Marcia Fine
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
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Writer's Wardrobe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcia Fine Apr 4, 2010. 16 Replies

Have you noticed that you purposely wear unmatched clothes if you're going to be home all day writing? Do you care? Today I happen to love my striped orange pants and two shirts--one blue, one green.…Continue


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Who I am:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Boomerang--When Life Comes Back to Bite You
Paper Children--An Immigrant's Legacy
The Blind Eye
Stressed in Scottsdale
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My writing is:
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I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
My professional associations:
International Women's Writers Guild
Arizona Authors Asso.
Arizona Publishing Asso.
Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies
Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
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Devilish Divorce

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:09pm 3 Comments

Jean Rubin has a lot to say about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's pending divorce!


Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably have heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have called it quits. I usually try to ignore the celebrity Hollywood scene, but couldn’t help but share my opinion when Glee brought it up over lunch the other…


After the Final Rose

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

In the words of Jean Rubin:…


Are you a Big Horn Sheep Fan?

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 11:32am 0 Comments

In the words of Jean Rubin:


For those of you who remember: Maury, my husband with the heartbeat of a snail, got me involved in a political campaign The opponent’s developer husband not only destroyed native archeological ruins but also had a scheme to fly in potential buyers from the Midwest to buy multiple lots. Harmless enough. Except for what he did to make it look pastoral. Mr. Big Time Developer bought goats and bighorn sheep to graze the lands. Idyllic.…


Should Scottsdale Moms be more like Tiger Mom?

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

In the words of Jean Rubin:


Tiger Mom is making the news.  Apparently this woman is so strict disciplining her children; her husband has been defending her on television. Can you imagine Maury going on air to say I'm not a B#$$$%?! She forced her daughter to practice piano for hours without even a bathroom break. She even threatened to burn her daughter’s stuffed animals if her piano piece wasn’t perfect. And no TV. Ever. Or sleep overs.


When Lara and Michael…


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At 2:03am on May 2, 2012, Zetta Brown said…

Hi Marcia!

Welcome to the Southern Writers group. First, please visit our "Kitchen Sink" discussion to get into the swing of things. Also, be sure to introduce yourself on the "Roll Call" discussion, and then just jump in and do what you like. Start a discussion, ask questions, or just tell us what you've been up to. We're a casual, friendly bunch :)

Be sure to let us all know how you found out about our little group here on She Writes!

At 11:52am on February 6, 2012, Renate Stendhal said…

Would love it if you could come back to 99 % and add your new thoughts, a 1 % at least!

And if you are in the SF Bay Area, of course you can attend a Salon. I can introduce you. :)

At 7:10pm on February 5, 2012, Renate Stendhal said…

MARCIA, your post didn't come through. Or I can't find it. I looked at my Facebook main page, on your page, on quotinggertrudestein as well. No Marcia. Alas...

At 1:52pm on February 5, 2012, Renate Stendhal said…

Marcia, I so enjoyed your comment on my 99% Gertrude Stein blog! Thank you -- and yes, I much much loved Midnight in Paris, too!

At 12:45pm on January 30, 2012, Darla Sue Dollman said…

I love historical fiction. I need to take more time to write fiction and spend less time on news. Marcia and Jane sound wimpy, I agree! I just noticed some of your posts on big horn sheep, an issue I'm following closely in Texas. Must go read...

At 12:42pm on January 29, 2012, Darla Sue Dollman said…

An entire class on names? I agree, very important, but I think that class time should be offered to new parents, as well! I don't think a dorky name would bother me, but if my name was something like Cannot Write For Beans I would probably choose a nom de plume. I name all of my female characters Sarah, then change the name when a new one comes to me, one more appropriate to the character's personality. I've tried using the names of my children, but found that the characters started to change to resemble the personalities of my children. Have you considered teaching a class on choosing names, or writing an article on choosing names? I would be interested in your opinions and advice on this matter. I can't say that names are easy for me. I tend to change them often as the story takes shape.

And while I have your you belong to a writer's group that encourages writers to produce? Or do you have a writing partner? I write nonfiction nonstop, but I'd like to spend more time on my fiction work. I partnered with a man while I was in the MFA program and we met once a week to exchange chapters, not so much to critique, but to inspire.  

At 1:52pm on January 28, 2012, Darla Sue Dollman said…

That is funny! Darla from Little Rascals, perhaps? I was named after her character. I always write under my real name. I like the way it sounds.  

At 4:56pm on March 28, 2011, Deb Lamb said…
Thank you very much....
At 2:46pm on March 28, 2011, Deb Lamb said…
Thank you so much for accepting my invite Marcia.
At 3:33pm on November 30, 2010, Brooke S. Musterman said…
thank you so much! i am honored! let me know how you like it! i am going to add you as a friend on facebook! thanks again!!...b

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