Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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It Knocks at my Brain!


I get to go to Brain Knockers tonight. Notice I said, "get to." Now let me explain what goes on there.

I email a section of my WIP (writer's shortcut for work in progress) to the other gals of the group and we meet together. In my turn, I read my section aloud. That's probably the worst part. I'm a character actress, full of quirks and voices and accents, but straight reading causes me to skip words, hesitate and just plain stutter.

But I'll painfully endure the struggle through ten pages at a time. I've had four kids. I can do anything for a few minutes, right?
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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 “It Knocks at my Brain!

  1. Oh DEFINITELY something there! See you tonight for another shake-down!


  2. I've always loved my crit group pals and I'm so glad you've joined us. What a great place to get scrubbed down, and laugh the whole way through the process. And then come back for more the next week. Must be something there. lol.


  3. Thanks Pat! I know God certainly led me there! You gals have really challenged, inspired, and supported me in ways I never imagined! Gonna miss ya'll big-time through Vball season!


  4. And what a valuable addition you are to the crit group. We're all learning.


  5. Oh, it's an amazing group of gals, Maria. I feel thoroughly blessed. And I'm always delighted with your inspiration at Life Lessons! It's like your shoot brain waves right at me!You have a great week, too!


  6. Sounds like your critique group is taking your writing to the next level – removing the rough edges and leaving the jewel glimmering brightly! How inspirational!Thanks for dropping by Life Lessons! Always appreciate it when you stop by. You're right about anger! "Purging with kindness and healing with the antibiotic of forgiveness is the only cure." Wonderfully insightful statement! Hope you have a great week, my friend. Hugs and blessings!


  7. Isn't it though! And it's amazing how close you can get to the gals in a short time!Thanks for stopping by, Anne. Looking forward to the release of Wings of a Dream next month!


  8. Ah, a good crit group is like gold!