Revisions

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing15 Comments

Revisions: a promising word that grows out of a hopeful thought: to see again. I’ve spent the better part of the past six weeks revising pages I’d “finished” two or three times already. More than once, I have gone still before my computer screen and thanked Allison Hunter who asked me to look again; to see them anew. Those pages … Read More

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing9 Comments

Just when I was trying to come up with a blog post, my friend Pamela Hunt reached out and “tagged” me for a blog tour all about the thing I was having a really hard time doing that day: writing. That’s how things have worked with Pamela from the outset. She is a generous champion of my work who has … Read More

Voice: Lost and Found

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Reading & Writing11 Comments

Hello again. It’s me. I’ve gone missing since early February, at least from this page. Those who’ve been blogging much longer than I have already know what I’ve discovered: use that voice or lose it. For a host of very good but also not very good reasons, I’ve not written here for the past five weeks or so. I’ve missed … Read More

Journey to Now, Again

Elizabeth MarroBooks, Growing Pains, Reading & Writing8 Comments

I read MAGICAL JOURNEY last summer and shared my thoughts and a free copy about it here. The paperback version has just been released and Katrina Kenison  is offering several opportunities to win a copy of this book and others free. On January 29, we drew the  name of Misha Gericke of South Africa as the winner of Magical Journey from the readers … Read More

Confessions of a Bathroom Reader

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Reading & Writing9 Comments

Confession #1. This is for my mother who will not be shocked when she hears that yes, all those times I disappeared into the bathroom when it was my turn to wash the dinner dishes, I was reading.  Long after I had any legitimate reason to be in the downstairs bathroom, I was poring through the pages of Gone With … Read More

Journeys and Thanks

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Reading & Writing3 Comments

Dear Fellow Travelers, With my last post “A Journey to Now,” I wrapped up a month-long celebration of journeys and books. Each post  focused on a particular journey and the book that either took me or came along for the ride. Because this month also encompassed my birthday, always a milestone in life’s journey, I celebrated by sharing the books … Read More

A Journey To Now

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing, Travel & Travelers23 Comments

In May I was feeling the loss of an old friend very deeply. It was his birthday month and a year since the last time I’d seen him. May was the time he’d normally be wrapping up his training for the Mount Washington Road Race in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. Unable to run last year, he and I made breakfast … Read More

Strangers in a Strange Land

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Family, Fellow Travelers, Novels, Reading & Writing, Strangers, Travel & Travelers12 Comments

Michael Valentine Smith may have prevented a murder back in the summer of 1974 when my brother and I were stranded in Port Angeles, Washington for nearly ten days. In a Pinto station wagon. In the rain. It was day five or six. I remember the relentless drumming of water against the car roof. I remember waiting to take my … Read More

Road Trip, One Page at a Time

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Family, Fellow Travelers, Growing Pains, Reading & Writing, Travel & Travelers7 Comments

With this post, I begin a month-long celebration of journeys and books. Each post will focus on a particular journey and the book that either took me or came along for the ride. Because this month also encompasses my birthday, always a milestone in life’s journey, I want to celebrate by sharing the books I mention here. Each post will … Read More