Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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K is for . . .

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When I got to this letter, I thought of all sorts of things: kindness, King of Kings, my precious redhead. But I've been encouraged over and over again by my friends, family and critique partners about my blog content. If I'm going to write romantic suspense or mystery, then it's important that those subjects take precedence on my blog.

So in view of that … I still couldn't decide what to write about. I found myself at an intense conundrum and asked my 11-year-old dinky twink what she thought I should write about.

She responded without hesitation. "A kiss."

Really? I couldn't think of that? Humbled by a pre-teen.

So I looked into it. Did you know
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. 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.

17 thoughts on “K is for . . .

  1. Oh my gosh, that is so sweet!

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  2. That is perfectly and hilariously sweet. The article. The story. The comments. Love it.

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  3. Niki, Totally agree!Barbara,Absolutely not! In fact, I think the best characters are a little quirky. "My Foolish Heart" by Susan May Warren has great characters. Broken is the best word to describe them. Also, "The Mailbox" by Mary Beth Whalen is about a woman with young children facing an ending.Your post challenges me, though. There is definitely a gap between the grandma of a cozy and the young adult of a suspense. What happened to the 40 and 50-year-olds? They fall in love and have adventures, too.Thanks for the visits!

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  4. I knew my husband was the man I would marry the first time he kissed me. Kissing is important!

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  5. What a sweet post!For those of you who write christian romance, which I really do enjoy reading- question.Do the characters always have to be young and attractive? (I read them, then feel depressed afterwards.) Could there ever be romance stories for middle-aged and ordinary looking folks?

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  6. Amy, Some good friends saved their first kiss for the wedding day. They also put bells on the tables at the receptions and would kiss anytime anyone rang the bells. I think the groom had a couple of bells in his pocket though! Lol!Patty, Yes, I have a few revised kisses that I need to work out, too. And I'm ready to read about the relationships in that town of yours!

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  7. Aww, great post, Marji. now I need to go back and edit some more to fix those kisses in my book : )

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  8. For me a kiss means the seal of a promise to live out two lives together. I'm saving my first kiss for my wedding day (should that day ever come) and my sister and several friends have done the same. How special to have that first kiss during the wedding, a first seal of promise (there's a book name for you! hehe).As for non-romantic kisses, I've never been fond of them–I'm a hugger!–but there's nothing quite like kissing the forehead of a baby. Awww.

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  9. Shelley, He will doubtless be thrilled with the information ;)Blessings <><

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  10. Awww- good post! Kisses are precious, no matter what one's age. (I love when happy, elderly couples share a smooch.) And I learned something too, about how many calories they burn. I'll have to share that with hubby! 🙂

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  11. Sometimes the comments are the best part! Lol!

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  12. Who doesn't love kissing? 🙂 Love the post. Laughing at all the comments too!

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  13. Yeah, I'm afraid the kiss and the Kiss don't weigh the same in the calorie burning realm. But I enjoyed learning the benefits of the lowercase one. That little tidbit was fun to share with my sweet hubby!

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  14. Wait 'til I tell my hubby that it actually burns calories. He may never leave for work! (laughing)

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  15. I wish eating Hershey kisses burned 26 calories per minute!But kissing my hubby's fun too!

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  16. Oh, I love the kisses that make bookends to your day! Thanks for stopping by, Rita!

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  17. I love that my morning starts with a kiss. A kiss that says I'll think about you during my day and I'll be home soon. And every evening ends with a kiss, a kiss that shadows my dreams. Great post!

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