I Am A Novel Person

By that I mean: I was interviewed yesterday at Novel Reads, a wonderful web site where readers and writers can meet and converse. Like a convention, only cheaper.

Sofia Essen, who interviewed me, does a great job with all her guests. If you’re a reader, go browse around and maybe you’ll find a new favorite writer. If you’re a writer AND a reader, go look for new favorite writers and see about getting your books on the site for others to find.

Meanwhile, I’ve been writing up a storm. I wrote and posted a romance (yes, I do sometimes write sweet and tender stories) involving an aardvark, though not as one of the principals. It’s at #amwriting, and it’s called “Aardvark With An Arrow”.

I finished the mermayd story I’ve been working on for the June Summer Reading Trail, so look for “Blood of Mermayds” here on June 1, 2012. Then I’ll probably take it down and put it up at Amazon for 90 days in KDP Select, then price it at 99 cents and put it up at Smashwords, as well, and from there to iTunes and Nook.

I’m almost finished with “Surviving the Book”, my new Holly Jahangiri and Pel Darzin story for Race to the Hugo Award.

I’m editing a flash fiction horror story for this month’s Quills and Quibbles assignment, and will probably put that here on Sunday for my Sunday Sample.

Did you know there a bazillion sites out there for emergency preparedness? I mean, relative to everything from In case of a natural disaster through When the government breaks down to ZOMBIEPOCALYPSE!!1! Yesterday, I learned how to make a heater and/or stove from a tin can, a roll of toilet paper, and a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Personally, in any of those situations, I’d just as soon use the toilet paper in the way God created it to be used, cook and heat with wood, drink the alcohol, and croak. But that’s just me.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about someone facing a survival situation.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “I Am A Novel Person

  1. Jane

    May 4, 2012 at 10:46am

    You certainly ARE novel, my friend. You are, in fact, unique.

    Good show with all the writing. I’ve been proofreading my Almack’s thriller.

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      Marian Allen

      May 4, 2012 at 11:43am

      Heeeee! Looking forward to reading it! When you be ready to publish the first in the series?

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      • Jane

        May 5, 2012 at 12:28pm

        Not entirely sure. It needs a cover and another proof. Will let you know, of course.

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  2. Jared

    May 5, 2012 at 2:18am

    The truth is that anyone with a good command of the language can write a book. Rather than think of the finished product as a chunk of hundreds of pages, realize that those pages have to be written one at a time.

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      Marian Allen

      May 5, 2012 at 8:57am

      True, insofar as that goes, Jared. That’s good advice to give anyone who’s intimidated about “writing a novel”. But, after all those pages are written, the product isn’t finished. Anyone can write a book. Authors rewrite them. šŸ˜‰

      Thanks for stopping by!


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  3. Jennifer Alvasin

    May 5, 2012 at 6:58am

    sorry dear i could not link up my twitter … i like you writings….
    Thanks …

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      Marian Allen

      May 5, 2012 at 8:59am

      I’m sorry, too, Jennifer! Feel free to put your twitter link in the comment, if CommenLuv won’t take it for some reason.


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  4. Julian Black

    May 7, 2012 at 12:41am

    Hey Marian .. your writings are really good …. looking forward for more ..

    Thanks for sharing …

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