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Here you’ll find…

 

Some more snippets from my writing life.

I run a newsletter called The Next Chapter, devoted to my belief that we can all turn a new page in our own life story. It shares my love of reading with a monthly giveaway to my subscribers (you can find the sign up button at the bottom of the page) and lots of encouragement to enrich your own life. You’ll find some of my newsletters in the posts below.

You can also find me on my favourite social media platform, Instagram @mariannerosen.writer to learn more about my day-to-day life juggling the balls of home, family and self while time dances a quickstep round me.

Riverdell-EBook-Art

Here you’ll find…

 

Some more snippets from my writing life.

I run a newsletter called The Next Chapter, devoted to my belief that we can all turn a new page in our own life story. It shares my love of reading with a monthly giveaway to my subscribers (you can find the sign up button at the bottom of the page) and lots of encouragement to enrich your own life. You’ll find some of my newsletters in the posts below.

You can also find me on my favourite social media platform, Instagram @mariannerosen.writer to learn more about my day-to-day life juggling the balls of home, family and self while time dances a quickstep round me.

The hardest thing to say…

The hardest thing to say…

The hardest thing to say... ... is also the shortest sentence in the English language. No additional explanation needed.Sooooo darn difficult.One word.No.How about you?Ever get sweaty palms at the thought of disappointing someone?Let me tell you how many times I said...

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It is a truth universally acknowledged…

It is a truth universally acknowledged…

It must be one of the most quoted first lines of a novel anywhere, the inimitable Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Tell me, honestly, when you think of family saga, do you think about Austen?How about the Bronte sisters?Evelyn Waugh?Ken Follett?Joyce Carol Oates?...

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A woman of letters

A woman of letters

I've been an avid writer my whole life.  Now that I am a published author, I've come to see how writing has been my constant in so many ways. One of the forms I miss the most is a letter. I used to write such long letters! My great aunt once received a letter from me...

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Content Warnings

Content Warnings

Content warnings debate. It's a common debate in publishing at the moment as to the validity  and even purpose of content warnings. Some people consider them to be spoilers. Others consider them a kindness to readers. Every author has to make their own decision. Mine...

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Warning! Rocks ahead.

Warning! Rocks ahead.

Warning! There could be warnings ahead. Content warnings are a hot topic of debate at the moment. Readers are either passionately campaigning for them or decrying them as politically correct spoilers. But what are they and should we care? I consider a content warning...

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Character Chart

Character Chart

  There's no doubt the character cast in Riverdell is large. A bit like going to your partner's first family Christmas, you can feel like you'll never understand who's related to who. My advance readers' encouraged me to create this fun family tree to help get to...

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Meet the writer

Meet the writer

Ludlow is such a gorgeous town and it inspired the setting for my Riverdell Saga. I couldn't resist introducing you to the world of Riverdell with a video tour of Ludlow, and a view into how I changed career to become an author.Take a little tour round my wonderful...

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Ludlow author on BBC Radio

Ludlow author on BBC Radio

Local Author speaks to BBC Radio Shropshire DJ Jim Hawkins about her debut novel. Listen in their discussion of dysfunctional families.  Marianne Rosen speaks to DJ Jim Hawkins about her transition from an interiors consultant to an author. How did she decide to...

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Dear diary

Dear diary

Dear Diary...   …there’s something I need to tell you. Are there some things you feel you could never tell a living soul? Wishes, hopes, dreams, regrets and sorrows; not all find a place to rest among the living. But the inner whisperings of our heart can find a...

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Fancy a little bed warming action?

Fancy a little bed warming action?

Do you enjoy reading the steamy scenes in novels? One of the frequent comments that comes to me about my work, from beta readers, editors and my writing companions-in-arms, is that there is a lot of sex in my novels. Happily, most of the compliments are positive....

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How to carve your own Christmas

How to carve your own Christmas

Do you crave a different sort of festive season?   Christmas is for children. Christmas is for families. Christmas is for Christians. Whatever it is or isn’t,  Christmas is not for everyone. So, how do you feel about Christmas? I find myself thinking about...

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Fleshing in the details

Fleshing in the details

Taking a trip back in time   I’ve been working this year on a new project with a working title of Colour Me In. The novel is set within a tight time frame, Christmas Day 2018 to Christmas Day 2019 and in the rolling landscape of Northumberland. So, while I wait...

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Wheres your heart at

Wheres your heart at

They say home is where the heart is, but where’s your heart? In all my writing I’m fascinated about the connection between home, family and love. We are formed both by the people we love and the places we come from and I’d love to here more about you. The home and...

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Dya need a hand there

Dya need a hand there

The covert ops of long-term intimacy   Do you and your partner have a disparity in your sexual drives and habits? Is this a subject you find it easy to talk about or tend to keep to yourself and struggle with? Have you found your sexual needs have changed over...

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Runaway with these characters

Runaway with these characters

Diving into Sahota's world   I’ve been finding my way towards Sahota for over two years now. Though I was looking out for his other, Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Ours Are The Streets, I was pulled up sharp beside the Library returns shelf by The Year Of The...

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White and fragile

White and fragile

Why it's so important for white people to talk about racism   It’s never easy to learn about what we’re doing wrong. It’s not easy in two ways. Firstly, self-awareness is harder to achieve than relationship harmony over domestic chores. Secondly, going through...

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Superpower September

Superpower September

Do you need a helping hand?   Some months just have it. Drop-dead gorgeous, utterly unique and packing a powerful punch, September is the superhero month of the year. So, no matter where you’re at in your 2019 journey, this month could be just the thing you need...

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Hunting down experience

Hunting down experience

Digging for gold with Lynn Trowbridge   You all know I’m a keen advocate of seeking guidance from those ahead of us on the path, so earlier this year when bright sunshine was persuading the snowdrops to bloom, I took advantage of an opportunity to meet with a...

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How to catch your dreams

How to catch your dreams

How do you begin the impossible?   How do you begin? Getting from here to there? Do you read the success stories smattered across your social media pages and wonder how on earth you too get from here to there? Yes, I’m talking to you. You know what I mean. Those...

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Why join a writers’ group?

Why join a writers’ group?

Here's one thing that can really help.   As Hay Festival gets underway and the summer line up of literary festivals spread their temptations before us, there will be many aspiring writers as well as readers traipsing the lawned hallways in search of...

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A Spark of Interest

A Spark of Interest

A Spark of Interest   I’ve been meaning to read something by Jodi Picoult for ages, but she’s a popular lady and rarely on the shelves of my local library. So I was thrilled to hear she’d released a book on the topic of abortion in America, a subject close to my...

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