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Marisa’s Musings

Marisa’s Musings “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” Wise words from Bonnie Blair, one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. That quote found its way into my feed this week and … Continue reading

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Marisa on Writing

Do you need a Muse? A personified force who is the source of your creative inspiration? I used to think I did. That was until I joined the ranks of published authors and reality set in. Reality spelled: DEADLINE! If … Continue reading

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Marisa on Marketing

Entertainment has been transformed. Gone are the live slick Hollywood produced programs with multiple cameras, spectacular stage lighting effects, synthesized sound equipment, and performers with a team of stylists behind the scenes. What we are witnessing today is a generous … Continue reading

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Marisa on Marketing

The right message, to the right person, at the right time.  Good marketing, good storytelling, and good messaging requires those three ingredients. Right now, it’s more important than ever to get out the right message, because our world is searching … Continue reading

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Marisa on Marketing

As a professional marketer, I’ve learned some of the best ways to craft and place great ads, and how to design them to be “sticky.” Not gum on your shoe, “eew” sticky, but how to curate strong creative content that … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Word-of-mouth is the way services and products are found and recommended. But when you add the word marketing to the equation, it changes the outcome. The term was coined in the 1970s by George Silverman, a psychologist who pioneered word-of-mouth … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories An estimated 5 million Americans gather every week in places like coffee shops, bookstores, and online venues to discuss the latest provocative or popular books. The people in these clubs vary widely in age, education, employment, wealth … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Friend Me! Social Media has never been more important to a writer’s career than it is now. When I attended the National Romance Writers of America Conference in NYC this summer, workshops abounded on the subject. Successful presenting authors pulled … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Books: buy or borrow? Reading is a passion for many. Addiction? Maybe. Escape? Most likely. A protected right and privilege? Absolutely. And to feed that passionate addiction to escape, which allows readers to exercise their right and privilege, access to … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Swimming with Aquaman Superheroes are great examples of characterization for writers and readers. Because of their super powers, they easily captivate us whether we watch them on the silver screen or read about them. I’m not a devote of  DC … Continue reading

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