Marcia Fine
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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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"I am doing research on The Inquisition in Mexico in the 1800s. Historical fiction in our backyard."
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"Yes, I'm still here too! Just finished PARIS LAMB and it is submitted. Now it's the wait and see part..."
Apr 10
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post '[1st BOOKS] Caroline Leavitt Throws Stones at Her Own Characters - an interview'
"Loved reading about two of my favorite authors that I met in Texas!"
May 8, 2013
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post '[1st BOOKS] Caroline Paul: Writing It Down'
"Very worthwhile! What a process. Every time."
Apr 16, 2013
Marcia Fine liked Meg Waite Clayton's blog post [1st BOOKS] Caroline Paul: Writing It Down
Apr 16, 2013
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post '[What's Next?] Digital v Print - The Battle Continues'
"I'm a comprehensive reader and I love books and my reader! Instead of filling half my suitcase with books before a trip, I download enough to keep me busy and I'm off. I've run out of something to read in 3 foreign countries where I…"
Apr 11, 2013
Marcia Fine posted a status
"Just got accepted to present The Blind Eye--A Sephardic Journey at the Jewish Book Council in NYC. Yes!"
Mar 5, 2013
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post '[1st Books] Randy Susan Meyers: How Long Does it Take (to write books? find an agent? get published?)'
"What inspiration! I thought I wrote the article with my 5 books, 4 publishers, 3 agents and I'm still wandering. The good news is I found the dream guy! I appreciated Meg's remarks too!"
Mar 5, 2013
Marcia Fine liked Meg Waite Clayton's blog post [1st Books] Randy Susan Meyers: How Long Does it Take (to write books? find an agent? get published?)
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Marcia Fine commented on the blog post 'Nine Lessons from a Book Tour'
"Delightful! You expressed yourself so well I'm sure the paperback version will be a hit!"
Feb 28, 2013
Marcia Fine commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE] My Mother, the Writer'
"Ellen, I loved this! My parents were great readers, not writers, but they instilled love of the written word. I not only bought more books than toys for my kids (Benjamin and Tulip has been shared with the next generation) but we spent a lot of time…"
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Marcia Fine commented on the blog post 'How Rejections Can Help You'
"This was a concise way to track rejections. At some point, though, you may be ready to take matters into your own scribbling hands!"
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Who I am:
http://www.marciafine.com
http://www.jeanrubinblog.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
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Boomerang--When Life Comes Back to Bite You
Paper Children--An Immigrant's Legacy
The Blind Eye
Stressed in Scottsdale
Media outlets that I currently write for:
None
My writing is:
Fiction
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
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I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
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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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Marcia Fine's Blog

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…

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After the Final Rose

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

In the words of Jean Rubin:…



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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.…

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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 11:54am on March 14, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Thank you so much for the friend request.  I look forward to chatting with you soon! :-)

At 9:40am on March 13, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Hi Marcia:

I LOVE satire.  I still read A Modest Proposal on a regular basis.

I added Paper Children to my wishlist on Amazon. :-)  Sounds great!

Clene`

Paper Children: An Immigrant's Legacy

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 attention...do 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....
 
 
 

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