Mary E. Pearson




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Mary E. Pearson

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I suppose I have always been enamored with story and character. My mother tells me I could be the most annoying little kid, waking up each day as a new character. Every morning she would have to ask me "who" I was for that day, because unless properly addressed I refused to answer anyone.

One time when I was about four years old, my parents were out shopping at Sears. They each thought the other had me by the hand when in fact I was exploring my own aisle (translation: I was lost!) Two salesladies found me and sat me on the counter, asking me my name so they could page my parents. I remember their consternation when I would only answer "Little Red Riding Hood." They couldn't shake my real name out of me no how, no way. I knew the value of p
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Mary E. Pearson 1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time.…more
1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time. On rereads you can see more of the structure of the book and just "how" the author builds this story that captured your attention.
3. Write. Try to write everyday if you can, even if it's only a few words. It keeps the creative juices churning. Writing begets writing. My mantra on days I am not in the "mood" to write is "just write ten words." Butt-in-chair is the hardest part, and ten words always turns into more.
4. Become your own best critic. Step away from your finished manuscript for a while, and when you return to it, revise with a fresh eye. Find a like-minded group of writers like yourself and trade critiques. Listen for recurring suggestions and questions. Those are probably your weak areas and every writer has them.
5. That said, don't expect perfection with a first draft. It may only look like a big lump of clay at first--but now the fun begins. Second, third, fourth (and many more drafts) are where you get to play with this clay and shape it into something beautiful.
6. Don't give up. I have seen many aspiring writers give up on their manuscripts half way through because they feel lost. I call it the muddle. Don't feel like it's just you--we all feel like this--with every single book. Keep going. Trust the process. You will find your way.
7. Now go write! Even if it's only ten words!(less)
Mary E. Pearson Hi Mehrunisa, There will be three books altogether. The second book, The Heart of Betrayal, comes out next July.
~Mary
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Tomorrow is the big day!

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THANK YOU to all of you who have been shouting out, sharing your excitement, and spreading the word for this book. I am enormously grateful!

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“Some things aren't meant to be known. Only believed.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

“My timing is off. But I had to get it out. Some things you have to tell, no matter how stupid they may sound. Some things you can't save for later. There might not be a later. ”
Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

“Pieces.
A bit for someone here.
A bit there.
And sometimes they don't add up to anything whole.
But you are so busy dancing.
Delivering.
You don't have time to notice.
Or are afraid to notice.
And then one day you have to look.
And it's true.
All of your pieces fill up other people's holes.
But they don't fill
your own.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox
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Mary E. Proud Book Nerd wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)"

Thank you Proud Book Nerd! Wow right back at you--I'm so happy to hear that!! Thanks for the friend request. Great to "meet" you.

Mary


Proud Book Nerd Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)


Cutter100 Thanks for accepting my friend request! (:


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Mary! :)


Kathryn hi, I just read your book "addoration of Jenna Fox" and I loved it!
I just have one question that has been bugging me ever since I finished reading the book. Dane, what's his role in this book?
First I thought he was like Jenna but I'm not sure.. I'm really confused.


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