This Is Why We Love Great Characters

This Is Why We Love Great Characters by @MConnollyAuthor #characters #books #reading #writing

Since earlier this year, I have been fortunate enough to be invited to very generous book clubs to which I have offered excerpts of LITTLE LOVELY THINGS. What a thrill to be included in discussions with people who have opened their hearts to me, a new author! Great Characters Are a Mystery  Q&A is always…

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ARCs: This is My Story of Gratitude

ARCs: This is My Story of Gratitude by @MConnollyAuthor #Gratitude #Books

Remember when I invited you on a journey leading up to the publication of my novel? Well, here’s some GREAT big news – my ARCs have arrived! If you’re not familiar with that term, it’s an acronym for Advanced Reader Copy and it is one final revision away from the completed manuscript. Created by publishers,…

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How Important is Silliness In Our Amazing Lives?

How Important is Silliness In Our Amazing Lives? by @MConnollyAuthor #Silliness #Lives

How Important Is Silliness?  Remember that list we talked about? Keeping track of things that inspire you? Well, the last time I decided to tweak mine, I printed it out and then got onto a very important and very long phone call. After the conversation ended, I found all kinds of goodies in the margins…

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The Heavenly Joy Of The August Tomato Sandwich

The Heavenly Joy Of The August Tomato Sandwich by @MConnollyAuthor #Tomato #Tomatoes #August #Summer

  In my last blog, I talked about making lists of things that I find inspiring. Lately, food keeps popping up at the top. Specifically, the once-a-year August Tomato – or also referred to by the  Midwesterner in me – ‘Mater’ Sandwich. The True Tomato Sandwich I will admit I am a tomato snob. Eaten…

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How I Conquered My Fear of a Creative Life

How I Conquered My Fear of a Creative Life by @MConnellyAuthor #Creative #Writing

In my first blog, I referenced a passage in my novel about ‘learning to walk sideways,’ which addresses how to face adverse changes that occur in life. In this blog, I want to talk about the opposite – creating change. I know this well. In mid-life I took a slow quantum leap and became a writer.…

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Learning to Walk Sideways 

Welcome to my new life as a writer! In my blog I intend to share what it is like to be a debut author. I hope you will join in this journey of discovery with me. First, the details: after receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry my entire career…

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