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"I'm impressed that you even have a strategy re: Facebook vs. Google + posts.  ;-) Would love to add you as a friend here."
Oct 20, 2011
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"HEY! Sorry about not responding earlier. I think it's a fantastic idea to have a writing group going. I am actually getting into reading for fun again. I haven't done that for a while! If you are on facebook, maybe we should start a group?…"
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"Hello! It was great talking with you yesterday!! I hope all the OC She Writers can do this once a month or so!"
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"Hi Marjorie, Will you be coming to Nirvana Grill tonight for the She Writes meetup? It'll be great to have as many She Writers as possible!!"
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"I'm glad to meet you online, too.  Hope to see you in person in SD very soon!"
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Aisha Elizabeth Robertson commented on the blog post 'Music and the Power of Distraction'
"Great post! I think throughout history music was used as a tool to express emotions and therefore when trying to capture a particular emotion one may refer to music - especially of the past. I am now trying to recover from an illness and rediscover…"
Nov 27, 2010
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Music and the Power of Distraction

Perhaps one of the most overlooked tools in recovering from illness is distraction. The mind is a tricky thing---a wanderer, a talker who thinks its right all the time and tries to convince us of this, whether true or not, worrisome or hopeful. When yoga just won't cut it and you cannot go out for a long walk, sometimes the best way to get it to shut up is with distraction. And I can think of no better form of distraction than music---far better than t.v., reading, talking, working or eating,…See More
Nov 27, 2010
Marjorie Robertson commented on the blog post 'Re-claiming your essence during illness'
"Thank you for your words, Cathy. They give me courage to return to the manuscript."
Nov 27, 2010
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"Thanks so much Marjorie!"
Jun 8, 2010
Marjorie Robertson replied to the discussion 'Would you quit teaching?' in the group TEACHER WRITERS
"You're asking a question that perhaps all of us have asked ourselves. If we had the chance, would we give ourselves full-time to our writing? Teaching has advantages. It gives us contact with the world (something that for writers can slip…"
May 26, 2010
Hope Edelman left a comment for Marjorie Robertson
"Marjorie, Gabrielle is planning a salon at her house in Venice on the first Friday in June. She's asked for suggestions about topics and speakers over at the LA Writers group page. Please feel free to chime in over there! Hope"
May 16, 2010

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Who I am:
I'm a writer, English instructor at the University of California-Irvine, and art enthusiast. Born and raised in the Midwest, spent 16 years in Washington, DC, and traveled to South America, Western Europe, Turkey, Canada, Mexico and across this country a few times.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I've written and published analytical papers, newspaper articles, short stories and essays.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
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My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
none
Services I offer to other writers:
feedback in exchange for the same!
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
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My professional associations:
Associated Writers and Writing Program
I found out about She Writes from:
Wendy Bilen

Marjorie Robertson's Blog

Bon Courage

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Before teaching my first classes of the summer session, my friend Janet said, "I'd wish you 'good luck,' but you don't need luck. You have experience." We agreed that phrase wouldn't work and decided to start a new trend with a different saying. We came up with a more appropriate sentiment from the French, 'bon courage,' which literally means 'good courage,' or 'have courage.' 'Courage' can also mean 'heart,' as in 'perdre courage' or to lose heart.

I have nothing against…

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Wanted: Fire Walking Lessons

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Contrary to what we may think or wish, healing during times of illness is a loud, raucous, even painful process. You may want a straight shot upward to wellness, all sunny skies, butterflies and fields of wildflowers. Forget it! It is a process of rediscovery, of shedding old skin and old habits, of escaping traps and safe routines. It is necessarily painful. Memories have been buried deep under my skin, so deep they've taken… Continue

The In-Between Time

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Yesterday southern California experienced high temperatures that were unusual for this time of year when it should be cool and rainy. Today and this coming week, more of the same blue sky and 75 degrees. I say this not to torture anyone feeling trapped and cold this January of 2011 or to complain. The weather feels great and odd. It will revert to its natural rhythm eventually. Some students and teachers will come to school sick. This is the usual pattern.



It feels like an…

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The Elimination of Non-Essentials

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

When you feel bad, you may experience a sense of powerlessness over your body that can leave you feeling like a shell of a person, as though your spirit has abandoned your life and refused to live in it any longer. This is the first salt in the morning and the last at night.

 

After you've finished raging at your shortcomings and reaching out for help, you finally stand up and decide to go on with the realization that your priorities have changed. The things you thought you…

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At 11:02am on October 20, 2011, Deborah Batterman said…
I'm impressed that you even have a strategy re: Facebook vs. Google + posts.  ;-) Would love to add you as a friend here.
At 9:42pm on September 29, 2011, Rukhpar Mor said…
HEY! Sorry about not responding earlier. I think it's a fantastic idea to have a writing group going. I am actually getting into reading for fun again. I haven't done that for a while! If you are on facebook, maybe we should start a group? Let me know.
At 9:15pm on September 6, 2011, Rukhpar Mor said…
Hi Marjorie! How are you doing? I just wanted to drop by and say HI!
At 7:40pm on June 30, 2011, Rukhpar Mor said…
Hello! It was great talking with you yesterday!! I hope all the OC She Writers can do this once a month or so!
At 11:22am on June 29, 2011, Rukhpar Mor said…

Hi Marjorie,

Will you be coming to Nirvana Grill tonight for the She Writes meetup? It'll be great to have as many She Writers as possible!!

At 3:36pm on June 12, 2011, Shary Hover Folkmann said…
I'm glad to meet you online, too.  Hope to see you in person in SD very soon!
At 10:30am on November 28, 2010, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames said…
Hi Marjorie,

I too am a member of the Novelists. Look forward to reading your first lines or Show me Your Novel!
Jodi
At 8:34am on November 25, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Marjorie, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! 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. I’ll look forward to chatting with you!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Author of the national bestseller The Wednesday Sisters
At 3:53pm on June 8, 2010, Angela Christine Ragosa said…
Thanks so much Marjorie!
At 5:06pm on May 16, 2010, Hope Edelman said…
Marjorie,
Gabrielle is planning a salon at her house in Venice on the first Friday in June. She's asked for suggestions about topics and speakers over at the LA Writers group page. Please feel free to chime in over there!
Hope
 
 
 

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