Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Characters – Every Last One of Them!


This group I traveled with last week is full of extraordinary people. And isn't that what makes a good novel? The characters?

When I first started writing my novel, I thought I would focus on placing just regular everyday people in difficult positions and seeing how they would work their way out of it. As I progressed, though, I realized that there are no such things as regular everyday people!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

8 thoughts on “Characters – Every Last One of Them!

  1. Thanks for visiting, Karen! I wanted to warn a certain fellow you know last night but had to leave a little earlier than intended. Hope it didn't redden him!


  2. Just visited your site…looking forward to more inspirational reads :)Love ya!Karen


  3. Kate,You are absolutely right! She gets an article all to herself! Coming soon!


  4. Sorry for the deletion…couldn't figure out why my picture wouldn't post! 🙂


  5. I think the redhead you mention deserves credit for showing true "grace" in character! Despite the medical challenges she has had this summer AND not being able to perform as expected at the college tournaments and nationals, she chose to praise God and glorify Him instead of whining or asking, "why me". We continue to pray for healing.


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  7. Thanks for visiting Patricia! Look forward to laughing with you again next week!


  8. Good point, Marji.And to remember that will make the day richer and our writing better. Thanks for the reminder.