Monday, October 10, 2011

Partner on the Path--Marie Andrews

If you're looking for an early morning cheerleader, follow Marie on Twitter. She gives warm and consistent encouragement to sleepy travelers on the path. And she's a lovely person. I'm pleased to introduce you.

What resources have you found most helpful on your writing path? I’ve found the best resources have come from fellow writers who tirelessly share their wealth of knowledge through postings and workshops.

What’s the most encouraging thing you’ve experienced along the way? Support from friends, family, and readers.

Favorite children’s books? My favorite books growing up were Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in the Willows, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and Trixie Belden.

What keeps you going when you feel like giving up? Desire and the inability to quit.

If you could choose to live any place on the planet, where would it be? Off the grid with acres of private land surrounding me.

Describe your fantasy writing space? Large spacious room with many windows that look out to a breathtaking bay view, and French doors that lead off to a large deck. There’d be a lush flower garden, a pergola, little bridges, ponds, and little stone paths that lead off to secret getaway spots just perfect to sit and read a book or stargaze.

What obstacles have you overcome in order to keep writing? Due to not previously taking care of myself properly, I’ve had to make a complete change in my lifestyle. I now have positive habits of eating the right foods for my body, getting plenty of rest, and exercising daily – even when I don’t want to.

What one word describes your writing process? Ever-changing.

Best writing advice you’ve been given? Don’t ever stop learning.

What do you like to keep in mind while drafting a story? How my characters will grow.

How will you celebrate the publication of your first book? A home cooked meal with my family, and a bottle of my favorite wine.


  1. Great interview! Since I don't have a Twitter account, maybe I should check out her blog for those early-morning encouragements! Sure good use them. I'm headed there right now...

  2. "The inability to quit." That about says it for me, too. :) Thanks for the nice interview, you two.

  3. What a gorgeous photograph! I think we'd be great friends, you have good friend kind of eyes! :0)

    Great interview and nice to meet a fellow partner - and kudos to you for learning to take care of yourself. Sometimes, that's hard to realize.

  4. Anne of Green Gables, Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew... I think we read (and loved) a lot of the same books! :)

    Thanks for the great interview, Marie and Angelina!

  5. Fabulous! I'd say someone else at home better do the cooking that night, 'cause Mama's celebrating! Good luck, Marie!

  6. Great interview! :)

    I love that writing advice.

  7. Awesome interview. I agree that the greatest resources come from fellow writers.

  8. That's a wonderful interview. I agree whole-heartedly with Marie that our fellow writers are our greatest resource.

  9. I love that stuff about making good lifestyle habits. It's so important, since when we write, we really do put our wholes selves in a MS...
    Great interview.

  10. Wow, okay, firstly, does Marie mind if I sit in the corner of her writing room and share it? I promise I'm very quiet company! It sounds divine!

    Secondly, so true--there's such a wealth of information out there from other writers. It's so great to be a part of the community.

  11. I'm loving the fantasy place! Thanks for the interview girls:)


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