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Marie Cruz replied to the discussion 'Introduce Yourself Here!' in the group Writers for Young Adults
"Hi everyone! I'm Marie and I live in Los Angeles. I began writing seriously about seven years ago, starting with picture books. I write mostly novels now with a short story thrown into the mix every now and then. I'm a late bloomer (will…"
Jan 14, 2012
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Writers for Young Adults

This group is for those She Writers who write fiction for young adults.See More
Jan 14, 2012
Marie Cruz liked Hannah Goodman's group Writers for Young Adults
Jan 14, 2012
Marie Cruz replied to the discussion 'Just want you all to know...' in the group She Writes' Young Adult Novel Contest! (To Benefit Girls Write Now)
"Thanks, Kamy! Looking forward to it. :)"
Jan 14, 2012
Marie Cruz liked Kamy Wicoff's discussion Just want you all to know...
Jan 14, 2012
Marie Cruz commented on the blog post 'Everyone needs an editor!'
"I agree completely!!"
Jan 9, 2012
Marie Cruz commented on the blog post 'Turning Pages by Megan Taylor'
"Great post! I entered 2012 with a determination to just enjoy writing, to enjoy the rush of creativity, along with the hardships of revising and rejections. I would love to have my novels published one day, but I've decided to not go crazy this…"
Jan 8, 2012
Marie Cruz left a comment for Satya Robyn
"Thanks for the add! It's great to meet you, too. Looking forward to chatting with you more. :)"
Dec 17, 2011
Marie Cruz commented on the blog post 'Making space for heartwork when it feels impossible'
"Thank you for posting this. I really needed to read it! I love the term "heartwork", for that is what writing and knitting is for me. I will definitely think about doing the ecourse in January."
Dec 17, 2011
Marie Cruz commented on the blog post 'The Daily Mentor – All This Week!'
"Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing that excerpt. What Mother Theresa said to the woman was powerful. It's true that as writers, we sometimes get caught up in stresses of being pre-published and published and forget that writing truly…"
Dec 17, 2011
Marie Cruz replied to the discussion 'Show Me Your Novel and I'll Show You Mine' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"I like the idea of "place holder names"! I do something similar where I write a scene and see how the name and character fit. Sometimes the names stick, sometimes it doesn't. I'm currently revising my second novel and had to come…"
Dec 13, 2011
Marie Cruz joined a group

Novelists (Struggling or Not)

Novelists - published or not - chatting about beginnings, muddy middles, dang endings, what to do with it all. Please don't shout (all caps, big images) or post links on the main wall except as part of the conversation. Please do include modestly sized covers in "Our Published Novels" but please don't self-promote on the wall.See More
Dec 12, 2011
Marie Cruz left a comment for Amber Medina West
"Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here!"
Dec 2, 2011
Marie Cruz replied to the discussion 'Introduce yourself!' in the group She Writes' Young Adult Novel Contest! (To Benefit Girls Write Now)
"Hi, I'm Marie! My critique partner told me about your site and this contest. I love the purpose of this group so I'm happy to be one of its newest members! My entry is in (fingers crossed!) Looking forward to navigating…"
Dec 2, 2011
Jennifer Lauck left a comment for Marie Cruz
"Welcome!  Wecome to this terrific site!  Jennifer Lauck, Blackbird"
Dec 1, 2011
Marie Cruz joined a group

She Writes' Young Adult Novel Contest! (To Benefit Girls Write Now)

If you have a young adult novel in the works or complete, and want to get feedback, advice and guidance from four top editors and a literary agent, this is the contest for you.  All entry fees will benefit our philanthropic partner, Girls Write Now, mentoring the next generation of women writers.DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15TH, 2011See More
Dec 1, 2011

Profile Information

Who I am:
I am a writer of young adult novels, a scientist, a proud mother of two teens and the wife of a really awesome guy. I also love to knit fingerless mitts. :)
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:!/cruzwrites
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I've completed two young adult novels and will begin my third very soon (so excited!) I am a contributing writer to FRACTURED FABLES, an anthology published by Shadowline Comics. I also have a short story included in the forthcoming anthology, WOLF-GIRLS, by Hic Dragones, Manchester, England.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
None at the moment.
My writing is:
Fiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I review books I read on my blog.
Services I offer to other writers:
I am part of a critique group that actively meet in the San Gabriel Valley.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Litopia (only recently)
My professional associations:
I found out about She Writes from:
My friend and critique partner.

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At 6:53am on December 14, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Delighted to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread. And we do a live chat every Wednesday at 1EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page. Hope you can join us for that.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator

At 9:20pm on December 3, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Marie, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists (Struggling or Not). You can find all the groups through the community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and The Language of Light (all Random House/Ballantine)

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At 11:38pm on December 1, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Welcome!  Wecome to this terrific site! 

Jennifer Lauck, Blackbird

At 7:36am on December 1, 2011, Amber Medina West said…



Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!


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