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MaryAnn Diorio

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  1. You are most welcome, Lynn! Blessings to you, dear sister in Christ!
  2. Yes, I can see that it would in non-fiction as well. After all, why not?
  3. Thank you! Sorry for the misplacement. Blessings, MaryAnn
  4. For those of you who are interested, my latest blog post is titled "The Coming Global Cataclysm". Here are the links to the post and the podcast: READ: https://maryanndiorio.com/2020/02/17/the-coming-global-cataclysm LISTEN: https://media.blubrry.com/winning_with_the_word/content.blubrry.com/winning_with_the_word/WWW_Podcast_Episode_7_2020-02-17_The_Coming_Global_Cataclysm.mp3 I trust you will be informed and blessed. Dr. MaryAnn
  5. I have drawn closer to our Lord through the writing of fiction. Some of my most intimate times with the Holy Spirit have been when I have sensed Him hovering over me as I write, filling my heart and mind with His direction for the story. These have been very precious times that I did not experience when writing non-fiction. I believe that the reason is that non-fiction appeals to the mind, while fiction appeals to the heart.
  6. Thank you, Chuck. Blessings to you!
  7. This article by Jane Friedman recently appeared in Publisher's Weekly (PW). In it, Ms. Friedman discusses ways to garner attention for your book other than only through book reviews. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/82248-people-don-t-have-to-read-your-book-to-support-it.html Blessings, MaryAnn
  8. Present tense is often found in YA novels where the POV is usually in the first person. Teens are very introspective and immediate in their thinking. Present tense, therefore, as well as first person POV lend themselves well to YA fiction.
  9. Praise the Lord! He is faithful to His Word!
  10. Interestingly--and sadly--studies show that most readers read at a sixth grade level. Even more recent studies show that they now read at a fourth grade level. MaryAnn
  11. Thank you, Calissi! It's good to be here.
  12. It is very interesting to study different forms of poetry. If there are enough who would like to learn about different poetic forms, I would be happy to share some with all of you. Please let me know. Thanks and Blessings, MaryAnn
  13. My brother used to tease our late Italian mother about her accent when she spoke English. One day, she teased back and said, "I dare you to pronounce this very long Italian word: precipitevolissimevolmente. (The word means "precipitously; hastily.") Well, my mischievous brother got his just deserts. He never again teased our Mom about her accent.
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