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Ellen Mulholland

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in san bernardino, The United States




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Everyone deserves a voice in this world, and who's more deserving than a teen struggling to find herself in this world? My stories explore self-acceptance and self-discovery. I'm currently working on a middle grade fantasy and young adult mystery.

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Ellen Mulholland Just like a road block. Find a detour. Ask for help. Pull over and rest. Wake up, turn up the music and have some good snacks by your side.
Ellen Mulholland Giving authorship to the stories in my head. Always having the excuse as to why I'm daydreaming or distracted. Writing.
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Birds on a Wire

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Picture It's been a while, and I'd like to reconnect with all the writers out there. As you know, writing takes time and energy. Creativity doesn't simply come when you call. Then there are all the LIFE things to tend to. For these reasons, I don't spend the time I'd like crafting blog posts.

A new year gives us the chance to try it again. So...

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“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

“Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
Carson McCullers

“First of all, love is a joint experience between two persons — but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved. There are the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different countries. Often the beloved is only a stimulus for all the stored-up love which had lain quiet within the lover for a long time hitherto. And somehow every lover knows this. He feels in his soul that his love is a solitary thing. He comes to know a new, strange loneliness and it is this knowledge which makes him suffer. So there is only one thing for the lover to do. He must house his love within himself as best he can; he must create for himself a whole new inward world — a world intense and strange, complete in himself. Let it be added here that this lover about whom we speak need not necessarily be a young man saving for a wedding ring — this lover can be man, woman, child, or indeed any human creature on this earth.

Now, the beloved can also be of any description. The most outlandish people can be the stimulus for love. A man may be a doddering great-grandfather and still love only a strange girl he saw in the streets of Cheehaw one afternoon two decades past. The preacher may love a fallen woman. The beloved may be treacherous, greasy-headed, and given to evil habits. Yes, and the lover may see this as clearly as anyone else — but that does not affect the evolution of his love one whit. A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lilies of the swamp. A good man may be the stimulus for a love both violent and debased, or a jabbering madman may bring about in the soul of someone a tender and simple idyll. Therefore, the value and quality of any love is determined solely by the lover himself.

It is for this reason that most of us would rather love than be loved. Almost everyone wants to be the lover. And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare his beloved. The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.”
carson mccullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

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