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Marisa Makes Memories

Meet My Muse! When you were a kid, “make believe” was easy. Even encouraged by your parents. An old bed sheet strung between chairs, surrounded by sofa cushions, was a castle, a sturdy fortress to protect you from the dreaded … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

A change of scenery can do a writer good. Better than a vacation, a pilgrimage and an immersion into a new culture can spark creativity and sharpen the senses. This was the case for me this month when I traveled … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Family Traditions. Family Ties. Family Drama? With the holiday season upon us, emotions run high and energy low. But no matter if you shop til you drop on Black Friday or enjoy the ease of Cyber Monday in your pjs, … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

The Disney Factor! Even if you’ve never been to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, you know what I’m talking about. The ultimate delight that rushes through you when you hear a song like “When you Wish Upon a Star” or … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Finding the right critique partner for your writing is a lot like finding the right life partner: you’ll get along fine if both of you can compromise. For example, if she likes sushi and you don’t, the perfect partner will … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

To pitch or not to pitch? That is the question. “Pitch,” I say. “What do you have to lose? Your dignity? Your sleep? Your lunch?” For those who have not walked the pitch plank at the Annual Romance Writers of … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

I’ll have what she’s having,” said the woman to the waiter in Katz’s Delicatessen from the movie “When Harry Met Sally.” youtube.com/watch Agreeably, it’s considered one the MOST FAMOUS restaurant scenes in the history of Hollywood. Sally, (Meg Ryan) shows Billy … Continue reading

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