Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!



Usually I read over the weekends. With last weeks suggestions I had plenty of fodder for my reviews, but the time got past me.

No, that's not entirely true.

I've been grazing on amazing insight from Award Winning Author, Susan May Warren. I LOVE her books! Not a book this time, but pages of chats and invaluable notes from her My Book Therapy sessions. I investigated suspense, sifted through characterizations and settings, and even dallied with a little romance.

With sparkling eyes and dimpled cheeks, I told my
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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.

6 thoughts on “Great READING!

  1. Thanks, Julie! I've heard good things about Scrivener. I'm always in awe of pantsers!My best writing is with a pen in my hand, either as a start or with revisions, but it's not very practical most of the time. With the board, I have a snapshot up at all times so I can easily change my plans.


  2. Wow, that storyboard is amazing. I'm basically a pantser who's working on bringing more plotting to my future writing. I'm getting into using Scrivener to help me with my story structure. Best wishes with your writing!


  3. I saw that Susan May Warren has 3 writing program books available on the My Book Therapy site. I'm thinking about grabbing all of them.


  4. I recently learned about Susan's Book Therapy program. I'm planning on ordering the workbook. Even though I'm a seat-of-your-pants kind of writer, this will help me when I go back to edit.


  5. I actually used a notebook first – to cement my characters and answer all of the questions about them. I also set up my primary setting and found pictures that worked for it as well as the characters. (I LOVE that step!)The storyboard is more of a visual of what's in the book, only fuller because I could see the gaps. Redundant, but I really know my story now!


  6. Wow! That's quite a story board.I've not used one like that. I still use a note book. I the think the board is an awesome way to see the gaps. I might give it a try.