Jan Marquart, Author

Write On!

The Power of Writing Fiction

Never Too Late, a Novel, is my 3rd novel and 23rd book. Over the decades I have learned that whether you write fiction which always speaks to something true about life or non-fiction which is a more direct statement about life, writing heals what ails us, inspires our hope, and leads us through difficult times. […]

Always Stay Loyal

    Hi Everyone, Well my poet friend Scott Hastie has done it again. He has written an amazing poem. I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do. To read about Scott please go to: http://www.scotthastie.com/?p=3226 Always stay loyal To that which feeds your soul, Knowing, as mortal entities, We can never […]

Meet Linda Schupp, PhD.

Hi Everyone, I want to introduce my friend and colleague Linda Schupp, PhD. For those of you who know me, you know what I’ve been through with PTSD and for those of you who know my psychotherapy work, you know that I work with PTSD sufferers in my psychotherapy practice. I first met Linda through […]

as we toil and spin…

as we toil and spin… By now you all have met my friend Scott Hastie and his fabulous poems. Here is his new poem “As We Toil and Spin” that I must share with you. I know you will love it as much as I do. As We Toil and Spin As we toil and […]

The Contest by Ben Easton

I’d like to introduce a very special writer. My friend and colleague Bennett Easton. Bennett writes with flare and dimension. His new book, The Contest, is extraordinary. With the summer approaching, this is a great book to take to the lake, beach, or park. Please check it out. http://www.amazon.com/Contest-Bennett-Easton/dp/1507653344/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428517602&sr=1-1&keywords=bennett+easton+the+contest Bennett Easton is a former math […]


Have you ever gone to a restaurant or coffee house and overheard a conversation that drove you nuts or touched your soul or made you want to step in with advice? As a writer, what does that tell you? To me it says that if a conversation stirred me up that much that it is […]

The Power of Poetry to Inspire Writing

  Scott Hastie is a powerful poet. Each time I read his poems I get inspired to write. I know he will do the same for you. All writers must read to keep themselves on top of their writing mind. And don’t we just love how poetry inspires us to pick up our own pen! […]

The Price of Wisdom

I’m sure everyone has heard the maxim, Youth is wasted on the young. When I was young that sounded silly. Now, in my 60’s it makes so much sense. Just when we think we finally understand how life works and how much more there is to learn we wonder where all the years have gone. […]

Meet Markie Madden and How Writing Helped Her Heal

Hi all, I want to introduce you to a woman who is difficult to forget. Her recovery through writing will amaze you. Please meet Markie Madden.   I’m Markie Madden, author of three books and founder of Metamorph Publishing. I’m also a recent cancer survivor. I may have a rather unique view on this topic, […]

Holiday Stress Got You Down?

Oh that holiday stress. It can make you want to scream but don’t do that, write instead. Writing helps our minds to organize and sort out the important from the doesn’t matter categories. Writing out any internal conflict the holidays bring up can increase your sleep, put pep in your step, and best of all, […]

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