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

April is National Poetry Month

In honor of this month, I’m offering a discount on my book of poems, A Modern Masquerade, for the rest of this month. Get 15% off when you use the code APRIL2014 to buy your copy. The code will expire after this month, so hop on this deal as soon as possible…

Writing Prompt — Protagonist v. Antagonist

Take a scene in one of your stories or a story you enjoyed reading. Rewrite the scene from the antagonist’s point of view. What did you learn about your antagonist? Feel free to post a link to your writing prompt entry in the comments section. Happy writing!

Academic Journals–Markets

Spent part of today sorting through academic journals to which I might wish to submit some of the research I completed last term. The list I found is incredibly long and not sorted by subject so it will take me some time to pull out the markets I’m interested in,…

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