Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

. . . Authentic and Intense

Where’s the Patient?

The last few weeks, after I've expounded on an A2Z virtue, I've applied it to the stories I've been reading lately. Some of the virtues don't show up in stories very often, but I think patience – my offering for the letter P – shows up all the time.

Granted, a good character, one that is realistic anyway, won't always show patience. Part of the "fun" of living the story along with the character is watching the endurance build through slights, annoyances, and frustrations until the point at which the emotion snaps. 

Case in point is within Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The protagonist, Eleanor Dashwood, is emotionally pummeled from worry, broken promises, prejudices, and unfair practices. Add to that a deep hurt at losing the only man with which she'd ever connected, and it's easy to understand how her stable composure might crack when she learns that the man himself is
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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.

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