IT!!! Go forth and shine!! Hugs!!

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  3. Fun and relatable post, Marianne. Thanks! Now about that "set in Italy" proofreader mark, I expect you to get right on that. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Annette!!! And, I'm all over that Italy book.... LOLOL!!!! xo <3 Hugs!!!!!

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  4. These are all great! Thanks for sharing, Marianne. One of my favorites: "Trust dreams. Trust heart, trust your story." And I LOVE the proofreader marks. Hilarious!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn!!! I appreciate your visit!! The proofreader marks had me chuckling as well - and the meme's I've shared today are but a drop in the bucket of encouragement you can find at the site. SO glad you enjoyed!!! <3 xo - Hugs!!!

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  5. Hi Marianne,
    I like the Stephen King quote. Certain characters do get loud in my head. Thanks for sharing these words of writing wisdom.

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit, Barbara! I appreciate it!!! Yes, those characters just won't leave us alone until we tell their story, right??? :-D Hugs and blessings to you!! <3

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  6. Great encouragement! Thanks for sharing the site.

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    1. Isn't it great? There are all kinds of tips and inspirations! Hugs and thanks for stopping by, T!!!!

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