Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Friend or Character?


I was at a meeting the other night and we were just chit-chatting about life, inspiration, etc. One of the gals said she was with a couple of "normals," (her word for non-writers) and she explained a story that had happened to a friend of hers. she got to the end of the story before realizing that it wasn't
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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.

4 thoughts on “Friend or Character?

  1. Loree, Love him! I think my favorite is Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, but I can agree with Natalia, I prefer the folks in my own books to the ones I don't know as well.Maria, you make me laugh! Tell your daughter that I've almost done that, too!Ya'll have an amazing weekend! I'm going to enjoy some more volleyball (but I'll be bringing my e-reader along!)


  2. I have to admit, I laughed when I read your post. My daughter was telling me how she almost asked for prayer for a person. Just in time, she realized it was a fictional character from a Karen Kingsbury book she was reading! Funny how characters take on a distinct personality all their own! Sign of a good writer! Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! You're too sweet! Thank you so much for the award! So glad the Lord has used my blog in you and your daughter's lives. I'm truly humbled by your kind words. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs and blessings to you and your family! 🙂


  3. Atticus Finch – To Kill A Mockingbird – he just makes you feel safe.


  4. I'm a fairweather friend of books I read, I'm afraid. But my characters from my projects are the ones I daydream about hanging out with. I love ones who've had to overcome adversity, and still manage to be strong and not break down in a puddle of tears.