Category Archives: Mary Ellen Stepanich

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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Life Goals

Life Goals by Mary Ellen Stepanich I’ve been faced with a situation recently that is similar to situations I’ve had in the past: i.e., making a difficult decision. That includes deciding whether or not to marry someone. A couple of … Continue reading

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Fa-la-la and Bah Humbug!

Fa-la-la and Bah Humbug! by Mary Ellen Stepanich I have a love-hate relationship with holidays, especially Christmas. (And pardon me for being politically incorrect in using the “C” word.) I LOVE receiving cards and letters from friends and relatives, particularly … Continue reading

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