Welcome to Writing for Christ Mary Ellis it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
Because now as I walk my dog around the neighborhood talking to myself, the neighbors say ‘there goes that writer’ instead of ‘there goes that crazy lady.’ All I had to do was pass out copies of my first book.
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
I know you’ll hear this a lot, but only the Bible has changed my life. I have lost my fear of sickness and death that can rob you of peace, especially as we age. The Bible has given me true direction in this life and joyful hope for the next.
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
Stop fretting over the little details. All we can do is write the best books we can, and promote ourselves as time allows. We can never do it all, and we will go crazy if we try!
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Homemade, as long as someone else is doing the cooking!
Email or snailmail? I love getting real cards and letters from friends, family and fans, but for work related tasks…it’s email all the way!
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Neither one. I actually went fishing during the last 2 Black Friday sales. I don’t like crowds. Although I do some shopping online, I still prefer a day trip to the mall or discount store. And I try to shop at local mom-and-pop’s as often as I can such as hardware stores, clothing boutiques, and independent bookstores.
Books or movies? That’s another tough one…what’s up with you, Casey?? I guess I must say movies because I have very tight writing deadlines. Reading as this point in my life isn’t as relaxing as going to the movies. Plus, there’s that buttered popcorn to consider!
Note-taker or memorization? Finally, an easy question! Note-taker all the way. If we had to rely on my memory, we would never get to a single social event of have a stitch of normal food in the house.
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
I guess it would be The Quaker and the Rebel, which released in January. It was my first book written twelve years ago, and then rewritten last year.
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Thanks so much for inviting me!!!
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