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This is the 21st century. Feminism is a requirement for all, that is, we expect that women can do whatever they choose in life, as long as they use creativity, reflection, critical thinking.The point…Continue

 

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The price I paid for being a writer. Mary Elen Latela mlatela@outlook.com, @LatelaMary

My voice was silent at home or silenced. I was not thought to have anything worth saying. In my religious community, reading novels or writing poetry was considered frivolous and worldly. After five more years, I was bursting from my shell. It wasn’t delicate like a chick hatching from its egg. It was like an oozing, dripping wound, which never closed.Then wrote every minute I could find. I even began to write about my feelings. After the children came, I decided to take up my writing again and…See More
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"Mary Ellen, Just now catching up in online activity after a really busy holiday season. I ordered "The Door in the Dream" after you suggested it but haven't had a chance even to look at it since then! I do look forward to reading…"
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Mary Ellen Latela replied to the discussion 'Do you find the instant, immediate requirement of our world daunting? Exciting? Both? How do you manage the urge to spread across the planet and need to sit quietly in a single room, contained in your'
"Charlene, I lean toward the silent, reflective mood. However, I need to insert action, active engagement with the real world, or  no one would want to read my understated musings. There is plenty of action in the world around us, some of it…"
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The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings

The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings Mary E. Latela, December 10, 2015“Since no amount of dead bodies seems enough to spur lawmakers to rein in access to guns, let’s focus on the living — the children gun violence leaves behind.” The Editorial Board, NYTimes, November 30, 2015What a shocking headline, and an article that boldly points to the horrible  trauma on the children left behind. They are among the survivors of gun violence that took away Grandma or Mom or Dad or little…See More
Dec 11, 2015
Mary Ellen Latela commented on the blog post 'Freelance Doesn't Mean You Work For Free'
"Every since the stay-at-home moms were expected to pay for and prepare snacks for school (free), I have built a perspective about payment for work. If you had a "bathroom problem," you would pay whatever the plumber asked, no…"
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"See my blogpost about post-divorce separation from the kids: https://mlatelablog.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/how-long-must-i-wait/"
Nov 21, 2015
Mary Ellen Latela replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"I tucked in a blog post the other day about "Waiting ... and Waiting ... and Waiting." https://mlatelablog.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/how-long-must-i-wait/ According to our divorce decree, the children resided with their father, but he…"
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Mary Ellen Latela commented on the blog post '8 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself while Writing Painful Memories'
"Bella, several times I have heard speakers (with good intentions) discuss sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape. I think it's essential never to bleed on your audience. There are some painful topics in my past which I can discuss because time…"
Oct 26, 2015
Mary Ellen Latela commented on the blog post '5 Reasons Why Your Marketing Efforts Aren’t Converting Into Book Sales'
"Christelle, this is great guidance.... too.... humble shy etc. My Dad was a salesman and his personality was that of a salesperson; he wasn't quiet, shy, apologetic. I didn't always like it, but I NEED some of that gumption in marketing…"
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Who I am:
Author of 15 published books - non-fiction, self-empowerment, memoir.
College instructor in Philosophy & Communication
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
mlatelablog.wordpress.com
@LatelaMary
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Moments for Mothers, Ten Steps to Peace, Breaking the Boxes, Prepare Him Room, Coping with Pain, Coping with Discouragement (partial list)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
still inquiring about these
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
amazon, goodreads
Services I offer to other writers:
beta writer, editor, copywriter
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Laura Davis Writers Online; Mudroom
My professional associations:
Ordained interfaith minister, certified pastoral counselor
I found out about She Writes from:
writer friend who is a member

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer by Mary E. Latela

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer

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The price I paid for being a writer. Mary Elen Latela mlatela@outlook.com, @LatelaMary

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My voice was silent at home or silenced. I was not thought to have anything worth saying. In my religious community, reading novels or writing poetry was considered frivolous and worldly. After five more years, I was bursting from my shell. It wasn’t delicate like a chick hatching from its egg. It was like an oozing, dripping wound, which never closed.

Then wrote every minute I could find. I even began to write about my feelings. After the children came, I decided to take up my…

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The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings

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The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings 

Mary E. Latela, December 10, 2015

“Since no amount of dead bodies seems enough to spur lawmakers to rein in access to guns, let’s focus on the living — the children gun violence leaves behind.” The Editorial Board, NYTimes, November 30, 2015

What a shocking headline, and an article that boldly points to the horrible  trauma on the children left behind. They are among the survivors of gun violence that took away…

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At 9:54pm on January 2, 2016, Jo Anne Valentine Simson said…

Mary Ellen, Just now catching up in online activity after a really busy holiday season. I ordered "The Door in the Dream" after you suggested it but haven't had a chance even to look at it since then! I do look forward to reading it,though. I'm starting to pull together a bunch of short stories with lab themes that I'll probably self-publish. Will try to let friends at SheWrites know when that happens. Maybe I should check out SheWrites Press, too.

At 2:55pm on September 14, 2015, Alicia M. Smith said…

Loved your blog post, "Don't talk to me about Closure,' Mary Ellen. Thank you for your insights!

At 12:11am on September 10, 2015, Gloria Shell Mitchell said…
Hi Mary Ellen, I look forward to making future connections with you.
May God bless your ministry.

Gloria
At 8:40pm on September 6, 2015, Lene Fogelberg said…

Hello Mary, I am happy to connect with you and thank you so much for your kind words! Just visited your beautiful blog, very inspirational! Thanks for all the good that you do and keep in touch. Cheers.

 
 
 

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