Margaret McNellis

About me

In the spring of 2008, Margaret launched a freelance writing career, during which she wrote for internet marketing firms and local journalism outlets. That summer, she enrolled in her first course with the Long Ridge Writers Group for fiction. Margaret began submitting work during her first course with the Long Ridge Writers Group, and her earlier works have been published in various outlets online. During her second course, focusing on the novel, she shifted her focus to historical fiction.

When she’s not writing, Margaret enjoys playing classical piano. She is currently focusing on several of Mozart’s sonatas for solo piano. In 2011, she began composing music. Margaret began studying Kung Fu Kempo Karate in December of 2000. She earned her black belt in June of 2005, and taught students of all ages. She enjoys reading—genres ranging from horror to historical fiction to the classics. Margaret is also an intermediate knitter.

From my website

Week 4…

…and still getting used to the fact that my average initial discussion post each week for Grad Studies in American Lit is about four pages…

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

Today is supposedly the day when William Shakespeare was born. Happy birthday! Now, lots of people wonder if he was truly the creative genius behind the plays and sonnets attributed to him, or if he stole the work from other notable poets such as Christopher Marlowe. The fact remains that…

Feedback

So I got feedback for 2 out of 5 short stories to be written this term in my Fiction Fundamentals. Feeling pretty good about both of these stories, but I probably won’t post them here because I’d like to make them a little longer (our stories have to be 1200…

 
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