Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Torn Between Two Loves

rio-1585738_1920The melody of the old 80’s song is filtering through my mind, but being ultra-happily married, I’m not really talking about “lovers.” I’m talking about things that absorb my time!

If you’ve noticed many of my Facebook posts, you know that I’m  Continue reading

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Life Makes Stories by Marie Wells Coutu

For Such A MomentThe Dog Daze of Summer continue! Find all of the books on sale, including Marie’s first novel, For Such a Moment, on Amazon or at Write Integrity Press. Winner of the Books of Hope Contest, For Such a Moment is a contemporary re-imagining of the story of Queen Esther. Her second novel, Thirsting for More, recently placed in the contemporary category of the Selah Awards.
I’m so loving getting to learn a bit more about the other authors that share Write Integrity Press as their publisher. And this Dog Daze project is a perfect time for that. Need a summer read? Oh, we have that covered! WIP link!

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Indie Publishing in a Nutshell

Author or WriterNext week, the 4th book of my Grime Fighter Mystery Novella Series will release from Amazon and I’ve finally gotten my mind wrapped around this process of independent publishing.

I’m not talking about the “self-publishing” of a decade ago. Back then, someone paid a company to print their books. They might end up with a Continue reading


New Tools

PrintAs an educator, I always believed that the most important thing that a teacher could have is a tool belt of all sorts of ideas to help kids learn. Like a handyman’s tool belt has the right tool for the job, so the teacher had to find the right motivation to stimulate the process for each resistant learner.

And so is true for me this month. Not a resistant learner, but a stressed out and Continue reading


#5 Top Benefit of NaNoWriMo

nano budsWhile I’m engaging in this month-long contest, I’m sharing some of my favorite things from NaNoWriMo. Yesterday I shared #6 on my list. Today, the benefit I’m thinking about is the connections I’m making.

I always thought that writing had to be the most Continue reading


#6 Top Benefit of NaNoWriMo

Author or WriterYesterday, when I shared my #7 benefit, I also explained what NaNoWriMo is. Standing for National Novel-Writing Month, the program challenges authors to complete their novels or at least 50,000 words of it before the end of the month. This translates to about Continue reading