Friday, August 15, 2014

Such is the Life...of a Writer

Growing up when people asked me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I always gave the same answer - a Writer - to my parents chagrin, of course. They knew it was going to be tough to make a living and that it really is similar to being an 'art-tist' - you may not be popular and rich until you're dead. For some reason no one cares about what you have to say or write, for that matter, until you're six-feet under. But I guess I just really didn't care. I've always gravitated toward pen and paper and words. I always loved reading and lived by my Mom's advice, "if you don't like what you're reading than write what you want to read." And so there it is. I blame her! She put that in  my mind at age 5, or 6, or maybe 7 - whatever - and now I can't stop!

But I am smart enough to make sure that these words can pay bills. So I write any and everything. I am an accomplished and successful grant writer and government proposal writer. I write press releases, academic journals articles, magazine articles - you name it. That pays the bills. But when I get that itch to - you know... 'create' some magic... well I do that too! I can't help it. It's in my blood. Sometimes I wonder if doctors took my DNA sample, instead of that code A-C-T-G, instead it would be W-R-I-T-E. Hmm.... I should look into that!

Whatever the case, as the blog states, Marley Writes and believe me I write just about any and everything! I love to write about it and, of course, dish out advice and suggestions to others wishing to embark on this oh-so-fab career! So here's my first piece of advice: Check back here weekly (or daily if you're bored) for my advice of the week - and to you fellow writers Good Luck and welcome to Marley's wonderful world of writing!


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