Category Archives: Mary Ellen Stepanich

A Boy Called “Bird Legs”

A Boy Called “Bird Legs” by Mike McNair, as submitted by Mary Ellen (Blevins) Stepanich Mike McNair is the boyhood friend and neighbor of my brother, Dr. William Blevins. Mike, a retired teacher, now lives in Wisconsin and writes for … Continue reading

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My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor

My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor by Mary Ellen Stepanich For three days and nights, from July 20 through July 22, 2017, I attended the Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One

Group Writing: 7 Heads Are Better than One by Mary Ellen Stepanich Editor’s Note: The following article was writen by the seven authors indicated and originally published in the Ventana Lakes (Peoria, Ariz.) community newsletter. Five years ago, seven unique … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!)

I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!) by Mary Ellen Stepanich Note: This blog isn’t about writing or publishing, but it is about “seeing yourself as others see you,” which is probably good advice for anyone who hopes to succeed … Continue reading

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Actors, Dancers, Singers or Writers?

Actors, Dancers, Singers or Writers? by Mary Ellen Stepanich Do you ever have difficulty getting along with someone in your acquaintance? Is there someone you know who treats you like you’re covered in filth, despite all your attempts to get … Continue reading

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The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis

The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis by Mary Ellen Stepanich Some of us writers have an affinity for bookkeeping, and when we tally all the self-publishing costs against the income from our book sales, we discover a dismal truth: We make very … Continue reading

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Frogs and Ponds

Frogs and Ponds by Mary Ellen Stepanich My growing-up years were spent in a sleepy little town in southern Indiana. My entire world was contained in just a few square miles. I was surrounded by my entire family – maternal … Continue reading

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