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I’ll Tell You When I’m Ready Mary Ellen Latela, @LatelaMary, mlatela@outlook.com, blog mlatelablog.wordpress.com I write because I can’t turn off the thinking, dreaming, writing button. Success with small press non-fiction starting in the 1980s. Formerly called “inspirational” my work is focused on reflection … Continue reading

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Writing – the Price I Paid

Mary E. Latela, December 19, 2014 I dove into writing because I had a wonderful English teacher in the eighth grade, the late Elizabeth Connellan. Besides all the readings and memorizing vocabulary, our teacher emphasizes good writing, including creative writing.  In … Continue reading

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Let me share something I just realized!

 Think It Over ~  Reflection, Mary Latela, 8/20/2016 For many years, every decision I made was based on either fear or impulse. In fear, I took flight, went away, and lost valuable time/space which I never redeemed. Once I lost 10 … Continue reading

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Succeed as a Writer? Yes, you can!

Reflection by Mary E. Latela. Thanks to Jeff Goins for the seeds for this essay. I just read Jeff Goins in-your-face, honest essay about why so few people make it as a writer. Jeff, I look at this a little … Continue reading

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In Response to Ann Garvin

In Response to Ann Garvin’s I Like you Better When You’re Not Here Reviewed Mary E. Latela 7/13/2016 Dear Ann, I could have been swallowed up in your novel – I understand that it’s just not healthy to take care … Continue reading

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Ann Garvin Talks Family – Tears, Laughter, and Other Extremes

Reviewed by Mary E. Latela  June 18, 2016 My first encounter with Ann Garvin will definitely not be my last. The protagonist, Tig Manahan, prides herself with having the smarts to deal with just about any of the major challenges … Continue reading

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Me too!

I Know How That Feels by Mary E. Latela, June 4, 2016 At Lit Hub today, I was curious to see what Matthew Norman (author of Domestic Violets) had to say about: “What to Do When No One Shows Up … Continue reading

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Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers

Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers by Mary E. Latela, May 16, 2016 A  Huffington Post staff writer, Antonia Blumburg, introduces the reader to a television series about God, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman-miracles_us Morgan Freeman is an actor, quite a … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Paperback – September 25, 2012  by Elena Ferrante  (Author), Ann Goldstein (Translator)  Reviewed by Mary E. Latela, May 5, 2016 Our relatives arrived in the States from Italy between 1900 and 1921. My maternal grandma and grandpa lived in the … Continue reading

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I Should Have Just Said, “No!”

 I Should Have Just Said “No!”  Mary Latela, 3/25/16 I suppose I should have been skeptical that a fairly nice looking man wanted to spend more and more time with me. … First he wrote me a note, identifying himself … Continue reading

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