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Super Short Guide for Writers

Thank you, Grace Mattioli by Mary E. Latela Super Short Guide for Writers is a winner!, September 5, 2016 By Mary E. Latela This review is from: Tell the World Your Story: A Super Short Guide for Serious Indie Authors (Kindle … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo has Died

photo of Liu Xiaobo and Doll (European Press Photo Agency) Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/15/2017 He is pictured with a doll designed and crafted by his beloved wife, Liu Xia. Liu was a scholar, a writer, whose inspiration forced … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo has Died

Liu Xiaobo has Died Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/15/2017 Liu was a scholar, a writer, whose inspiration forced him to call out human right decimation in China. Nick Kristof of the New York Times notes: “The Mandela of our … Continue reading

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A Writer? Who, Me?

7 Steps I Took Through the Mine Fields Above my Heart Chakrah Before I Decided   to call Myself an Author! Mary Ellen Latela Reprinted 7/9/2017 Seven Steps on the Writing Ladder Having the Tools Mom was very busy with … Continue reading

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer

Reflection by Mary E Latela, @LatelaMary, November 6, 2016 I began to write seriously because I had a wonderful English teacher in the eighth grade, the late Elizabeth Connellan. Besides all the readings and memorizing vocabulary, our teacher emphasized good … Continue reading

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When You Allow Others to Comment

Reflection by Mary E. Latela     August 27, 2016. The following blurb was posted on Twitter: (8/27/16, n.a.): “You must be open to criticism. You must be open to revising more times than you think you can stomach[] if you refuse to listen to … Continue reading

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer.

Mary E. Latela, November 28, 2015 I began to write because I had a wonderful English teacher in the eighth grade, the late Elizabeth Connellan. Besides all the readings and memorizing vocabulary, our teacher emphasized good writing, including creative writing.  … Continue reading

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Pushy – No! Assertive – Yes!

Pushy – No!   Assertive – Yes!  Mary E. Latela October 26, 2015 I read about the qualities writers should develop in order to be a good marketer. Yes, my Dad was in Sales, and he had a personality to go with … Continue reading

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Bukowski and the Creative Peak!

Comments Mary E. Latela October 20, 2015 My dear friend, @theneuroticblog posted some quotes from poet Charles Bukowski. Among them, I select the following as my favorite: “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. … Continue reading

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Bookends NYTimes 10/18/15

Mary E. Latela @LatelaMary Adam Kirsch and James Parker argue whether writers should aim for  timelessness or for “this moment in time,” the moment presence, which will bring timelessness as a by-product. Both perspectives miss the point. A writer writes. … Continue reading

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